Customizing Your Donation Page: 5 Ways


Customizing Your Donation Page

You want your organization’s Donation Page to be as compelling and effective as possible, making it easy to give. It needs to work seamlessly with your existing site and include your branding to create a familiar, comfortable experience for donors.  And it will generate donations most successfully when it echoes your key fundraising messages and needs. JustGive’s Donation Page design offers you choices to do just that.

Can we customize our Donation Page?

Yes, in several valuable ways.  Here are five items you can quickly change so your Donation Page produces better results:


Upload a logo for your organization in .jpg, .jpeg or .png file format. The maximum file size is 512k and recommended size is 950 pixels wide by 100 pixels high.

Mission Statement
Add your mission statement (maximum 400 characters). This will appear beneath your organization’s name and logo at the top of your Donation Page, reminding donors why you exist.

Donation amounts
You can create up to 10 unique donation amounts with optional descriptions to show donors what their gifts can do (example: $25 – provide basics for a sheltered mom in need). A list that’s specific for your nonprofit is a great way to reinforce your case for giving. It can persuade donors and build trust, since they want to know the impact of their donations. Graphic example.

In the list of JustGive donation options, “Other,” where donors can enter their own amount, is always included.

If you don’t enter custom amounts, the default amounts are $25, $50, $75, and $100.

Tip: For holiday giving, consider increasing the donation amounts listed to obtain larger gifts, since you know it’s the prime season for generosity.

Program Designations
GLT2When making a donation, your donor can specify which program they’d like to support. The default programs listed on your donation page are “General Fund” and “Other.” You can edit them and add other program names to the list at any time (unlimited). You can also reorder the list – to highlight programs that most need of support at the top of the list.  Graphic example.

These options give you a great way to drive donations to new, popular or seasonal programs too (like an adopt-a-family program for the holidays).

JustGive Donation Page Address
You can simplify your JustGive Donation Page website address so it’s easy to remember, track, and use in other marketing and fundraising efforts too. Just enter a custom ending to your URL.

For example, the nonprofit Save The Golden Lion Tamarin’s donation page is located at, and they’ve also customized it to be

Both your original URL and your custom address will work for donors.


Getting started

To customize your organization’s Donation Page, just log in and click on Edit Donation Page.

And just in case you’ve forgotten, JustGive’s Donation Pages are mobile-optimized so your donors can give from their smartphones, ipads or tablets—anywhere, anytime.

Taking the time to customize your Donation Page can yield great results. Here’s to creating a more effective, personalized page that generates more donations for your work!

– Candy Culver
Marketing Consultant

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Oct 8 Nonprofit Webinar: Leveraging #GivingTuesday


It’s only October, but you’re probably already strategizing how to make the most of the all-important fourth quarter of the year when nonprofits receive the majority of their donations (source: Guidestar).

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 is #GivingTuesday, which falls right in the midst of year-end giving. Giving Tuesday is a global movement where charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Since GivingTuesday’ was started in 2012, there’s been an estimated 470% increase in online donations on this Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

You may be asking, “What’s the best way to take advantage of this global event to boost our fundraising?”

Free webinar offers tips, tools and more

On October 8th at 10 a.m. PST, DonorPath and JustGive are hosting a free webinar, Leveraging #GivingTuesday to Boost Year-end Fundraising. It will outline #GivingTuesday best practices and focus on cost-effective strategies to integrate the campaign into your year-end plans.


We’ll also present the tools, support, and guidance that we’re making available to you before, during, and after #GivingTuesday.

Key takeaways from the free webinar include:

  • Establishing non-revenue/soft goals for your #GivingTuesday campaign.
  • Leveraging social media (even if your current social media presence is lacking) for a successful #GivingTuesday.
  • Retaining #GivingTuesday donors through Retention Wednesday.
  • Incorporating #GivingTuesday into your current marketing collateral, event invites, and annual appeals.

Register Now and then tune in on October 8 at 10 a.m. PST to participate. If you can’t attend, be sure to register so we can send you the archived presentation after the event.

#GivingTuesday here we come!

