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How Electronic Payments Can Help You Scale Your Corporate Giving Program

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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.

More and More Employees Want to Support Causes Across Borders—Here’s Why (and How!) Companies Are Getting Involved

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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.

Keep America Beautiful Announces 50 Organizations Receive 2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants

National Nonprofit Provides Grant Funding, Resources; 2018 Program Delivered Average Reduction in Cigarette Butt Litter of 62 Percent
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it has awarded 50 grants to Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partner organizations for its 2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program® (CLPP), designed to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.  

Dow, Keep America Beautiful Open Fourth Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant Program for up to $125,000

Through July 12, 2019, communities are eligible to apply for grants to establish local plastics recovery program
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MIDLAND, Mich., April 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Dow is again teaming up with national nonprofit and long-standing collaborator Keep America Beautiful® to award up to $125,000 in grants for organizations to establish the Hefty® EnergyBag® program in their communities.

Make Every Dollar Count: Is Your Cash Sleeping with the Right Partners?

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by Annie McShiras, Investment Associate, Self-Help Federal Credit Union 

Impact investing has emerged as a major force in philanthropy. Last year the Global Impact Investing Network conducted a survey showing that the estimated value of the impact investing sector doubled between 2017 and 2018, increasing from $114 Billion to $228 Billion in assets under management. The rise of impact investing signals a shift from a “do-no-harm” approach to a demand for investments that actively produce measurable positive social and environmental outcomes.

Partners in Education of Toledo Receives $25,000 FCA Foundation Grant to Support Youth Literacy

Funding helps provide critical one-to-one literacy tutoring to help K-3 students gain skills and confidence in reading and writing
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TOLEDO, Ohio, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Recently, Partners in Education was awarded a $25,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support youth literacy via the Mentors in Toledo Schools program.

Wells Fargo Donates $200,000 for New Mexico Housing, Education and Small Business Efforts

New Mexico NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to three nonprofits
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $200,000 in donations to three local nonprofits to support housing, education and small business programs for New Mexico residents.

“It’s always a great day when we see positive and lasting change taking place,” said David Hockmuth, New Mexico region bank president. “The meaningful work being done by these nonprofits will improve lives and strengthen communities, and that is what we all want. Together, we are committed to making progress.”

We Are Only Half As Good As We Want to Be

Here are 3 things companies are doing about it this charitable season.
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Last year, we saw seismic shifts in the causes people supported as we also crossed the $400 billion giving mark for the first time. We saw more people and companies give more than ever before, which is heartening in what has felt like a time of tension, crisis and unprecedented natural and “man-made” disasters.

Yet despite these seemingly huge numbers, most Americans are only half as charitable as they intend. 

How Companies Can Make a BIG Impact This Charitable Season

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More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures. 

Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.

Duke Energy Foundation Awards Florida Nonprofits More Than $500,000 in Grants to Enhance Access to the Arts, Promote Diversity

Company invests more than $504,000 in 55 arts and culture nonprofit agencies to enhance community vitality
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Strengthening communities by promoting diversity and increasing access to the arts is among the many ways the Duke Energy Foundation proudly supports Florida. Grants totaling $504,568 have been awarded to 55 nonprofit organizations within the company's service territory.

Duke Energy's support is helping organizations fulfill their missions across the state. Top grant recipients include philanthropic programs that encourage Hispanic business development, access to the arts, filmmaking and community development.

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