GOOD360 CALLS ON THE WORLDWIDE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO DONATE URGENTLY NEEDED MEDICAL AND CLEANING SUPPLIES, COMFORT KITS AND OTHER CRITICAL NEEDS FOR EBOLA VICTIMS IN WESTERN AFRICA
Good360 is helping aid workers on the ground in Liberia and Western Africa provide relief for Ebola victims and help fight the spread of the virus. Good360 is calling on the worldwide business community to provide medical and cleaning supplies, comfort kits and other urgent needs -- listed at http://blog.good360.org/ebola -- to respond to this crisis.
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“We’ve received requests from aid workers on the ground who are scrambling to save the lives of the sick and dying Ebola victims and to comfort children, families and communities suffering in Western Africa,” said Carly Fiorina, board chair, Good360 and former Chairman and CEO of HP. “Now is the time for business leaders everywhere to take a stand and make a decision to help stem the tide of this massive outbreak before it spreads around the world. Good360 is uniquely positioned to provide the products that are urgently needed in Western Africa and unavailable anywhere else.”
Former United Way Worldwide Director of Communications Will Help Launch Good360’s New Crowdfunding Platform and Mobile Applications: GivingPlace and Disaster Recovery360
Former Chief Operations Officer of Monumental Vending Will Engage Companies in Good360’s new GivingPlace, Disaster Recovery360 Websites
Nonprofit awarded $850,000 for disaster recovery portal
Vice President of Merchandising Services for The Home Depot to bring industry expertise to the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy
Alexandria, Va., July 8, 2013 — Good360 today announced that Chris Blake has been appointed as the organization’s executive vice president of development. An executive manager offering more than 25 years of leadership and fundraising experience within the nonprofit sector, Chris will lead Good360’s business development and work alongside a team responsible for securing donations of excess inventory from manufacturers, retailers and licensors to directly benefit needy families in underserved communities across the United States.
“I have no doubt that Chris’ focus on results and entrepreneurial style will help take Good360 to new levels in our 30th year,” said Cindy Hallberlin, Good360 President and CEO. “His talent for building external relationships will be key as we look to grow the product donation pipeline and serve more nonprofits, better.”
Chris served at Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) for 10 years, most recently as the organization's President. He was instrumental in creating strategic partnerships between community foundations and large corporations. These partnerships helped companies ‘give back’ and increase their brand awareness, leveraged the impact foundations had on local communities, increased the capacity of local charities, and, most importantly, helped needy children and families survive and thrive. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the National Diaper Bank Network and on the Board Gala Committee at New York Theological Seminary.
"Good360 oversees the distribution of more than $300 million worth of new merchandise each year from America's largest companies to 35,000 local nonprofits representing the best of America's charities,” said Chris Blake. “That level of impact is remarkable and I look forward to connecting more underserved communities with companies that want to make a difference."
Chris will head Good360 development out of New York City.
Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. These products are new and include nonperishables such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more. Today, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy distributes goods to a network of more than 35,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America’s top brands. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies do well by doing good. For more information, visit Good360.org.
Good360 Joins Coalition to Better Serve People with Disabilities
Leading Not-for-Profit in Product Philanthropy Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Provide Disability Friendly Communications Platform
Alexandria, Va., May 28, 2013 — Good360 today announced it has joined a coalition of leading brands seeking to reach more people with disabilities, led by eSSENTIAL Accessibility. As part of its efforts, Good360 is hosting an assistive technology application on its website, good360.org, and launched a branded communications channel to directly engage people with disabilities, including nonprofits, partners and donors.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s assistive technology application provides a suite of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions, among other tools. The app is free of charge to the end user and can be downloaded by clicking the blue wheelchair and keyboard symbol located on www.good360.org.
Good360 also worked with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to create the Good360 Disability Channel, a custom gateway that highlights the organization’s mandate of working with some of the world’s leading brands to efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to an extensive network of prequalified charities, schools and libraries – more than 1,000 of which serve the disabilities community directly.
“We are thrilled to be joining this important coalition of organizations that truly see the importance of engaging and empowering people with disabilities,” says Melissa Trumpower, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Good360. “Over the past 30 years, it has been our mission to support communities across the globe and it was immediately clear that this was the next step for us in continuing on our path of driving positive social impact and helping people in need.”