– Sarah Bacon
Director of Product

Johnson & Johnson’s Values Guide CSR


In our household of three boys, Johnson & Johnson is a familiar brand. But what I didn’t know about the company—which may be best known for Band-Aids®, baby powder and Tylenol®—was that it practiced corporate social responsibility long before the term existed.

Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. In 1943, the company adopted its credo of values that guides decision making and challenges everyone at the company to put the needs and well-being of the people they serve first.

JnJ-Our-Credo-700Crafted more than 62 years ago by Robert Wood Johnson, the son of the founder, the credo is more than a moral compass . . . it’s “a visionary statement of corporate purpose” and the reason Johnson & Johnson has become the largest and most diversified health care company in the world.

In the past two years, Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to social responsibility has placed it among the top three of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens (a list compiled by Corporate Responsibility Magazine). And just this week, CEO Alex Gorsky received The Appeal of Conscience Award as a corporate ­­leader who by “deed and action has advanced human dignity and social justice.”

One simple but powerful idea in the company credo states, “We are responsible to the communities in which employees live and work, and to the world community as well. We must be good citizens—support good works and charities….”

Tradition of Philanthropy

Johnson & Johnson’s record of giving goes back to the early 1900s. Within hours of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the company gave the largest amount of help received from any organization, establishing its tradition of disaster giving and community philanthropy.

Tout-Full-Our-Giving_0Making the world a healthier place is at the heart of company philanthropy, focused in three strategic areas:

  • Saving and improving the lives of women and children
  • Preventing disease in vulnerable populations
  • Strengthening the healthcare workforce

Their approach? Work with partners to deliver community-based solutions.

One example of a successful partnership is Safe Kids Worldwide. For more than 27 years, Johnson & Johnson has been a part of the global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries. Safe-Kids-1000x666Through a network of more than 500 U.S. coalitions and partnerships with organizations in 25 countries, Safe Kids reduces injuries and deaths from motor vehicles, sports, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings and other activities. By 2008, this campaign had helped reduce the death rate for U.S. children aged 14 and younger by 45%.

In 2014, Johnson & Johnson’s philanthropy totaled nearly $172 million for organizations around the world, including $14.5 million through its Matching Gifts program (the company double-matched employee contributions last year).

It’s important for the company to evaluate the results of philanthropy, so they’ve set a sustainability goal to increase the number of programs measuring health-related outcomes. 2015 progress: 90 percent of Johnson & Johnson’s 230 philanthropy programs now monitor and report health-related outcomes.

Citizenship & Sustainability Efforts

Theirs is a long and involved history of citizenship and sustainability that this blog can’t really capture. But whether researching and developing new treatments for disease or working to reduce its environmental footprint, Johnson & Johnson conducts business in a responsible way. Most recent efforts include:

OurGiving-Pillar3-thumbnailAdvancing Human Health and Well-Being. In 2014, in response to the Ebola crisis, the company collaborated with the global health community to accelerate and expand production of the Ebola vaccine—to get it to families and health care professionals as quickly as possible.

Leading a Dynamic & Growing Business Responsibly
. 2015 is the first time Johnson & Johnson has established social goals as part of the company’s overall strategy. Energy-Use-Reduction-Efforts-300x200Its Healthy Future 2015 sustainability goals range from environmental sustainability and enhanced supply chain stewardship to greater transparency and commitments to address diseases in the developing world.

We’re not all leading global companies like Johnson & Johnson with a 129-year business history and enough resources to tackle world problems. But every business can examine its values and consider how to make a difference with philanthropy.  Inspired to get started? Contact us today—we can help.

– Andrea Lloyd
Director of Programs

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Need volunteers? VolunteerMatch has them.


As a nonprofit, every dollar counts. When you’re trying to accomplish your mission and efficiently get all the work done to support it, volunteers can help make things happen.

Finding good volunteers can be a challenge—whether you need them to:

  • assist with an event
  • help with a key fundraising drive
  • provide office support
  • be advocates to champion your cause
  • or more

teen environment volunteer 11578647sqJustGive’s partner, VolunteerMatch, can be a great resource for your organization. They’re a nonprofit whose mission is tomake it easy for good people and good causes to connect.”

Since 1998, VolunteerMatch has connected nearly 10 million volunteers to organizations they care about.

