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Behind the Scenes of the New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC) With Susan O'Brien

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A lot of work goes into planning and running a workplace giving campaign like the New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC). With 15 years' experience running the NJECC, Susan O'Brien, NJECC Campaign Manager, knows this all too well! Serving as liaison to over 120 state and local agencies, Susan coordinates the State's employee fundraising campaign from start to finish and is responsible for monitoring the campaigns financial progress and success each year.

Is all that work worth it? Yes!

The Real-World Impact of Employee Giving Programs

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We all want to make a difference in our communities, and the wider world around us. We see daily evidence of the real and insidious problems that we face as a society. Hunger. Poverty. Homelessness. Civil rights violations and abuses. Health crises. Ever-diminishing natural resources. This can be a very depressing list so I won’t make it exhaustive. Yet in the face of this much turmoil, when I think of problems our society faces, I’m not disheartened. In fact, I am hopeful.

Free Webinar March 26: What Would Happen if There Was MORE Employee Giving?

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Thanks to legislation that created the New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC) in 1985, employees of state agencies, universities, county government, municipalities and school districts throughout New Jersey enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign which features the convenience of payroll deduction. This drive supports the work of approved charitable agencies and organizations, with approximately 1,000 charities participating each year.

MSAA’s Commitment to Making a Difference in the Lives of People With MS

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and America's Charities is celebrating the work of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), who we’re proud to call our member.

March Women's History Month: Celebrating Women's Achievements and Continuing to Fight for Women's Rights

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On March 8, #InternationalWomensDay, and throughout the month of March, Americans will celebrate the many achievements of women throughout history in art, athletics, business, government, philanthropy, humanities, science, and education.  Women have contributed a lot to society, and we have made great strides in reducing the gender equity gap. However, we still have some barriers to overcome to ensure equal economic opportunities, educational equity, women’s health, and an end to gender-based violence.

Successful Workplace Giving = More Than Great Technology

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By Jim Starr, America's Charities President and CEO

Every year, American employees give to causes they care about through their employers, resulting in $5 billion for the nonprofits who are tackling tough issues and improving the world around us. American generosity has always been incredible, and when the economy does well, charitable giving only grows.

Share Your Love by Volunteering for PHILLIPS Playground Build Day This May!

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Looking for a service project for your group or business? How about building a playground?

On May 22, 2019, PHILLIPS School ~ Laurel and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, in partnership with KaBOOM!, will build an amazing playground!

PHILLIPS is seeking about 100-150 volunteers to come out to build this kid-designed, community supported playground for the children and families who attend PHILLIPS School~Laurel, located in Laurel, Maryland. 

Workplace Giving and Payroll Deduction: One of the Best-kept Secrets to Creating Social Impact

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With numerous donation methods, including check, credit card, and PayPal, and the emergence of new fundraising platforms like Facebook, GoFundMe, and Text2Give over the past decade, there’s no shortage of options for employers and their employees to support the communities in which they live and work. However, so many options can be overwhelming and confusing – to donors as well as the leaders tasked with coordinating their company’s employee giving and corporate philanthropy initiatives.

Saving the World One Paycheck at a Time

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Workplace giving is a highly valued tradition offering benefits to employers, employees, nonprofits, and the people they help.  

But what would happen if employee giving programs didn’t exist? On the flipside, what would the world be like with MORE employee giving? 

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