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The Impact of Design Through Social Good

Sappi North America highlights winning projects of Ideas that Matter program
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For the past 19 years, Sappi has empowered great ideas by supporting designers that use their time and talent for good. Since the inception of the Ideas that Matter program, Sappi has donated over $13 million in grants to support more than 500 charities. Sappi is giving back by encouraging local initiatives and making a difference in communities around the United States and around the world.

Prosperity Gardens in Champaign, Illinois

Sappi Grant Publishes Children's Book on Diversity and Inclusion for Westbrook, Maine Schools

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Through the Employee Ideas that Matter program, Sappi employees bring their charitable ideas to life. Employees apply for direct funding to the nonprofit organizations that they are most passionate about, and the winners share $25,000 in corporate giving to support their selected causes. Funding can be used in many ways—from financing a project, sponsoring a trail cleanup, or providing new equipment or supplies.

Duke Energy Awards More Than $200,000 in Grants for Workforce Education and Training Across Greater Cincinnati

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  • Grants presented to eight initiatives that aim to increase training opportunities for students who want to become electric line technicians or pursue other energy industry careers

  • Announcement comes on the heels of nearly $265,000 in education grants awarded in April for initiatives in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Evolving Your Preferred NPO Strategy for More Employee Choice

Register for our webinar with Lori Gibson from BNY Mellon and Nita Kirby from CyberGrants on August 6th at 1pm Eastern
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By Pete Karns, VP Operations

Over $5 Billion is raised through workplace giving annually. But today’s workforce has evolved to expect more options and transparency from your corporate giving programs. When charitable choice is given, employee participation increases. But how do you align your preferred causes with current NPO partners such as the United Way, with expanded choices employees are looking for? How can you offer the greatest choice, maximize matching opportunities, and still align preferred causes?

FedEx Announces Next Stage of its Global Community Engagement Program – FedEx Cares 50 by 50

Positively impacting 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2019 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is proud to announce the next stage of its global community engagement program – FedEx Cares 50 by 50, a new journey to deliver hope, change and new possibilities for 50 million people by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023. FedEx launched the new strategy after exceeding its goal to invest $200 million in 200 global communities by 2020 six months early.

Key Take Aways from the Social Impact Leadership Conference

At the recent SILC 2019 conference, Pete Karns, VP of Operations at CyberGrants, met and talked with CyberGrants clients about the state of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs
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By Pete Karns, VP Operations

One of the great parts of my role at CyberGrants is the strategic interaction with our clients. I love our clients. The energy and passion for what they do – across grant making and employee programs – is contagious. Our clients quite literally change the world for the better, sometimes on a large scale, and always on an individual scale. At the recent SILC 2019 conference, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of our clients about the state of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Over 30 of San Francisco Business Times’ Top 100 Corporate Philanthropists are Benevity Clients

List Honors Most Generous Contributors to Bay Area Nonprofits and Celebrates the Impact of Corporate Purpose
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CALGARY, Alberta, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today celebrated more than 30 client companies named to San Francisco Business Times’ list of the Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists—16 of which placed in the Top 25.

How Electronic Payments Can Help You Scale Your Corporate Giving Program

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When a cause needs to process a paper donation check, it creates costly administrative work. Non-profits must deposit checks individually and issue manual tax receipts to each donor. Checks also get lost in the mail or worse, sit uncashed!

Electronic payments cut down on manual administration time and reduce costs. Unlike other software providers in this space, Benevity sends the majority (88% in 2018!) of payments processed through our platform electronically, with funds arriving within 30 days.

Aflac Awards $125,000 in Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits

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Aflac is granting $125,000 to 17 local nonprofits working on projects that support health & well-being, education, and community development programs. The selected organizations and their projects are:

How to Create a Balance Between Grants Management and Business Impact

The win-win outcome is the most ideal situation in business, especially when it comes to corporate social responsibility, and particularly grants management.
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The win-win outcome is the most ideal situation in business, especially when it comes to corporate social responsibility, and particularly grants management.

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