Laura Plato

Laura Plato

Laura Plato is President and Chief Operating Officer for Causecast, a SaaS technology provider of employee engagement and corporate philanthropy solutions. In this role, she is responsible for executing the vision, driving revenue, and managing ongoing operations at Causecast. Her day-to-day includes strategy, planning, goal-setting, decision-making, budget, and general management for all functions of the organization. Laura also provides direct personnel management and supervision, infrastructure optimization, cross-functional leadership development, partner management, coaching and mentoring to the team at Causecast. Laura brings over 20 years of leadership experience working with growth-stage technology companies. Having cut her teeth in dot.com’s in Seattle, she is the rare all-rounder, with a strong track record in general management. She has led teams in a wide range of functions including business development, sales and marketing, communications, and human resources. In her most recent corporate role for Intuit, she helped create, lead and globalize of one of the first corporate practice areas dedicated exclusively to employee engagement, and ran their global employee giving and volunteering program. She was also a proud Intuit Innovation Catalyst, helping bring design thinking to bear on critical business problems. Laura is passionate about transforming Business into Betterness, and enjoys putting cutting-edge technology to work for corporate social impact. She is a professional certified Coach and works remotely from Reno, Nevada.

Author's Posts

Is Charity Dead?

Laura Plato

The way that we think of charity is dead wrong.

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How to Start A Corporate Giving Program

Laura Plato

Leaders at companies of all shapes and sizes understand that creating a culture of giving back is essential to their own bottom lines. According to America’s Charities, workplace giving is one of the most cost-effective ways to support charities, with approximately $4 billion being raised each year through workplace giving. And recent industry research by CECP found that companies that increased total giving by at least 10% between 2013 and 2015 saw increases in revenue and pre-tax profit, as opposed to all other companies, which actually saw decreases in both metrics.

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Preliminary Findings from Snapshot 2017 to be Revealed Exclusively at the +IMPACT Conference

Laura Plato

Each year, America’s Charities releases a new report about the latest trends in workplace giving programs, based on extensive research around attitudes and perceptions. A partner of Causecast, America’s Charities has been at the forefront of employee giving since 1980, helping to raise more than $675 million for over 10,000 charities.

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+IMPACT Spotlight: Building for the Future with Bozzuto CAO Julie A. Smith

Laura Plato

As the Causecast team revs up for our exciting +IMPACT East conference next month, we’re sitting down with some of the fascinating experts speaking at the event for a little window into their worldview.

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5 Keys to a Successful Employee Volunteer Program

Laura Plato

Every year new “Best Places to Work” lists are distributed, and every year these “Best” companies seem to have one thing in common: they all have an employee volunteer program.

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Causecast powers the world’s most innovative workplace giving and volunteering programs, helping leading brands attract, retain and inspire talent, while driving change through meaningful cause engagement. In 2017 our blog was honored for CSR by PR News.

 

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