Updates on our clients' major partnerships, insider job postings from the industry, and the latest from Social Capital.


2016 Social Capital Hero Announced

2016 Social Capital Hero Announced

February, 2016
We are pleased to honor Darell Hammond, founder of KaBOOM!, with the 2016 Social Capital Hero Award for his groundbreaking work as a champion of children and the architect of a national movement to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids.

“Darell’s humility and unassuming nature belies his extraordinary accomplishments—which is exactly what makes him a Social Capital Hero. He was not only the catalyst for the movement—that every kid has the right to play—but he had the leadership to build a sustainable solution” says Social Capital founder, Paula Berezin. “He was ahead of the curve on every level: scaling, building capacity and bringing game-changing partners on board to sustain his model. I know we are all so grateful for his invaluable contributions and can’t wait to see what’s next for him.”



Social Capital Welcomes New Chief Strategist

Social Capital Welcomes New Chief Strategist

October, 2015
Social Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Niyangoda as a chief strategist based in Washington, D.C. Niyangoda most recently was the executive director of corporate and foundation programs at the American Red Cross, responsible for cause marketing, licensing, workplace giving, employee engagement, corporate giving programs, foundation grants and field training and support.

“Jennifer is a strategic thinker and seasoned fundraising professional,” said Social Capital founder and CEO, Paula Berezin. “The breadth and depth of her experience spans local, national and global reach, including developing the Red Cross’ first corporate and foundation strategic plan and the organization’s first regional giving program to mobilize hundreds of chapters across the country. With this unique view, we know she will produce outstanding results for our clients in the D.C. market and beyond.”

Niyangoda brings more than 20 years of combined nonprofit and corporate partnership experience and a successful track record of exceeding revenue goals.



April, 2015
Social Capital seeks a highly skilled Senior Strategist to develop cause marketing strategies and tactics for top national and global non-profit clients. The Strategist will manage call-to-action and partnership projects, while serving as a day-to-day contact for key clients.


· Develop cause marketing activations for key clients and their corporate partners

· Create partnership pitches and sales materials, in particular PowerPoint presentations, by working with clients, Strategists and design team to create final product

· Produce messaging and communication frameworks

· Provide strategic guidance in the areas of corporate and individual fundraising

· Support as needed on partner recognition, pipeline development, and general research

· Conduct client meetings

Experience Required:

· 7+ years experience in fundraising, to include corporate development and cause marketing

· Experience developing campaign concepts and consumer activations

· 3-5 years marketing experience preferred

· Experience managing clients

· Experience in digital fundraising and/or digital campaign development a plus

· Experience in branding and messaging work a plus

Skills Required:

· Excellent interpersonal skills, including a proven ability to work collaboratively with team members

· Excellent communication skills, including writing and proofing abilities

· Project management

· Creative thinking

· PowerPoint fluency

· Ability to travel on occasion

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Laura Traut-Coyle at
2015 Social Capital Hero Announced

2015 Social Capital Hero Announced

March, 2015
We are pleased to honor Asha Curran, Director of 92nd Street Y’s Center for Innovation & Social Impact, with the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award for her heroic efforts to make #GivingTuesday a reality.



AOL Teams Up with the ASPCA

AOL Teams Up with the ASPCA

August, 2014
AOL announced it will provide pro bono media support to the ASPCA for their "Come to Their Rescue" campaign. The initiative will build a national movement to reach 3 million rescuers, which will impact millions of homeless animals across the country. The campaign's PSA, which features spokesperson and singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, calls for animal lovers to become rescuers.
Feeding America Collaborates With Morgan Stanley

Feeding America Collaborates With Morgan Stanley

June, 2014
Morgan Stanley committed $1.5 million to launch “Healthy Cities,” a philanthropy program designed to fuel innovation in coordinating the wellness, nutrition and play resources that can underpin a child’s healthy start in life. Through Healthy Cities, Morgan Stanley will collaborate with Feeding America and other nonprofit organizations to connect otherwise separate programs and create a linked package of wellness education and screenings, nutritious foods and safe play spaces for children in neighborhoods in need.
Opportunity International & The MasterCard Foundation Enter $22.7 million Partnership

Opportunity International & The MasterCard Foundation Enter $22.7 million Partnership

May, 2014
Opportunity International in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation announced a $22.7 million project to promote access to loans, savings programs and other critical financial products and services to help more than 7 million people in five African countries work their way out of poverty through 2018. The initiative builds on the successful partnership between the Foundation and Opportunity International's U.S. and Canadian offices over the last four years in Malawi, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda and Rwanda.
National Park Foundation and Disney will Open OutDoors For Kids

National Park Foundation and Disney will Open OutDoors For Kids

May, 2014
Disney has joined the National Park Foundation as the lead sponsor of “Open OutDoors for Kids,” helping 100,000 youth experience a national park. As part of this $1 million commitment, Disney will provide up to $250,000 as a dollar-for-dollar match for public donations made at The program will address barriers and issues that prevent America’s youth, particularly multicultural and underserved populations, from participating in the multitude of opportunities and benefits of getting outdoors.