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Benevity Expands Market-Leading CSR Platform to Mobile, Enabling More Inclusive, In-the-Moment Giving

Benevity Mobile App Empowers People to Do Good Anytime, Anywhere
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the next evolution of its platform with the launch of the Benevity mobile app. Free to Benevity clients and available now for iOS and Android, the app allows companies to expand their CSR programs and forge deeper and more inclusive connections with their employees, empowering their people to do more good in the moment.

The eBay Community Raises More Than $1 Billion for Charities Globally

eBay for Charity reaches major milestone ahead of its 2020 goal.
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Today, eBay for Charity announced that the program  reached a major milestone ahead of its 2020 goal: $1 billion in total funds raised for charities around the world.

Charitable giving on the platform is on the rise. To date, eBay for Charity has more than 83,500 global charities registered on platform – up 26% year-over-year – and is enabling $211 every minute in charity funding by eBay buyers and sellers, an increase of almost 10% compared to last year. Through eBay for Charity, 100 percent of funds raised go back to intended nonprofits.

Carnival Corporation Signs Agreement With the Bahamas to Fund and Support Restoration of Rand Memorial Hospital Following Hurricane Dorian

MOU signed for flood damage repairs and basic restoration efforts aimed at reopening Grand Bahama Island’s primary hospital by end of March 2020
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Donations from Carnival Foundation, philanthropic arm of the world’s largest leisure travel company, its global cruise line brands and guests, and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are providing funding and resources for repairs, equipment replacement, meals and volunteer services

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Donations from Carnival Foundation, philanthropic arm of the world’s largest leisure travel company, its global cruise line brands and guests, and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are providing funding and resources for repairs, equipment replacement, meals and volunteer services

Chicago Police Chief: Mobile Service “Critical” for First Responders

“First responders use mobile devices every day for mission-critical functions.”
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In life-and-death situations, first-responders are more reliant on their mobile devices and networks than ever before.

“Mobile devices and network services provide critical situational awareness and interactive communications capabilities to first responders,” says Jonathan H. Lewin, Chief of the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Technical Services, who’s combined technology with policework to see a 21% reduction in violent crime citywide over the last decade.

Chevron Announces $100,000 for California Fire Relief Efforts

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SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Chevron announced a contribution of $100,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for wildfires in California.

Chevron, with operations all around California and 140 years of history in the state, is committed to being a strong and reliable partner in the communities where its employees live and work. The company will also match any qualifying donations to wildfire relief efforts made by employees and retirees.

Making Tech for Good: Project OWL

The winner of the first Call for Code Global Challenge keeps people connected after disasters.
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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with enormous force in 2017, killing thousands of citizens and leaving ruined infrastructure across the island. According to Nazario Lugo, president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Emergency Managers, one of the biggest crises in the storm’s wake was communication. Telephone service was down; the island depended on one working radio station and a lot of improvisation.

Benevity Announces $40M in Series C Funding From General Atlantic and JMI Equity

Investment Will Further Benevity’s Unmatched Reach and Innovation in Burgeoning Corporate Purpose Technology Sector
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CALGARY, Alberta, October 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that the company has raised $40M in Series C Funding from General Atlantic and JMI Equity.

The Impact of Pro Bono on Communities Around the Globe

Celebrating Taproot's Nonprofit Partners this Pro Bono Week
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This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is spotlighting nonprofits who are making a difference in their communities through pro bono support.

United Airlines Supports Japan's Relief Efforts After Typhoon Hagibis

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Recovery efforts are in full force in Japan after one of the most powerful storms in decades hit the area, leaving victims and thousands without homes last weekend. We’re joining relief efforts by launching a crowdrise fundraising campaign. Donations will support our partner Global Giving, which will receive our donation on behalf of Japan Platform, an emergency aid organization.

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