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Benevity Releases Special 2020 COVID-19 Relief Report as Part of #GivingTuesdayNow

Data from over 500 companies identifies how businesses are leading with purpose during a global crisis
Press Release

CALGARY, Alberta, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today released a special COVID-19 Relief report, Leading with Purpose in Extraordinary Times. The report examines data from over 500 purpose-driven companies between March 1 and April 30, highlighting how businesses are activating their people and communities during a global crisis.

Expanding Our COVID-19 Relief Response for #GivingTuesdayNow

by Franz Paasche, SVP Corporate Affairs
Blog

The Coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on people, businesses, and charities around the world, from individuals caring for sick family members, to hospital workers on the front lines, to local small businesses struggling to stay afloat. We’re experiencing unprecedented disruption to every facet of life during these uncertain times.  

All the Ways to Support COVID-19 Relief on #GivingTuesdayNow

Press Release

May 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ Extending its long-standing relationship with GivingTuesday, PayPal has today announced it is supporting #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity as an urgent response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. On #GivingTuesdayNow, PayPal is coming together with companies and organizations around the world to support this new initiative in a time of great need.  

Alkermes Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support Innovative Programs Helping Vulnerable Patient Communities

Summary: 

- Special Edition of Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program Designed to Support COVID-19-Related Needs of People Affected by Addiction, Serious Mental Illness or Cancer -

- Applications Now Open for Submission Through May 20, 2020 -

Press Release

- Special Edition of Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program Designed to Support COVID-19-Related Needs of People Affected by Addiction, Serious Mental Illness or Cancer -

- Applications Now Open for Submission Through May 20, 2020 -

Foundations Can Increase Payouts: Here’s How

Blog

In these times of crisis, foundations have an opportunity to help by increasing their payout.

The payout decision should never simply default to the 5% floor. It should be a decision made annually that balances investment returns and inflation with the foundation’s charitable purpose and the timely needs of those it serves.

Read why it's OK to pay out more than 5%, from FSG co-founder Mark R. Kramer >

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Subaru of America Heads to Pawnee as Sponsor of “Parks and Recreation” Reunion Special

Automaker Continues Feeding America® Partnership with New Pledge to Match Donations up to $150,000 for COVID-19 Response Fund
Press Release

CAMDEN, NJ, April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. announced it will sponsor NBC and Universal Television’s all-original “A Parks and Recreation Special,” a charitable telecast set to air Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, and will match consumer donations up to $150,000 to benefit Feeding America®’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Get Ready to Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, the New Global Day of Giving, on May 5

Ideas & Resources for Companies, Nonprofits, and Individual Donors
Blog

Coronavirus has changed – everything. Yet, we know when people unite around a common cause, real and lasting change happens.

The Impact of COVID-19 on CSR Funding for Indian NGOs

Blog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached India, the focus of NGOs and CSR funders has been—correctly—on addressing immediate relief activities, from providing supplies to migrants to giving targeted support to end-beneficiaries. However, this near-term work may have an unintended adverse long-term impact on NGOs, especially those with significant CSR funding.

International Paper Provides Funding to Mid-South Food Bank

Donation provides additional support to fight food insecurity in the company’s hometown
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – International Paper has made a $220,000 donation to Mid-South Food Bank to support year-round hunger relief efforts. The donation is above and beyond the company’s recurring $100,000 pledge to support the organization’s ability to respond to food insecurity in its 31-county service region.

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