Bellarmine Preparatory School Runs Facebook Fundraising Campaign

Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, WA has been challenged by an anonymous donor to raise $75,000 for the Annual Fund during the month of April. The campaign focuses on social media including facebook fundraising with GIVINGtrax and all donations will be MATCHED using GIVINGtrax® software.

An anonymous donor has challenged the Bellarmine Preparatory School community in Tacoma, WA to a 30 Day Challenge to help make a difference in the lives of their students!!!

This donor will match any contributions received throughout the month of April for their Annual Fund up to $75,000.  Your support of the Bellarmine 30 Day Challenge will directly and immediately benefits the students, programs and facilities at Bellarmine Prep.

As you may know, tuition covers only a portion of the cost to educate each student.  Your gift, along with others, helps to cover the difference, or margin.  This “Margin of Excellence” represents the added elements […]

12 Tips for Setting up a Monthly Giving Program

Monthly giving programs make it easier to measure donation amounts and they are great way to donors involved with your cause.

Is your nonprofit trying to find ways to maintain a steady predictable amount of donations?  If so, it may be time to implement a monthly giving program.  A monthly giving program sets a structured amount for donors to give on a month-to-month basis. Monthly giving programs make it easier to measure donation amounts and they are great way to donors involved with your cause.

To set up a monthly giving program for your nonprofit you need commitment from both your donors and your staff.  A giving program takes time to build and a dedicated staff to maintain it.  Your program will start slow, but don’t let that discourage you because it will gain a following over time.  Below are a few tips on setting up a monthly giving program, from […]

Compelling Reasons for Community Engagement

Evidence is showing that Corporate Community Engagement, or Community Involement (CCI) makes a measurable difference on both the internal and external functions of businesses including increasing revenues.

Community Engagement & Corporate Community Involvement (CCI), or company efforts to support societal causes, is on the rise.

A CR Magazine and NYSE-Euronext survey of over 300 companies, for example, found that 72 percent of respondents have CCI or other corporate responsibility programs and that 77 percent say these programs will expand over the next three years.  One reason for the popularity of CCI is that its business value is becoming increasingly evident.

Evidence is showing that CCI makes a measurable difference on both internal and external business functions. Below are a few examples:

1.  Harvard Business School research found that companies with more corporate social responsibility practices significantly outperform their counterparts over the long-term, both in terms of stock market and accounting performance.

2.  A […]

Round Table Pizza Offers Matching Gift Challenge -GIVINGtrax

Round Table Pizza and franchisee owners, Lance & Karrie Hungerford, are offering a matching gift challenge in GIVINGtrax® to support the Wilson High School’s Music Boosters.

Round Table Pizza is excited to share their support for the Music Boosters at Wilson High School in Tacoma, WA through a customer matching gift challenge.  Let’s help them to raise  funds to buy replacement musical instruments for kids at Wilson High School by donating directly to Wilson High School’s Music Booster using GIVINGtrax®.   Simply CLICK n’GIVE today and Round Table Pizza will match your donation dollar for dollar up to $10.

You may give to Wilson High School Booster by visiting their GIVINGtrax® Microsite page today at http://bit.ly/XZzN4J.

Matching Gift  Challenge Details:

  • Your donation will be matched 100% – Up to $10.00.
  • Valid from 03/20/2013 – 03/31/2013


About GIVINGtrax®:

GIVINGtrax®   helps companies leverage the power of giving to engage […]

GIVINGtrax® Joins 9Mile Labs B2B Accelerator

GIVINGtrax® a Seattle / Tacoma based company is selected to join 9Mile Labs Accelerator for B2B startups.   Like other accelerators, 9Mile Labs invests $20,000 in each of its tenants, taking a four to eight percent stake in the companies. More than 100 companies applied for the inaugural class, including some from as far away as New York, Australia and Argentina.

GIVINGtrax® will be participating in the program with eight other B2B startups: AeroMetric Wireless, AMP Tablet SolutionsAppuri,Cadence MDComr.seMeritShareOmbitron, and SpinRiot.

9Mile Labs is based within SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle — so that means it is an incubator inside an incubator.   The firm is led by former Microsoft Vice President Tom Casey and veteran venture capitalist Enrique Godreau, as well as Sanjay Puri, Kevin Croy and Sandy Sharma.

