National Geographic Recognizes Young Scientists, Engineers and Educators as 2016 Emerging Explorers


The National Geographic Society has announced this year's class of Emerging Explorers, a group of scientists, conservationists and educators still early in their careers whose work is already pushing the boundaries of their chosen fields. The class consists of 13 young scientists, each of whom will receive a grant of $10,000 to support continued research and exploration.

Passion Projects: Aligning Company Initiatives and Personal Values

This time, it's personal

For most of the modern era, corporate giving and individual passions have been mostly siloed, as employee programs focused more on encouraging people to give to charities chosen by the company. Now, companies are beginning to embrace “The Power of And,” which encompasses both vertical and horizontal engagement. That’s the scenario where the vertical pillars or specific charities in a company’s social responsibility strategy are complemented by a more horizontal or grassroots focus powered by the passions and interests of its people.

[Free eBook] Today's Guide to Workplace Giving Success

Want to get more engagement in your workplace giving program?

Has your company made a commitment to workplace giving, employee engagement or simply doing Good? If so, you may have already discovered it’s not always easy to achieve the goals you set out. Especially in a workplace that will soon be dominated by millennials, the rules of the game have shifted and you could probably use a revised rulebook right about now.

Benevity Acquires GrantStream, Offering Single, Integrated Solution that Delivers Greater Engagement and Impact

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CALGARY, AB, November 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Benevity Inc., the leading global supplier of workplace giving and volunteer management software, announced the acquisition of GrantStream, a long-recognized leader in grants management software.

Grants, Matches, Impact!


In the ramp-up to the Fall giving season, one way that progressive CSR teams are creating more impact in their employee programs is by using their grant budgets. Here’s how: 

"De-silo" your philanthropic budget to maximize impact

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.

How Starwood Went From Strategy to Impact

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Originally posted on Versaic's YouTube channel.

Getting your philanthropy program to impact is easier than you think. Watch this short video about the evolution behind Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's grants program. Getting your philanthropy program to impact is easier than you think - learn from their journey and how they evolved their grants program to focus on results, outcomes, and impact.

[eBook] Improve Your Grantmaking as a Part of CSR

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It is no exaggeration to say that the current system of application and reporting has grantseekers and grantmakers alike drowning in paperwork and distracted from purpose. Read this free eBook to find out how grantmakers can reduce the burden on their grantees, to free up their time to produce better results with the grantmaker's dollars.


The Rensselaerville Institute and Versaic Partner to Drive Impact Initiatives for Grantmakers

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DELMAR, NY and SAN MATEO, CA, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) and Versaic announced a partnership today that will bring new capabilities to grant makers committed to building and improving impact through their philanthropic giving. The shared vision for this partnership is that every giving organization gets the highest impact for every dollar that goes out the door.


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