SOURCE: JK Group

JK Group

December 24, 2013 08:00 ET

JK Group Helps Companies Ensure Donations Are to Legitimate Charities During Holiday Season

Leveraging World's Largest Database of Non-Profits Optimized for Giving Programs Helps Ensure Legal and Program Compliance

PLAINSBORO, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 24, 2013) - JK Group, the leading end-to-end solutions provider of software and value-added services for corporate philanthropy, today shared details of how its innovative corporate giving solutions can help companies ensure they and their employees donate to worthy causes during the holiday season -- and beyond.

Throughout the month of December, individuals and corporations alike tend to increase their donations to charitable organizations. According to Charity Navigator, donations to charities hit their peak in December, accounting for one-third of annual giving. In light of this spirit of philanthropy, it is essential that people donate to legitimate causes and organizations, and avoid those that have not been vetted or may otherwise raise red flags. The risks for companies that donate to non-vetted charities are high, ranging from damage to the company's reputation as well as legal, financial and tax ramifications to employees being discouraged from participating in future giving programs.

With its Organization Management System (OMS), a product of the Consiva suite of philanthropic solutions, JK Group helps companies ensure they and their employees donate to legitimate and vetted non-profit organizations. OMS is the world's largest database of charitable organizations, optimized to support giving programs and managing and maintaining a rich repository of information related to more than two million domestic and international charitable organizations. Through rigorous sanctions screening, JK Group ensures that all potential recipient organizations are in compliance with anti-money laundering laws and similar regulations on a global basis. This way, companies can be confident that their employees can help communities around the world by donating to worthy, compliant charities.

"The December holiday season is the time when employees are most likely to want to donate to charitable causes. Unfortunately, it is also when fraudulent groups and scammers are most active," said Robert E. Farina, CEO of JK Group. "Through our Consiva OMS and internal compliance team, we enable clients to create and manage successful giving programs while avoiding those who would prey on the good intentions of others."

To learn more about JK Group and how its solutions facilitate employee giving and corporate philanthropy initiatives, please visit: www.jk-group.com.

About JK Group, Inc.
For over 20 years, JK Group has been the innovator in corporate philanthropic and social responsibility programs. Hundreds of leading global corporations rely on JK's technology and services to support both domestic and international giving programs, facilitating over $1 billion in contributions each year. The company is a leader in providing solutions for matching gifts, volunteer and event management, employee giving campaigns, grants administration, PAC programs and disaster relief. For more information, please visit www.jk-group.com.