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Businesses Have a Unique Opportunity to Help Communities Effectively Recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

By Jim Starr

What happens when the cameras and first responders leave the Hurricane Harvey and Irma scenes? Donations dry up quickly and the media moves on to the next big story. Unfortunately, that’s when the people and communities affected by these storms get the least community support, but need it most.

September 12th Webinar: Most Effective Way for Businesses to Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma Recovery

Unleashing the power of long-term support through employee giving & matching gifts

About 70 to 80 percent of money donated in the wake of a disaster goes to immediate relief efforts. While those efforts are important, ensuring long-term support is crucial to effectively helping affected communities rebuild and fully recover. 

How can businesses most effectively ensure long-term support for those affected by major disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma?

The Walt Disney Company and KTRK-TV Houston Commit to $1 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief


The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station KTRK in Houston today jointly announced a $1 million cash commitment to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

10 Companies Engaging Employees Through Exemplary Matching Gift and Grant Programs


Matching gift programs do a lot to encourage employee loyalty, and many companies include added perks with their matching gift programs.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Uber Partner to Provide a Reliable Alternative to Help People Get Home Safely


In 1986, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) introduced a new phrase into the general lexicon – the designated driver. Thirty years later, it is a phrase that continues to be used today to describe a non-drinking driver who drives someone who has been drinking.

This week, we’ve taken another step forward in our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® by enhancing our partnership by naming Uber as our official designated driver app.

How Matching Gifts Unlock Fundraising Potential For Nonprofits


What would you say if we told you that there was a untapped resource at your nonprofit’s fingertips that could have the potential to double your average donation amount? Sounds too good to be true, right? Not so … It actually exists! (And, by the way, it’s free.)

“Matching Gifts” is a phrase covering corporate programs where employers match employee donations, usually dollar-for-dollar. Many charities and nonprofits know about Matching Gifts, but the fundraising potential of these programs often goes overlooked by nonprofits.

From Boomers to Millennials: How to Design an Employee Giving Program that Engages All of Your People


Read the full article on Triple Pundit.

By Bryan de Lottinville

We’re approaching that time of year again, when charities start to make end-of-year fundraising asks, and employers launch what, for most, is their annual workplace giving campaign.

UN 2030 - Jump In and Help… It’ll Be Fun and So Worth It!


When most of us hear of the United Nations, we think of activities such as their aid work for refugees, eradicating diseases such as malaria or supplying blue-uniformed peace-keeping forces in places like Africa.

Employee Recognition’s Incredible Influence on Workplace Satisfaction


A strengthening U.S. economy and an improving job market suggest that the tide is shifting in favor of employees… giving them greater leverage to demand higher wages and a friendlier workplace or options so they can more easily switch jobs.


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