“Good360 is an admirable organization whose mission we see many parallels to ours – to bring big organizations together to create social impact,” says Simon Dermer, Managing Director of eSSENTIAL Accessibility. “By making Good360’s online communications available to people of all abilities, we can help further uplift and bring exposure to their work and mission,” he says.
About eSSENTIAL Accessibility
eSSENTIAL Accessibility leads a coalition of organizations dedicated to creating social and economic value in the disability space. Our members feature assistive technology on their websites and use our digital media and marketing platform to reach and engage people with disabilities. For more information, please visit www.essentialaccessibility.com.
Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. These products are new and include nonperishables such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more. Today, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy distributes goods to a network of more than 35,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America’s top brands. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time do social good. For more information, visit Good360.org.
GOOD360 ANNOUNCES MATTHEW SHAY AS NEW MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
National Retail Federation President and CEO brings industry expertise to the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy
Alexandria, Va., March 7, 2013 — Good360 announced today that Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, has joined the organization’s board of directors. Shay joins Good360 as the nonprofit enters its thirtieth year as a thought leader in the product philanthropy space.
“Not only will Matt bring a deep understanding of the retail industry culture to our board, he will help introduce product philanthropy to many of America’s top brands through the world’s largest retail trade association,” said Good360 Chair Carly Fiorina. “We could not be more enthusiastic about the addition of Matt’s progressive vision as we continue to engineer innovative ways of connecting those who have with those who need. “
As president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, Shay serves as the chief advocate for an industry with more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments that create jobs for more than 42 million workers and generate $3.1 trillion in annual sales. Beyond U.S. borders, Shay represents NRF global membership that includes retailers and industry partners in more than 45 nations.
Shay previously served as president and CEO of the International Franchise Association, which represents more than 1,200 franchise companies in retail and other industries around the world. During his time as CEO, the IFA adopted an aggressive public policy agenda. Among other things, this led to a series of initiatives to restore the flow of credit to cash-strapped retail and other franchise businesses during the national recession. He serves on a number of boards and committees, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100, representing the nation’s leading trade and industry groups. Shay is a graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and The Ohio State University College of Law, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
“Good360 makes it their job to think of others first, and continues to set the bar with their commitment to helping those in need,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “I am thrilled to be joining such an influential and philanthropic organization and look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future growth of this tremendous organization.”
Shay joins Good360’s board of directors chaired by Fiorina, former president and CEO of HP. In January, Fiorina delivered a keynote at Retail’s BIG Show that set the stage for a strategic partnership aimed at further enhancing the role that retail plays in communities nationwide through charitable contributions.
Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. These products are new and include nonperishables such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more. Today, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy distributes goods to a network of more than 34,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America’s top brands. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time do social good. For more information, visit Good360.org.
Nonprofit leader in product philanthropy to introduce Giving Market and business case motion graphics video
Alexandria, Va., November 20, 2012 ? Good360 has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners?charities, families, businesses and individuals?to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place November 27, 2012 ? the Tuesday after Thanksgiving ? #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
?Good360 is always looking for ways to celebrate giving and engage communities, individuals and companies,? said Cindy Hallberlin, Good360 President & CEO. ?We?re thrilled to join so many incredible organizations in the #GivingTuesday movement.?
In addition to inviting corporate donors and member nonprofits to tweet and post about their giving experience in honor of #GivingTuesday, Good360 is introducing two new initiatives to promote both cash and product contributions. To encourage financial support, Good360 will unveil its online Giving Market where individuals can donate symbolic gifts on behalf of their friends and loved ones. The market highlights the fact that for every dollar donated, Good360 is able to deliver, on average, $70 worth of critically needed goods to nonprofits representing every cause imaginable. All funds raised will help offset the cost of shipping and handling for their member nonprofits.
To promote product contributions, Good360 will launch a new motion graphics video that illustrates in 60 seconds why product philanthropy is a great idea for business. Not just an inventory solution, Good360's philanthropy model can improve the bottom line, build employee engagement and improve sales as a socially responsible company all by donating merchandise that might otherwise be stored, destroyed, or liquidated for pennies on the dollar.
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92nd Street Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector.
