Earl Bridges commented Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 09:04PM UTC (edited Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 09:05PM UTC)
Good Done Great acquires AmeriGives
November 5, 2015) – Good Done Great announced today that they have acquired AmeriGives. The acquisition positions Good Done Great to become the leading provider of technology enabled corporate social responsibility services.
The acquisition rounds out a pivotal year for Good Done Great who recently released a cutting edge CSR technology suite that offers the industry’s only fully integrated solution for workplace giving, corporate matching & grant making, and employee volunteer programs. Good Done Great also increased their talent base – adding 20 new employees, and expanded their professional services offering to include domestic and international disbursements of corporate and employee donations to charities, program management support and expanded training programs.
“Good Done great has always been, and continues to be, committed to inspiring revolutionary philanthropy,” said Earl Bridges, President and co-founder of Good Done Great. “The highly experienced AmeriGives team will help us help move the needle forward that much faster.”
Providing services since 1978, AmeriGives is the longest tenured corporate philanthropy service provider in the industry. They bring with them to Good Done Great 32 clients and a staff of 15.
"Joining Good Done Great is an ideal next step for AmeriGives and our clients," said Gary Carr, President and CEO of AmeriGives. "The GDG 2.0 software is industry-leading, and their commitment to charitable giving innovation is unparalleled. We are excited."
About Good Done Great
Good Done Great revolutionizes the way corporations and individuals give back to the communities and causes they care about. Through strategic consulting supported by our integrated software solutions, the Good Done Great team helps Fortune 500 and other companies maximize their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Launched in 2009 and headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina (with offices in Tacoma, Washington and Denver, Colorado), Good Done Great was certified as a B Corps in 2012. More than 1.4 million employees currently rely on GDG’s innovative tools and more than 65,000 non-profits benefit from Good Done Great’s broad philanthropic reach.
AmeriGives has been supporting corporate giving programs for over 37 years. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, with operations in Stuart, FL, AmeriGives clients represent nearly 1 million employees who in turn give $28 million annually to more than 15,000 charities.
The 2017 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Program evaluation is critical in order to assure wise use of donor gifts and provable outcomes measurements. The guide provides samples and directions for a simplified evaluation process.
This is one of 17 guides in The Hour... (continued)
The 2017 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. The guide includes an overview of ways to get involved in the community, rationales and even how to set up a community problem-solving conference. It is included in the Community Involvement Training Module.
This is one... (continued)
The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Also included in "The Six-Hour Strategic Plan" guide, this assessment provides a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of a nonprofit for board members and staff. The "Standards for International NGOs" is a part of... (continued)
I have been a big believer in the value of data-driven storytelling. I have been personally moved to act upon hearing a really poignant story, and I know others have as well.
But, is this the end of the age of Storytelling?
Here is a great research report from the Rockefeller Foundation on the subject.
Your Grant Application process can rob much of the value of grant.
At Good Done Great, we created this tool to help foundations assess how efficient (or “streamlined”) their application process is from end to end. Once you plug in the numbers, you will be able to clearly see how much of your money... (continued)
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Staff member, Kyra Sammis, presents Three examples from CSR professionals on how to secure executive buy-in
Article by Zeynep Ilgaz on 3P's website. Makes a case for CSR efforts based on the fact that it can help a company's bottom line.
Tue, May 13, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
You know storytelling is an important tool in your nonprofit's fundraising and communication plan. You also know that social media offers a variety of opportunities to connect and communicate with your audience.
So why aren't we bringing more of our stories to social media?
Join Vanessa Chase from The... (continued)
Corporate Social Responsibility efforts are often undermined by vocal critics. However, I know that they can be effective, and are an important part of any business' strategy. What do you think?
Corporate Responsibility Magazine's listing of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Rankings based on Environment, Climate, Human Rights, Employee Relations, Corporate Governance and Philanthropy.
There are several surprises here. Can you pick them out?
Employee engagement programs including volunteerism and corporate giving improve the lives of those in need and promote community well-being while supporting business objectives.
But, how do you amplify engagement within these initiatives? Through Good Done Great's consultative approach to implementing technology,... (continued)
This guest posting on CSR Wire provides a framework to classify CSR efforts into 3 dimensions. I like the categories, but it implies that companies progress from one dimension to the next as their efforts mature. Interestingly, in my experience, you can actually see many CSR initiatives "doing" CSR without... (continued)
Some good quantitative analysis on the value of CSR to drive improved financial performance.
Businesses have the resources to make contributions to the collective good. Here, TED Talks on what can happen when corporations make saving the environment and helping people a priority, plus talks on how business principles might even be more effective for creating change than non-profit models.
In her talk, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants — and can get — a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?
So is sustainability realy possible?
This is a good discussion on marketing and social change.
Q: Where in a grant proposal would you include a story?
A: You can improve your proposals by using stories whenever possible. A few good places include:
The problem/opportunity description Definition of your community of clients The evaluation section (see my upcoming webinar on this... [(continued)](/dalya-massachi/ask-dalya-using-stories-in-grant-proposals-part-2-of-2)
Another view of CSR 2.0 - but is a company's social investment at least a part of the solution?
Great article on practical ideas for engagement!
Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work? Here is a good study by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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