The Mentoring Movement: Stand for Something, Stand with Someone
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly begins season 2 of Pro Bono Perspectives with a call to turn our aspirations into plans and impact. She introduces the first guest of the season, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro, and other upcoming guests who are changing lives for the better, including PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne and VeraWorks President & Founder and job purposing pioneer Bea Boccalandro.
Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.
Politically Charged Events Drive Spikes in Donations, Indicating Social Issues Likely to Ignite People’s Passions During 2020 Election
CALGARY, Alberta, December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today released a report analyzing how current hot button political and social issues are impacting the charitable giving patterns of today’s top corporations.
Reflecting on Trends in Volunteering, Philanthropy, Corporate Activism and Disaster Resiliency
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In the season 1 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly looks back on more than a year of social impact conversations with insightful, inspiring change leaders across sectors and industries.
Again this year, people around the world came together for another record-setting day of giving. With estimates coming in at over $500 million in the US alone, and growth at nearly 28% over 2018*, the impact of Giving Tuesday has been enormous. We’re proud to announce that our clients made an incredible impact on the overall contributions collected, and new records were set this year.
This holiday season, Cisco has a lot to be grateful for: 35 years of business growth and, today, the launch of our 15th corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. This was my first time shepherding the process of producing a CSR report for a company the size of Cisco, and it was a doozy: we connected with over 90 individuals across the business to collect all the data related to the company’s social, environmental, and governance performance. Content development took 5 months and at 200+ pages, this report could break your toe if you dropped the hard copy. Luckily it’s digital-only.
We are all so acclimated to the fantastical array of personal and business technology in our lives. It’s boggling to consider that just 20 years ago, we managed with no Uber, no streaming, no FaceTime, no backup cameras, no YouTube, no DropBox. Even the grande dame iPhone has only been around since 2007. Personally, I’d sure have a tough time getting through my week with no Spotify.
Happy Giving Tuesday! In honor of this exciting day of charity, we're returning to host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly's conversation with Tim Smith, Senior Director of The Boston Foundation and Head of Pledge 1% Boston. Tim and Danielle discuss the importance of strategic cross-sector partnerships and how philanthropy includes much more than just donating money, like volunteering and giving resources or expertise.
Last week, almost 100 employees volunteered at our Rise Against Hunger meal packing event in St. Louis, MO to assemble 25,000 meals for those in need. Thank you to all our volunteers who contributed to the 200 hours of service during the event.