Baddourah Continues to Trail Challengers in City Council Fundraising

The Post and Courier | July 21, 2019

A pair of challengers seeking to unseat District 3 Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah continue to raise more campaign cash than the two-term incumbent. Baddourah is seeking re-election in November’s municipal election, and has drawn two challengers so far: educator John Loveday and construction and design firm owner Will Brennan. City Council’s District 3 is in central and southeast Columbia and includes such neighborhoods as Shandon and Rosewood. State Ethics Commission records indicate that Brennan led the campaign fundraising field in District 3 for the second quarter, raising $22,145 for the April-June period. Brennan has now raised $43,753 for the election cycle, and had $32,488 in cash on hand as of the end of June. Brennan ran for Richland County Council in 2018, but fell to Allison Terracio in a hotly contested Democratic primary.

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DonorDrive Named Salesforce.org's 2022 Nonprofit Product Partner of the Year

DonorDrive | July 29, 2022

DonorDrive, an EngageSmart (NYSE: ESMT) solution and makers of an advanced enterprise digital fundraising platform, announced it has been named Salesforce.org’s 2022 Nonprofit Product Partner of the Year for the Americas. The award was presented during the Salesforce.org Unite Partner Summit on June 1, 2022. This award recognizes the partnership between Salesforce.org and DonorDrive and its success driving results for great causes, including some of the world’s largest and most innovative nonprofits. “A great partnership begins with the end in mind: in this case, a successful fundraising experience that leads to growth, efficiency, and mission success for our joint nonprofit clients, DonorDrive and Salesforce are always laser-focused on the success of the nonprofit community. This award is validation that we’re better together when working toward that shared objective.” -Marc Rubner, CEO of DonorDrive. Salesforce.org is thrilled to award DonorDrive the 2022 Product Partner of the Year award for its success in the nonprofit sector, said David Averill, Vice President of AMER Alliances and Channels at Salesforce.org. DonorDrive has been a highly-valued partner to Salesforce.org and proven its ability to help nonprofits reach their goals and drive greater impact for their causes. Looking to the future, I’m excited about our continued partnership and working together to ensure nonprofits have the tools they need to forward their missions. The DonorDrive for Salesforce integration allows nonprofits to leverage Salesforce as their system of record for all fundraising data. Nonprofits can track all supporter data in Salesforce — from relationships to engagement to giving history. Key innovations for clients like National MS Society, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, V Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center, and more, include: The ability to sync standard fields, custom fields, and form questions directly into Salesforce. DonorDrive stores data to standard objects, maximizing the experience and value of the Salesforce platform. DonorDrive’s bidirectional constituent sync, which ensures data stays as up-to-date as possible across both systems. Data also stays clean by matching to existing records in Salesforce, reducing duplicates, and saving the team time and resources. DonorDrive’s NPSP app, which was built by certified Salesforce developers and is backed by DonorDrive’s top-rated customer support team. DonorDrive and Salesforce cut out middleware, keeping data secure with an integration that’s easy to set up and maintain. This award is recognition of the partnership between Salesforce.org and DonorDrive driving results for amazing causes. Nonprofits need knowledgeable partners and strategic guidance for digital transformation now more than ever, and Salesforce+DonorDrive delivers on that, said Buck Rumely, Chief Strategy Officer at DonorDrive. About DonorDrive: DonorDrive, an EngageSmart solution, is an advanced digital fundraising platform for nonprofits that turns everyday people into powerful fundraisers. Drive more revenue for your cause with the most immersive, connected, and well-designed fundraising experience ever made. For more than 20 years, DonorDrive has helped hundreds of nonprofits like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Covenant House, Doctors Without Borders, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Muscular Dystrophy Association, World Vision, and hundreds more to raise billions of dollars. About EngageSmart: EngageSmart is a leading provider of vertically tailored customer engagement software and integrated payments solutions. At EngageSmart, our mission is to simplify customer and client engagement to allow our customers to focus resources on initiatives that improve their businesses and better serve their communities. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, EngageSmart offers single instance, multi-tenant, true Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) vertical solutions, including SimplePractice, InvoiceCloud, HealthPay24 and DonorDrive, that are designed to simplify our customers’ engagement with their clients by driving digital adoption and self-service. EngageSmart serves 84,000 customers in the SMB Solutions segment and more than 3,100 customers in the Enterprise Solutions segment across five core verticals: Health & Wellness, Government, Utilities, Financial Services, and Giving.

