America’s Charities’ Partnership with StratusLIVE Makes Straightforward Workplace Giving Possible
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, which inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about, today announced the launch of its new employee giving solution, designed for employers interested in a simple, out-of-the-box solution for providing employees an exceptional giving experience.
NEW DELHI, India, August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - This week, Keystone Institute India, in partnership with the National Trust and The Hans Foundation, conducted an intensive three-day Social Role Valorization course for the first time ever in India. Forty-four participants, all established and emerging leaders in the disability movement, joined from 18 different states across the country, coming together to commit to promoting good possibilities for people with disability to have full, rich, meaningful lives.
MIAMI, August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine have matched the $250,000 donation made recently by Carnival Cruise Line and parent company Carnival Corporation to aid organizations assisting victims of the Louisiana floods. The additional $250,000 donation was made through the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation and raises the total contribution from Carnival Cruise-related organizations to half-a-million dollars.
Many believe that the relentless pursuit to offer the next compelling employee benefit that will attract and retain the talent companies need is a “race to the bottom.” But there’s a gem sitting right in front of us that is shinier than any trendy perk. Hint: it’s not free yoga classes, the drink fridge or bring-your-dog-to-work Fridays. It’s the idea of delivering up Goodness as part of the employee experience, which is even more powerful in a global context, as businesses continue to be challenged to create a unified corporate culture that transcends borders and leverages diversity.
More than ten years ago, a small nonprofit and a Dutch company conspired to make a difference in the lives of impoverished Africans. The nonprofit, Close the Gap, collected usable IT equipment from major corporations in Europe. The Dutch company refurbished the various devices and made them suitable for use. And ever since then, together they have been providing computers to those in need, and have deployed more than a half million computers to help bridge the digital divide.
Continuing Carnival Cruise Line’s ongoing support of its homeport communities, the Charleston-based Carnival Ecstasy has donated tableware – plates, saucers, cups, silverware, etc. – to five local charities, including Habitat for Humanity Restore, Windwood Farm Home for Children, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, The Neighborhood House of Our Lady of Mercy, and My Sister’s House.
Forces of change within generations, approaches to philanthropy, and giving sector technology have collided at a point of impact where results-focused giving with measurable impact is no longer a shift, but a reality. The wider giving community agrees that impact is the point, and that measuring outcomes is a key to more effectively achieving missions and making progress toward the changes we want to see in our world.