In our fourth COVID-19 survey, conducted from June 25 to July 10, CAF America, in partnership with CyberGrants and The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), captured the voices of 73 corporations ranging from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, to small & medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that shared the impact of the pandemic on their philanthropic giving. This report provides insight into corporate philanthropic efforts since the pandemic began. The experiences of the past few months enable donors to consider how actions taken to support the resilience of communities in need have fared, and how this knowledge can help the global community navigate the best path forward.
Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, serves as President and CEO of CAF America and President of CAF Canada. An internationally recognized speaker, Ted has over 30 years of experience in advising global philanthropy and is an expert in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global philanthropy and risk management. In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, he is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) and holds the information security management certification ISO 27001. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth helping clients contribute over $1 billion in the United States and in 110 countries around the world.
He is co-editor of the new book Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide published by CharityChannel Press. He has authored People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits and Fundraising on the Internet and co-authored five other published books on philanthropy. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement and was the founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Advisors in Philanthropy Foundation, and The Philanthropy Roundtable.
Jessie Krafft began her tenure with CAF America in 2011, and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of External Affairs. In her current role, Jessie coordinates the offices of the Grants and Donor Services teams, Business Development team, and the Thought Leadership & Communications team. Jessie develops and executes services assisting donors with strategic grantmaking, philanthropy planning, and investing charitable assets. She is a leading expert in international grantmaking from the U.S. and Canada as well as in local country laws on foreign funding. She manages the grants team, overseeing fund management, charity vetting, and grant processing functions. In addition, she is managing the operations of our newest office, CAF Canada. Jessie completed her Masters in International Development program at American University in 2016, and she holds B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Anthropology, graduating summa cum laude from the honors college at Virginia Commonwealth University.
She also received a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management at Georgetown University in early summer 2013. Jessie is fluent in Spanish and holds a Spanish Certificate of Translation and Interpretation from her alma mater. She is also certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP).
Prior to joining the CAF America staff, Jessie worked for 1.5 years as a volunteer visitor coordinator, tutor, and child caretaker at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As the visitor coordinator, she successfully coordinated several orthopedic surgical brigades that serviced the home and the surrounding communities.