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ACE Cash Express Raises Over $5,000 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Greater Cleveland Food Bank | September 21, 2022

ACE Cash Express (ACE), a Populus Financial Group brand, raised $5,401 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank during ACE's annual fundraising event, the Give A Little Campaign. The money raised paid for 16,200 meals for households in need of food assistance in Cleveland. In 2021, the Food Bank served 343,000 people and more than 87,000 of those people were new, meaning they visited an emergency feeding program for the first time. ACE employees not only raised money for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, but also volunteered their time distributing meals at the Food Bank's Emergency Food Box Distribution location. During the event, our volunteers served 2,026 families, distributing just over 84,000 pounds of food. "We are proud to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Hunger in the United States continues to grow, and it is our job to help those in the communities where we live and work." -Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Populus Financial Group. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and works to ensure that everyone in their communities has the nutritious food that they need every day. In 2006, they were awarded "National Food Bank of the Year" by Feeding America for their Children's Nutrition Initiative, which included programs like the Kid's Cafe and Backpacks for Kids. "We greatly appreciate the support of ACE Cash Express, Your gift will make a tremendous difference in the fight against hunger. We couldn't do this without your support!" -Taylor Grillo, Corporate Relations Manager for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Nationally, the 2022 Give A Little Campaign raised more than $164,000 through the commitment of ACE Cash Express employees and the generosity of our customers. All the money raised went directly to local chapters of charities across the country including AdoptAClassroom.org, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, American Red Cross, Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Feed My Starving Children, Feeding America's Local Food Banks and Homes For Our Troops. This fundraiser is a part of the ACE Community Fund, ACE's charitable–giving program, which has donated more than $16 million since its inception in 2004 to organizations in communities where ACE operates. About Populus Financial Group: Populus Financial Group™ provides financial services through its family of brands including ACE Cash Express®, ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card, Flare Account® and Porte™. Populus Financial Group delivers a broad range of financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, card services, check cashing, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. About Greater Cleveland Food Bank: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided more than 52 million pounds of food in FY2021 to more than 343,000 hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. Our mission is working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. We do this through both food distribution and SNAP outreach efforts. The Food Bank continues to provide nutritious food to those in need while working to end hunger tomorrow through connecting clients to resources.

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Xactly Joins Over 500 CEOs and Nonprofit Leaders to Ask State and District Leaders to Prioritize Computer Science in K-12 Schools

Code.org | July 18, 2022

Xactly, the leader in intelligent revenue solutions, today joined national nonprofit organization Code.org and over 500 of the nation’s top industry, nonprofit, and education leaders to issue a letter calling on state governments and education leaders to update the K-12 curriculum in each state, for every student in every school to have the opportunity to learn computer science. The coalition behind this effort is unprecedented in U.S. education, uniting the leaders and founders of large tech companies such as Microsoft, Alphabet, or Amazon, together with CEOs of companies across sectors, such as Starbucks, American Express, Nike, Delta Airlines, AT&T, UPS, Walgreens, and Hasbro, as well as national education organizations such as Khan Academy and the American Federation of Teachers. “At Xactly we believe in promoting the spirit of giving back to the communities where our employees and customers live, learn and work, Sending this message to government and education leaders will make a meaningful impact on the opportunity for students to have access to computer science curriculums. As the world continues to digitally transform, it’s important to make sure the next generation grows up with the skills they need to advance as well.” -Chris Cabrera, founder and CEO of Xactly. Over the last decade, all 50 states have taken action to expand access to computer science, including allowing computer science to count toward core graduation requirements, funding professional learning to train more teachers, and creating clear certification pathways for computer science teachers. The United States has 700,000 currently open computing jobs, but today, only 5% of high school students study computer science per year. “Every industry is impacted by digital technology, yet not every student has the opportunity to learn how technology works, Today, computer science should be a core subject, just like basic biology or algebra. The United States has seen tremendous momentum behind this idea, and today’s announcement makes it clear that the time for action is now. We must ensure that standards and the curricula used across the country prioritize computer science so that all students, particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, have the opportunity to participate in our digital economy.” -Hadi Partovi, CEO, Code.org. About Code.org- Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world. About Xactly- Xactly has helped thousands of companies and millions of sellers around the world beat their revenue targets. Using Xactly’s solutions, leaders look past the current quarter to create revenue streams for long-term growth. The Xactly Intelligent Revenue Platform marries artificial intelligence and 17 years of proprietary data in easy-to-use applications. Sentiment, process, and trend analysis come together to form accurate machine forecasts. Quick identification and implementation of revenue plans, quotas, and territory improvements are easy. And, rapid calculation of even the most complex compensation plans keeps sales reps motivated and on track.

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