Champions for Social Good Podcast Episode 3: Empowering Leaders to Make a Difference

A Conversation with Mark Monchek of Opportunity Lab
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Mark Monchek, Chief Opportunity Officer at Opportunity Lab, about Opportunity Lab’s approach to empowering conscious leaders to make a difference in the world.

Download Now: Champions for Social Good Podcast - Accelerating Performance for Social Good

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The second episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Accelerating Performance for Social Good with Root Cause Founder Andrew Wolk, is now available on the MicroEdge + Blackbaud website and for download on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher.

The Point of Impact: Empowering Champions for a Better World

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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. 

Corporate Social Responsibility: What's At Stake

A MicroEdge Study
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A strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is becoming the industry standard for leading companies today. Whether you're running an employee volunteer program, a workplace employee giving program, a grants program or all of the above, there's a great deal at stake! Learn why it's so important, and what's actually at stake with a robust CSR program. 

To learn more about this and other trending topics in the giving space check out MicroEdge + Blackbaud resource hub

Corporate Giving & Engagement: Increasing Employee Participation

Part 4 in a 4-part Series on Strategic CSR Programs
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One of the hallmarks of a strategic CSR program is emphasis on Increasing Employee Participation. On one hand, your customers are demanding more from your company every day. On the other, your employees— and the talent you want to bring on board—are demanding more, too. Study after study shows that employees today— especially Millennials—are looking for a sense of purpose to be embedded in their work.

Corporate Giving & Engagement: Values Alignment

Part 3 in a 4-part Series on Strategic CSR Programs
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One of the hallmarks of a strategic CSR program is aligning your program with your business values. We know that businesses are most effective when they have thoughtful strategies in place that keep them focused and moving toward the right growth targets. The same is true for corporate giving strategies.

Corporate Giving & Engagement: Authentic Intent

Part 2 of a 4-part Series on Strategic CSR Programs
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One of the hallmarks of a strategic CSR program is Authentic Intent. Strategic corporate giving and engagement programs are moving away from transactional or one-time giving models, and are instead working to form meaningful ongoing relationships with nonprofit partners. In fact, 75% of companies represented in America’s Charities Snapshot 2015 agree that they have strong relationships with their key nonprofit partners. And strong relationships are rooted in—you guessed it— authenticity.

Corporate Giving & Engagement: Executive Leadership Support

Part 1 of a 4-part strategic CSR series
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One of the hallmarks of a strategic corporate giving and engagement program is genuine Executive Leadership Support. Data shows that the more executive support a CSR program has, the better it fares in the long run.

Pro Bono Perspectives: Rachel Hutchisson


We all know that skills-based volunteering is a great idea for companies, its people and, most importantly, the nonprofits that deliver critical services every day to our communities.  Still, whether you’re excited to bring a skills-based volunteer program to your company, become a skills-based volunteer yourself or find professionals to help move your nonprofit organization to the next stage, it can be hard to figure out how to take that first step in making SBV a truly effective resource for you! 

MicroEdge Announces GIFTS Online 5.3

Latest update brings new mobile-responsive user interface and enhanced collaborative experience
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Charleston, S.C., July 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – MicroEdge®, a Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) company and provider of solutions to the giving community, today announced the release of GIFTS Online® 5.3, a significant update to the leading cloud-based grants and scholarship management system.


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