The fundraising technology company Givergy, has launched a new online auction product called GivGo: a simple way for companies to collaborate with their own employees in order to raise money for charity and further Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Simply put, employees bid for donated items or tickets to live sporting and cultural events…Bid. Give. Go.
GivGo utilises specialist and proven technology to allow global corporates and their foundations to maximise unused corporate hospitality or half-full corporate boxes by auctioning tickets and experiences through online auctions or prize draws. Bidding is limited to the company’s own employee base in order to engage employees with its CSR and raise vital funds for charity; in turn increasing employee engagement and changing the atmosphere of events for the better.
The bidding process is simple: users can login to the fully-responsive site, browse for live sporting and cultural event experiences and place their bid against the clock, with 100 percent of the profit generated going directly to charity.
With over 10 years of experience in events and fundraising, Givergy hasestablished itself as a forerunner in the charity tech marketplace. This latest offering complies with the company’s ethos; offering flexible packages to allow businesses to opt for license fees on a per event or annual basis and guaranteed maintenance & support throughout. The service has already been used by reputable organisations such as Barclays, Lexis Nexis and big-four professional services firm EY.
Rajesh Patel, Co-Founder of GivGo, said: “GivGo was born out of an aim to prove that the most effective ideas are the simplest, so it is fantastic to see this come to fruition. Redistributing unused corporate hospitality and other auctionable items to raise funds for good causes makes good sense for everyone involved.”
Jon Douglas, Co-Founder of Givgo, said:
“Not only does GivGo help raise vital funds for charities but also enhances employee engagement and changes the atmosphere of events – it really is win-win.”
GivGo is designed to benefit Corporate Social Responsibility teams and corporate foundations and to partner with their colleagues that have access to corporate hospitality. This could include teams such as sales and marketing, event management, talent retention and acquisition, business development and account management teams and EAs and PAs to C-level decision makers in corporate organisations.
For example, the EY Foundation – an independent charity supporting young people through pathways into employment, education and enterprise – created their own customised GivGo site to help raise awareness and deeper engagement with all of the firm’s employees in support of its Big Auction. The aim was to raise vital funds in support of the EY Foundation’s programme to help young people and entrepreneurs into education, employment and enterprise.
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