The Rocket Fuel for Your Philanthropy Is Technology
I’m often asked about the intersection of technology and corporate philanthropy. What are the innovations on the horizon, and how is technology evolving to meet the demands that employees have for giving back?
The Future of Online Giving
Let’s take corporate giving, for starters. Up until very recently, employees had become accustomed to clunky technology that simply automated spreadsheets and paper pledges and served one purpose: creating a payroll deduction, requesting a match, and "setting it and forgetting it." This type of technology is no longer relevant, useful or sought after in today’s market.
Today’s employees and the employees of the future want to be able to give in whatever form they can, including credit card, payroll, commissions, points, Apple Pay and, for those unique few, bitcoins.