July 20, 2021 – Uncommon Giving Corporation announced the promotion of Charleston entrepreneur Earl Bridges to President and Chief Operating Officer, highlighting the significance of the company’s Workplace Generosity line of business, which Bridges has led since October 2020. Under his direction, sales of the newly launched workplace component of Uncommon Giving’s SaaS platform are steadily rising with targeted companies, underscoring the company’s potential for targeted growth.
Uncommon Giving is a digital-first financial services company making charitable giving and impact investing easier for individuals, companies and their employees. Through Uncommon’s proprietary online platform, people can discover nonprofits, support causes and donate to 1.2 million 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from a digital giving wallet, a democratized donor-advised fund (DAF). Like a 401(k), Uncommon Workplace Generosity accounts can be seeded or ultimately matched by employers as an employee benefit or funded through optional payroll deduction. Planned features also include individual investment options for potential DAF growth through SEC-registered investment advisory affiliate, Uncommon Investment Advisors, which recently launched the company’s first ETF on the New York Stock Exchange.
“Uncommon Workplace Generosity is a unique opportunity to bring together not only charitable giving and volunteer tracking for employees, but also democratized donor advised funds and impact investing options that haven’t existed in CSR programs before,” said Bridges. “We’re creating a one-of-a-kind platform that can help companies connect with employees and enrich their brand’s reputation in the community.”
With more than 20-years’ experience in nonprofit-focused technology, Bridges is no stranger to workplace giving and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. In 2009, he co-founded Good Done Great, an industry pioneer in corporate grant management, employee giving, volunteer hour tracking and employee engagement programs for large and small businesses. Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Good Done Great served more than 60 companies and more than 2 million employees before being sold to YourCause in 2017. YourCause was subsequently acquired by Blackbaud in 2019 for approximately $157 million. Continuing his focus on generosity, Bridges went on to become host of an Emmy-nominated PBS travel-documentary series, The Good Road, where he and co-creator Craig Martin travel the globe highlighting stories of unique philanthropic individuals. The show, in its second season, recently filmed a two-part episode in Charleston that will air on PBS and on Delta Air Lines’ in-flight entertainment, among other platforms. With viewers nationwide, The Good Road is a natural tie-in for Uncommon Giving.
“Uncommon Giving provides a platform for people to support the charities we feature on our series, but it goes beyond that,” Bridges said. “By leveraging our innovative, in-market technology to create sustainable change for good, corporations can build a positive company culture and provide a triple-bottom line to their stakeholders.”
Bridges also serves as President and CEO of Uncommon Workplace, LLC, the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary and operational hub located in the Charleston Tech Center. Uncommon Giving Corporation headquarters are in Scottsdale, Ariz. and its registered advisory affiliate Uncommon Investment Advisors is based in New York.
“As companies become increasingly focused on social responsibility and employee engagement nationwide, we see a tremendous opportunity to become the workplace partner for all things generosity,” said Ron Baldwin, Uncommon Giving Corporation founder and CEO. “The early response we’ve received from business owners and CSR leaders makes clear there is a significant opportunity for us to disrupt the workplace giving space. With Earl’s start-up history and expertise, there’s no one better to lead our next phase of growth.”
Bridges joined Uncommon Giving Corporation in 2020 a few months after the company closed a 506(b) founders’ round of $13.5 million in capital from private investors to develop its online giving platform. With a focus on growth, the company recently launched a Regulation A public exempt offering for its common stock at a price of $10 per share. Uncommon Giving is not seeking a public listing of its securities at this time. See the company’s qualified offering circular and supplement and learn more about investing at https://invest.uncommongiving.com/.
Uncommon is a corporate sponsor and participant in the DIG SOUTH Tech Summit on July 28-30 at the Sottile Theatre at College of Charleston.
About Uncommon Giving:
Uncommon Giving Corporation, The Generosity CompanyTM, is a digital-first financial services company changing the way people give, invest and make an impact on the world. Founded in Scottsdale, Ariz. in 2018, the for-profit business is focused on a triple bottom line - economic, social and spiritual return on investment – by awakening generosity and taking the friction out of charitable giving. Company leaders bring decades of experience in financial services, banking, investments, technology and charity, and provide unique capabilities and innovative solutions for workplace generosity.
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