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Engiven, Inc. Launches Engiven.org to Enable Crypto Donations for More Than 1.6 Million Nonprofits

Engiven | September 17, 2022 | Read time : 01:30 min

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Engiven, Inc., a leader in cryptocurrency donation management technologies, is proud to announce the launch of Engiven.org, a foundation that will now enable cryptocurrency donors to support more than 1.6 million nonprofits in the U.S by giving any of 94 different cryptocurrencies.

"For more than four years, Engiven has been laser-focused on providing the most advanced and secure crypto donation technologies for nonprofits, Now, with the launch of Engiven.org, we are thrilled to provide an elegant process for donors to quickly choose their favorite charities to support and safely donate any amount of crypto."

-James Lawrence, Co-founder and CEO of Engiven.

For crypto donors, Engiven.org immediately provides an IRS-compliant donation receipt and the required tax documents, including a free crypto appraisal when required. There's no faster or safer way to donate crypto to a nonprofit. Furthermore, Engiven.org is SOC 2 Type 1 compliant, which means it adheres to the highest level of data and user security.

The Engiven Foundation is a 501c3 fiscal sponsor which receives the crypto donations, exchanges them for USD and grants the funds directly to the nonprofit chosen by the donor. The process is highly automated, helps nonprofits eliminate the need for crypto wallets, and removes the need for charities to go through a lengthy verification process typically associated with establishing a crypto exchange account.

Engiven has successfully processed many major crypto gifts, including a Bitcoin donation worth $10 million dollars. Now Engiven is applying its expertise to allow crypto donors to give to virtually any nonprofit in the US.

About Engiven:
Founded in 2018, Engiven is a leading provider of cryptocurrency donation services to nonprofits and faith-based organizations, including the Salvation Army, Compassion International, Texas A&M and North Point Ministries. The Engiven platform provides a highly automated crypto-giving solution that includes blockchain monitoring, automatic exchanges, gift receipts, bank deposits, IRS tax form creation, custody options, and a full suite of developer APIs for enterprise. Engiven is the world's first cryptocurrency donation management platform to achieve SOC 2 Type 1 compliance certification. For more information on donating crypto or to learn how to accept crypto donations for your church, ministry or nonprofit organization.

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2022 Raise Awards Honor Nonprofit Innovation and Dedication

