Community Foundation Tools

Corporate Engagement Roadmap

Navigate corporate sector challenges and opportunities

Your team would love to deepen engagement with your region's for-profit companies, especially in this era when the social impact culture mindset is defining contemporary philanthropy. Unfortunately, many community foundations have found it difficult to convert their connections to the business sector into a productive channel for their missions. 

Embolden's Corporate Engagement Roadmap helps your team create an actionable work plan to achieve your goals in the corporate sector. Embolden leverages its research, data, and technology to complete your Roadmap in 30 days, start to finish, with fewer than 10 hours total required of your team. Contact us to learn more. 

Cut & Paste Content Capsules

Build instant messaging for today's social impact culture mindset

Embolden's cut and paste content for your website, social media posts, and e-newsletters is created exclusively for community foundations. Your purchase of each edition of our material gives you unlimited access to 10 Content Capsules, containing photographs and material written by an industry expert. You'll immediately be posting high quality, research-based content that is designed to resonate with the social impact culture mindset. First Edition available now! 

Social Impact Platform

In a pinch to reboot your website? 

Chances are, your website is not designed to capture the hearts and minds of the next generation of donors. Contact us today to find out how our social impact platform approach gives you a quick fix. In just one week, we'll hand you the keys to your new website. 




Purchase your unlimited license to use and modify our CUT & PASTE content capsules. PERFECT FOR E-NEWSLETTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND MORE!

Here's how it works:

Step 1.

Preview the First Edition of our Content Capsules, which includes 10 articles, 10 photos, and tips for how to use the material. 


Step 2.

If you like what you see, purchase your unlimited license to use the content and photographs, in whatever way you want, forever! An unlimited license for each edition is available for a one-time fee of $325.


Step 3.

After you've completed your purchase, you are free to use the content. Cut and paste to your heart's content. Don't forget to check out the tips included with each article.   


Step 4.

Stay tuned for future editions!



Why This Works

Created exclusively for community foundations, your purchase of each edition of our material gives you unlimited access to 10 Content Capsules, containing photographs and material written by an industry expert, designed to address common needs of community foundations to communicate messages that resonate in today's social impact culture.

It's easy, fast, and fun to deploy each Content Capsule--the way you want.

Each pre-written article is easy to cut, paste, and enhance with your own brand messages. Use our photo, or pick one of your own. Get started by sharing the article via your social channels.

A chain of sharing might look like this:  Community foundation CEO posts the article on LinkedIn at 10 AM on the second or third Tuesday in April. Marketing department shares the article on LinkedIn later that day. On the following day, tweet a link to the LinkedIn article and ask four community foundation staff members to retweet it. 

The First Edition is just the beginning!

Stay tuned for future editions of our Content Capsules to help your team address common communications needs. Be sure to check out our full list of topics

Preview Our First Edition Content Capsules


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Our Content Capsules help you communicate through opportunities and challenges, including:

  • Messages to communicate to a donor when a donor wants to start a new charity

  • How to leverage the holiday giving season to improve your donor relationships

  • Counseling your donors to explain philanthropy versus poverty to the next generation

  • Understanding the executive's perspective on philanthropy to accelerate corporate donor-advised fund adoption

  • Your opportunity: Social media, donor-advised funds, and the next generation

  • Why your donor-advised fund program is a valuable brand asset to drive your community foundation’s overall growth

  • How to fulfill your duty to advise a donor about supporting a brand new charity

  • “501(c) what?”: Succinctly communicating the tax rules to your donors

  • Helping donor families take the fear factor out of "philanthropy"

  • Managing the social donor: Explaining galas, tournaments, and ticket deductibility

  • How to win over the "Investor" Social Impact Personality Type to prevent asset loss to commercial donor-advised fund providers

  • Explaining why it’s so easy for a donor to check out favorite charities through your foundation and its donor-advised fund program

  • Answering donor questions prompted by the rise of “impact investing” as a buzzword

  • Talking with donors who are loyal to their financial advisors in today's competitive marketplace

  • Explaining a donor-advised fund to a donor in five minutes or less

  • Understanding your donors' motivations for “doing well by doing good” in today’s social impact culture

  • Communication tips for working with donors who serve on nonprofit boards of directors

  • Examples of how to talk with a donor about volunteering in the community to help drive loyalty to your community foundations

  • Language for coaching your donors on building a budget for charitable giving through donor-advised funds, unrestricted funds, charitable remainder trusts, and other vehicles

  • Communicating philanthropic values to create intergenerational donor loyalty

  • Talking points to use with donors who are considering transferring illiquid assets to a donor-advised fund

  • Leveraging cause marketing and its growing influence over your donors' financial decisions as a communications platform

  • How to build a donor-advised fund email campaign to engage donors of all ages

  • Key messages to help connect the dots between “adopt-a-family" activities and philanthropy as tools to boost intergenerational connections

  • How to offer easy pointers to assist your donors in researching charities for grants from their donor-advised funds

  • Using Social Impact Personality Type to increase donor loyalty to your community foundation

  • Effective social impact messaging strategies to engage female donors

  • Messages to leverage donor-advised funds to manage donor retention pitfalls of the millennial mindset

  • . . . and more!


Winning Hearts & Minds Made Easier