corporate philanthropy

Web initiative 'gives back' at high speed

Employees can give to charities year-round
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Workplace giving programs rev up in the fall and Bryan de Lottinville is part of a trend using web-based philanthropy solutions to make it easier for companies, their employees and their customers to give throughout the year.

"It's more top of mind with individuals and companies than ever before," says de Lottinville, president and CEO of Benevity Social Ventures Inc. "What's been lacking out there is a cost-effective means for people -- regardless of their means -- to give back."

Read the entire article in the Calgary Herald.

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Workplace giving programs rev up in the fall and Bryan de Lottinville is part of a trend using web-based philanthropy solutions to make it easier for companies, their employees and their customers to give throughout the year.

"It's more top of mind with individuals and companies than ever before," says de Lottinville, president and CEO of Benevity Social Ventures Inc. "What's been lacking out there is a cost-effective means for people -- regardless of their means -- to give back."

Read the entire article in the Calgary Herald.

Aviva Community Fund “Insures” New Season of Positive Change with $1,000,000 Pledge

Benevity powering the donation processing and tax receipting functionality for the Aviva Community Fund
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Aviva Canada is welcoming a new season of change with today’s launch of the second Aviva Community Fund competition.  Building on the success of the 2009 campaign, the company has doubled its pledge, offering $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Canadians can submit ideas on AvivaCommunityFund.org that will have a positive effect on their local community.  After rallying support from friends, family, neighbours and co-workers, the most popular ideas will have a chance to be funded with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund. 

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Aviva Canada is welcoming a new season of change with today’s launch of the second Aviva Community Fund competition.  Building on the success of the 2009 campaign, the company has doubled its pledge, offering $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Canadians can submit ideas on AvivaCommunityFund.org that will have a positive effect on their local community.  After rallying support from friends, family, neighbours and co-workers, the most popular ideas will have a chance to be funded with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund. 

Corporate Matching: A Catalyst for Corporate Giving

Why it Matters - 5 Compelling Considerations
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Corporate matching is a catalyst for corporate giving. It can help socially responsible companies more actively involve their customers and employees in corporate philanthropy, create stronger connections with stakeholders and increase transparency around community investment and cause marketing initiatives.

Following is a brief overview of corporate matching in the context of engaging consumers and employees in corporate giving opportunities and 5 reasons to consider implementing matching as part of your giving initiatives.
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Corporate matching is a catalyst for corporate giving. It can help socially responsible companies more actively involve their customers and employees in corporate philanthropy, create stronger connections with stakeholders and increase transparency around community investment and cause marketing initiatives.

Following is a brief overview of corporate matching in the context of engaging consumers and employees in corporate giving opportunities and 5 reasons to consider implementing matching as part of your giving initiatives.

Benevity Chosen one of Calgary’s Top Technology Companies

Tech Rev selects Benevity as an award winner at second annual Tech Rev Innovator Awards
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Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. (www.benevity.org) today announced that it has been selected from a list of more than 300 nominees as one of ten companies to receive a Tech Rev Innovator award for 2010.  The award recognizes entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, promise, company culture, and pioneering ideas in technology enterprises with standout accomplishments located in Calgary. The full list of award winners is available on the Tech Rev website at www.techrev.ca.

Benevity has developed North America’s first embeddable microdonation platform, a highly customizable giving engine that socially responsible businesses can use to engage their customers, employees and corporate partners in optional charitable giving on their terms.

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Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. (www.benevity.org) today announced that it has been selected from a list of more than 300 nominees as one of ten companies to receive a Tech Rev Innovator award for 2010.  The award recognizes entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, promise, company culture, and pioneering ideas in technology enterprises with standout accomplishments located in Calgary. The full list of award winners is available on the Tech Rev website at www.techrev.ca.

Benevity has developed North America’s first embeddable microdonation platform, a highly customizable giving engine that socially responsible businesses can use to engage their customers, employees and corporate partners in optional charitable giving on their terms.

Workplace Giving: 6 Trends for Companies to Consider (Part 2)

The Landscape of Workplace Giving: What You Need to Know to Engage Your Employees
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Doing well by doing good: it’s not just a corporate catch phrase or nice-to-do anymore, it’s a must do for a growing number of businesses. A growing number of people expect businesses to not only “do good” but to provide opportunities for them to give back to causes that resonate with them. “Giving back” isn’t limited to consumer scenarios: employees also want to work for companies that care.  Following are 6 key trends for companies to consider around the changing landscape of workplace giving (this is Part 2 which highlights the final 3 trends).

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Doing well by doing good: it’s not just a corporate catch phrase or nice-to-do anymore, it’s a must do for a growing number of businesses. A growing number of people expect businesses to not only “do good” but to provide opportunities for them to give back to causes that resonate with them. “Giving back” isn’t limited to consumer scenarios: employees also want to work for companies that care.  Following are 6 key trends for companies to consider around the changing landscape of workplace giving (this is Part 2 which highlights the final 3 trends).

2010 VolunteerMatch Client Summit, April 29, Las Vegas

The Web's leading network for volunteer engagement will convene its annual gathering for managers and leaders of corporate volunteer programs. With guest speakers, reception, and announcement of 2010 awards for Champion of the Year and Corporate Volunteer
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 18, 2010 - VolunteerMatch, the Web's most popular volunteering network and a leading resource for companies, schools, and brands engaging volunteers, will present its annual summit for clients on April 29, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bet on Volunteering, hosted by VolunteerMatch Solutions and sponsored by MGM MIRAGE, will bring together experts and practitioners from VolunteerMatch's community of clients to share their success, network with peers, and learn how leaders in volunteering and CSR are innovating in the field.

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