Ready to make giving back part of your company culture?
You’re talking to the right people.
We’ll help your company build a payroll giving program that’s easy, meaningful, and fun, all for about $1 per employee per month!
CHOOSE YOUR CAUSES
Only the best organizations make it into our portfolio, and each one has been vetted by our network of experts. We’ll help you build a portfolio that aligns with your mission as a company and the passions of your employees.
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Investing in experts channels resources to efforts we know work, enhancing scale and rewarding accountability.
Investing in innovators nurtures creativity and keeps the field moving forward.
Investing in exemplars fosters the attitudes and behaviors that lead to deep impact.
meet some our of partners:
ENGAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES
Help you design the launch that’s right for you… incorporate into employee onboarding…
here’s a look at the employee signup process:
Each pay period, we send you a payroll giving report. You (or your payroll provider) pass the employee contributions on to us and we take care of the rest; distributions to charities, employee receipts, tax reporting, everything.
SEE YOUR IMPACT
Our quarterly infographic reports full of images, video, stats and stories are PR and social media gold! A perfect way to keep management in the loop and connect donors to beneficiaries.
And it's paying off:
For our clients using the platform so far, the results have been more than rewarding.
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Avg. giving per employee
Total giving to date
Building a stellar company culture these days takes more than a ping-pong table and a well-stocked break room... but you knew that already.
Building a great team, a great company, today is about wellness, work/life balance, autonomy...and PURPOSE. More than half of millennials say they’d turn down a higher-paying job for one with a company whose work makes a difference in the world. And it’s not just millennials.
But corporate citizenship can be complex, frustrating, and expensive. Vetting good partnerships, balancing the interests of your employees with your company mission. And most importantly, knowing whether these efforts are actually making a difference--within your own organization and community, let alone halfway around the world.
That's why we built Purpose Portfolio.
Our products are turn-key fully-supported solutions that provide authentic, meaningful experiences for your employees, AND make a real difference in the world.
Meet the Team:
SaraJoy started one of the world's first purpose-based crowdfunding websites, TippingBucket.org, in 2009 and raised over $1M for 75+ successful projects. She's done non-profit evaluation work on 4 continents and across the US.
Nathan has 10+ years in technology leadership as a principal UI engineer and software architect for leading companies like Domo, Adaptive Computing, BetterServers, and AT&T.
At PurposePortfolio, we support the best work in the world.
We don’t have a checklist for what it takes to make the PurposePortfolio portfolio because no “40-point inspection” could get at the heart of what it takes to do the best work at each of the myriad intersections of sector, issue, geography, and culture.
So instead of forcing our partners through a one-size-fits-all check-the-box audit, we rely on the deep knowledge, shared values, and extensive networks of our in-field experts, called portfolio stewards, and radical transparency with our donors to offer a “seal of approval” built on expertise, trust, and community - not checking boxes.
All of our PurposePortfolio portfolio partners have the following in common:
THEY STAND OUT AS EXPERTS OR INNOVATORS
Experts (heuristic: their results put them in the top 10% of orgs/individuals in their field)
These are individuals and organizations getting results. They have a track record of proven success addressing their issues and are among the most effective--and efficient--in their fields. Investing in experts channels resources to efforts we know work, enhancing scale and rewarding accountability.
They achieve demonstrably better results in their issue
For a particular population, in a particular community/context
They are aligned with the best research and theory on their issue
Recognized leverage points
Proven logic models
They are thought leaders on their issue
Innovators (heuristic: their new idea is one of the top 10 most promising in their field)
These are individuals and organizations on the frontier of their issues. They are pushing boundaries and expanding intersections with promising new ideas that deserve to be tested. Investing in innovators nurtures creativity and keeps the field moving forward.
They challenge assumptions and take a different approach to impacting their issue
Different logic model, different metrics, different leverage points
Unique delivery mechanism, new incentives
They pursue collective impact around their issue
They are surfacing a new issue, or a new intersection of issues
THEY QUALIFY AS EXEMPLARS
These are oganizations who embody the values we espouse at PurposePortfolio. They create “for us, by us” programs; embrace radical transparency; pursue collaborative impact; and authentically evaluate their efforts. Investing in exemplars fosters the attitudes and behaviors that lead to deep impact.
Community: They are thoroughly grounded in the communities they serve
“For-us-by-us” program design
Strong community ties--beyond “buy-in”
Deep, systemic understanding of issue in context
Transparency: They embrace transparency
Pro-active knowledge/best practice sharing, non-proprietary
Open and public about successes, failures, challenges, opportunities
Clear and accountable about finances
Self-Evaluation: They are committed to understanding their impact
Solid logic model/theory of change
Articulated definition of success and metrics
On-going evaluation plan backed by appropriate resources