S&C ELECTRIC COMPANY RAISES $493,500 FOR COMMUNITY CHARITIES
S&C Electric Company employees raised $493,500 for three organizations supporting Chicago, IL including $141,295 for Community Health Charities and our members. The campaign was funded by employee generosity and S&C Electric Company’s 150% company match.
“We’re extremely grateful for S&C’s support of our mission,” said Thomas G. Bognanno, president and CEO, Community Health Charities. “Together with partners, we’re finding cures to save children with cancer, supporting our military veterans and first responders, and working to end bullying and human trafficking, which are difficult challenges. With S&C’s help, we’re one step closer to reaching these important goals in Chicago and across the country.”
ADAPT OR DIE: MOVING YOUR NONPROFIT FROM TRANSACTIONAL TO COLLABORATIVE
As technology and donor demands continue to evolve, many nonprofits that were strong and successful in the past are now struggling and left with a particularly daunting decision: adapt or die.
Community Health Charities President & CEO Thomas G. Bognanno shares his recommendations for how to make the switch from transactional to collaborative, helping your nonprofit remain relevant and increasing your impact into the future.
JEA’S PROVEN METHODS FOR SUCCESS
JEA, a publicly owned electric utility company, annually raises over $50,000 during their workplace giving campaign—peaking at $73,104.
How do they do it? Passionate employees, an organizational culture of giving back, and following tried and true methods of employee engagement and workplace giving. Check out the Giving And Engagement Case Study: JEA for proven methods on engaging employees, communicating with employees, setting up your campaign team, fundraising, and more.
LIBERTY DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS BY GIVING BACK
Liberty Diversified International (LDI), a Community Health Charities company partner, celebrated their 100-year anniversary this July. The celebration consisted of a 19-day “Great Gratitude Tour,” where the organization gave back to 17 cities and celebrated with millions of dollars in giving. The tour concluded with a Grand Finale that presented 15 LDI nonprofit partners with gratitude grants, including Community Health Charities and four of our nonprofit partners.
We’re proud to partner with a company so focused on building stronger, healthier communities across the country. LDI’s campaign extended beyond community wellbeing to employee wellbeing as well, with 14 weeks of wellbeing resources in 100 Ways To Celebrate Gratitude Through Wellbeing. Contact us and access our campaign resources to organize opportunities for your employees to support their communities.
INCREASE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY BY 22%
Employee engagement has never been more critical. Engaged employees are happier and 22% more productive (Harvard Business Review), yet most companies find employee engagement challenging. In fact, Gallup studies show 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work.
For simple ways to enhance employee engagement and reduce turnover, including suggested communication methods, valuable tools, and company resources, check out “Engaging and Communicating With Employees: Empower, Communicate, and Engage Your Employees with Access to Resources.” This e-book was authored by Community Health Charities Board Member and Continuwell President & CEO Charu Raheja.
Check out out our Tools For Engagement Guide for more ways to engage and inspire your employees.
3 CHALLENGES ON THE HORIZON FOR NONPROFITS
Charitable giving is thriving at first glance—charities raised $410 billion in 2017. However, Chronicle of Philanthropy reporting indicates that this may be philanthropy’s peak due to limiting trends:
- The share of Americans who give to charity is declining.
- Giving has declined in all age groups—not only millennials.
- Nonprofits are increasingly relying on the wealthy.
Community Health Charities is working hard to support our nonprofit partners and make it easy for companies and their employees to build stronger, healthier communities. Check out our resources: workplace giving campaigns, in-office volunteering events, and engagement activities.