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Plan Your Corporate Philanthropy & Volunteer Programs Around the Cause Awareness Calendar

These days there is a day, week or month for almost every cause, charity, nonprofit (or food!). When planning your corporate philanthropy, community relations, corporate giving, or volunteer programs, it’s always good do know what days or months you want to highlight that align with your company or employees’ interest. To make life easier, below is our cause awareness calendar –...
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Corporate Philanthropy Increases in 2014

    Charitable giving increased in 2014 – surpassing the pre-recession mark.  Giving USA’s report revealed their new figures for 2014.  After reaching $355 billion in 2007, giving dropped 15 percent to $303 billion in 2009, according to the Giving USA data, which is figured in inflation-adjusted dollars.  Our chart below shows how giving has changed among individuals,...
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Do Good & Do Well: The Business Case for Charitable Giving

In 2013 corporate philanthropy accounted for five percent (or $16.76 billion) of the total giving in the U.S.  While corporate giants account for millions in giving, the vast majority of the U.S. is made up of small businesses, those with less than 500 employees that also generously give.  More importantly, small and medium businesses are even more prevalent in south Florida and their biggest...
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Looking to Have a Long Term Relationship with a Nonprofit? 5 Ways to Vet a Charity

If you’re looking for Mr. or Mrs. “Right” you know it can be hard.  So is finding the right charity to give your time and money to.   Whether you’re an individual or a company, you want a long-term relationship with your nonprofit. Similar to dating, there are a lot of “fish” out there and the nonprofit world is no different.  There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States...
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6 National Corporate Volunteer Programs

6 National  Corporate Volunteering Programs Employee engagement programs come in several forms based on a company’s goals and objectives as well as which employee engagement program best fits a company’s culture. Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO): Companies allow employees time off to volunteer during the workweek by setting a designated number of hours a year (such as 4, 8, or 16 hours...
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Nonprofits Make Our World Prettier Place During the Holidays

Although Florida winters are a little warmer than the rest of the country, Fort Lauderdale doesn’t let that stop it from embracing the holiday spirit. For many, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and many nonprofits and neighborhoods take pride in making our world a prettier place during the holiday season. So if you are looking for some holiday cheer or missing your “white...
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