Online security isn’t something I usually write about, but it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so ‘tis the season. And as the CEO of an online cause engagement platform that companies use to manage their employee volunteer and giving programs, including disaster relief efforts, security is an important issue I get asked about a lot.
When it comes to corporate philanthropy, this is more than just an exciting time. It’s an historic one.
“When we can’t afford both medicine and food, I tie scarves around my boys’ bellies at night so they don’t wake up crying from stomach aches because they are hungry.” -Fatmeh, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon
When it comes to activating volunteers, gamification is one of the best tools in the book. That’s what the ALS Association discovered with its ice bucket challenge, which raised more than $100 million for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. Now the champions of Hunger Action Month are following suit.
Hunger equality and hunger action are both causes just about anyone can rally around. According to Feeding America, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children in 2013. Poverty and hunger statistics are even more alarming in communities like the San Francisco Bay Area, where hunger is a daily threat to 1 in 4 people.
This September 11th, the country will mourn the 14th anniversary of the attacks that changed our world forever. But if you want to honor the victims, survivors and their families of the 9/11 attacks, volunteer.
Labor Day: A creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
This September, the United Nations is promoting a new sustainable development agenda by encouraging countries to adopt a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it’s important to note that individuals weren’t the only victims of that catastrophe. Businesses were, too.