Preliminary findings from America's Charities' Snapshot 2017 to be revealed exclusively at the Causecast +IMPACT Conference this May
We know from previous research that employees view their employers as facilitators and multipliers for their own philanthropic efforts. But what exactly does that mean? What types of giving methods and opportunities are employees specifically interested in, and what inspires them to actually participate?
Imagine the world around you in darkness. For millions of people this darkness is a reality. Blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty.
Currently 285 million people around the world are visually impaired. Of that number, 246 million have low vision and 39 million are blind.
Snapshot 2017, the latest in America’s Charities’ research series on employee giving and engagement trends, closes this Sunday, April 30. If you are interested in participating in this year’s groundbreaking research and advancing the field of employee giving and engagement, CSR, and corporate philanthropy, the time to act is now!
Workplace giving and employee engagement programs provide charities with opportunities to diversify revenue and maximize fundraising
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, which inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about, is pleased to welcome 16 new members to its alliance of 140+ nonprofit organizations.
Providing nonprofits with a wide range of fundraising solutions to expand their reach and diversify their revenue streams, America’s Charities members must meet strict membership and compliance standards to certify their sound financial management and effective program delivery.
Among the new members joining America’s Charities are:
Since the Industrial Revolution, companies have offered employee benefits and perks to compete for and retain top talent. Common employee benefits that companies offer (and employees expect) include, health insurance, retirement plans, stock options, and paid leave.
But there’s one employee benefit that could really give employers a competitive edge that few companies are leveraging: employee giving programs.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) has attained remarkable achievements in promoting safety and justice for victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania and across the country in its 33 year history. Part of that success is thanks to partnerships they’ve formed with organizations like Pennsylvania’s Major League Baseball teams - the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Washington, D.C. is in the midst of a serious affordable housing shortage. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) considers housing to be affordable if a person spends no more than 30% of his or her income towards rent or a mortgage. In D.C., one in four residents spends more than half of their income on housing leaving precious little for basic necessities like food, transportation, and medical care. Low-income families can’t save for the future.
Twenty five years ago, Michael W. Weiner, M.D., decided to make it his life's mission to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. “I had to choose one disease to focus on, because in science that’s the way you have the most impact and it was a very deliberate decision to go after Alzheimer’s. It was obviously a disease of great importance with a lot of people affected.”
Today’s fair market value of an average two-bedroom apartment in Fairfax County is $1,750/month. That means, a family must have $70,000 in income for housing at this level. Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services (GSH) estimates that 10,000 households in Fairfax County are cost-burdened by their housing, meaning they spend more than 35% of their income on housing.