OneCause | September 15, 2022

OneCause, a leader in online and event fundraising, recognized fundraising innovation and excellence at its annual Raise Awards ceremony during the Raise 2022 hybrid conference in Chicago, Illinois. Nearly 1,000 nonprofit fundraising professionals came together in person and virtually September 12-13 to learn innovative fundraising strategies from industry experts, connect with fellow fundraisers, and share their knowledge with the nonprofit community. "Celebrating the innovation, commitment, and ingenuity of nonprofit professionals and organizations is what the Raise Awards are all about, Putting the spotlight on those working tirelessly to make the world a better place recognizes the hard work and impact of industry-leading fundraisers and their causes." -Steve Johns, chief executive officer for OneCause. For five years, the Raise Awards have put the spotlight on nonprofits and fundraising professionals who are shaping the future of fundraising. This year's winners include a diverse array of mission-driven organizations, from local organizations creating change in their communities to large nonprofits with international recognition. Innovative Nonprofit of the Year The Innovative Nonprofit of the Year Award recognizes two organizations that uniquely push themselves, inspire others, and consistently reach new heights by implementing new ideas. Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry addressed the growing needs for community services due to COVID-19 by committing to significantly expanding its individual giving program and engaging a local foundation, requesting a three-part challenge grant. They raised 290% more during a 3-month period compared to the same timeframe a year earlier. This result was 290% higher than in the same 3-month period a year earlier. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society responded to the challenging times propelled by the pandemic by quickly pivoting to develop two national virtual fundraising campaigns. Each of these surpassed targets and reached new audiences. In 2021, LLS provided more than 42,000 patients with over $241 million in total grants, a 70% increase from 2020. Storyteller of the Year The Storyteller of the Year Award recognizes two organizations for excellence in communicating their purpose through branding, narrative, and promotion that inform the mind and move the heart. Comfort Cases' story is most often told by its founder, Rob Scheer, who openly shares his own journey in foster care. With more than 250,000 followers on their social media platforms, and as host of Fostering Change, ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1-rated podcast related to issues regarding foster care and adoption, Comfort Cases furthers its mission of inspiring communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care. Since its founding 10 years ago, Comfort Cases has given out more than 185,000 comfort cases filled with essential items to use in each of the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. Community Living works to enrich the lives of people with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential by providing children and adults with services and programs that allow them to live, learn, and work in the community. Their stories aren't about nameless faces, they're about Tyler who was named homecoming king, and Karen who was laid off during the pandemic but is thriving in her new job and just bought a new car. Their storytelling engaged donors, resulting in a 60% fundraising lift compared to the previous year and growing annual recurring gifts by up to 15% and witnessing the frequency of giving literally double. Fundraisers of the Year The Fundraiser of the Year Award recognizes three nonprofit professionals whose leadership, success, and passion for their mission stand out among their peers. Jane Kobak, Associate Director of Major Giving for Opportunity Enterprises: Jane is a true leader and develops strong relationships with staff, board members, clients, and the community. As a result of her dedication, Opportunity Enterprises exceeded their annual revenue budget by over 60% in the recent fiscal year. Jennifer Berger, Director of Development for Rubicon Programs: Jennifer never settles for average. At times, gifts have come unsolicited – without a grant application or specific ask – because donors were so impressed by Jennifer and her passion for Rubicon's work. Rubicon hit their annual fundraising goal in under six months, thanks in large part to Jennifer's leadership. Megan Carfa, Operations and Development Director for Junior Players: Megan not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. She never asks anyone to do anything she won't do herself. She truly inspires everyone around her to take initiative and step up. In 5 short years, Megan's work has expanded their programs tenfold and has contributed to an increase of Junior Players' North Texas Giving Day goal every year— raising 150% of their goal in 2021. Raise Awards winners were selected by a committee of peer nonprofit professionals and industry experts looking for a focus on specific achievements, campaigns, and events from the last 12 months. In addition to the award recognition, winners receive a cash donation to their mission on behalf of OneCause. About OneCause: OneCause is driving the future of fundraising with easy-to-use event and online fundraising solutions that help nonprofits improve the giving experience and raise more money. OneCause builds technology that optimizes everyday generosity, making it easier for nonprofit organizations to fundraise and for nonprofit supporters to give. Since 2008, OneCause has helped over 10,000 nonprofits raise more than $4 billion for their missions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., OneCause is committed to driving innovation in the charitable sector, bringing together nonprofit professionals across the world for the annual Raise Conference to exchange ideas that further fundraising.

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FlowPlay Launches In-Game Fundraiser to Raise Funds for American Cancer Society Patient Navigation Programs

