Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized philanthropy (i.e., foundations and funds) need to get their own houses in order before they worry about such issues as renewing democracy. In fact, one writer suggested that I write about what democracy can do to renew philanthropy!
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Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen.
When a cause needs to process a paper donation check, it creates costly administrative work. Non-profits must deposit checks individually and issue manual tax receipts to each donor. Checks also get lost in the mail or worse, sit uncashed!
Electronic payments cut down on manual administration time and reduce costs. Unlike other software providers in this space, Benevity sends the majority (88% in 2018!) of payments processed through our platform electronically, with funds arriving within 30 days.
The demand for employee giving and volunteering programs that stretch across borders is growing. Last year, we saw a whopping 85% increase in the adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution. More than half a million new users logged into the cloud-based program that enables employees across global offices to support causes inside and outside of their home countries.
In an amazing display of strength, PSEG employees participated in the tenth annual Tank Pull competition this past weekend, raising money for veterans.
At the event, competitors in teams of twenty volunteers try to move an 80,000 pound tank mounted on a flatbed truck.
Congratulations once again go to the two PSEG teams for not only participating in the “quick pull” and the “minimum weight pull” events – but also for winning first place in their respective fundraising categories.
The two PSEG teams were the IBEW Local 94 “Pullin’ Badgers” and the “Power Rangers.”
Iron Mountain securely shreds 111,000 pounds of documents
DETROIT, June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Residents participating in the annual Comerica Bank Shred Day in Southeast Michigan securely shredded approximately 111,000 pounds of documents, which was the largest total collected at a single site by Iron Mountain over the 12-year history of Comerica’s metro Detroit Shred Day.
Held at the bank’s operations center in Livonia, approximately 1,200 vehicles proceeded through the line to take advantage of the free service during the five-hour event. For the first time, Detroit’s Shred Day tallied over 100,000 pounds of documents at one location.
100 Percent of the Proceeds Raised from Igloo’s OR Auction will be Donated
DENVER, Colo., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, world-renowned artist David Rollyn and Igloo are teaming up at this year’s Outdoor Retailer to customize Igloo Playmates for auction during the Summer Market Show. Rollyn will be at the Igloo booth (#36120-UL) to create unique pieces of art where 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the auction will benefit Keep America Beautiful®.