Did you know that only 10% of all nonprofits in the U.S. receive the $25 billion given each year by corporations? Our friends at Catalist are on a mission to establish better access to the corporate sector for all causes – regardless of size or sector!Catalist is the industry’s only online matchmaking platform for companies and causes. You can think of them as an online dating app for social good. Nonprofits can search for 1000s of companies, craft a smarter pitch, and get connected with corporations that are qualified matches using Catalist.
Fortune 1000 companies are being connected with nonprofits every day like the National Park Foundation, Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, the Humane Society of the US, and many others.
About Brittany Hill: As a data seeker and trend translator, Brittany specializes in using analytics and innovations to connect companies and causes to do more good in the world. She leads the product and business development efforts at Catalist. As a nonprofit entrepreneur, Brittany is behind some of the industry’s newest products and tools that help nonprofits elevate their mission.Brittany’s extensive background in the nonprofit and agency sectors supports her vision for nonprofit innovations. She's built multi-channel partnerships and award-winning campaigns with some of the most notable blue-chip nonprofit organizations (American Heart Association, UNICEF, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Make-A-Wish International) and corporate brands (Pepsico, General Mills, Hasbro, Best Buy).
We asked Brittany a few questions as part of our 'Plays Well With Others' series. Here's what she had to say!
Question: If you could solve/cure ONE of the world's biggest challenges, what would it be?
Question: What is your most pressing agenda item for this calendar year?
Answer: To connect more causes with companies that want to make an impact.
Question: What main cause(s) are you currently working on?
Answer: We work with environmental organizations, health, hunger, human service, and education.
Question: What is the current status/trend of the causes/issues you work on?
Answer: All could use increased funding from the corporate sector.
Question: Do you see the need for funding and support increasing or decreasing over the next five years?
Answer: With today's political climate, we are seeing and expecting corporate support increasing.
Question: What do you work tirelessly on to further your mission?
Answer: Data curation and connectivity.
Question: How can we (the CMS Tribe) help you?
Answer: Spread the word about the only online platform where causes and companies find each other.
Question: Name a favorite community nonprofit or effort you support locally on a personal level.
Answer: Girls Who Code.
Question: What are some of the tools you use to do business?
Answer: Zoho, MailChimp, Dropbox, and Vimeo.
Question: Theme song?
Answer: Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys
Question: Tell me something good (describe something positive) that has happened since CMS NYC last Spring.
Answer: Consumers are activated and involved in social causes more than ever!
We are excited to welcome Catalist to our CMS NYC community as they share their secrets to getting your cause noticed by the corporate world at the Cause Marketing Summit NYC this June. Until then, come check out Catalist and find the right partners for your organization.
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Corporate partnerships guru with a keen interest in sparking creative campaigns for good. Founder of the Cause Marketing Summit.