Find the specific volunteers you need

To get started, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools and other types of community organizations register for free on VolunteerMatch and then post opportunities to attract volunteers in your local area (or from afar if it’s a project they can work on remotely).

volunteer_recycle_man_21430890Volunteers find nonprofits by searching for opportunities by cause, location and even age group. When a volunteer is interested in your organization, you’re notified and can respond directly to them through the VolunteerMatch website.

Not only can the experts at VolunteerMatch help you find good volunteers, but a new book they recently published, “Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World”, can give you a more inventive approach to volunteer engagement:

This insightful collection contains actionable advice on strengthening volunteering. Among other things, you’ll learn how to attract millennials and baby boomers to your cause, the best ways to partner with corporate and pro bono volunteer programs, why micro volunteering may be the future of online giving, and why your supporters are a largely untapped goldmine of fundraising success.

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We’ve partnered with VolunteerMatch to give away a copy of “Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World”. Click here and enter by September 30, 2015 for a chance to win the book. You can also purchase it here and save 25%.

Holiday help

As you head into the busiest giving time of year, don’t forget to tap VolunteerMatch to find volunteers that care about your cause and are eager to help make a difference.

Looking for more resources to help your organization? Check out the rest of our Nonprofit Resources partners and their offers. And to keep up on the latest tips, tools and resources, subscribe to our blog.

– Sarah Bacon
Director of Product

Three Ways You Can Save Animals


The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion on a hunting trip in July sparked a media flurry and got people clamoring about protection for animals.

Americans are animal lovers. In a recent Gallup poll, 32% of us said we believe animals should have the same rights as humans, and 62% believe they deserve some protection.

I’m one of those people. The story and images of the skeletal 2-year old dog found tied up outside a Georgia church this past weekend made me more than cringe. How can anyone be so cruel and heartless?

cc_rileyWhen you share your life with animals and they’ve captured a special place in your heart, you care about what happens to them.  I know my soft spot for animals has grown exponentially since we got our goldendoodle Riley three years ago. And I can’t imagine what kind of person could neglect, harm, abandon or mistreat any animal.

Animals give us unconditional love and bring joy. They bond with us. They watch over and protect us.  We know animals feel pain and fear, and miss us. Their eyes, expressions and behaviors tell us what they don’t have the voices to say.

Dogs, in particular, give many humans a “new leash” on life. They guide the blind and visually impaired, provide comfort for seniors as well as children who are sick or have to appear in court, improve the lives of people with disabilities and autism, can save diabetics, give independence to veterans, and help parolees turn their lives around.

Yet, sadly, according to the ASPCA, every 60 seconds an animal is abused.


To save animals, we can be their voice, channeling our passion into action.

1) Watch for signs of abuse.

When you’re out and about, do you see animals left in hot cars or dogs chained up for hours? Have you ever walked by a house and seen so many animals you worry about their care? Pay attention for:

  • Neglect: When an animal is denied adequate food, water, shelter, medical care (injuries left untreated), clean area, socialization (is it aggressive or timid when approached by owner?), or chained up in a yard.
  • Violence: When an animal is deliberately tortured, beaten, or mutilated.

2) Speak up: report animal cruelty.

sb_finnAlmost all acts of animal violence or neglect are punishable by law. Animal cruelty laws vary from state to state, but 49 states have laws that contain felony provisions. (South Dakota is the only one that doesn’t.)

If you suspect abuse or neglect of any animal, report it to your local police department or area animal control agency. If you’re traveling, call the local police department (911).

3) Support animal organizations.

Put your money where your heart is, and donate—giving for animal protection and care. (You can even make an ongoing commitment with a recurring monthly gift.)

rox_pomoIf you don’t know where to start, here are 5 great charities:

I can’t stop all animal abuse and mistreatment. But I can do my part and support dedicated people who are protecting and caring for amazing animals like my Riley. Won’t you join me?

– Candy Culver
Marketing Consultant

Can JustGive Help Our Company Distribute Donations to Charity?


Featured FAQ
Can JustGive help our company distribute donations to charity?

Here at JustGive, we offer services to help companies of any size incorporate philanthropy into their business. Many of our clients already have systems in place to collect charitable donations from their employees or customers, but need a qualified partner to take care of distributing those funds to the recipient charities. That’s where JustGive can step in.

