Bespoke Grants Management Product Extends Reach and Impact of Benevity’s Holistic Approach to Corporate Goodness
CALGARY, AB, March 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ –Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and purpose-driven employee engagement software, today announced that it is acquiring Versaic Inc., a leading grants, donation and sponsorship management solution provider to more than 100 of the world’s largest companies.
Get the Most Out of Your Corporate Philanthropy Programs
The Albertsons Companies Foundation is known for making an impact in the communities where it does business. Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director, has transformed the organization’s charitable giving from program-based to a comprehensive strategy that supports business and community needs.
A Conversation with Christy Duncan Anderson of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and Andy Cummings of Versaic
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of The Albertsons Companies Foundation, for a conversation about what can be the Holy Grail for many corporate philanthropy teams – moving from a program-centric charitable giving focus to one that’s truly strategy-driven. Christy shared her ideas, her inspirations and well as a few lessons learned from her 6-year tenure with the organization.
When #GivingTuesday launched in 2012, it provided a counterpoint to two massive celebrations of consumerism: Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, and Cyber Monday. Now some of us will do just about anything to avoid shopping, but both days are intended to lure people out of their post-Thanksgiving food coma to jumpstart the holiday retail season.
That title might seem surprising coming from a grants management software company, but it’s a reality we face every day with our clients. There is no shortcut to achieving impact with your philanthropy programs. Simply buying a grants system to measure outcomes won’t get you to greater insight or greater impact. You need a plan and that’s not something you generally look to your software vendor to provide. But it turns out that we’re pretty good sidekicks when it comes to getting that all-important plan in place.
Insights from The Albertsons Companies Foundation and Versaic
This Thursday Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director, The Albertsons Companies Foundation, and Andy Cummings, Director, Client Solutions at Versaic, will be participating in a webcast hosted by ACCP. The topic -- Crafting a Charitable Giving Strategy – is one that interests (and challenges) many of the organizations we work with.
During Women’s History Month in March, the JetBlue Foundation (who, as luck would have it, is a Versaic client) hosted 75 girls between the ages of 8 and 12 to learn what it’s like to “Fly Like a Girl” at a hangar in New York’s JFK airport.
Anyone can get cold feet when it comes to migrating to a new software solution or implementing a brand new system to tackle any kind of complex process. Managing corporate philanthropy is no different and based on the stories I’ve heard, people have good reasons to be reluctant to change.
It doesn’t have to be that way, however, and the best way to illustrate that is to share a story about Alaska Airlines.