Currently, more than 1,000 corporate and nonprofit organizations have committed to participate in the initiative. #GivingTuesday is endorsed by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Giving Institute, Giving USA Foundation and InterAction. Charity Navigator and GuideStar are serving as Charity Advisors. VolunteerMatch is a volunteer advisor to #GivingTuesday.
?In addition to inviting corporate donors and member nonprofits to tweet and post about their giving experience in honor of #GivingTuesday, Good360 is introducing two new initiatives to promote both cash and product contributions. To encourage financial support, Good360 will unveil its online Giving Market where individuals can donate symbolic gifts on behalf of their friends and loved ones. The market highlights the fact that for every dollar donated, Good360 is able to deliver, on average, $70 worth of critically needed goods to nonprofits representing every cause imaginable. All funds raised will help offset the cost of shipping and handling for their member nonprofits.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow #GivingTuesday (https://twitter.com/GivingTues) and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a national day of giving on November 27, 2012. This first-of-its-kind effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners? charities, families, businesses and individuals?to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. A team of recognized experts and influencers, initially convened by leaders of 92nd Street Y and supported by a core group of founding partners, are spearheading this effort. Founding partners include United Nations Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, Mashable, Blackbaud, charity: water, GlobalGiving, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Kiva, Darden Restaurant Group, Groupon, Unilever and VentureThree Capital. Leaders in philanthropy, social media, innovative giving, grassroots organizing, marketing and communications are providing counsel and resources to help build this movement.
Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. These products are new and include nonperishables such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more.? Today, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy distributes goods to a network of more than 32,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America?s top brands. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time do social good. For more information, visit Good360.org.
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation releases an online library to help philanthropists make informed and impactful decisions with respect to giving
Alexandria, Va., August 16, 2012 ? Good360 announced today their involvement in the Giving Library, an innovative online library dedicated to providing information about hundreds of nonprofit organizations through easily digestible video formats. The library was released on Tuesday, August 14, by The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), whose objective is to produce substantial, widespread and lasting reforms that will maximize opportunities and minimize injustice in our society.
?Through the Giving Library, philanthropists will be able to learn more about our mission and vision, the impact we are having, the challenges we face and what we could accomplish with additional financial resources in a uniquely intimate and non-committal manner,? said Good360 Chief Strategy Officer Ellie Hollander. ?This level of access and exposure is a generous gift onto itself, and something that we would never have been able to achieve without the foresight and help of LJAF.?
Laura and John Arnold made public their dedication to philanthropy with the establishment of LJAF in 2008 and the signing of Bill Gates? and Warren Buffet?s Giving Pledge in 2010. The creation of the Giving Library is another step forward in their commitment to charitable giving. As reflected in their Philosophy of Philanthropy, the Arnolds seek to help other donors become as engaged, collaborative, and strategic about charitable giving as the Arnolds personally strive to be. The Giving Library is a tool, but it also serves as a call to action for strategic, thoughtful philanthropy.
?We have been blessed by the many opportunities afforded to us and feel it is our responsibility to invest in philanthropic efforts that create significant change within our lifetimes,? said Laura and John Arnold. ?We created the Giving Library to help philanthropists explore a large number of giving opportunities in one place and to help them make informed and impactful decisions.?
The Giving Library provides two ways to explore participating non-profits: short-format videos that provide a broad understanding of an organization?s work; and long-format video interviews to model an in-depth, face-to-face meeting between a donor and a non-profit. The long-format video interviews address each organization?s origins, objectives, success metrics, leverage points, effectiveness, possible misconceptions, accomplishments, challenges, future plans, and gaps.
In addition to learning about non-profit organizations by viewing online video interviews, donors have the option to utilize the Connection Center feature, which allows donors to plan their giving on their own terms.? Donors may directly connect with organizations of interest - anonymously or by voluntarily identifying themselves ? to ask questions or request additional information.
Non-profit organizations included in the Giving Library were evaluated to ensure that they are 501(c)(3) public charities. However, a nonprofit organization?s participation in the Giving Library is not an endorsement by LJAF.
About the Giving Library
The Giving Library offers philanthropists an innovative way to enhance their strategic charitable giving. Donors can explore our online archive of video interviews to locate, study, compare, and engage with hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country. The Giving Library also serves nonprofit organizations by enhancing donor access through a compelling medium, increasing overall visibility, and providing an opportunity to learn about peer organizations across the country.