Can JustGive help our company distribute donations to charity?

donation_flickr_opensourceYes, JustGive offers donation processing support for a variety of situations. As a donor advised fund (DAF), we are authorized to manage charitable donations on behalf of companies, organizations, families, or individuals (eliminating your compliance headaches).

The process can be as simple as sending us a spreadsheet periodically with the donation detail (recipient charity, donation amount, donor info if available, etc.). We use that data to verify charities and securely distribute the donations, then bill you for the total donation amount and processing service.

Click here to learn more about our donation processing services and discover how JustGive’s clients have made an impact using our services. And don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can help your company.

For more FAQs about corporate giving, visit our Support Center.

– Sarah Bacon
Director of Product

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Ipswich River Watershed Association

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The Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) is the voice of the river—a group of people helping make sure there is enough clean water for the 350,000 people and businesses in 14 communities on the North Shore of Massachusetts, protecting nature, and providing great ways to have fun outdoors.

It takes a team to care for such a critical resource. With a staff and board of less than 20 people, more than two dozen conservation and governmental partners, and the help of scores of volunteers, this small but mighty organization has safeguarded the Ipswich River since 1977.

In 2006, Dr. Joseph (Bob) Petranek generously donated his house and 15 acres on the river to the organization. Over the years, an additional 9 acres was donated by the Smith Family and the Congress Corporation, and the Riverbend became the association’s headquarters. The property is permanently protected for public use and enjoyment, and contains a canoe dock, trails, green building, green roof, water-wise demonstration projects and gardens, and association offices.

What IRWA does

As the river watchdog, IRWA exists to keep the river out of danger and ensure a sustainable water supply for the area, by:

10496199_837602052951073_5591434803170071825_oRestoring the physical habitat. Among its many efforts to support native fish and wildlife, this includes removing migration barriers—dismantling obsolete dams and replacing culverts that are either too small or poorly installed.

Monitoring water conditions. Through the RiverWatch water quality monitoring program, the group assesses the health of the Ipswich River at 31 sites throughout the watershed. Volunteers collect data monthly from March-December on weather conditions and rain; water color, odor and clarity; water temperature; conductivity; and more.  The organization also conducts a herring count each spring, and monitors macroinvertebrates and streamflow.

Advocating for the river. These efforts ensure that federal, state and local water policies, water withdrawal permits, and regulatory decisions protect ecosystem health and include prudent conservation measures. Most recently, IRWA and friends of the river participated in hearings to voice their concerns about gas pipeline construction along the Peabody Rail trail.

11329892_957750550936222_3338448078620285410_nGetting people out to enjoy the river. The Ipswich River is the premier paddling river in the area, and IRWA’s recreation guide includes a list of parks and other public spaces to go fishing and clamming, swimming, camping, biking and see wildlife. The association has installed interpretive kiosks and education signs along the river, and regularly hosts padding, walking, and birding events for people of all ages and abilities.

“One of our biggest challenges is that the river is ‘loved to death’ and to protect it, we want people to use less water,” says Executive Director Wayne Castonguay. So the organization educates towns, businesses and residents about water conservation, presenting many programs each year as well as promoting ways to Save Water, Save Money, and care for yards and gardens using less water and chemicals.

Good Giving Practices

When this membership association started accepting online donations in 2006, it partnered with JustGive for services. The association uses a JustGive link for its own Donate button that appears on every page of the website, has customized it Donation Page with a logo and gift levels—and also links to the Donation Page in numerous places throughout the site. Both the Support and Membership sections of the website offer donors the online giving option.

“Most of our new donors are coming from online giving, and it’s a critical tool for us,” comments Castonguay. “JustGive meets our needs and has been really responsive.”

In addition to its Donation Page, IRWA recently used other JustGive services, setting up an advocacy campaign (with a Registry) to raise legal funds to fight the gas pipeline.


A hub for environmental conservation in the area, the Ipswich River Watershed Association brings together conservation groups, municipality partners, research centers, businesses and volunteers to create solutions and make a difference.