American Cancer Society | October 04, 2022

FlowPlay, creator of one of the most powerful connected gaming platforms, announced the launch of a new in-game fundraising campaign on behalf of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Today, FlowPlay kicks off a fundraiser to support patient navigation programs, evidence-based interventions that connect cancer patients with volunteer health system navigators who can provide personalized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers, from diagnosis through survivorship. Throughout the month of October, players within FlowPlay's flagship social casino, Vegas World, can contribute directly to ACS's Patient Navigation efforts. Patient navigation programs are of benefit to anyone receiving a cancer diagnosis but are particularly important for patients who experience hurdles to receiving equitable healthcare due to social, cultural, or economic barriers. Navigators include nurses, health advisors, social workers and others in the healthcare field who can help patients overcome financial, language and transportation barriers to care, improving quality of care and progressing health equity. Data shows that care provided through patient navigation programs decreases hospitalization and ICU admissions, and improves timely diagnostic follow up and adherence to screening and treatment schedules. Navigation programs provide each patient with the opportunity for customized care, ultimately helping to ensure that all patients have a fair opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. "Cancer patients have faced unique clinical, social, and financial challenges in the wake of the global pandemic, We are so proud to partner with organizations such as Flowplay and their Vegas World players, allowing us to take on initiatives that can help patients overcome barriers and receive the best care for their diagnosis. -Ryan Okita, Senior Director, Cancer Support Program Management with American Cancer Society. All Vegas World players will have the opportunity to donate directly to the American Cancer Society from October 3 through October 31 by purchasing a virtual in-game branded charm. A long-standing supporter of ACS, FlowPlay has raised more than $400,000 through previous campaigns, and is on track to reach half a million dollars by the end of 2022. FlowPlay also participated in the 2022 ACS Fit2Be Cancer Free Challenge, raising over $28,000 and ranking 4th in the nation and 1st in the Pacific Northwest for funds raised. "Navigating a cancer diagnosis from insurance, medications, and getting to and from treatment can be incredibly daunting for a patient and their loved ones; having reliable and knowledgeable support to guide you through the process is invaluable, I am incredibly proud of the FlowPlay community for the unwavering support they demonstrate for the American Cancer Society through various initiatives." -Derrick Morton, President and Co-Founder, FlowPlay. ACS is committed to enhancing patient navigation programs and has awarded $4.2 million in multi-year grants to 14 health systems to enhance oncology patient navigation and address and overcome barriers to personalized, timely, and equitable access to care for cancer patients and their families. Each health system selected will receive $300,000 to fund patient navigation programs. About FlowPlay: FlowPlay is the company behind the most powerful connected gaming platform for casual and sports wagering games, virtual worlds and social casinos. A developer, operator and publisher, FlowPlay serves both consumers and businesses with engaging online and mobile free-to-play experiences. Partners turn to FlowPlay for its extensive multiplayer infrastructure, industry-leading monetization rates and proven track record helping businesses launch custom-branded online games. FlowPlay's consumer products include ourWorld, one of the most popular teen virtual worlds, Vegas World, the industry's most engaging multiplayer social casino, and Casino World, the company's most grandiose, interactive and community-driven free-to-play social casino with tycoon gameplay. Together, they have been played by a loyal community of more than 75 million users around the world. FlowPlay dominates a cross-section of industries including online and mobile games, fantasy sports and casinos – consistently creating opportunities in high-growth and emerging markets. Based in Seattle, FlowPlay was founded in 2006 and is primarily funded by Intel Capital and the creators of Skype.

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TIAA announces partnership with Girls in Tech to empower women in technology

TIAA | September 08, 2022

TIAA has teamed up with Girls in Tech (GIT), a global nonprofit with more than 100,000 members focused on closing the gender gap in technology careers. "TIAA is committed to doing the hard work to understand the challenges and clear the path for women in tech, We're excited to collaborate with Girls in Tech to unlock opportunities for women in all stages of their STEM careers and empower them to reach their goals." -Sastry Durvasula, Chief Information and Client Services Officer, and a board member for the nonprofit. TIAA will collaborate with GIT throughout 2022 and 2023 for multiple initiatives including the GIT Hackathon, Startup Challenge, Digital Career Fair, Mentorship Program, Cybersecurity Webinars and the upcoming Girls in Tech conference. "Joining forces with TIAA, a mission-driven organization with more than 100 years serving others, is an important milestone in our journey, This collaboration will elevate our positive impact in building the diverse and inclusive tech workforce the world needs." -Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech Founder and CEO. The Girls in Tech Conference will take place in-person in Nashville, Wednesday, Sept. 7. Participants from all over the world will gather to find community, sharpen their skills, learn how to advance their careers in tech, and discover companies that are leveraging technology to drive change and growth within their industries. Most importantly, they will learn how they can be a part of that change. Wendy Harrington, Chief Information Officer, TIAA Wealth and Corporate Technology, will deliver a keynote address about her own career journey in her talk titled Destination Unknown: Enjoy the Journey. TIAA ambassadors and recruiters will be on hand at the expo to discuss the exciting technology agenda, job openings and culture at TIAA, as well as share stories of their own career paths in technology. About TIAA: TIAA is a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions. It is the #1 not-for-profit retirement market provider1, paid more than $6.4 billion in lifetime income to retired clients in 2021 and has $1.2 trillion in assets under management (as of 6/30/2022)2.