A national nonprofit with nearly 30 years of experience in product philanthropy, Good360 is dedicated to helping people and communities in need by distributing corporate product donations to qualified nonprofits. These include nonperishables, such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more.? On behalf of several Fortune 500 consumer, retail and technology companies, Good360 distributes products to a network of more than 30,000 pre-vetted organizations. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes magazine for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time do social good.
Alexandria, Va., July 30, 2012 ? Good360 today announced that Don Miller will make the transition from chief financial officer since 2009 to chief operating officer. He takes over responsibility for day to day operations of the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy, including its warehousing, transportation, and customer service functions.
Additionally, the nonprofit announced that Gerald Borenstein has joined the leadership team as the chief financial officer. Borenstein comes to Good360 after more than 30 years as a financial and operations leader, as well as a designated change agent in startups, turnarounds and transitional organizations. He will be responsible for financial planning, internal and external reporting, accounting, audit, treasury, compliance, risk management and human resources.
?Gerald has been volunteering his valuable time and expertise to Good360 for some time now and we?re thrilled to have him officially join our leadership team full-time,? said Cindy Hallberlin, Good360 President and CEO. ?We?re also excited to have Don transition into his role on the operations side of the house. His diverse business background will no doubt help us fine tune and enhance our innovative model.?
Prior to joining Good360 in 2009 as chief financial officer, Miller served in various roles at The Home Depot (THD) corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. In the Mergers and Acquisitions group, Miller led the acquisition of two construction supply businesses for the HD Supply portfolio. As a member of the Business Leadership Program, Miller managed a retail store where he oversaw a $55M P&L while improving customer satisfaction and in-stock position. In Store Operations Finance, Miller planned and managed $6 billion in store payroll as well as $15 million of G&A expense. Miller began his professional career as a research analyst with Merrion Group, LLC in Westfield, N.J. He earned a Bachelor?s degree in Marketing from Boston College and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina ? Chapel Hill.
Borenstein was the CFO and Treasurer for the National Council of La Raza and the Children's Defense Fund and CFO for the Sister to Sister Foundation.? In addition, Borenstein held dual CFO and COO positions at DataMan Direct and the SouthCone Trading Company and helped create and operate the Asia regional headquarters in Hong Kong for Bridgestone/Bandag. Borenstein holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California?s Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College
A national nonprofit with nearly 30 years of experience in product philanthropy, Good360 is dedicated to helping people and communities in need by distributing corporate product donations to qualified nonprofits. These include nonperishables, such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more.? On behalf of several Fortune 100 consumer, retail and technology companies, Good360 distributes products to a network of nearly 30,000 pre-vetted organizations. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes magazine for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time do social good. ?
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy recognizes Good360 and The Home Depot for their Framing Hope Product Donation Program
Appointment adds eCommerce prowess to the leader in product philanthropy
Alexandria, Va., April 25, 2012 ? Good360 announced today that Bob Schwartz, president of Magento and managing partner of SchwartzGroup, has joined the board of directors.? Additionally, Good360 is now a Magento customer, allowing charities to have broader and easier access to much needed supplies and materials.
?Bob is an innovative business builder and change leader who exudes a passion for Internet commerce,? said Good360 President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. ?Good360?s progressive vision requires constant development and Bob is a natural fit. I am confident that he will enable our continued success as the leader in product philanthropy.?
"I love building great eCommerce brands and Good360 will be no exception,? said Bob Schwartz. ?I see enormous potential for Good360 to magnify its positive human impact through further leveraging internet technologies and I want to help spread awareness of this philanthropic network working to strengthen nonprofits and expand corporate citizenship.?
Schwartz joins Good360 as the nonprofit prepares to introduce a cutting-edge upgrade to its online donation marketplace that will connect nonprofits, corporations and socially minded people to share stories and join together to improve their communities through product giving. And by using the Magento eCommerce platform, Good360 will be able to reach their goal to better serve the vast and increasing needs of its growing charitable network of more than 27,000 charities.
Schwartz joins Good360?s board of directors chaired by Carly Fiorina, former president and CEO of HP.
Consistently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten most cost-efficient charities in America, Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International) is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing new corporate product donations to qualified nonprofits.? These include nonperishables, such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers, building supplies and much more.? On behalf of several Fortune 500 consumer, retail and technology companies, Good360 distributes products to a network of more than 27,000 pre-vetted organizations.
