Benojo weekly roundup – what’s happening in the giving space?

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the corporate and charity space. Here’s what’s causing waves globally, the things stirring up people like you and all the latest in the world of social good. Corporate philanthropy gets strategic

“Instead of simply asking workers to donate money to its charitable One Company Fund, Wellesley-based Benchmark organises a series of lighthearted events throughout the year, many of which seem to involve employees bidding for the right to knock their superiors down a peg: pie-ing a manager, or making a hotshot vice president repaint the break room.”

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Poverty Porn: Group uses fictitious children to boost fundraising

“Recently, an NPQ reader contributed an article on the slippery ethical slope of storytelling in fundraising, discussing the ugly pitfalls of usurping the stories of others. But what if the stories, compelling and tragic, are themselves completely made up? Where is the ethical line nonprofits should be wary of crossing when fundraising for a cause?”

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15 Things We Learned About Nonprofit Content Marketers [New Research]

In recent weeks, we released our 2015 B2B and B2C Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends, North America reports: the first rounds of findings from our annual content marketing survey. Now, for the second year, we’ll take a look at the content marketing practices of nonprofit professionals.”

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13 Disturbing Facts About Employee Engagement [Infographic]

“Last year, I had a viral post about some of the downfalls in employee engagement. Unfortunately, not much has changed and there are still some things around employee engagement that need to be fixed.”

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Supercharge CSR commitments employee engagement

“Employees are the drivers of reputation.  Happy employees usually equal profitable companies.  For these reasons, most companies are putting increased resources into improving their employee engagement metrics.”

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The advertising effect having a profound effect “Advertising is about behaviour change and behaviour change and insights is something we’re all involved in. It is something charities and not-for-profits have been and should be embracing and harnessing to full effect”

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The National Australia Bank’s Charitable Giving Index is in and our most generous suburb is… “The National Australia Bank’s Charitable Giving Index, which analysed donations to 600 charities in the 12 months to August this year, showed Myrtle Bank residents donated on average $209 per person to charity — more than two times the national average.”

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10 things you need to know about social and environmental investing “In a recent panel, experts shared their thoughts on responsible investment, from crowdfunding and financial education to the need for more regulation”

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Movember Campaign Shows That Moustaches Make a Difference

For those of you who have never heard of Movember (word mix from November and moustache), it’s a movement created in 2003 by the Australian organisation “Movember Foundation”. Their goal is to raise funds and awareness for the cancer research funds by encouraging men to grow moustaches in November as a symbol of two male diseases, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The movement was always know is known for its irreverent and always watered with great humour campaigns.”

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