Posts Tagged ‘Causecast’

Causecast: Making Giving and Serving Even Easier

895440_25440966Large companies have entire departments devoted to Corporate Social Responsibility and they not only make sure the organization has some positive impact on community as representative of their shareholders, they also usually spearhead employee engagement programs–getting workers out volunteering and making a difference. Smaller companies are often spread so thin that this priority drops away in the face of oiling much squeakier wheels and desperately trying to keep up with the bottom line.

Causecast has come in to fill the gap for smaller companies (as well as global organizations) with their Community Impact Platform. It is a straightforward employee volunteer and donation system to help you get your team engaged while not pulling focus from your already overworked leaders. This tool can help you get all your company’s charitable ducks in a row so you can have the strongest impact on the causes you undertake. Corporate philanthropy, employee volunteer days, disaster relief response, competitive fundraising, community service partnerships…all of it is streamlined and empowered by the program. Whether you are a Mom n’ Pop operation, a start-up brand, or a multi-national corporation, being more efficient in your giving means your impact grows. If you are, or work for, someone who could use a little clarity for their cause and a leaner way toward having the best impact, check it out.

STILLERSTRONG

Ben Stiller is a smartass. We knew that–it’s why we love him. He is able to send up serious situations that bring levity while still being respectful (though not necessarily exhibiting outer respect). We see it in films and TV appearances, and I saw it when he hosted the final evening of last year’s Clinton Global Initiative. Sometimes we can’t believe we are laughing in light of such seriousness, being in the presence of majesty (literal and figurative) and victories over suffering and the face of so much suffering still to be vanquished–and there’s Ben, goofing on it all and on us. Well, he’s at it again–blessedly. He has launched a new foundation, STILLERSTRONG, and uses as a catch phrase “Stealing Great Ideas from Other Charities to Build Schools in Haiti.”

Stiller actually started his work before the January quake, inspired by a visit to Haiti in 2009. He has already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build schools in the country, in partnership with Architecture for Humanity, Causecast, and the Global Philanthropy Group.

“Our goal is to help kids get back in school as quickly as possible,” said Stiller. “Schools are a safe haven for kids in times of crisis, and are instrumental in delivering not only education but also healthcare, nutrition and other critical services.”

I hope I’ll see Ben when I’m there building schools in August. Flashing a little Blue Steel. We are not on the same project, but have the same dream and goal for helping heal Haiti.