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Helping in Houston: Employees Step up Following Historic Hurricane

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Medtronic employees took action – including one man who put work on hold and rescued flood victims trapped in their homes.
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On one street, eerie silence. On another, people screaming for help.

And water everywhere.

Dodging submerged cars and picket fences, their boat’s propeller had already sustained damage. They knew it wouldn’t last much longer, but they had to keep going.

There were more families needing to be rescued.

Michael McDaniel is a Medtronic employee and a proud Texas-native. The 38-year old lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. But he grew up in Houston.

Volunteers Put Work on Hold and Serve in Puerto Rico

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It’s a departure from their day job.

“A week ago, I was at my desk looking over financial reports,” laughs Kamrin Helland.

But this week, Kamrin, a marketing leader at Medtronic, finds herself in Puerto Rico with a team full of software engineers, IT technicians, and field reps. 

Typically, they’re behind computer screens and meeting with surgeons. Not scrubbing walls or resealing roofs.

“This is out of our comfort zone,” she says. “But it’s worth it.”

Bacardi Partners with Sands Cares to Assemble Hygiene Kits for Veterans, Women and Children

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In March, Sands Bethlehem hosted the Bacardi Group and their team of 60 employees over two days with meetings and dinners. As part of their visit, they wanted to participate in a community service project as a team building event. Sands Cares is the company’s global corporate giving program, where we have pledged our responsibility to the communities where we operate by providing opportunities for Team Members, guests and clients to extend their reach to

Medtronic Is Back to Full Production in Puerto Rico

All production lines at all facilities are operating at pre-hurricane levels.
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When visitors arrive at any of the Medtronic production facilities in Puerto Rico, they can’t tell by looking that a hurricane had devastated this area just weeks earlier.

They don’t notice on the production line either.

Every production line, for every product at every Medtronic facility in Puerto Rico is now operating at pre-hurricane levels.

Electronic Payments Made Through the Benevity Platform Reach an All-Time High of 87 Percent

Modernizing giving through electronic payments maximizes benefit to companies, employees and charities
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CALGARY, AB, May 1, 2018 /3BL Media/  –  Benevity,  Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced that electronic payments made to charities and nonprofit organizations through its platform have reached an all-time high—a direct result of the company’s leadership in making corporate giving more democratic, simple and streamlined on a global scale.

Creating Authentic Volunteering Programs that Matter

Highlights from Benevity's #NVW Twitter Chat
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National Volunteer Week (NVW) takes place annually—but it's just one out of every 52 weeks. So, how do you ensure that employees are encouraged to make a difference and take the opportunity to volunteer through their workplace all year round?

On April 17, Benevity invited Spring Lacy and Amy Sulzman of Prudential Financial, as well as TELUS, Volunteer Canada and Realized Worth, to chat about the importance of engaging, impactful and employee-first volunteer programs and more in Benevity's #NVW2018 Twitter Chat.

Creating Authentic Volunteering Programs that Matter

Highlights from Benevity's #NVW Twitter Chat
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National Volunteer Week (NVW) takes place annually—but it's just one out of every 52 weeks. So, how do you ensure that employees are encouraged to make a difference and take the opportunity to volunteer through their workplace all year round?

On April 17, Benevity invited Spring Lacy and Amy Sulzman of Prudential Financial, as well as TELUS, Volunteer Canada and Realized Worth, to chat about the importance of engaging, impactful and employee-first volunteer programs and more in Benevity's #NVW2018 Twitter Chat.

The Business of Goodness

TELUS proves a purpose-driven company culture can be a brand differentiator
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Companies like TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, have found that weaving giving, volunteering and grantmaking into the fabric of their company culture has far-reaching benefits like:

How Nike Trained Up Volunteer Champions for Their CSR Program

Shaping the next generation of social citizens
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Every CSR leader wants to make it easier for employees to be engaged in their communities, but facilitating connections between team members and local charities is often challenging.

Learn how Nike overcomes this challenge by training up their people as volunteering champions. With this approach, Nike employees gain a sense of ownership in their Goodness program and, in turn, the company helps charities garner more support for their causes through the Benevity platform.

Podcast | Data-Driven CSR: A Conversation With Daryl Brewster and Carmen Perez of CECP

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud (@blackbaud), speaks with Daryl Brewster, CEO, and Carmen Perez, Director of Data Insights at CECP (@CECPtweets), about the continued evolution of companies being a force for good in solving societal problems.

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