The question on all of our minds of course, is: What’s next?
At Benevity, we continue to see firsthand what companies and their people can do. Since March 1st, hundreds of our clients, their employees and customers have given $640 million in donations and grants, with daily donation volume through our platform increasing by a whopping 134 percent through the month of April. They’ve run hundreds of volunteering campaigns, issued grants, donated products, matched donations and engaged employees in countless acts of goodness.
Healing a world turned upside down by COVID-19 will require all of us — companies, governments, individuals and nonprofits — to work together. Since March, purpose-driven companies and their people donated $640 million dollars to more than 79,000 different causes and gave 786,000 hours of their time and completed 53,000 small acts of Goodness.
In early March, before COVID-19 transformed daily life here in the U.S., Pro Bono Perspectives host and CEO of Common Impact Danielle Holly sat down with Nick Savarese, Executive Director of the Flutie Foundation, to discuss autism, nonprofit leadership, cross-sector partnerships, talent retention and purpose, all of which are still very much relevant today.
More than 600 purpose-driven brands already using Benevity to drive positive business and social impact
CALGARY, Alberta, April 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the Benevity app was selected as a finalist in the App category of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards.
How your employee relief fund and employee giving program can work together
As we all continue to grapple with the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives and livelihoods, many people are struggling — and some of those people may be your employees. Many of Benevity's clients already have employee relief funds set up to help their people when unexpected circumstances arise — whether it’s an illness, injury or natural disaster. And just like we see in the wake of a hurricane or earthquake, right now your people likely fall into one of two categories: someone who needs support or someone who wants to support others.
Many of the lessons learned from 9/11, the 2008 recession, SARS, natural disasters, and other times of crisis have provided companies with a strong foundation for the response to COVID-19. The world’s leading companies know this is a time to focus on corporate purpose and values and to think about the way they lead today with an eye towards the long term and getting us through this period of time.
By now, you’ve probably received at least a hundred emails from the companies you do business with outlining the measures they are taking to maintain business during this time, and the precautions they are implementing to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Open and transparent communication is absolutely essential at a time like this, and we have done the same…
And we want to convey a different message as well.