Leading Global Financial Services Firm Teams Up With Nonprofit Leader in Product Philanthropy
Alexandria, Va., April 23, 2012 ? Today, in conjunction with Earth Day, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Good360 announced the launch of Tech Warehouse, a JPMorgan Chase Technology for Social Good program that will assist nonprofit organizations and schools with contributions of the firm's refurbished technology to enhance communities, improve individual productivity and address zero waste initiatives.? This innovative program leverages the benefits of sustainable management of resources at their end of life in order to make a positive impact on the world.
?JPMorgan Chase is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in the communities where we work and live,? said Guy Chiarello, Chief Information Officer, JPMorgan Chase. ?Since 2009, we?ve been able to redeploy almost 30 percent of desktops, laptops, monitors and printers collected ? avoiding costs and reducing our environmental impact.?? We are proud to develop Tech Warehouse with Good360 as a way to continue our work toward preserving the environment while providing useful technology for those in need.?
?Our new donation marketplace provides a great platform to distribute these highly desirable computers that would otherwise go to a landfill,? said Ellie Hollander, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP for Business Development at Good360. ?Good360 is committed to creating corporate, nonprofit and environmental win-win outcomes for excess technology and we?re thrilled to be working with JPMorgan Chase on Tech Warehouse.?
Under the new partnership, JPMorgan Chase will replace hard drives in more than 3,000 of its computers and connect with Good360?s network of over 27,000 qualified charities through the world?s largest online product donation marketplace. Under this pilot program, these clean and tested refurbished computers equipped with basic peripherals and OS software will be made available to nonprofits over the next year. Qualified nonprofits will be permitted to acquire up to 15 products annually and five per quarter. Donations must be used for the primary purpose of serving the ill, needy or youth and cannot be resold, auctioned, traded, bartered or cross international borders. Charities will be asked to pay $65 to cover shipping and handling fees, and the program will also require recipients to properly recycle the computers when they reach their end of life.
Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, has been providing product resources that help nonprofits meet their missions and allow companies to give back to the communities where they live and work since 1983. As the leaders in product philanthropy move to upgrade their cutting-edge online donation marketplace, the generous computer donations made by JPMorgan Chase will help stock the marketplace with one of the most requested products by their charity network.
For more information on joining Good360?s charity network and accessing these donations, visit www.good360.org/JPMorganChase.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
Consistently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten most cost-efficient charities in America, Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International) is dedicated to helping people and communities in need by distributing corporate product donations to qualified nonprofits.? These include nonperishables, such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more.? On behalf of several Fortune 100 consumer, retail and technology companies, Good360 distributes products to a network of more than 27,000 pre-vetted organizations.
ANNCares360 program allows stores to donate to local charities in need
Fiorina brings innovation and insight to the world?s largest online product donation marketplace
Alexandria, Va., April 18, 2012 ? Good360 announced today that Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of HP, is taking on the role of chairman of the board. Fiorina first shared the announcement today on CNBC?s ?Squawk Box,? a morning news and talk program where the biggest names in business and politics bring their most important stories. Click to watch a message from Fiorina about her new role.
?We are thrilled to have Carly on board as she is undoubtedly one of the most recognized business leaders in the world,? said Good360 President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. ?We are driven by a vision that demands constant innovation and I am certain that her experience, insight and passion will help us continue to strengthen nonprofits and expand corporate citizenship. Carly has truly embraced Good360 and will be a fantastic champion of our mission.?
?I am excited by the opportunity to lead Good360, an organization whose time has come,? said Carly Fiorina. ?Good360 has developed the largest online product donation marketplace with a differentiated IT platform and a world class logistics operation. Good360 creates a circle of good ? good for companies, good for communities, good for the environment and good for people in need.?
As the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, Fiorina led the reinvention of HP, tripling its rate of innovation, achieving market leadership, transforming its cost structure and accelerating growth. Under her leadership, HP became a leader in every product category and market segment in which it competed.? At the same time, HP developed a product donation relationship with Good360 that continues today.
Fiorina joins Good360 as the nonprofit prepares to introduce a cutting-edge upgrade to its online donation marketplace that will better serve the vast and exponentially increasing needs of its growing charitable network that currently includes 26,000 nonprofits. Through Fiorina?s reputation and visibility, Good360 will continue to work with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities?and to restore and protect the planet.
