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Benevity Data Shows That More People Gave More Money to Nonprofits in 2020 Than They Did Last Year

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple instances of racial injustice, 51 percent more people donated through corporate purpose programs in 2020, with 41 percent more dollars per donation
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that 51 percent more people donated through its platform from January through October 2020, giving 41 percent more dollars per donation, and culminating in an average of $64 per donation compared to $46 the year prior.

Loving Our Neighbor in a Time of Crisis: Stewardship Investing in all communities

Bringing a lens of Faith to the reality of low-to-moderate income communities during these challenging times
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by Stella Tai, Manager of Stewardship Investing Impact and Analysis for Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial 

Pursuing Justice Through Faith-Based Impact Investing

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by Amanda Joseph, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives at Calvert Impact Capital 

[WEBINAR] Making the Most of Your Annual Campaign in 2020

How to inspire engagement and drive impact in an unusual time
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With all of the change and disruption this year, CSR programs can be more impactful than ever. As your annual campaign plans begin to take shape, how can you channel the challenges of 2020 into fresh opportunities to build engagement and connection — and create real social impact — when it’s needed most?

Join Benevity's webinar on Sept. 24 to hear how TELUS and Genentech are turning a year of change into a year of impact. You’ll learn:

What's Driving Change in Our Community Investment Programs?

4 Key Forces Driving the CSR Evolution
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  • What impact is our program having? 
  • What difference are we making in the community through our philanthropic efforts? 
  • Why does our organization give money away? 
  • How will that help our business? 

Benevity Announces Steven Woods as Incoming Chief Technology Officer

Leading Corporate Purpose Platform Continues to Invest in Growth
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading global provider of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced that Steven Woods will be joining the executive team as Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1, 2020. Steven will be based in Toronto leading a technology team of more than 200 development, product management, analytics and enterprise platform professionals that spans Benevity’s Calgary, Victoria and Toronto offices.

Benevity Announces Finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards

Winners will be Celebrated at Benevity’s 7th Annual Goodness Matters Conference
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CALGARY, Alberta, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the list of finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards (aka: The Goodies), which recognize progressive companies harnessing the power of Goodness through a modern approach to corporate philanthropy, social responsibility and employee engagement.

Benevity Labs Report: Of the People, by the People, for the People

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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.

What does this mean for companies?

How Positive "Impact Bonds" Build on Strong Foundations

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by Benjamin Bailey, CFA, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial 

Praxis Mutual Fund shareholders expect us to invest with their values in mind. The Praxis Impact Bond Fund turned 25 this year and through the first half of the fund’s tenure we diligently focused on screening out holdings contrary to those shared values. In 2006, our eyes were opened by a public bond offering that showed us what positive impact bonds (those bonds that make a positive impact on the climate and/or communities) could do.

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