CHARLESTON, S.C. May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today releases data insights into companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) response to COVID-19. Data was collected via Blackbaud’s YourCause CSRconnect solution, which houses corporate program details and its employees’ engagement within CSR programs. Results show that companies are stepping up to support customers and employees during the pandemic. Key insights include:
Program will provide urgently needed assistance for immunocompromised individuals impacted by COVID-19
LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/-- Team Rubicon (TR), in collaboration with Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), has announced “The COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program”. The program will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is having the largest impact on the poor and displaced, who have few resources to cope with disease or the global economic downturn.
To aid humanitarian relief in the US and around the world, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation donated $2.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross. The international network of 14 million volunteers has mobilized to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, provide basic aid and deliver lifesaving information to people in desperate need.
A new analysis gauges countries’ digital readiness
As businesses and governments worldwide scramble to adjust to social distancing, they are often turning to online tools, from webinar platforms to digital payments to social media for advertising. But as a new analysis from The Fletcher School at Tufts University shows, not all countries are ready for this new normal. Like the many other disparities laid bare by this pandemic, the digital divide is quickly becoming apparent.
In 2017, Cisco launched a five-year, $10 million partnership with Mercy Corps called “Technology for Impact.” The aim was to combine Cisco’s resources and technology with Mercy Corps’ extensive experience in the humanitarian sector to accelerate scale and social impact. Now in its third year, Tech for Impact has reached nearly seven million people in 29 countries.
With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings and stronger organizations.
May 8 at 12pm ET: Places matter for stress and immunity
The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to disrupt our society as we know it, for many becoming a matter of life or death. While there is ongoing research & development work to identify solutions to address the pandemic, managed or expanded access to medicines is now more critical than ever to help address some of the urgent patient needs at various COVID-19 epicenters.
Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director Corporate Social Responsibility
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in the United States, and it sure will be a memorable one! As I write this, UNESCO estimates that more than 70% of students around the world are impacted by educational institution closures due to COVID-19. In the U.S. alone, Education Week estimates that over 55 million students are out of school.