At the recent SILC 2019 conference, Pete Karns, VP of Operations at CyberGrants, met and talked with CyberGrants clients about the state of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs
By Pete Karns, VP Operations
One of the great parts of my role at CyberGrants is the strategic interaction with our clients. I love our clients. The energy and passion for what they do – across grant making and employee programs – is contagious. Our clients quite literally change the world for the better, sometimes on a large scale, and always on an individual scale. At the recent SILC 2019 conference, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of our clients about the state of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
List Honors Most Generous Contributors to Bay Area Nonprofits and Celebrates the Impact of Corporate Purpose
CALGARY, Alberta, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today celebrated more than 30 client companies named to San Francisco Business Times’ list of the Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists—16 of which placed in the Top 25.
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