Providing automated monthly disbursements – electronically whenever possible.
Aggregating individual donations and corporate matching funds through the Benevity Goodness platform.
Issuing tax receipts for donations
so that recipient charities don’t
To accomplish this, we have partnered with Benevity, the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions. Some of the world’s most iconic brands rely on Benevity’s award-winning software to power their Goodness Programs and corporate philanthropy, helping them attract, retain and engage today’s workers by connecting people personally to the causes that matter to them. With more than 2 million (and counting!) users around the world, Benevity will process donations for more than 100,000 global charities this year.
The individual donations and corporate matching funds given to charities through Benevity’s Goodness Platform are disbursed by a global network of local partners – the Benevity Community Impact Fund. AOGF was established in 2016 to be the dedicated US partner in this global network, helping to connect companies and individual donors with the causes that matter to them in the most efficient, effective way possible.
Greater Impact through Greater Efficiency
We use donor advised funds, together with Benevity’s mircodonation processing platform, to facilitate broad charity choice while delivering real-time tax receipting, without applying donation thresholds or other restrictions that limit participation.
With a single monthly payment and the constituent management services provided through the Benevity Causes Portal, charities are no longer required to perform manually intensive administrative tasks or deploy resources to cash checks, write and distribute tax receipts or verify donations to receive corporate matches or volunteer grants. The Benevity Causes Portal provides a single platform to establish eligibility for hundreds of corporate giving programs, access comprehensive donor reports, and publish rich content, impact updates, volunteer opportunities and fundraising projects for an audience of several million donors and volunteers.
On the donor side, Benevity’s clients spend less time on manual programs, paper pledges, spreadsheets and payments, freeing up their own energy to create more engaging, impactful programming for the participants in their workplace giving, matching, grantmaking and volunteer rewards programs. Benevity’s model enables companies to easily align and consolidate these programs and disburse the funds together in one unified process. This aggregation of all types of donations in to a single platform enables budgets to be leveraged, programs to be more strategic and reduces overhead for charities.
Advocating for Electronic Payments
AOGF and Benevity are committed to encouraging recipient organizations to set up an electronic method for receiving their donation funds. Receiving checks is five times more expensive and sending them is more than ten times more expensive than electronic payments. Checks sent to charities are frequently lost or become stale-dated if the charity doesn’t receive or cash them in a timely fashion, creating negativity from donors and the charities people are striving to engage with. Benevity’s donor advised fund model ensures charities reliably receive all funds sent to them in a timely fashion, and that they know exactly who the money is coming from, without the expensive and limiting processes around check donations.
Board of Directors
Bryan de Lottinville, Director and President
The founder and CEO of Benevity, Inc., Bryan is a recognized thought leader in the field of corporate responsibility and employee engagement. He has played a major role in building Benevity into a software social enterprise that uses its Goodness Platform to help companies attract, retain and engage employees and customers around prosocial activities, such as giving and volunteering.
Kathy Fields, Director and Secretary
An attorney with 25 years’ experience in corporate law, Kathy is General Partner and General Counsel for JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software companies. She was previously a partner in the corporate, private equity and technology companies groups at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she was a founding partner and co-chair of the Silicon Valley office.
David Pamenter, Director and Treasurer
David is a technology and business law partner at the firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson, with more than 30 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, technology law, venture capital and private equity, licensing and corporate governance. He has been actively involved in numerous nonprofits through the years, and currently serves on the board of two other charitable organizations.