Growing Good is a partnership between
I Live Here I Give Here, RecognizeGood, BBB serving the Heart of Texas and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Growing Good is a partnership between I Live Here I Give Here, RecognizeGood, BBB serving the Heart of Texas and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. We receive additional support from ABC Home & Commercial Services, Texas Mutual Insurance Company and ECPR. Additionally, we have identified important community partners such as the City of Austin’s Corporate Engagement Council.
Together, we are passionate about telling the story of corporate giving in Central Texas and feel that our business community could become the most generous in America with the right inspiration and motivation. Gathering and sharing information about giving among local companies can help provide collaborative change.
Central Texas is a special place, and our spirit of philanthropy reflects that. It’s not just where we live, work and play – but also where we care and support the causes that are important to us. It’s important to know how our business community demonstrates that vision of caring to help identify key areas of growth, need, and ultimately, to increase generosity across our community.
Since 2015, the Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey has sought to answer these and other questions. We take a data-driven approach to share this thought leadership. Formed in 2020 to carry on and expand the work originally done by corporate philanthropy consultant Lisa Rodman, Growing Good is a partnership between I Live Here I Give Here, RecognizeGood, BBB serving the Heart of Texas and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
We receive additional support from ABC Home & Commercial Services, Texas Mutual Insurance Company and ECPR. Additionally, we have identified important community partners such as the City of Austin’s Corporate Engagement Council.
Together, we feel strongly about our mission to tell the story of philanthropy in Central Texas because an informed community is a more generous community.
Through direct feedback from local businesses, we are able to identify trends and create benchmarks by which business leaders can measure their own corporate philanthropy and be inspired to engage their employees through different methods of giving. Sharing your data and feedback will help create a more vibrant picture of corporate philanthropy to help inspire other businesses to embrace generosity.
We would like to thank all of our partners who help us extend our survey outreach efforts to area businesses.
I Live Here I Give Here envisions a Central Texas where every community member is engaged in giving.
I Live Here I Give Here is on a mission to amplify giving in Central Texas through cultivating and creating deeper connections for givers and the issues they care about.
I Live Here I Give Here™ was founded in 2007 to inspire Central Texans to give and support the thousands of nonprofits in our region. Through programs like Amplify Austin Day, GivingTuesday, See Us Give, and the Board Training Program, our total impact on the nonprofit community is over $100 million and counting!
RecognizeGood® is an Austin-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides the means for anyone to illuminate, connect with and learn from great examples of goodness. RecognizeGood is a partner and advisor to forward-thinking businesses, an advocate for the employees of those businesses, and an imaginative champion for all nonprofits in our community.
With the help of all Central Texans who believe that goodness is an investment in our future, RecognizeGood is building the community we want to see for those who come after us. Since its inspiration in 2007, RecognizeGood has grown to include a variety of unique programs ranging from celebration to education, but the root remains the same – illuminating the GOOD in our community.
An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other
BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by
BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics, intent, and working toward a diverse, inclusive and equitable marketplace. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization that helps create jobs so people can find work, provide for their families and achieve prosperity. We invest in a broad range of programs that build, support, and diversify our regional economy.
Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, recognizes businesses for excellence in giving back. We highlight companies across the Austin region that donate 1% or more of their pre-tax earnings to the local community. This includes financial contributions, the donation of products/services and volunteer hours.
As the leader of the workers’ compensation market, Texas Mutual is committed to building a stronger, safer Texas. We were created in 1991 to offer a stable, competitive source of workers’ compensation. Our mono-line focus has allowed us to excel in the industry.
We exist to protect businesses, promote safe environments and help ensure Texas workers get home safely to their families. More than 70,000 policyholders trust us to care for their 1.5 million workers. We take this very seriously and have a relentless dedication to provide the type of coverage and services that honors their trust. No matter what the future brings, our goal is to provide a seamless, best-in-class experience for employers and their workforces.
ECPR (formerly Elizabeth Christian Public Relations) is a public relations firm specializing in projects involving media relations, video production, legislative and grassroots efforts, social media planning and execution, business development, event planning and crisis communications. We are dedicated to developing and delivering measurable communication strategies that align with our clients’ objectives.
If our clients’ businesses aren’t growing because of our work, we’re not doing our job.
The Corporate Engagement Council supports Austin in fulfilling its strategic objectives, empowering businesses as effective corporate citizens, working together to create a greater collective impact, and improving the community so each resident can thrive.
We convene the private and public sectors to build awareness and alignment and create a platform for best practices sharing, community engagement and action for a stronger Austin.
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