“After losing my mother to cancer and then beating it three times myself, I started CARES to further the conversation about cancer in hopes to motivate and fund new treatments,” said Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medal figure skater and CARES CEO. “Forward It On connects my charity with purpose-driven businesses and their employee donors who share my mission. Together we can turn cancer upside down.”
Nashville-based Mosaic Consulting Group, LLC leverages the Forward It On platform to enable employee giving. Mosaic, a consulting group that focuses exclusively on the HR Information System system, UltiPro, will be using UltiPro coupled with Forward It On to facilitate employee giving. Mosaic has selected CARES as their primary corporate charity and will match employee contributions based on company performance.
“Our team members have had experiences with cancer — either fighting it themselves or supporting a loved one battling the disease. We want to link arms with them in their fight by working with a charity that’s doing the same,” said Mosaic CEO, Vicki Hill.
“The majority of our team members work remotely. It’s important for us to create a passion-driven culture that bonds us together, even though we may not see each other every day.” said Hill. “Investing in the causes that our team members care about and helping them do the same brings us together with a common purpose that is meaningful for all of us.”
While Mosaic leadership has fostered corporate giving initiatives before, Forward It On’s platform will make it easier for team members to donate, track participation and gain feedback on the impact of their donations—a formula that has proven to double repeat engagement.
“Nonprofits like CARES are on a mission to improve lives. We developed Forward It On to connect those nonprofits with people and businesses who share similar missions,” said Forward It On co-founder and CEO Walker Morrow. “It’s inspiring to see the platform joining folks with similar passions while improving team member engagement.”
A recent Gallup poll shows nearly 70 percent of team members are not engaged in their work. Corporate giving initiatives are proven to boost engagement. Among 357,000 employees surveyed by Great Place to Work, “those who had a positive experience of giving back at work were four times more likely to say their teams were willing to give extra to get the job done. They were also more likely to be brand ambassadors eager to express pride in their employers and to say they want to stay with their companies for a long time.”
“Doing good, and good business are not mutually exclusive. Instead, good business relies on goodwill. We’re proud to be a part of that movement,” said Hill.
About Forward It On: Forward It On is a web-based platform designed to connect nonprofits with employee, employer and individual donors and then improve donor engagement through consistent reporting and communication. Headquartered in Nashville, the technology is available to every nonprofit, corporation and employee in the United States.
About CARES: The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, was founded in 2014 by Olympic gold medal figure skater and four-time cancer survivor Scott Hamilton. The not-for-profit 501 (c)(3)’s mission is to change the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient.
About Mosaic: Mosaic Consulting Group is a Nashville, Tennessee-based consulting company that helps large and mid-sized organizations leverage their investment in UltiPro, an HR, payroll, and benefits platform that helps people manage their biggest and most important investment, their team.