GIVINGtrax®   helps companies leverage the power of giving to engage employees and foster customer loyalty […]

Meet Nine B2B Sartups Joining 9Mile Labs Accelerator

Seattle B2B accelerator selects nine startups to launch program

SEATTLE – March 19, 2013 – 9Mile Labs (www.9MileLabs.com), a B2B startup accelerator based in

the Seattle metro area, announced the selection of 9 startups for the first program beginning April 8,
2013. The program culminates with Demo Day on June 27, 2013, where the cohort companies get an
opportunity to present to venture capitalists, angel investors, mentors and industry executives.

“As an early stage B2B startup, joining 9Mile Labs was an obvious decision because of the quality of
the partners and mentors,” said Damon Danieli, CEO of Appuri, one of the companies admitted to the
9Mile Labs program. “My cofounders and I no longer feel that we are alone in building our business and
making it successful.”

“For the last year, we’ve had hundreds of discussions; the most inspired and helpful meeting was with
the 9Mile Labs team,” said Kevin Nakao, CEO of MeritShare. “When we evaluated this program, we […]

New Service Tackles Old Problem… Managing Donation Requests

GIVINGtrax helps South Sound businesses organize donation requests, publicize giving.
March 18, 2013
Breanne Coats of the Business Examiner
Every week, donation requests would pour into Chuckals Office Supplies in Tacoma, through the mail, e-mail and in
person.”It all went through my desk, said Crystal Wertz, director of marketing for Chuckals. “It definitely was coming from all
different areas.”It’s much of the same at Bruce Titus Automotive Group; on top of weekly requests for smaller donations, the company
receives about five requests for a free car donation.”I don’t think they do grasp the overwhelming volume (of requests),” said Barbara Dobbins, marketing director at Bruce
Titus Automotive Group, about the general public’s perception of how much businesses are asked to give. “I probably
receive, at height of the season, which we are approaching, 20 to 30 requests a week.”

To handle the influx of donation requests they receive, South Sound businesses have been trying to implement various
processes and strategies. Rainier Connect, […]

Welcome to GIVINGtrax®, The Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Team

The Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Team gives back to their local South Puget Sound Community.   Find out how at GIVINGtrax®.com

Welcome to our newest GIVINGtrax® business member – the Tacoma Rainiers!

The Tacoma Rainiers Professional Baseball Club is the Triple-A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and a member of the Pacific Coast League Pacific Northern Division.  The Rainiers have a long standing history of supporting the South Puget Sound communities.

Register your charity or non-profit organization to volunteer at Cheney Stadium this season and raise up to $1000 per event working in a fun, family-friendly environment.

Where better to spend the summer making money for your nonprofit or charity organization than fun, family-friendly Cheney Stadium?   If that sounds like a home run, the Tacoma Rainiers would love for your organization to become part of our Volunteer Team.  Throughout the 2013 season groups who qualify will be able to work in our concessions stands […]

Giving Back is Good for Business

Community Giving, International Philanthropy, and Corporate Social Responsibility help Companies Engage their Employees & Customers.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR?

According to Business for Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility means that a company is committed to “achieve commercial success in ways that honor ethical values and respect people, communities and the natural environment”.  One pillar of CSR is giving back, e.g. corporate philanthropy, including community giving programs such as “We Care” Programs.

Here are a few reasons to gives back:

  1. Your customers want to know… Studies have consistently shown 90% of consumers want to know how you give back.  Why?
    • Giving back promotes  healthier, more livable and economically viable communities and  helps to solve social and environmental issues.
    • Giving back creates a positive work environment.
  2. Giving back provides an opportunity to engage your customers in a meaningful way.
  3. Companies who give back attract the best and the brightest workforce.
  4. Companies […]

CSR: Driving Innovation Conference

On March 6, 2013 the University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility is hosting their annual CSR conference, “CSR: Driving Innovation”.   The conference will cover multiple CSR related topics including how Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, drives strategy and innovation, emerging trends in CSR and sustainability, and how sustainability initiatives impact financial performance in the short and long term.

Conference speakers and moderators include those from top local and national businesses renown for their highly-acclaimed CSR strategies including: Subaru,  Microsoft,  Costco, The Seattle Mariners,  Timberland and others.

This one-day conference for business professionals and nonprofit leaders will explore the role that CSR, sustainability or citizenship focus plays in a firm’s ability to be innovative and creative in solving the complex issues that face leaders on a daily basis.

Conference topics and speakers will provide attendees with tools applicable to companies across multiple sectors. […]

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