December 2018 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

December 2018 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

Our final roundup of 2018 is here! We’re so proud of the major strides made in the world of sports philanthropy this year. There are so many great opportunities to make an impact in 2019 and beyond. We’ll be back in 2019 to share more of our favorite initiatives and tips with you! NBA Kobe Bryant Now Has A Massive ‘Mamba Sports Academy’ In Los AngelesKobe Bryant has launched Mamba Sports Academy in LA to educate and empower the next generation of kids through sports. The facility is more than 100,000 sq ft and has 5 basketball courts, 5 volleyball courts, 2 beach volleyball courts, an artificial turf field, an esports training ground, batting cages, pitching mounds and even a jiu jitsu school. 9-year-old Girl Prompts Steph Curry and Under Armour to Rebrand Curry 5 shoe9 year old Riley Morrison wrote Steph Curry because she couldn't find his new Curry 5 shoe in girls sizes on the Under Armour website. Her letter received...
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2018 Year in Review: Blog Edition

2018 Year in Review: Blog Edition

This year, we had the opportunity to write about a number of important topics in the world of sports philanthropy. We are thrilled that you kept reading with us all year long. We’re keeping this one short and sweet as we dive into some great blogs we have planned for 2019, including more interviews and thought leadership from around the field of sports philanthropy. Our Favorites: Tips & Advice The Keys to Successful Philanthropic Partnerships“If you are looking for the right partner to support your initiative, it’s important to keep in mind that there are such things as the wrong partners. Your team should understand the goals you want to achieve through your initiative and build a strategy around that. If you are clear on your focus and your goals, it will be much easier finding a partner that fits that mission.”How to Create Your Next Brilliant Cause Marketing Campaign“Sometimes you may have a service or product that your community could benefit...
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How to Create the Perfect Holiday Giving Campaign

How to Create the Perfect Holiday Giving Campaign

Holiday giving campaigns are the norm for many organizations. These organizations many times count on year-end donations to reach fundraising goals set at the beginning of the year.  So it’s good that people are more motivated to give around the holidays - 34% of donations of all charitable giving is done in the last 3 months of the year. This year’s Giving Tuesday raised over $380 million - a 27% increase over 2017. So if you want to capitalize on the momentum and create your own holiday giving campaign, here are some tips! Tip #1: Utilize Data Data is an important part of creating a holiday giving campaign that moves the needle. It’s important that you and your team are able to use data and numbers to support the strategy behind the campaign you implement. Campaigns based on feeling alone will lack the drive and strategy needed to be successful. Tip #2: Create a Goal-Oriented Campaign Tying into Tip #1 about utilizing...
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October 2018 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

October 2018 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

We’ve compiled some of the biggest stories and news in sports philanthropy from the month of October 2018. Take a look at the latest updates from the industry and send us us your thoughts @tacklewhatsnext!   NFL Eagles DE Chris Long is at it again with donating salary to charity Eagles DE Chris Long is donating 25% of his 2018 earnings to support a United Way of Philadelphia Drive to increase early literacy in children from underserved communities through The Chris Long Foundation. Last year, Long donated his entire salary to charity. Julius Peppers Starts Hurricane Relief Fund Julius Peppers launched the Julius Peppers Hurricane Relief Fund to assist with the rebuilding process after Hurricane Florence. Peppers' personally donated $100k into the fund and is encouraging fans, the community and NFL players to get involved. Paul Allen, owner of Seahawks, Trail Blazers and co-founder of Microsoft, dies at 65 According to the Associated Press, Allen gave more than $2 billion to a wide range of interests, including ocean health,...
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September Sports Philanthropy Round Up

September Sports Philanthropy Round Up

We’ve compiled some of the biggest stories and news in sports philanthropy from the month of September 2018. Take a look at the latest updates from the industry and send us us your thoughts @tacklewhatsnext!   Community Partnerships Four Baltimore projects receive $170,000 in grants from Under Armour, ESPN partnership Going behind bars: How fantasy football works in prison Nickelodeon Gears-up for the 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play! Amazon's Bezos Launches $2 Billion Fund to Help the Homeless ‘Lost Boyz’ doc strengthens Chi community w/baseball New app DraftMates offers fantasy sports with a charitable twist   NFL The Malcolm Jennings Foundation Announces 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-ties & Bourbon Fundraiser NFL Star Visits Smile Train’s Partners in Mexico Oakland Raiders pledge $250K to save Oakland youth sports eliminated by OUSD NFL Foundation contributes $1 million to hurricane relief Bucs announce social justice initiative Bears players, ownership discuss commitment to social justice issues Saints' Benjamin Watson to donate $5000 to a different charity every Friday For N.F.L. Star Brandon Marshall, Vacations Make a Point Save The Date: Sports Super...
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