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SmartSimple Celebrates Movember for Awareness of Men’s Health Issues

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 15, 2022 11:03:27 AM

There’s a saying these days that we hear more and more. It’s a phrase that used to bring audible gasps when uttered… “I know someone that’s been touched by… “ These days, you can insert ‘prostate’ or ‘testicular cancer’ into that sentence just as easily as ‘mental health’ or ‘suicide’.    

Sadly, it’s a phrase that’s so frequently said that we’ve all seemingly become desensitized to it. The reality is, in many places around the world, women are outliving men, and the gap between a woman’s life expectancy vs. a man’s seems to be widening. 

That’s because a disturbing trend has emerged. Prostate and testicular cancer, along with mental health and suicide disproportionately affect young men. According to the Movember Foundation, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, while men account for 69% of all suicides globally.

Topics: Employee Giving, Community, CSR, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, SmartSimple, Security, Workplace, Movember, Mental Health

Three Challenges You Need to Consider When Disbursing and Safeguarding Employee Workplace Giving Donations

Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 21, 2019 12:01:39 PM
Photo by Brooke Cagle

Collaborative blog post written by Alex Wong, SmartSimple’s Director of Marketing, and America’s Charities

Topics: Employee Giving, Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR

A Comparison of Traditional and SDG-Driven CSR

Posted by Stirling Myles on Apr 29, 2019 9:55:49 AM

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has shaped the way that corporations have engaged with communities. As it’s evolved, CSR has gone through a fundamental shift in how it operates in light of new global initiatives, most notably, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). So what does this shift look like?

Topics: Employee Giving, Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, SDGs

[Webinar] Evolving Your Employee Volunteer Program for Greater Impact & Participation

Posted by Stirling Myles on Apr 17, 2019 11:05:55 AM

About 84% of companies view volunteer opportunities as an important way to engage employees. Yet 1/3 of employees don’t give through their workplace giving programs because they’re not able to choose causes that matter to them.

Topics: Volunteer Management, Employee Giving, Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Webinar

Want To Make An Impact On The Refugee Crisis? Take A Look At What Airbnb's Doing

Posted by Stirling Myles on Jan 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With the record-setting rate of refugees and forcibly-displaced communities seeking housing and care during their relocation into their new country, an increasing number of global corporations are stepping up to address this issue through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. One of the most effective forms of assistance has been through community-driven volunteer programs because they provide consistent support to a cause while engaging volunteers with transformative experiences.

Topics: Volunteer Management, Employee Giving, Corporate Giving, Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Companies