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

benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the corporate giving 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.

The industry with the happiest employees, and how you can follow its lead

Are some industries destined to have a happy workforce, while others will be left with sullen workers who are unhappy with their career prospects?

One possible answer to the question comes from research conducted by TINYpulse, whose 2015 Best Industry Ranking Report reveals some interesting insights into the happiest (and unhappiest) industries around.

The TINYpulse report surveyed more than 30,000 employees from more than 500 companies on their overall job satisfaction, coming up with the following results:

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Who is silicon valley's most effective global giver? 

It’s a an impossible question to answer but David Callahan suggests that Ed Scott (who works in software and investments) could be it – why? “Because he understands the importance of policy and advocacy better than most funders, particularly in the tech world, where government action is often seen as yesterday's solution.”

An interesting read!

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17 Great HR resources for entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur is hard work, and one of the biggest struggles you’ll encounter is learning how to wear so many different hats on a day-to-day basis. Running your own human resources department can be one of the hardest of these challenges to take on, especially considering the number of legal requirements involved and how much can go wrong if you ignore them. To start, check out any of the following resources.

All of these tools can help you effectively manage your HR needs, giving you the time needed to focus on what you do best.

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Study reveals: research and philanthropy play pivotal role in cancer battle

A new study into childhood cancer research has highlighted the important role of collaboration with philanthropic organisations in Australia in overcoming critical funding challenges facing researchers in the battle against the disease.

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Coen Ashton’s Australian foundation focusing on organ donation

Coen was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic condition that affects mainly the lungs and digestion. Coen has spent a third of his first 15 years admitted to hospital.  At the age of 8 he was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes.

Coen’s lungs deteriorated to a point that he required a double lung transplant to survive. Coen finding the silver lining in every situation decided to use his dire situation to promote organ donation.

At the age of 13 Coen became the youngest person to jet ski the 2000 kilometre length of the Murray River, and all the while he needed a double lung transplant. He signed 100 new names to the Organ Donor Register along the way.

Coen will also soon be using Benojo to help make this happen! Using our technology to form relationships with businesses, generate donations and create some amazing stories along the way. We’ll keep you posted!

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Cancer council gets ready for big fundraiser

SET a date, gather your mates and pop the kettle on - it's time to raise your cups and tip the balance in the fight against cancer as part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

Cancer Council's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is enjoyed by more than a million people each year, and collectively over more than two decades of tea partying, the event has raised around $121 million for the fight against cancer.

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Do you have something to share with us? Comment below or feel free to contact us to see how we can help your business or charity connect with others in the giving space.