With a wide spectrum of consumers beginning their back-to-school shopping, we examined what impact these marketplace trends may have on social impact campaigns.
By: Michele Egan For both corporations and nonprofits, current cause partnership dynamics continue to be challenging, often including too much work […]
By: Avi Mayerhoff Many of our favorite conferences went virtual during the first half of the year. Although we missed […]
For the past two years, For Momentum has been honored to sponsor the Best of the Best Halo award at the annual Engage For Good (EFG) conference which took place virtually May 25–27, 2021. This year, judges selected an inspiring high-impact partnership, Leveraging AI To Save Young LGBTQ Lives: The Trevor Project and Google, as the clear overall winner of the Best of the Best Halo award. I was honored to present the award to representatives of the partnership who were integral to this collaboration which aligned cause and corporate so successfully
In a climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person event cancellations, political polarization, and widespread conversation about social justice after the death of George Floyd just over a year ago, something changed. Consumers shifted from preferring to demanding accountability and action from the brands they support. 59% of Americans say it is no longer acceptable for companies to stay silent on social justice issues.
Over the last year, we’ve seen sustained and innovative engagement in social impact and cause across all aspects of sports and video gaming, including esports, the international professional competitions experiencing explosive growth driven by its young adult audience. Take a look at some recent traditional and esports cause marketing campaigns changing the game.
When companies provide employees with a variety of options for their direct involvement in corporate social responsibility initiatives, they have an even greater opportunity to positively affect engagement. 75% of companies offering giving and volunteering have two times more employee engagement than companies only offering giving or only offering volunteering.
This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore the Earth”, and many cause marketing campaigns have been highlighting their sustainability efforts through month-long campaigns. Here are a few standouts.
Shared core values are the glue that binds nonprofit organizations to corporate partners to company employees to consumers. These values are lived on a daily basis and are an integral part of decision-making for everyone involved. They influence and ultimately determine everything from where someone decides to live and what jobs they apply for to what they buy and which nonprofit organizations they support.
We are pleased to see many campaigns celebrating Women’s History Month and March 8 International Women’s Day striving to address the effects of COVID-19 and positively impact gender inequality and economic disparities. We also pause this month to acknowledge and support March 24th as Women’s Equal Pay Day. This day symbolizes how far women must work into the year to earn what men did the previous year. Take a moment to learn more about how these dedicated months and days came to be and the ways nonprofits and corporate partners are making the most of the platform.