Benevity Makes Workplace Giving and Now Volunteering (even) Easier with New Software Launch

Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. (www.benevity.org), a software social enterprise that helps businesses build more engaging, strategic and choice-driven philanthropy and workplace giving programs, announced today the latest update of their workplace giving software, Spark! by Benevity. The latest release delivers a true “one-stop” solution for global giving and volunteering so companies can increase participation in and impacts from their employee giving programs. The rewards are a more engaged workforce, a boost to company culture and enhanced community investment impacts.

Benevity’s best-in-class solution now includes an all-new volunteering module to further aid any sized business with their corporate giving initiatives. Companies can promote internal and external volunteer opportunities within Spark!, offering “donor dollars” (charitable dollars employees can then donate to a charity of their choice), time off, and other rewards for volunteer hours worked, from an intuitive interface. Users can easily select and track time/rewards from featured volunteering events that companies can create in minutes, or search more broadly from a database that includes thousands of external opportunities (powered by All For Good, the largest internet database of volunteer opportunities (www.allforgood.org)).

“Volunteering is clearly one of the most effective ways for companies to engage their people around their brand and social good programs”, said Bryan de Lottinville, Founder and CEO of Benevity. “But if it isn’t super-easy for employees and administrators to use, even the best programs will not have the desired results or measureable outcomes. Our focus on interface and usability addresses the main shortcoming of most existing software in this area.”

Further enhancements include the opportunity for employees to give internationally through integration with GlobalGiving (www.globalgiving.org). GlobalGiving connects Benevity users with over 1,000 grassroots charity projects from around the world. Another enhancement lets users who want to know more specifically where their donations are going to drill down and support cause projects directly in more than 100 different countries.

Benevity is also making it easy for charities to reach donors who want to be reached. Through Benevity’s secure site for causes, charities can identify specific projects that they want to promote which are displayed through any giving program supported by Benevity’s platform. Provide children in Ghana with access to safe drinking water, families in the US or Canada with healthy meals or send a child in India to school - as always with Benevity, the choice is given to the user and the client.

Spark! by Benevity is an integrated community-building solution that enables companies to reduce costs and increase participation with automated, easy-to-use features; all while better leveraging corporate funds to optimize business and social outcomes. Contact Benevity (info@benevity.org) to learn how easy it is to use, deploy and administer in your company.

Related Link:
www.benevity.org/spark

About Benevity
Benevity Social Ventures, Inc., is a software social enterprise whose platform, products andservices increase the social and business impacts of investments in social responsibility and giving back. Benevity’s microdonation software enables businesses of all types to better engage their customers and employees by delivering cause marketing, community investment, workplace giving and other charitable programs that are easy to deploy, easy to use and deliver greater ROI. The Benevity platform also powers Spark! by Benevity - its best-in-class, enterprise workplace giving software. Spark! provides a secure, scalable, easy-to-use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that helps companies attract, retain and better engage their employees.

Benevity is a for-profit social enterprise that passionately pursues a strong social mission as part of its overall mandate and vision. As a registered “B Corporation”, Benevity is committed to meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

To find out more or request a demo, visit us online at www.benevity.org

Benevity PR Contact:

Tova Stewart

Marketing Manager
tova@benevity.org
403.237.7875 x216