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As Surge of COVID-19 Cases in India Continues, Spiceworks Ziff Davis and J2 Global Partner With America's Charities to Launch Employee Assistance Fund

Published 05-19-21

Submitted by America's Charities

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AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2021 /CSRwire/ —  America’s Charities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which inspires employees and organizations to support each other and causes they care about, is pleased to announce the launch of an Employee Assistance Fund in partnership with Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD), a division of J2 Global. As a leader in intent-backed, intelligent, omnichannel marketing, SWZD is the trusted global marketplace that connects technology buyers and sellers with some of the most actionable and precise intent data.

Initially established to aid employees in India affected by the COVID-19 surge, the J2 Global Employee Assistance Fund will also provide financial assistance to eligible employees and their loved ones around the world who experience financial hardship, health crises, and/or unexpected loss of life. SWZD established the fund with $25,000 in partnership with J2 Global and will be supplemented by a company match of all employee donations up to $25,000.

SWZD and J2 Global join more than 100 U.S. and international companies who have turned to America’s Charities’ more than 40 years of proven charitable funds management and employee engagement expertise for supporting employees and their local communities facing hardships.

“SWZD and J2 Global are determined to prove what it really means to be #oneteam – that rallying around our peers in their time of need isn’t dependent on where we’re located,” said Richard Jalichandra, Global General Manager, SWZD “This fund is an opportunity to exemplify our purpose, our values, and our commitment to our people – and their families – by being there to support them when they need it most,” Jalichandra added.

The fund will be reviewed, verified, and operated by America’s Charities, which has an established program to help employers of all sizes and across all industries create and operate EAFs and is the only organization to offer a charitable giving component, which enables coworkers and the wider community to support their colleagues and neighbors. By partnering with America’s Charities, all grants made from the fund are tax-free, providing maximum support to employees when they need it. By bundling other aspects of giving, America’s Charities also empowers employers to easily integrate EAFs with their other CSR programs and achieve even more social good.

“Corporate social responsibility is more than what you do for others – it is also about what you do for your own employees,” said Jim Starr, president and CEO of America’s Charities. “From corporate philanthropy to employee giving, and volunteering to adopting sustainability practices, businesses are striving to be the difference for their employees and their communities. And we are thrilled to help clients like SWZD and J2 Global who want to embrace their social responsibility, improve their communities, and use their resources to meet the challenges facing our world.”

To join socially minded companies like SWZD and J2 Global, visit www.charities.org/eaf for more information about America’s Charities’ EAF solution.

To support the J2 Global Employee Assistance Fund, you can donate at: spice.ly/3o5r1CS

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About America’s Charities

America’s Charities is a 501(c)(3) membership-based nonprofit that inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about. America’s Charities’ deep expertise in workplace giving and employee engagement is anchored in its history in helping private and public sector employers support charities of their choice, which in turn provides more sustainable, unrestricted revenue to nonprofits that are changing our world. Since 1980, America’s Charities has raised more than a half billion dollars in corporate, federal, state and local government workplace giving campaigns, benefiting tens of thousands of nonprofits addressing causes including education, human rights, hunger, poverty, research, animal welfare, veteran assistance, disaster relief, and health services. More information about America’s Charities is at www.charities.org,  as well as on our social media networks.

About Spiceworks Ziff Davis

Spiceworks Ziff Davis is the trusted global marketplace for connecting technology buyers and sellers across all marketing channels. By leveraging the breadth and depth of relationships with millions of professionals involved in B2B tech purchase decisions, we are uniquely positioned to provide unparalleled insights and intelligence to help technology buyers and sellers grow their businesses. http://www.swzd.com.

About J2 Global

J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, RetailMeNot, Offers.com, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, Ekahau, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, eVoice, iContact, Campaigner, Vipre, IPVanish and KeepItSafe in its Cloud Services segment. J2 Global reaches over 240 million people per month across its brands. As of December 31, 2020, J2 Global had achieved 25 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information, visit: http://www.j2.com.

Media Contact:

Sarah Ford     
Marketing Director  
America’s Charities                                
marcom@charities.org         

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America's Charities inspires employees and organizations to support the causes they care about. We help nonprofits fundraise unrestricted, sustainable dollars through the workplace, and we help employers achieve their giving, engagement, and social impact goals. We do this to bring more resources to the nonprofits that are changing our world.

Who we serve:

  • Charities ­– We help charities fundraise recurring, unrestricted, sustainable dollars through the workplace. Click here for a printable list of our members.
  • Employers – We help employers achieve their giving, engagement, and social impact goals. Employers seeking to build or boost a strong culture; engage their employees and help them find purpose and meaning; attract, recruit, and retain talent; and ultimately achieve better corporate profitability and social impact, partner with America's Charities to launch or revitalize their workplace giving programs. We offer employers a suite of employee giving software packages, tools, and resources.
  • Employee Donors – Through our work with charities and employers, we inspire individual donors to connect with great causes, support nonprofits in a recurring, sustainable manner, and make a personal, social impact.

Core Services:

  • We offer a full suite of employee giving and engagement tools, including easy-to-use workplace giving technology platforms ranging from a straightforward, out-of-the-box option, to a comprehensive platform that integrates matching gifts, employee volunteering, cause campaigns, and more. Each of our solutions is tailored to fit an employer's specific needs and social impact goals, and deliver personalized, highly social online giving experiences.
  • We generate sustainable unrestricted financial support for member charities through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), state and local giving campaigns and private sector workplace giving campaigns.
  • We provide charitable funds management services to nonprofits and private and public sector employers while maintaining a resolute commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • We provide comprehensive consulting services with expertise in employee engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR), workplace giving program and strategy development, benchmarking, analysis, and more.
  • We help companies support their employees in times of distress and hardship through Employee Assistance Funds (EAFs), also known as Employee Relief Funds or Employee Crisis Funds. By working with us, a company increases its flexibility around the types of hardships the fund can cover and lowers its administrative burdens.

Since 1980, our collective experience and ability to provide the highest level of personal service and expert consulting to our member charities and employer clients has resulted in more than $750 million for more than 25,000 nonprofits through federal, state and local government, and corporate workplace giving programs.

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