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The DaVita Giving Foundation Provides $1.4 Million Grant Toward Addressing Food Insecurity

DaVita Giving Foundation | October 11, 2022

The DaVita Giving Foundation, a private charitable organization created by DaVita Inc., today announced a $1.4 million grant to the Food Is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), a national association of 25 nonprofit organizations across the country focused on addressing the dual crises of illness and hunger. Food insecurity affects 10% of the country—and nearly one third of low-income families.1 The DaVita Giving Foundation shares the coalition's goal to help promote better health outcomes by making food and nutrition central to health care. The "food is medicine" concept generally refers to prioritizing food and diet in an individual's health plan, with the goal of either preventing, reducing symptoms of, or reversing a disease state. "DaVita has long been a community-driven organization committed to supporting causes that uplift those we serve, This investment aligns with DaVita's strategy to significantly improve individual and community health for those with kidney disease. We recognize the critical health impact food insecurity can have on kidney health and are thrilled to support the FIMC to provide medically tailored nutrition to individuals in need." -Javier Rodriguez, CEO for DaVita. This grant will help FIMC provide more than 100,000 medically-tailored meals to people with food insecurity and medical nutrition needs, including individuals living with end stage kidney disease, through four FIMC nonprofit members in the following markets: Sacramento, Calif., through Project Open Hand Los Angeles, through Project Angel Food Minneapolis, through Open Arms Minnesota Orlando, Fla., through Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida "At FIMC, we believe that food is medicine and that nutrition is integral to disease management, With the support of the DaVita Giving Foundation, FIMC is able to further its mission to produce better health outcomes, lower the cost of care and improve patient satisfaction through diet and nutrition." -Karen Pearl, Chair of the Food is Medicine Coalition and President & CEO of God's Love We Deliver. In selecting grant recipients, the DaVita Giving Foundation seeks to address pressing social determinants of health facing kidney patients, including access to transplantation resources, provision of transportation services and alleviation of food insecurity. In addition to its grant program, the DaVita Giving Foundation funds DaVita's Dollars for Doers program. Through Dollars for Doers, DaVita teammates (employees) receive a $15 credit per volunteer hour logged to donate to a nonprofit of their choice, up to $500 per year. Teammates may also choose to donate their own money to a nonprofit through the company's platform and have their donations matched, up to $500 each year. In 2021, DaVita identified healthy communities as a key aspect of its ESG initiative. With the establishment of the DaVita Giving Foundation, the kidney care provider aims to further identify giving opportunities that create scalable impact towards these goals while enhancing its community stewardship in areas it serves. About DaVita Inc: DaVita (NYSE: DVA) is a health care provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients globally. The company is one of the largest providers of kidney care services in the U.S. and has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for more than 20 years. DaVita cares for patients at every stage and setting along their kidney health journey—from slowing the progression of kidney disease to helping to support transplantation, from acute hospital care to dialysis at home. As of June 30, 2022, DaVita served 198,000 patients at 2,808 outpatient dialysis centers in the United States. The company also operated 349 outpatient dialysis centers in 11 other countries worldwide. DaVita has reduced hospitalizations, improved mortality, and worked collaboratively to propel the kidney care industry to adopt an equitable and high-quality standard of care for all patients, everywhere. About the Food Is Medicine Coalition: The Food Is Medicine Coalition (FIMC) is a coalition of nonprofit medically tailored meal providers who serve people in communities across the country who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Medically tailored meals (MTMs) are delivered to individuals living with severe illness through a referral from a medical professional or healthcare plan. Meal plans are tailored to the medical needs of the recipient by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and are designed to improve health outcomes, lower cost of care and increase patient satisfaction. Because of their complicated medical conditions, most of our clients are unable to eat the food offered by many other home-delivered meal providers. MTMs are delivered to an individual's home. In the last year, collectively, FIMC MTM providers served over 11 million meals to over 48,000 people across multiple states and the District of Columbia. Clients living with a primary diagnosis of HIV, cancer or diabetes made up the majority of those that received meals from FIMC agencies in the last year, however, the plurality of clients live with multiple diagnoses at once.

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