Corporate Employees Rally to Drive Donations for Nepal
YourCause, the provider of CSRconnect Employee Engagement Solutions, reports that during the first week post the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the company and their clients have surpassed $1,000,000 in total donations to support those impacted. Within hours of the disaster, 25 corporate clients activated CSRconnect’s disaster response feature, allowing 6,500 corporate citizens to instantly support charities already in route to provide relief.
YourCause provides clients with the ability to quickly activate a real-time online disaster relief campaign page, enabling corporations to promote focused, disaster-related giving efforts throughout the company. The disaster campaign page also encourages corporations to create disaster specific corporate matching programs and track their impact and engagement through CSRconnect’s reporting tool.
“I am continuously in awe of the generosity shown by our clients in the event of an emergency,” said Matthew Combs, Founder and CEO of YourCause. “Without fail, our clients will quickly provide an avenue in which their employees can support a disaster anywhere in the world. And if that is not enough, the company will go the extra mile by matching the employee donations which doubles the amount of funds they are able to provide”.
Because disasters are unpredictable, it is important that YourCause provides tools that help raise funds within the critical 72-hour post event period in which donation response time is at its highest. The ability to connect corporate citizens and nonprofit organizations that specialize in relief are vital in helping those affected in the emotional and physical aftermath of a disaster.