2014 Best Corporate Steward -- Small and Middle-Market Business Finalists

The Corporate Citizenship Award for Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business honors companies with overall values, operational practices, and stakeholder strategies that exemplify shared value. The 2014 finalists show the significant, positive impact businesses have around the world. See all the finalists.

2014 Finalists

Blackbaud, Inc.

Over the last 30 years, Blackbaud has delivered software solutions to the nonprofit sector. Under the motto “Your Passion, Our Purpose,” the company seeks to help nonprofits drive positive change.  By launching a multichannel communications campaign using Blackbaud solutions, American Near East Refugee Aid raised more $130,000, which allowed them to deliver 19,712 Hygiene Kits, 11,536 School Kits and 3,080 Baby Care Kits to refugee camps in Lebanon.  The company donates about $600,000 annually to nonprofits and employees deliver about 60,000 hours of skills-based volunteerism. Additionally, Blackbaud is engaged in an array of social good initiatives, including The Clinton Global Initiative, Business Doing Good, and #GivingTuesday.

CETRA Language Solutions

CETRA Language Solutions offers translation, website and software localization, interpretation, and conference equipment rental services. The company's corporate citizenship efforts focus on philanthropy and employee volunteer efforts. Specifically, CETRA contributed $6,690 for Hurricane Katrina relief and $2,400 for Hurricane Sandy relief. Since 2008 the CETRA bike team has raised over $65,000 for the National MS Society. The company has provided pro-bono translation services to help victims of natural disasters, torture, trauma, and sexual violence. CETRA also became a sponsor of Translators Without Borders, whose mission is to increase access to knowledge through humanitarian translations.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact helps small businesses connect with their customers and members via powerful online marketing tools. Through donated accounts, volunteerism, grants, employee benefits, and integrated strategic programming, Constant Contact creates shared value for all of its key stakeholders. With the Cares4Kids program, all of the company’s paying customers may sponsor a youth-focused nonprofit to receive a Constant Contact account, free of charge. Last year, the company contributed more than $3.5 million through Cares4Kids. Employees take advantage of the company’s eight hour paid volunteering policy and, in 2013, volunteered more than 1,000 hours. The company also matched nearly $30,000 in employee donations, a 42% increase over the previous period.