10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.
Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.
Founder and CEO Bryan de Lottinville assumes Executive Chairperson position and Andrew Huddart joins as CEO
CALGARY, Alberta, June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Andrew Huddart has joined Benevity as Chief Executive Officer. Andrew is Benevity’s first successor to founder Bryan de Lottinville who has transitioned into a new role as Executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
As you begin the challenging process of opening up your offices, stores and facilities, or bringing your people back from furlough, it will be critical to foster belonging, inclusion and cultural safety. There’s a strong correlation between a sense of belonging at work, and commitment and motivation.
Your employees may be feeling some stress and anxiety, so their wellbeing is likely your top priority as you work to ensure both your people and your business thrive.
Responding to disasters is nothing new for those of us in the corporate grantmaking space. We react and respond in trying times to hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. But those disasters, while devastating, are usually confined to a specific geographic area or region. Today’s disaster, COVID-19, has no such boundaries and we’re all having to rethink how we work, what we should do and where we should focus our efforts.
Healing a world turned upside down by COVID-19 will require all of us — companies, governments, individuals and nonprofits — to work together. Since March, purpose-driven companies and their people donated $640 million dollars to more than 79,000 different causes and gave 786,000 hours of their time and completed 53,000 small acts of Goodness.
How your employee relief fund and employee giving program can work together
As we all continue to grapple with the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives and livelihoods, many people are struggling — and some of those people may be your employees. Many of Benevity's clients already have employee relief funds set up to help their people when unexpected circumstances arise — whether it’s an illness, injury or natural disaster. And just like we see in the wake of a hurricane or earthquake, right now your people likely fall into one of two categories: someone who needs support or someone who wants to support others.
Workplace giving is the starting point for building a generous, positive work environment. When you implement a comprehensive giving program, employees will naturally want to participate. Creating or revamping a program is only half the battle. As the excitement of a new program wears off (which it typically does), you might see a decrease in employee participation.
Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.
Politically Charged Events Drive Spikes in Donations, Indicating Social Issues Likely to Ignite People’s Passions During 2020 Election
CALGARY, Alberta, December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today released a report analyzing how current hot button political and social issues are impacting the charitable giving patterns of today’s top corporations.