Benojo weekly roundup – what’s happening in the giving space?
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.
We spoke to Catherine Eyre on why people are important
Specialist recruiter 2discover is a business that is firmly focused on people. And that’s a wonderful thing when it’s in the hands of a managing director as passionate and engaged as Catherine Eyre. We spoke with her to discover what she does to ensure her business ethics align with the business's output.
5 companies doing corporate philanthropy right
Some companies just get it. They understand that nonprofits are out there fighting to make the world a better place, so they institute corporate giving programs that provide more funds, in more ways, to more organisations.
Two popular ways that companies donate to nonprofits are:
1. Matching gift programs – Corporations match employee donations to eligible nonprofits, thus doubling or tripling donations.
2. Volunteer grant programs – Businesses award money to nonprofits in exchange for employee efforts at those nonprofits.
Like Tom Brady with a football, some companies make corporate giving look easy, and they accomplish great feats as if doing so is simply in their nature.
Triple Pundit outlined five companies that deserve an MVP trophy for corporate philanthropy:
Sam Simon, 'Simpsons' producer and philanthropist, dies at 59
Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer who helped develop The Simpsons, made millions after leaving the show in 1993 and then donated his riches to charity, has died, his foundation announced on Monday. He was 59.
Why a company’s social stance should matter to content marketers
Companies like Ben & Jerry’s are making a real difference. They create unique content based on their values, not their ‘industry area’. They talk about subjects and create news that is aligned to what they believe in as a business and they place as much emphasis on this as they do their product. In fact, they often merge the two – the ‘I Dough, I Dough’ campaign being an example of their push for marriage equality. By taking a stance they are showing the human side of their business, the passion behind what drives them and their desire to use their weight in the industry to try and drive positive social change.
Not only does it make them a responsible, human company but it makes their messaging completely unique and genuine.
Promise or Pay takes charity work to new level
Jay Boolkin knew he'd have to get creative for his charity foundation to be noticed, and so he built it on the premise of a basic human desire: to achieve goals. Promise or Pay encourages people to set themselves a goal – Boolkin says these range from weight loss to breaking a nail-biting habit, and everything in between – and ask for donations if they keep their promise. And if they don't keep it? Well, that's when the promise breaker has to pay up.
Can Bitcoin revolutionise charitable giving?
The media loves talking about the use cases of Bitcoin that are less glorifying and more horrifying. So I am going to take this space on Newsbtc, to talk about the use cases of Bitcoin that are more glorifying and less horrifying. More specifically about how the Bitcoin and the Dogecoins are starting to become a stronger force in charitable giving