11750684_999594036751873_6495840608048644213_nIn 2011, the association convened the Parker-Ipswich-Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership (PIE-Rivers), a regional network of 18 organizations. And in 2013, a group of PIE-Rivers partners received federal money from the Hurricane Sandy Grant Program to support restorative work. Ipswich River Watershed Association is a part of the collective group that’s investing nearly $2 million of those dollars in a Free Our Rivers Campaign to improve habitat conditions through dam removal and ecologically safe bridge and culvert designs.

Last year, IRWA engaged nearly 800 people in events and activities, had its canoes and kayaks used 640 times, worked with about 215 volunteers, and helped get 327 culverts surveyed. This small but mighty association is successfully leveraging its staff, partners, volunteers and nearly 1,000 members to support and protect the lifeblood of the area, the Ipswich River.

Give now if you’d like to support the good work of the Ipswich River Watershed Association:


– Candy Culver
Marketing Consultant

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What’s Included in JustGive’s Donation Report for Nonprofits?


Featured Nonprofit FAQ:
What’s included in the Donation Report for nonprofits?

When your organization collects donations through JustGive, we provide detailed reporting for each donation you receive. You can view reports online, and download them as a PDF, CSV or Excel or XML file to use in your own database.

An example of a JustGive donation report (dummy data). Click to enlarge

An example of a JustGive donation report (dummy data). Click to enlarge

What information is included in JustGive’s Donation Report for nonprofits?

Here’s a detailed explanation of the data included in a JustGive Donation Report:

  • Source: This is the where the donation came from. In some cases it will read “JustGive,” but you may also see names of other JustGive partners whose users made donations to your organization such as PointWorthy, Cisco, Capella and others. If you are using a custom JustGive donate button or link, the source will display “Donate Now Button” for donations that came directly through your button or link.
  • Donation ID: This is the JustGive transaction number for the donation.
  • Partner Donation ID: This is the transaction identifier that a JustGive partner may have assigned when the donation was made.
  • Date: The date the donation was processed.
  • Name, Address, Email: If the donor chose to share this information with your organization, a name, mailing address and email address will be displayed. Donors can choose to share one, two, all or none of this information when they donate. If a field says “Anon” (Anonymous), that means the donor did not share the information.
  • Program: The specific program in your organization, if any, that the donor designated for the donation.
  • Gift Dedication: If the donor made the donation as a gift for someone, the gift recipient’s name will be displayed.
  • Memorial Dedication: If the donor made the donation in someone’s memory, the name of the person they gave in honor of will be displayed.
  • Recurring: If the donation made was part of a monthly recurring donation, “yes” will be displayed. (If it was not, “no” will be displayed.)
  • Donation Amount: The amount of the donation made by the donor. It is also the amount that was charged to the donor’s credit card.
  • Amount disbursed: The amount of the donation your organization is receiving, after fees were applied.

For more helpful question and answers, visit the JustGive Nonprofit Support Center.

– Sarah Bacon
Director of Product

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Nonprofit Fundraising Services: New & Improved

How we can better serve our nonprofit customers has preoccupied our thinking this year. We know the JustGive website is a vital tool that helps you get more donations, track them, and manage donor data.

Each year, JustGive collects and disburses millions of dollars in donations to thousands of charities—so to make it easier to find the information you need and save you time managing your account, we’ve improved the Nonprofit Services section of our website.

Better description of JustGive’s services
We’ve updated our informational pages about JustGive’s nonprofit donation services and our nonprofit donation reports. Whether you’ve been using JustGive for a while or you’ve just received your first donation check from us, these new pages give you a clear overview of what JustGive provides.


quicklinksImproved organization & navigation for your nonprofit account
We’ve cleaned things up a bit in your nonprofit account area, and added a new homepage you’ll see after logging in that gives you a snapshot of your donation totals for the current month and year to date. Plus, we made it quicker to access your donate buttons, your donation page (including editing it), your donation reports, and more.

NEW: Downloadable QR code for your website or event
We’ve had a lot of requests for QR codes from our nonprofits, so this is now built right into your account. Visit the Donate Buttons page to download a QR code that has your custom JustGive donation page website address embedded in it. Place it on your website or printed materials—your donors can quickly scan it and are immediately sent to your donation page.

