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The Network of Giving to be Unveiled in Davos Switzerland at the Network of Giving House

The Network of Giving will be introduced in Davos Switzerland at the Network of Giving House from January 16th to January 20th, 2023. The Network of Giving is a proprietary and powerful, hyper-local digital platform enabled by financial services. The platform fosters a community-minded movement through the connection of consumers and local merchants to community organizations while creating efficiencies in digital fundraising. Through digital commerce and merchant-defined, micro-donations, the Network of Giving democratizes the digital tools local merchants need to grow their business. At no cost to customers, the Network of Giving provides the outlet customers need to support local business and local organizations to benefit the economy and the communities where they live.

Local chapters of Special Olympics and the United Way, in partnership with the Network of Giving, embrace this innovative and fully automated digital solution that unites them in their missions. The Network of Giving platform provides financial institutions, merchants, and communities with collaborative opportunities to reach caring local consumers.

"We are excited to bring the Network of Giving to the world. The platform is committed to driving financial and social empowerment while creating positive change in communities," stated Rob Bennett, CEO, SMB4.0, the organization that powers the Network of Giving.

"The Network of Giving provides another foundation for enhancing and strengthening our communities and aligns with our impact and mission," stated Gordon McHenry, Jr., CEO at United Way of King County. More on United Way: uwkc.org

"As an organization, we always strive for three main goals – to improve athlete experiences, reach more athletes, and raise more resources. This program aligns with those goals and we look forward to what the future holds," said Dave Breen, President and CEO of Special Olympics Illinois. More on Special Olympics: soill.org

"In Davos, we will profile the collective impact of our platform in collaboration with our strategic partners at Special Olympics and the United Way. This is part of the Network of Giving ethos as demonstrated by the core principles which ensure that; donations are at no cost to consumers, 100% pass-through, 100% accountable, 100% merchant defined, and 100% consumer-directed, while honoring the Network of Giving Heart," Bennett added.

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Special Olympics Illinois Introduces the Network of Giving to Chicago Market

Supporting Chicago communities and athletes through digital commerce.

Special Olympics Illinois today announced a strategic partnership for Network of Giving in the Chicago market.

The Network of Giving is a powerful, hyper-local digital platform enabled by financial services that fosters a community-minded movement through the connection of local consumers and merchants to community organizations while creating efficiencies in digital fundraising.

“Special Olympics Illinois is excited to help bring Network of Giving to Chicago, along with its benefits for our supporters, local merchants, and ultimately the communities where we live and prosper,” stated Dave Breen, president and CEO, Special Olympics Illinois. “As an organization, we always strive for three main goals – to improve athlete experiences, reach more athletes, and raise more resources. This program aligns with those goals and we look forward to what the future holds.”

Chicago’s Network of Giving will come into market with the partnership of local financial services and merchants, many of which already partner with Special Olympics Illinois. Current donors and volunteers will have a new outlet to support the organization, and most importantly, the more than 21,000 served athletes will benefit.

With digital commerce and merchant-defined, micro-donations, Network of Giving allows local merchants to have the digital tools to grow their business, while providing consumers an outlet to support local organizations, and it all benefits the community where they live.

“Most importantly, the Network of Giving will further enable athletes pertinent access to Special Olympics Illinois programming,” Breen added.

Special Olympics Illinois also plans to champion Network of Giving’s reach across Illinois as well as to Special Olympics chapters across the United States and internationally.

“The Network of Giving is excited to assist Special Olympics Illinois and the entire community to roll out Chicago’s Network of Giving,” stated Rob Bennett, CEO, SMB4.0, the organization that powers the Network of Giving Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. “The Network of Giving is revolutionary technology with DNA that is founded on the core principles of service, accountability, and innovation to better the lives of those in the community. The Network of Giving levels the playing field for local businesses by providing sought-after digital capabilities that deliver measured results on marketing spend, provide actionable insights that raise their customers’ experience, and enables a like-minded community movement, while only asking everyone to do what they already do well today.”

