Corporate Relations & Engagement

A Billion + Change Mobilizes $1.6 Billion in Volunteer Services
February 28, 2012

A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services, announced that 78 companies have pledged a total of $1.6 billion in skills-based volunteer service to nonprofit organizations across the nation.

Pledge companies' skills-based volunteer programs tackle everything from education, youth services and health care to economic growth, workforce development and programs addressing military families and veterans.

Business Support for Communities Could Be Waning
February 7, 2012

Harvard Business School just released its first study of U.S. competitiveness, reporting that almost two-thirds of U.S. businesses will locate their new plants outside the U.S. None of this is surprising. But for me, one finding was truly shocking: only 22 percent of U.S. managers believe that doing good for their communities will help their businesses.

Has the economic pressure really had that extreme an impact? I remember just a few years ago that managers believed that doing good for their communities was critical to their business and their reputations.

Cars.com to Launch 'Cars Cares' During Super Bowl XLVI
January 27, 2012

Cars.com, the online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, announced the launch of its "Cars Cares" campaign during Super Bowl XLVI. During the game, when the Cars.com commercial airs, viewers who use the Shazam App to tag the ad will earn $1 for one of seven charities in contention for a maximum $100,000 donation from the site.

The maximum $100,000 donation will be given to the charity that receives the most votes on the Cars.com Facebook page between Jan. 26 and Feb. 13.

IHOP Expands Giving Options for National Pancake Day Fundraiser
January 25, 2012

IHOP is on a mission to raise $2.7 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities with its National Pancake Day celebration, set for Feb. 28, and it is making it easier than ever for guests to participate with an online giving option and a month-long bounce-back balloon sales offer.

National Pancake Day invites guests to enjoy a free short stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the hope that they consider making a voluntary contribution to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in their area.

Can 80 cents change a life?
November 17, 2010

Right above the tip line on credit card receipts, Irvine-based Yard House restaurants offers customers the option to round up their dining bill to the nearest dollar. It is, for thousands of Yard House customers, an easy way to give to charity.

It's also part of a new era in charity-related innovations.

In the year-plus since the launch of Round it Up America, customers at the Yard House's 27 restaurants have given more than $250,000 – at an average donation of 80 cents each.

Blackbaud Launches New Corporate Citizenship Initiatives
November 16, 2010

Blackbaud has furthered its dedication to the local and nonprofit communities with its new focus on corporate citizenship. Blackbaud will continue to deliver on its corporate value "service to others makes the world a better place” with a team dedicated to the growth of its corporate citizenship commitment.