Farmers Insurance® Donates $150,000 to National First Responders Fund as Part of Organization's Continued Focus on Disaster Resilience

Farmers Insurance | December 22, 2019

Farmers Insurance®, one of the leading insurance groups in the United States, today announced it has donated $150,000 to the National First Responders Fund to help support the organization and its mission. Funding from Farmers® is intended to help first responders cope with the post-traumatic stress that can often afflict those who encounter emergencies as part of their profession. "For more than 90 years, helping communities recover from natural disasters has been in Farmers DNA. Without the selfless work of first responders in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe, many communities and individuals might not make it to the recovery phase following a disaster," said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance. "Supporting the National First Responders Fund is one of the many ways Farmers is recognizing and thanking first responders who continue to serve their communities across the country."

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Welcome to 2018! Like never before, all nonprofits and organizations need to become skilled in communicating and engaging with their donors online. In the old days, nonprofit organizations easily spent thousands, if not tens of thousands or more, paying for their marketing and promotion efforts. Think about it. In the old days, organizations spent a couple of thousand dollars on creating videos or direct mail targeted at their donors.

Spotlight

Welcome to 2018! Like never before, all nonprofits and organizations need to become skilled in communicating and engaging with their donors online. In the old days, nonprofit organizations easily spent thousands, if not tens of thousands or more, paying for their marketing and promotion efforts. Think about it. In the old days, organizations spent a couple of thousand dollars on creating videos or direct mail targeted at their donors.

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CD&R Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Non-Profit Organizations

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice | June 15, 2022

Clayton Dubilier & Rice announced that the CD&R Foundation, which launched last year to meaningfully expand the Firm's philanthropic, service, and educational efforts, has made inaugural grants totaling approximately $3 million to nine non-profit organizations in New York City. These diverse organizations, identified as CD&R's Talent Solution Partners (TSP), align with the Foundation's goal of supporting "Equity through Opportunity" by offering underserved and underestimated talent in CD&R's local communities access to job training, high-quality jobs, and ongoing professional development opportunities throughout their career journey. Each organization focuses on the Foundation's key levers for change, which include: Equity: Promoting equitable access to employment and advancement that is inclusive of all facets of diversity—with a focus on historically excluded talent Growth: Supporting economic growth efforts in CD&R's two local communities – New York City and London Skills: Strengthening and amplifying best-in-class job skills training and upskilling practices for underserved and underestimated talent across industries Systems: Building capacity and filling gaps in the local workforce development ecosystem to increase opportunity pathways and eliminate barriers faced by marginalized communities CD&R will work alongside the TSPs to strengthen these efforts throughout New York City. CD&R recognizes that the pool of talent in our communities is overflowing, but their access to opportunity is shallow. These nine non-profit organizations were selected based on a myriad of factors, including their vision/mission, leadership, and commitment to an equitable future. These represent some of the traits and goals that we believe are critical to creating greater economic opportunity and employment for people of all backgrounds. Moving forward, we look forward to continuing to identify other potential partners that share our mission and values." Randy Moore, President of the CD&R Foundation "Over the past 44 years, CD&R has built a reputation for driving positive impact and innovation throughout our portfolio and in our local communities," said Don Gogel, Chairman of both CD&R and the CD&R Foundation. "The CD&R Foundation meaningfully expands these efforts, and we look forward to working with our TSPs to move the needle on inclusive employment and advancement practices." Braven: Its mission is to empower promising, underrepresented young people with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs. The City University of New York: The largest public urban university in the country, serving 260,000 degree seeking students and 185,000 continuing education students. The CUNY Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships sits at the intersection of industry and higher education, building partnerships between employers and the university to align CUNY's academic preparation with in-demand jobs in growth industries. Genesys Works: This organization provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Grace Institute: The institute empowers low-income women in the New York area to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency by providing job-skills training, counseling, placement services and continuous learning opportunities. Henry Street Settlement: The organization's mission is to create opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers with over 50 programs located in 18 program sites across four core divisions, including employment and education. The Marcy Lab School: This institution provides free technical training, leadership development, and direct access to high-growth technology careers for young adults from underestimated backgrounds.  Per Scholas: Its mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers and to connect skilled underrepresented talent to leading businesses. STRIVE: A nonprofit agency headquartered in East Harlem that provides a pathway to life-changing careers and opportunities through comprehensive professional training, intensive personal support and self-empowerment for those who face societal barriers to advancement. Upwardly Global: Its mission is to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals and advance the inclusion of their skills into the U.S. economy through innovative skill-building and networking programs. About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on building stronger, more profitable businesses primarily in five industry sectors, including Industrials, Healthcare, Consumer, Technology and Financial Services. The CD&R Foundation was established with the goal of enabling "Equity through Opportunity" by strengthening the workforce development ecosystem at the local community, portfolio network, and employer level.