“With the Network of Giving, Special Olympics Illinois along with Chicago citizens, businesses, and community leaders, now have a premiere, fully-automated digital solution that unites them in their mission to celebrate these athletes and their abilities. This solution will help them to access life-changing programming,” Bennett added.

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Seattle's Network of Giving Helps Connect Community Together

The Network of Giving is proud to have been corporate partner featured at United Way of King County’s Annual Community BBQ in partnership with Doug Baldwin Jr. The event, which drew a crowd of 1,700 attendees, was to celebrate the ability for everyone to finally gather together after the pandemic lock-down. In addition to Seattle's Network of Giving, corporate partners of the event included GeekWire, Safeway, Harborstone Credit Union, Nordstrom, Costco, Delta Dental, Uwajimaya, Alphagraphics, Boon Boona Coffee, Davis Wright Tremaine, Perkins Coie, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Kraken, Coca Cola and Google.

The Network of Giving team educated families about the ability to empower their giving through local businesses and the United Way. In addition, a fun yet educational game about directing micro-donations had families actually experiencing the power of giving back to the community.

The event had local media coverage as well as the presence of community leaders and local sports celebrities. (Media coverage includes: Doug Baldwin, United Way host Community BBQ)

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Network of Giving Invited to Present to the Seattle Restaurant Alliance

The Seattle Restaurant Alliance is a voice for Seattle restaurants, advocating on behalf of the more than 2,700 restaurants in Seattle.

Seattle’s Network of Giving transforms communities and businesses by connecting the four essential pillars that support and elevate community stewardship, prosperity, and resiliency: People, Business, Charity, Finance.

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United Way of King County, Together with Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Introduce the Network of Giving to the U.S. Market

United Way of King County today announced a philanthropic partnership to bring the Network of Giving to the Seattle market.

The Network of Giving is a powerful hyper-local digital platform that fosters a community-minded movement through the connection of local consumers and merchants to community and charitable organizations – while creating efficiencies in digital fundraising.

Gordon McHenry, Jr., President and CEO of United Way of King County, stated, “United Way of King County is pleased to help bring the Network of Giving platform with its benefits for local merchants, community organizations, and other non-profits. The Network of Giving provides another foundation for enhancing and strengthening our communities and aligns with our impact and mission. We are excited to lead its release into the Seattle market and hope to see it reach other United Ways across the country. It has the potential to enhance United Way’s positioning to provide critical support where it is needed most.”

“At United Way we want to make the biggest impact possible and lift each other up. With digital commerce and the Network of Giving, we can seamlessly and efficiently benefit the equitable recovery of our community,” McHenry added.

“The timing couldn’t be better,” said Steven Hooper Jr, President of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, “The Network of Giving platform aligns perfectly with our approach and philosophy as an organization. The Network of Giving enables significant support for the economic recovery of local merchants and provides tools to grow their business and give back to the community. As a founding merchant partner of the Network of Giving, and a strong local supporter of Seattle’s business community and United Way of King County, I believe the Network of Giving enables merchants to sustain their business, empowers consumers to support local, and enables the United Way to increase its positive impact in the community.”

“Our team is working with United Way of King County, Ethan Stowell Restaurants (ESR) and the entire community to release America’s first Network of Giving in Seattle.” stated Rob Bennett, CEO of SMB4.0, the organization that enables the Network of Giving Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, “We know local businesses provide character and individuality to any community. They inspire, strengthen, and stabilize our local economies. The Network of Giving platform is a result of our unmatched commitment to delivering revolutionary, robust technology that is firmly grounded in the core principles of service, accountability, and innovation to better the community. For those local businesses, the Network of Giving changes the playing field by providing sought-after digital capabilities that deliver measured results on their marketing spend, create actionable insights that elevate their customers’ experience, and activate a community-minded movement.”

Bennett added, “The Network of Giving is our unique, full-automated solution that’s designed to meet the multiple needs of the community while requiring that everyone just continue to do what they normally do best. Recognizing that those needs are great right now in every community, Seattle citizens, businesses, and community organizations now have the premiere, digital solution that unites them and differentiates how local merchants can grow their businesses financially and socially.”

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