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Introducing Chicago’s first-ever Techweek Gives campaign, powered by uBack

March 22, 2017

uBack co-founder Kaitlin Reimann has some big news to share this week, so we’re passing her the mic this week so she can share all the details. Take it away, Kaitlin:


Why Workplace Giving May Be the Key to Building the Employee Experience

March 15, 2017

Employee engagement has become a business buzzword — a phrase often thrown around in meetings, but not clearly achieved in most companies. In Harvard Business Review’s “Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buys Us So Little”, Jacob Morgan explains that companies are spending too much on employee engagement with minimal return. As a result, they are missing out on real impact when it comes to their workforce.


How an employee giving tool can ramp up your CSR

March 14, 2017

Employee giving is often an under-reported and under-capitalized component of a company’s corporate social responsibility efforts. When you look at the logistics, you start to understand why. 

Many companies are still relying on traditional paper processes to execute their employee giving campaigns. Add to that the need to coordinate hundreds of team members, nonprofit partners, payment systems and the corporate match, and an employee giving campaign can get overwhelming quick.


Why women are poised to change the world for good

March 09, 2017

On March 8, International Women’s Day, we saw the world rally behind women. The theme was #BeBoldForChange, specifically the kind of change that will “help forge a better working world — a more inclusive, gender-equal world.”


3 ways to improve your employee giving campaign

March 07, 2017

Data shows employee giving campaigns can help improve overall employee engagement and retention and can be a key differentiator that keeps top talent.

For the sixth year in a row, donations from Microsoft employees have topped $100 million dollars. The company credits its leadership's focus on giving back as well as its new Microsoft Philanthropies organization for the record-breaking effort. Karen Bergin, director of employee engagement for Microsoft Philanthropies, tells Geek Wire in this article, “It’s fair to say the culture of giving is very much part of our DNA.” (You can read more about Microsoft’s efforts here.)


5 big lessons learned from our two days at Startup Grind

March 02, 2017

This time last week, we were on stage pitching to a global audience at Startup Grind.

It was a whirlwind, to say the least — between the 16-hour days, the cross-country travel, the TV interviews and the hundreds of business cards that changed hands.

This research proves corporate social responsibility is worth the investment

February 22, 2017

Did you know that a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) can make your workforce more productive?


How companies can fuel nonprofit growth

February 17, 2017

There’s a stunning statistic we’d like to share with you.


uBack heads to Silicon Valley

February 16, 2017

Exciting news! uBack has been named one of 50 companies in the Startup Grind Global Program, which is hosting its annual conference next week in Redwood City, Calif. It's an impressive group of startups, and we are thrilled to showcase our company on a global stage.


Why 2017 will be a big year for uBack

February 10, 2017

2017 has been a big year for uBack. And it’s only February.  


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