Benevity Expands Leading Global Workplace Giving and Volunteering Solution

Companies can now engage employees in India with an inclusive and unifying “Goodness” experience
Jun 12, 2017 8:30 PM ET

CALGARY, AB, June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, the global leader in workplace giving, volunteering and community investment software, announced the latest expansion of its industry-leading international offering. Benevity’s software platform and related services now provide companies with employees in India the ability to engage their people in local volunteering and tax-receiptable giving to Indian charities as part of an integrated approach to infusing a culture of purpose into global companies. This enhancement builds on their market-leading international giving solution, Benevity OneWorld™, which is delivered through Spark, an award-winning cloud-based software which is gaining rapid adoption across Fortune 1000 companies.

“More than ever, people are looking to companies to help solve social issues and challenges, and to engage employees in that purpose across geographies. At the same time, building and maintaining a unified corporate culture is a vital issue for the productivity and success of global companies. Empowered choice — the ability to give time, money and other resources to the causes that matter to employees personally — and a user-centric “Goodness” solution are proven engagement drivers for a geographically dispersed workforce,” said Bryan de Lottinville, founder and CEO of Benevity. “We are pleased to offer a localized experience to employees in India and around the world while helping companies to unify their people through a common culture of purpose and giving back.” 

Equinix, a US-based interconnection and data center company with global offices, achieved impressive results with Benevity OneWorld. Their 2016 campaign saw participation grow by 62%, donations increase by 50%, while volunteer hours jumped by 72% after they launched Benevity’s Goodness software.

“The Benevity platform is the backbone of our program. Without it, we couldn’t deliver a consistent employee experience. It lets us be truly global and yet, at the same time, have localized impact and resonance,” said Equinix Director, Corporate Citizenship, Sujata Narayan. “A recent example is the Archimedes leadership program. Participants from various countries could share this opportunity with colleagues in their local offices. In doing so, they rallied and raised funds to make a big impact. With Benevity, employees were able to donate across borders with confidence, knowing their donations were helping a great cause, while we took comfort in knowing that the organizations were properly and efficiently vetted against regulatory requirements and program eligibility.” 

Traditionally, globalized workplace giving and volunteering have been difficult and expensive for companies wanting to engage their people in pro-social behaviors. But Benevity gives companies the ability to support nearly 2 million charities and NPOs in over 200 countries, efficiently and cost-effectively, while helping them to instill their corporate values in employees — no matter where they are located. Benevity also provides unmatched vetting capabilities through its close partnership with TechSoup Global, as well as vital services to charities with a dedicated support team and the Benevity Causes Portal, where recipient charities can access a range of services in 12 languages.

About Benevity
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. With software that is available in 16 languages, to several million users around the world, Benevity has processed over a billion dollars in donations to more than 100,000 charities worldwide.
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