Once named Fortune?s Most Powerful Woman in Business for six consecutive years, Fiorina currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Fiorina is also engaged in policy formulation and philanthropy. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Foundation for Health Coverage Education and as a Co-Chair of the US Leadership in Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as on the Leadership Council of the Initiative for Global Development. Fiorina is a founding supporter of the African Leadership Academy and a founder of the One Woman Initiative. She has been a member of the Boards of Kellogg Company, Cisco Systems, Merck and Taiwan Semiconductor. She is a cancer survivor who openly tells her story, acting as a Global Envoy for Lance Armstrong?s LIVESTRONG organization. Fiorina earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Fiorina will replace Gail Aldrich, who is stepping down after nine years of leadership on the board of directors at Good360 to become chair of AARP?s board of directors.
Consistently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten most cost-efficient charities in America, Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International) is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing new corporate product donations to qualified nonprofits.? These include nonperishables, such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers, building supplies and much more.? On behalf of several Fortune 500 consumer, retail and technology companies, Good360 distributes products to a network of more than 26,000 pre-vetted organizations.
UPS Charitable Arm Commits Funding to Enhance Good360?s Online Donation Marketplace
Good360 Consolidates Charitable Fulfillment Operation with help from The UPS Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation
Alexandria, Va., March 22, 2012 ??Good360 (about.good360.org), the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, March 22 ?to commemorate the grand opening of the organization?s new National Distribution and Sorting Center. The international nonprofit organization consolidated several warehouses where it stores and fulfills product donations for thousands of charities into the new location at 6200 North 16th Street in Omaha, Nebraska.
Special guests attending the ceremony included:
- The Honorable Dave Heineman, governor of Nebraska
- The Honorable Jim Suttle, mayor of Omaha
- David Brown, president and CEO of Greater Omaha Chamber
- Terry McMullen, president of Cargo Zone LLC
- Cindy Hallberlin, president and CEO of Good360
In January, with the support of The UPS Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation, Good360 finalized the consolidation of its sorting and distribution operations in Omaha. ?In an effort to streamline its supply-chain and reduce the cost of logistics, product donations, previously stored in 12 different cities throughout the United States and Canada, were combined to optimize the return to their nonprofit member network and donor companies.
?Nebraska has always been an important center for transportation and logistics, and now it is at the center of the charitable supply chain as well,? said Good360 chief operating officer Kevin Hagan. ??Our consolidation has substantially cut down the time and resources needed to support nonprofits that provide important safety net programs in communities across the country.?
Cargo Zone LLC, an existing Good360 warehouse partner located in Omaha, has enabled Good360 to receive, sort, package and ship donations, all from one facility. The centralized sorting and distribution center provides increased transportation advantages for both Good360 and its donors, the opportunity for Good360 to handle customer and vendor returns through their newly expanded reverse logistics capabilities and yields a wider charitable impact for every donation made to Good360.
The new sorting center provides valuable training opportunities and situational work experiences for participants from ResCare Workforce Services, an Employment First program funded by the state of Nebraska and designed to meet the goals of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families legislation. This legislation provides monies for low-income families with children and affords them valuable opportunities to gain workplace skills, experience and training with the goal of finding and maintaining gainful employment. ?ResCare allows Good360 to cut the cost of distribution, and thus save money for its growing network of almost 26,000 nonprofits.
?We gladly welcome Good360?s new national distribution and sorting center to Nebraska,? said Governor Dave Heineman. ?Nebraska is perfectly located for distribution and we appreciate working with Good360 through a number of efforts, including job training grants, to make this project a successful reality.?
?We are fortunate to have this nationally recognized nonprofit choose Omaha as the site to consolidate its business services and develop its new distribution center,? said Mayor Jim Suttle. ??I applaud Good360 for identifying the benefits Omaha offers businesses and using those benefits to improve their operation. ?We welcome Good360 to our community.?
?Things get done in Greater Omaha through strong public-private partnerships and the philanthropic and charitable commitments of its citizens and corporations. It just seems fitting that Omaha would then be selected as the new distribution hub of the international leader of product philanthropy,? said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber. ?Our location at the transportation crossroads of North America continues to foster business growth and expansion.?
