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3 Trends Shaping Today's Top CSR Programs

How to Lead the Charge in Doing Good
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Today’s employees want more than a paycheck. They want purpose. And consumers expect more than a product. They expect companies to take the lead in championing positive social change…  

Check out our latest eBook to learn:

Top 10 Charitable Causes Trending (So Far!) In 2018

See What’s Currently Shaping Employee Giving
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Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!

Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up. 

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.

Webinar: Doing Good Looks Different in 2018

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We’ve seen a big trend this year with leading CSR programs shifting their approach to doing good by putting their people at the center—and they’re driving more employee engagement and social impact as a result. How are they doing it?

Watch our recent webinar, “Doing Good Looks Different in 2018,” to learn how these companies are maximizing their impact by leveraging three key ingredients: responsiveness, democratization and inclusivity.

From Tikka Masala to Congee, Campus Dining Trends Go Beyond Chicken Tenders & Pizza

Sodexo, Which Runs Dining Services at More Than 600 U.S. Colleges and Universities, Names Top Dining Trends
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – College dining halls these days look more like the popular food halls in cities throughout the US and Canada then like the cafeterias that many alumni remember. Today’s students have sophisticated palates and dining services reflect this.

Five Trends Shaping CSR Today: A Webinar From Catalist and Blackbaud on August 21st

Join Brittany Hill, CEO and co-founder of Catalist, as she gives a sneak peek to a much-anticipated session at this year’s bbcon—Leading CSR Trends: Powering New Relationships Between Corporations and Nonprofits.
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2018 has been a significant year for corporate responsibility, with many companies placing a heightened focus on this area particularly after BlackRock's announcement in January regarding their investment requirements. Are you aware of other prominent themes that have developed over the course of the year? For example, are you prepared to refine your list of partners based on the brand shift away from multiple partners to a few targeted and select nonprofit partners?

Five Food Trends for 2018

Sodexo Chefs Say Plant Forward and Fermented Foods Will Be on the Menu
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rainbow bagels, unicorn food and milkshakes as big as a person’s head are so yesterday.  What will be on plates over the next 12 months? As 2018 arrives, culinary leaders at Sodexo, the leader in Quality of Life Services, have named their food trends for the year. Kevin Cecilio, Sodexo’s senior director, culinary innovations, believes these five trends will be on the table over the next 12 months.

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2018 Corporate Giving Trends: What Last Year Taught Us About the True Role of Companies in Today’s Society

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January is a time for new beginnings, with many reflecting on the events of 2017 and how our beliefs, practices and sense of purpose evolved as a result. What did we learn that we can carry forward into 2018 as we reach for even greater goals?

How Millennials are using Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

How the Case Foundation Influences Capital
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by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation 

For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.

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