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FUNDRAISING

CCS Fundraising Welcomes New Data Science & Analytics Practice Lead

CCS Fundraising | July 28, 2022

CCS Fundraising, the world's leading fundraising consulting firm, announced the arrival of Ashutosh Nandeshwar, the firm's new Senior Vice President of Data Science & Analytics. Nandeshwar joins CCS with extensive experience and expertise in systems engineering, artificial intelligence, and design thinking, and has built solutions to improve fundraising results at the world's top higher education institutions, including the University of Michigan, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Southern California. He is the author of multiple books, including a co-authored book titled Data Science for Fundraising, which has been lauded as an "invaluable addition to any serious data scientist's library" by fellow data scientist, Bala Deshpande, Ph.D. Nandeshwar will lead CCS's Data Science & Analytics Practice, which helps nonprofit clients maximize their fundraising success by pairing critical technical capabilities – including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Design Thinking – with deep expertise in fundraising strategy and implementation. Nandeshwar's leadership will deepen CCS's ability to provide data science & analytics solutions for its clients, and over the next several months the firm will announce plans for expanding its service offerings to nonprofit partners. Speaking about the impact that data science & analytics can have on CCS's clients, Nandeshwar said, CCS works with many of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, and a data-driven approach is critical to their ongoing fundraising success. I am excited to have the opportunity to work closely with CCS's Data Science & Analytics Practice to build on their excellent work and help expand our offerings so that we can continue to deliver high-value, data-driven insights for our partners. "We are delighted to have Ashutosh join our team of leading fundraising professionals, In our increasingly data-oriented world, it is critical that we keep building our unique expertise and cutting-edge offerings in this space to ensure we're delivering the best possible results for our clients. I look forward to working closely alongside Ashutosh to ensure CCS remains at the forefront of data science and analytics solutions for fundraising." -Jon Kane, President & CEO, CCS. About CCS Fundraising- CCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that has partnered with nonprofits for transformational change for 75 years. CCS provides a wide range of services that support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising programs, including campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, and major gift strategy. The firm's experts, skilled in campaign and development strategy, work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors and geographies.

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Credit Suisse Expands Funding to Nonprofit Organizations Leading Efforts to Improve Pathways to Career & Upward Mobility

Credit Suisse | July 01, 2022

Credit Suisse is pleased to announce that the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation has awarded $400,000 to two new nonprofit partners – Generation USA and Year Up. These groundbreaking programs serve the community by investing in motivated yet under-resourced young people and developing a robust and diverse talent pipeline. The organizations provide educational pathways outside of traditional four-year degrees, enhancing their students' abilities to launch promising careers. While we have long-supported and remain committed to four-year college completion, we have become increasingly motivated to find opportunities to support the nearly 2/3 of Americans who do not choose or may not have access to this pathway. We completed the expansion of our Future Skills portfolio to include innovative organizations or initiatives that strive to bridge the gap between the education and employment sectors by providing additional pathways for young people to navigate toward promising careers, like apprenticeships, certifications, and two-year degrees." Eric Eckholdt, Executive Director of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation These grants are part of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation's work in Future Skills, a giving program that supports educational efforts to provide young people from underserved communities with skills necessary for a strong career start in order to live choice-filled, upwardly-mobile lives. The Credit Suisse America's Foundation continues to support high-performing schools like KIPP Public Charter Schools, modern youth apprenticeships through CareerWise New York, and innovative programs such as Braven, the WakeWorks Apprenticeship program, and myFutureNC. Moreover, the Foundation is pleased to onboard these organizations that aim to further the vision of providing additional pathways to securing a family-sustaining career. "These two new groups represent a transition from a "college-for-all" to a "success-for-all" mentality," says Eckholdt. "We are excited for the opportunity to support and learn from industry leaders and changemakers who embody the spirit of this effort, which we believe is vital for both young people in America and an evolving workforce." Generation USA is a nimble organization founded by McKinsey & Company. At scale, it has the potential to provide high-level, industry credentialed training to thousands of young people. According to Generation USA, more than 75 million young adults were out of work globally even before the global pandemic, and three times as many were underemployed. Concurrently, certain jobs remain in high-demand, and 40 percent of employers say a skills shortage leaves them with entry-level vacancies. In an effort to bridge this gap, the Generation USA program aims to transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. "We are proud to be a recipient of Credit Suisse's philanthropic initiatives in opening entry to a meaningful career through non-traditional pathways," says Richard Clemmons, Generation USA Interim CEO. "Through this generous funding, we'll be able to expand our reach and impact in the New York City community by providing training, support, and access to career opportunities in the high-demand tech industry." Credit Suisse is also excited to partner with Year Up, a best-in-class workforce development organization, which is committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Year Up's intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a work-based experience with one of their 250+ corporate partners. "Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse Americas Foundation's generous support will enable motivated young adults to receive the training, support and connections to have rewarding careers at top companies," said Gerald Chertavian, Year Up Founder and CEO. "Through this partnership, we will make important progress in closing the Opportunity Divide and building a more inclusive society and a stronger economy." 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