Corporate Philanthropy Summit: "Citizen Philanthropy" Wins Big With

Corporate Philanthropy Summit: "Citizen Philanthropy" Wins Big With

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 1:00pm


How do you turn $790,000 into $2,014,000 via citizen philanthropy in order to benefit students in need? Charles Best, the innovative Founder and CEO of found a way. First, DonorsChoose qualified as the winner of's 2005 Nonprofit Innovation Award by generating $790,000 in online contributions via Amazon then matched its customers' contributions for an additional award of $790,000 to the nonprofit. Next, in order to engage citizens in choosing where to contribute the Amazon dollars, DonorsChoose developed a partnership with Crate & Barrel that has yielded yet another $434,000 in customer contributions, while also generating over 36,500 new donors. Yesterday evening, in partnership with Crate & Barrel won the Directors' Award for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) at their 11th Annual Summit.

For continuation, see Fast Company here.


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