Blackbaud launches online resource to help businesses give back

Staff Report
Published Dec. 3, 2013

Daniel Island-based Blackbaud launched a platform today to help midsized businesses incorporate giving-back programs into their organizations.

Business Doing Good is an online resource that will provide companies with advice to build a giving-back program from scratch and make it part of their company culture.

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The site also gives advice to people seeking to pursue corporate social responsibility as a career.

“In today’s business world, companies everywhere are trying to show consumers and customers that they have a heart,” Blackbaud Philanthropy Director Rachel Hutchisson said in a news release. “Business Doing Good was created as an online resource to help inspire and empower businesses with limited resources to build their own give-back programs.”

Today’s launch is part of Blackbaud’s corporate citizenship program and was timed to coincide with #GivingTuesday.

The Business Doing Good site will feature case studies and how-to articles written by Blackbaud’s corporate citizenship team and other professionals, along with additional industry resources including sample policies and guides.

Subject areas will include reasons giving matters, employee engagement, philanthropic giving, volunteerism, operations, disaster response and progress measurement.

“As a small-business owner, I don’t have the funding to hire people to advise me on where to give and how to give,” Anastasia Dellaccio, co-owner of Washington, D.C.-based Dolci Gelati, said in the news release. “Having a resource available that can help me make the right decisions in philanthropy makes my small business giving strategy that much more effective both for me and my community.”

Follow Business Doing Good on Twitter at @BizDoingGood.

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