Calgary, AB – January 11, 2017 – Benevity Inc., the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and community investment software, announced that it surpassed $1 billion in donations to almost 105,000 charities in 2016. In just the last two years, donations to nonprofits through Benevity have increased fivefold.
“It is heartening to see this kind of progress, both for our people, our clients and the pro-social landscape,” said Bryan de Lottinville, founder and CEO of Benevity. “More HR professionals and company executives are appreciating the role that CSR – or what we call, corporate Goodness – plays in creating business impact, and they are implementing or modifying programs to take advantage. This isn’t just about charitable fundraising anymore, it’s about infusing a sense of purpose into the work and lives of their people.”
According to the most recent Gallup Poll on employee engagement, almost 70% of employees in the U.S. and 87% worldwide are not engaged at work. The estimated cost of this disengagement through lost productivity, churn and recruitment costs to the U.S. alone is estimated at US$550 billion. Benevity’s market-leading software turns this around by helping companies engage more of their employees and customers in pro-social behaviors with the causes that matter to them, empowering them with choice, convenience and a sense of efficacy that connects to the company’s brand.
“Goodness is one of the few values that transcends borders, languages, and ethnicities,” said de Lottinville. “As such, giving back provides companies something positive and authentic to rally and unify their corporate culture around. It’s a powerful lever in driving desirable outcomes at a time when the world needs it most.”
Benevity, Inc., a certified B Corporation, is the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and community investment software. Many of the world’s most iconic brands rely on Spark, Benevity’s award-winning Cloud solution, to power corporate “Goodness Programs” that attract, retain and engage today’s diverse workforce by connecting people to the causes that matter to them. Benevity is a unique for-profit company with a social mission that believes ‘doing well by doing good’ is more than just a catchy tagline.