September 2022: Release Highlights

Find out what’s changed and what’s coming soon across Benevity products this month.


Employee Engagement

Benevity app: Updated home screen for a seamless volunteering experience
Your people can now see volunteer opportunities they’ve signed up for right from the Benevity app home screen. This makes it easier to access event details and track volunteer time. 

New QR codes

New QR codes for giving opportunities, causes and cause projects are available now. Your campaign managers and creators of opportunities can download these QR codes for event materials and signage.

Updated search experience with filters
The cause search filters are now shown on the search results page, making it easier for your people to see the filtering options available to them. Search results now automatically refresh as each filter is added or removed, without the need to click “apply” or refresh a page.


Community Investment

Benevity Grants feature helps you better research causes
The new cause search and profile view feature in Benevity Grants can help you uncover better cause matches to partner with! Search for causes and access complete cause profiles with details including vetting and disbursement statuses, Benevity Grants funding history, employee giving and volunteering details from Spark, and any relationship notes previously added.

Benevity Affinity Groups

A new program calendar for ERG leaders
Employee resource group (ERG) leaders can now view all communications and activities across all ERGs in a new collaborative program calendar. This enables them to share their best practices and avoid overlapping updates collectively.

Finance & Foundations 

OGF (India) receipt enhancement
The donation acknowledgment generated on behalf of our foundation partner in India, Online Giving Foundation (India), has been updated to clarify it is not a tax receipt. This follows a change in May that required users donating to OGF (India) to download a new type of tax receipt (Form 10BE) to claim an income tax deduction.

New Content and Campaign Resources 

We have new content and campaigns you and your people can support! These resources contain giving opportunities, news items, cause recommendation lists and images sized for Spark.

· National Immunization Awareness Month
· National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
· European Fires 2022
· Philippines Earthquake 2022

Help save the beagles
Four thousand beagles need our help! We’ve been creating content in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States to support their rescue operation. Their Animal Rescue Team[MM7] and Shelter and Rescue Partners[MM8] are working to save approximately 4,000 beagles. The dogs were to be sold to labs for animal experimentation by a breeding facility with multiple violations, including inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. This is an enormous undertaking needing urgent help to transport, care for and find homes for the beagles.

Internet Explorer 11 End of Life Update
Benevity is ending IE11 support in 2023
With Microsoft ending its support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on June 15, Benevity will permanently end support for this browser beginning Feb. 1, 2023. If anyone in your organization still uses IE11, please ensure they upgrade to a more modern browser, such as Microsoft Edge, on which Benevity will continue to function as intended and be maintained over time.

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