Kelly Alvarez Vitale understands how targeted philanthropy can help companies indirectly market products and services, often to clearly-defined market segments. She has witnessed how effective philanthropy opens business opportunities and helps build key business relationships. Having a background in integrated marketing communication and experience working in the nonprofit sector, Kelly saw a need for a new philanthropic approach. Combining her years of professional experience along with her volunteer experience in leadership positions with nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Leadership Broward Foundation, Broward Education Foundation, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and others, Kelly founded Strategic Philanthropy.

The Role of Corporate Partnerships In Times of Need, Go Riverwalk, June 2013

The Role of Corporate Partnerships in Time of Need After a natural disaster strikes, there is only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. While donations to major nonprofit organizations are always helpful and needed, companies have the opportunity to maximize and allocate their resources,…

New Generation of Service, Go Riverwalk Magazine, May 2013

The New Generation of Service Baby boomers, millennials, corporate employees, executives and students are responding to the national call for a new generation of service: Skilled-Based Volunteering (SBV). SBV is when company employees and/or individuals offer nonprofits their personal talents or professional competences to help organizations meet their demands. From the COO offering free strategic…

The New Generation of Service

Baby boomers, millennials, corporate employees, executives and students are responding to the national call for a new generation of service: Skilled-Based Volunteering (SBV). SBV is when company employees and/or individuals offer nonprofits their personal talents or professional competences to help organizations meet their demands. From the COO offering free strategic planning advice to the millennial…

Align Volunteer Programs with Your CSR Strategy – Volunteer Assignments

Sample Plate Series #3: When companies talk about having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, we believe that corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism can be incorporated with it. Our recent articles on how volunteer programs like Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) and Dollars for Doers can engage employees and still meet CSR initiatives is something…