Ongoing Webinar Series Will Highlight Product Giving Best Practices
Alexandria, Va., March 19, 2012 ? As the thought leaders and experts in donating inventory, Good360 (about.good360.org) is pleased to announce the 2012 Corporate Partner eSeries, ?Product Giving Best Practices.? This ongoing webinar collection will highlight best practices and encourage dialogue among corporate professionals from a wide range of fields such as finance, supply chain, inventory management, community relations, PR/marketing, foundations, operations and many, many others. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with panelists and their peers through Q&A sessions and social media tools.
Researchers at Indiana University Conclude that Giving Corporate Product Donations is Economically Superior to Liquidation or Disposal
Tree sculpture made out of recycled and recyclable materials to showcase product giving donors? commitment to product philanthropy knowledge?
Cause advocates can help Good360 score an $18,000 weekly donation and earn themselves a shot at tickets to the 2011 Fall Classic
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Researchers at Indiana University estimate the donations have saved more than $1.4 million in energy costs and reached nearly 500,000 deserving families
Gifts In Kind Int' announced a new campaign that aims to raise and distribute 10 million Seventh Generation diapers for families in need. The campaign was developed to address the overwhelming need for diapers by low-income parents who are struggling to provide for the basic needs of their families as indicated in a recent Gifts In Kind survey to its national nonprofit network.
Fisher-Price? has pledged $100,000 in toys to Gifts In Kind International to give children in need the gift of play. Charities serving children birth to five years of age across the county can be nominated by individuals in their community. The program was launched on the Fisher-Price? Facebook page directing participators to the Gifts In Kind International website for more information. Individuals can ?Like? the Fisher-Price page on Facebook to obtain more information about the program and access a link to the charity nomination form. The last day to nominate charities to receive toys as part of this program is December 31st, 2010.
Gifts In Kind International recently elected Gail E. Aldrich of Genoa, NV as Chair of the Board of Directors and David B. Barefoot of Washington, D.C. to the position of Vice Chair. Mike Kelley, the former Chair of the Board of Directors, has been appointed to Chair Emeritus.
?Gifts In Kind is excited to welcome Gail and David and looks forward to the progress their new ideas will bring to further the organization?s mission,? said Gifts In Kind International President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. ?We thank Mike Kelley for his dedicated service to Gifts In Kind during a challenging, but fruitful, transformation. Under Mike?s leadership, the organization was transformed from a traditional brick and mortar operation to an integrated e-commerce site.?
Ms. Aldrich is an experienced senior executive who also serves as Vice Chair for AARP. During her career she has been primarily associated with large, complex membership organizations, including executive positions at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the California State Automobile Association, Exponent, and the Electric Power Research Institute. She has served as the top executive responsible for a variety of business areas, including human resources, membership, marketing, international, customer service, and facilities.
Mr. Barefoot is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the American Trucking Associations. He has extensive experience in human resources, finance, accounting, technical analysis and estate asset management. Mr. Barefoot also served as a senior executive with the U.S. Navy, USDA and the Association of American Railroads.
?I am delighted to be working under Gail and David?s leadership as they help guide the organization to the next level of community impact,? said Hallberlin.
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NLC Congress of Cities Attendees to Participate in a Service Project, Dec. 2-3, Providing Product Donations to Nonprofits in the Denver Community
Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org), a leading charitable organization in the product-giving field, has announced its first-ever 5K race and community fair, The Charity Charge. The Charity Charge will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2010?race start time at 10:00am, community fair start time at 11:00am. The start and finish of the race will take place at Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Avenue. To learn more about The Charity Charge and to register, please visit www.giftsinkind.org/CharityCharge or register at www.active.com.
Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org) - a leading charitable organization in the product-giving field - has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Community Action Partnership (CAP). These new partnerships aim to encourage participation and coordination between the two organizations. Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a leading non-profit serving more than 4.2 million young people, and Community Action Partnership, a leading community development organization, have more than 5,000 affiliates which will now have access to the many product donations available through Gifts In Kind International.
Charities Can Now Register as a Friend for Free to Gain Limited Access to Wide Range of Product Donations, Including Toys, Clothing, Building Supplies, Personal Care Products and More
Grant to enhance, expand The Home Depot's Framing Hope Product Donation Program