Americans give more than $1 billion per day to charity and nonprofits create 1 in 10 jobs in the American economy. These statistics reveal that giving and serving across the United States is big business. But is it also good business?

Dan and Marsha Coats teamed up with Sagamore President Jay Hein to create strategies at Sagamore that would bring investment discipline to philanthropy and performance rigor to nonprofits. In the stories below, you’ll see the creative use of tax credits to multiply giving and innovative consulting services that help grow nonprofits while enhancing their business operations.