Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Ellicott City, MD - Dec 21, 2016 - GiveStream, an employee-directed corporate giving program based in Ellicott City, MD, is turning traditional corporate philanthropy on its head by allowing companies to individually invite their employees to participate in choosing charities. Employee participation and satisfaction rates are well above traditional corporate giving programs.
GiveStream – formerly Corporations4Communities – recently engaged the workforces of five leading organizations, and encouraged them to share their experiences with GiveStream online.
An astounding 90% of employees participated and 94% responded that the opportunity to choose a corporate charity favorably influenced their opinion of their company.
“I LOVE GIVESTREAM!” wrote Haley Hansen, an employee with participating company ADASHI Systems. “It makes me even more proud to work with my team and my company!”
Dave Saunders, CEO of participating company TVAR Solutions says, “Finding and retaining good people is challenging. GiveStream’s distribution of corporate donations is a true differentiator and will pay great dividends towards employee retention.”
The program’s easy-to-use, cloud-based software provides a simple search of more than 1 million IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charities around the globe, while a customizable survey encourages employees to share their unique giving stories on social media, connect with their chosen charities, and provide employee sentiment data.
By giving employees the opportunity to donate corporate funds to their personal causes, GiveStream improves employee engagement and boosts morale and productivity resulting in better customer service, lower turnover, and simplified recruiting.
“Corporations give to charity for a variety of reasons, but employee engagement is top among them. Top company officers usually choose charities, but that fails to fully engage individual employees at all levels,” said Bob Wieder, founder of GiveStream.
“My dream is to change that, diversify corporate giving to benefit not only small community charities, but also to increase corporate charitable giving ROI exponentially by simply using existing funds to get more benefit.”
Accessible from any mobile device, GiveStream connects employees with over 1 million IRS approved 501(c)3) charities worldwide, via an easy to use, online interface, empowering them to distribute corporate charitable funds to the causes in which they believe.
GiveStream’s diversified employee directed corporate giving model improves employee engagement, community benefit, and expands corporate giving PR with a simple, fully managed, cost-effective solution that is backed by 30 years of charitable asset management expertise.
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