Here’s an example of one for JustGive’s donation page:


Additional nonprofit resources
We’re often asked for referrals to companies providing other nonprofit services. So we’ve added a Nonprofit Resources page to our site that lists and links you to some of our key partners that can help you with fundraising strategy, recruiting quality volunteers, and more.

question-mark-icon-dc_icon_question_markNonprofit Support Center
Have a question about your JustGive account or our services? Visit our improved and streamlined Nonprofit Support Center for everything you need to know about creating a JustGive nonprofit account, collecting donations, viewing reports, and more.

Go check out our new & improved Nonprofit Services area. Have other ideas about how we can improve the nonprofit section? Leave a comment here on the blog to let us know.

– Sarah Bacon
Director of Product

CSR Pioneers Ben & Jerry’s


Ben & Jerry’s is thought of as the ice cream company with heart and soul. From the start, its founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield set out to prove that business can play a positive role in society.

In 1978, after taking a $5 correspondence course in ice cream-making from Penn State and making a $12,000 investment ($4,000 borrowed), Ben and Jerry began selling ice cream from a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont.  While the company name references only two men, a third man, Jeff Furman (a lawyer and accountant) is considered the ampersand in Ben & Jerry’s and a driving force in the company’s social responsibility efforts.

Utne Reader described them as three men who shared ideals formed in the 1960s and tempered by Vietnam and Watergate. They were smart and creative but suspicious of big business, painfully aware of injustice, and looking for better ways to live.

Social mission as a guiding business principle

In 1988, Ben & Jerry’s became one of the first companies in the world to make a social mission integral to its business and inseparable from its product and economic goals. Its social mission: use the company in innovative ways to make the world a better place.

When Unilever bought Ben & Jerry’s in 2000, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary but fought to retain its social consciousness. Through a unique merger agreement, Ben & Jerry’s established an independent board of directors so it could maintain the company’s mission and preserve its values—a board that has the right to challenge Unilever at any time if it feels those values are compromised.

In September 2012, Ben & Jerry’s was certified as a B corp and became the first and only wholly-owned subsidiary of a public company to do so. Its publicly-available impact assessment shows how the company is doing in its governance and for the environment, workers, and community. (The B Corp model can ensure companies provide benefits to society in a way that’s transparent, balanced, and people can believe in.)

“We wanted to constantly challenge ourselves to be better,” said Rob Michalak, Ben & Jerry’s Director of Social Mission. “This model provides the rigor and standards to ensure that we are living up to our own mission and that we push further.”

The measures of success

Creating linked prosperity for suppliers, employees, farmers, franchisees, customers, and neighbors—everyone connected to Ben & Jerry’s—is how the company defines success. They operate to benefit people and communities, support social and environmental justice, and give back.

Sourcing & purchasing ingredients. The company uses its purchasing power to buy Fair Trade Certified base ingredients of sugar, cocoa, banana, coffee and vanilla.

In manufacturing, Ben & Jerry’s works to reduce its footprint and has offset 22,400 tons of CO2 emissions since 2002. The company is also actively involved in climate justice, mandatory GMO labeling, peace building and many more issues.

Ben & Jerry’s: Giving back

Their efforts to give back go beyond improving quality of life for local communities. In addition to donating more than 5% of profits to charity:

  • Ben & Jerry’s foundation engages its employees in philanthropy and social change work, and supports grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country. In 1991, the foundation was restructured to be employee-led, and employees make all the decisions about grants. In 2014, the foundation won the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s award for a Corporate Grantmaker.
  • The foundation funds the Vermont Community Action Team (CAT) grant program for an array of programs, and prioritizes support for basic human needs and the underserved, including seniors, at-risk youth and low income communities. In addition to grants, employees work together on several large-scale community service projects each year.
  • PartnerShops are independently-owned Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops operated by community-based nonprofit organizations, and run as social enterprises. They offer job and entrepreneurial training to youth and young adults who may face barriers to employment.

Ben & Jerry’s has set a high CSR bar. Not every business has the resources and ability to pursue social responsibility with such fervor, but any business can get started.  Inspired to discover how? Contact JustGive today; we’ll help.

– Candy Culver
Marketing Consultant