© Benefactions: Social Impact Solutions for changemakers & charities

SOCIAL IMPACT

SERVICES

NPO ADVOCACY

Advocacy may help your nonprofit meet its mission, solve problems, give your cause & clients a voice and strengthen communities. We can help plan your campaign, create awareness, generate engagement, encourage action and sustain the momentum.

 

Our advocacy includes petitioning state and city governments on behalf of nonprofits resulting in Proclamations for Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Autism Awareness Week, Nonprofit Awareness Month, and National Arts and Humanities Month.

We have successfully advocated for anti-human trafficking legislation for bipartisan policy solution, resulting Iowa anti-human trafficking legislation: SF 2219 established felonies of human trafficking for Iowa and provided affirmative defense for victims. 

 
 
 

AWARENESS

NONPROFIT AWARENESS MONTH

Nonprofit Awareness Month celebrates the value of nonprofits and expands the public understanding of the important role they play in building healthy vibrant communities.  Colorado Governor Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Hancock accepted our drafted Proclamation for Colorado and City of Denver's first ever Nonprofit Awareness Month 2017 and Mayor Lyes for Charlotte, NC 2019.

NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH

Our drafted Proclamation for National Arts and Humanities Month was accepted and made an official Proclamation by North Carolina Governor Cooper October 2018. National Arts and Humanities Month brings awareness to create a national, state and local focus on the arts, film and the humanities and provides an opportunity for federal, state and local business, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts and humanities.

NPO OPERATIONS

Explore if starting a nonprofit is right for you, file your 501c3, or strengthen your existing NPO operations with seminars and coaching on team building, volunteer management, board governance, marketing, branding, fundraising, strategic story telling, grant writing, community partnerships and best practices.

 

Build your nonprofit a firm foundation with nonprofit  organization operations, financial spreadsheets, policies and procedures, safety plans, volunteer management tools and waivers, board manuals, annual reports, and strategic plans.

Under Sarah’s leadership, nonprofits have raised millions of dollars and became top-ranked with Platinum Status from Guidestar, an independent charity ranking organization. Every nonprofit is unique and has different needs. We have successfully worked with small passion projects with a big heart that launched into the npo world and established organizations ready for accelerated growth to expand their mission and program reach. 

SOCIAL IMPACT SOLUTIONS

DID YOU KNOW?

According to John Hopkins University's  Center for Civil Society Studies nonprofit employees make up the third-largest workforce among U.S. industries, behind only retail & food industries?  Nonprofits create total revenue of more than 1.9 trillion annually, exceeding the total GDP of Canada, Australia, Russia, & India.

 

Nonprofits and Social Impact Leaders that are part of a network leverage resources and knowledge to build capacity more effectively than those that go it alone. 

 

Explore our services and contact us for a free 15 minute discovery session to explore collaboration for the greater good.

 

STRATEGIC STORYTELLING

What's your story? Every social impact leader and nonprofit has one. Storytelling is an essential component of nonprofit communications.

Behind every statistic is a story. A good compelling story will create an opportunity to connect with your community while highlighting the measurable outcomes of your organization. 

 

Whether you want to create a inspiring video of your clients, outcomes, or organization, or craft a narrative for grant applications, strategic storytelling can elevate your platform.

Photo: Princess Zulu of Africa, Christ Daughtry Band, Sarah Hamilton, AIDS relief event Bono's One Campaign

 

GIVE BACK FOR IMPACT

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A majority (91%) expect companies and public figures to do more than make a profit.

  • When choosing between two brands of equal quality and price, 90% of U.S. shoppers are likely to switch to a cause branded product.

  • Global consumers state they have a more positive image (93%), are more likely to trust (90%) and are more loyal to (88%) companies that support social impact solutions.

Photo: Mayor Steven Hogan preparing food kits for homeless organization

CAUSE RELATED CAMPAIGNS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

With effective, custom social responsibility campaigns and cause related branding, we make it easy for socially conscious companies and public figures to give back. Showcase your commitment to encouraging community growth and development, and to activities and programs that benefit the community. Collaborate with a strategically aligned non-profit organization for a social impact campaign that matches your vision, values, and brand.

Photo: Princess Zulu of Africa, Christ Daughtry Band, Sarah Hamilton, AIDS relief event Bono's One Campaign

PUBLIC FIGURES

Custom design a social impact project, strategically align with a charitable organization, and raise awareness with positive publicity. Projects have included U.S. Olympic and LA Lakers Sports Psychology Consult Dr. Amy Wheeler, NFL Kenny Anuike, Wimbledon top 100 ATP Jeff Salzenstein, Emmy and Peabody Winner Josh Woll, Designer &  CEO Fashion Denver Brandi Shigley, Sir Richard Branson's DJ Sammy Shoebox Moses, Daugherty, Universal Picture's Halloween's Michael Myers, actor James Jude Courtney, 8-Times Emmy Winner Producer Nathan Clendenin, Duke University Historian & Civil Rights Activist Danita Mason, Hogans Celebrity Poker Producer Joshua Escandon,

NFL Linebacker Robert Mackey, & Ms. Colorado Sarah Marie.

Photo: Former NFL Bronco's Wide Receiver Kenny Annuike autographs football for charitable silent auction

CORPORATIONS

Learn how we can strategically craft a customized plan for your company to give back to your community through service, strategic donations, or event sponsorships.

 

Corporate Days of Service events have included project design, volunteer management and collaborating with Fortune 500 companies, NIKE, Deloitte, CAbi, NBA (Nuggets), NFL (Broncos), hospitals, schools, and faith-based organizations. 

Corporate Caused Related Giving Strategies have resulted in corporate sponsorships with United Way, Kraft, 1stBank, Wells Fargo, Staples Foundation, Isle Casino and Hotel, Kindness Yoga, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado History Center,  Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, the Denver Zoo, and funding from major foundations and government grants.

​SOCIAL IMPACT EVENT PRODUCTION

Our experience includes planning social impact events:

Golf Tournaments, Wine Tasting, Race for a Cause, Art Exhibits, Outdoor Live Music Concerts, Symphony Events, Bowling Tournaments, Yoga & Meditation, University Lectures, TEDx and Black Tie Events, Medical Conferences, Humanitarian Events with South Africa Princess Zulu, American Idol, Professional Athletics (NBA, NFL, NHL), the Democratic National Convention, and TEDx.

Project management, large scale volunteer management, budgeting, logistics, establishing timelines, event location scouting and acquisition, acquiring permits, selecting speakers and keynotes, managing risk, and developing contingency plans, organize facilities and management of all event’s decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, invitee list  & special guests, promotional material, soliciting bids, managing vendor relationships, client communications, negotiating contracts, and media relationships.

Photo: Democratic and Republic National Conventions 2008-9: Humanitarian  Kit assembling with delegates, congress, Laura Bush, Barack Obama and World Vision