About the Giving Center
The purpose of the Giving Center is to make it quick and easy for associates to find and track service opportunities as well as make donations. The Giving Center puts everything you need in one place for giving your time and treasure, including the forms for Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers. You can find volunteering opportunities and upcoming events, log service hours, donate to your cause of choice as well as track your offline donations. With the American Modern Giving Center, you will see the true impact of your service — whether it’s cleaning up litter in your neighborhood or donating to a food pantry.
American Modern is using the Giving Center to empower you to find opportunities and give back/make a difference. Once you join, you can find volunteering opportunities and upcoming events, log service hours, donate to your cause of choice and even track your offline donations. With everything in one place, tracking hours and donations becomes very easy and helps show the positive impact that American Modern associates are having in the community and beyond
You can do the following on the Giving Center:
- Log volunteer hours you are already doing
- Log donations that you have already made
- Find volunteer opportunities and volunteer events
- Find nonprofits to make donations to
- Find the forms for Dollars for Doers and the Matching Gift program
- See what organizations and volunteer events American Modern has featured
- See current American Modern Giving Campaigns
- See how much impact American Modern employees are making in the community
- See the impact of my department and ERG’s
Cincinnati Cares is a community-wide volunteer guide for people seeking volunteer opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area. They are the providers of our Giving Center. Learn more about Cincinnati Cares on the website.
Giving Center Capabilities And Features
Giving Portal administrators manage the Member Spotlights and feature stories on the portal. Reach out to an admin with your request by emailing [email protected] to contact an administrator.
Giving Portal administrators manage the announcements on the portal. Reach out to an admin with your request by emailing [email protected] to contact an administrator.
Volunteer Value is the conversion of volunteer hours to dollars using the current average of volunteer dollar value which is about $24 an hour.
What kind of photos should I upload when logging my volunteering hours and donations? Where will my photos be used?
We encourage you to upload photos that you have taken while volunteering. The pictures could be of the group of people you volunteered alongside, you in action doing what the nonprofit needed your help with or of a selfie of you in front of the nonprofit. The photos you upload will be able to be seen by the Admins of the Giving Center for use of staff volunteer promotion. Be sure to upload photos that you are okay with being used by American Modern. Also, be aware that the American Modern firewall will make it hard for you to upload photos while in the WiFi.
What kind of thoughts/reflections should I include when logging my volunteering hours and donations? How are these used?
This is a great way to capture how you felt and what you did while volunteering. This can include the impact you felt you made, what you learned while volunteering and your passion for a nonprofit that you enjoy volunteering for. This is a great way to share quotes that American Modern can use to help promote volunteerism within the company.
You can add hours for volunteering at nonprofits, serving on a nonprofit board or helping on a nonprofit committee. You can also track nonprofit donations and participation for events such as 5K’s.
Giving Portal administrators manage the featured events, nonprofits, and activities on the portal. Reach out to an admin with your request by emailing [email protected] to contact an administrator.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
You can select which ERGs you are in by clicking on the ERG you want to join and click “Join” above the name of the ERG. You can also leave an ERG you are a member of by clicking “Leave” in the same place.
When you add the hours to the Giving Center, you can select which ERG the hours should be counted towards.
Giving Center administrators manage all ERG’s on the portal. Reach out to an admin to see if your suggestion can be included by sending an email to [email protected].
Yes, you can be a part of multiple ERG’s. You can manage what ERG’s you are connected to by clicking on the word Join on the ERG’s page that you want to be added to. You can also remove yourself from an ERG by clicking Leave on that page of the ERG.
You can only apply volunteer time from a volunteer event to 1 ERG but you can select which ERG you want to connect those hours too. So if you are a member of one ERG, but volunteered for an event through a different ERG, you can apply those hours to the host ERG.
User Account, Volunteer Hours And Donations
When you are logged in – You can change your password by clicking on the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and selecting Edit Account from the dropdown menu. Click on Change password on the left side of the screen and enter your current and new passwords. Click Update Password.
When you are not logged in – go to the Member Login Page on the Cincinnati Cares Website and click Forgot your password? Under the Login button.
You can log volunteer hours, nonprofit event participation and board service by clicking on the + Hours in the blue button on the Giving Center Homepage. You can then select what type of hours were done from the drop-down menu. Types of hours include volunteering, fundraising, board service and participation. Hours added in the past will appear under “Recent Activity” so you can quickly add additional hours done at organizations you volunteer for regularly.
Pictures can be added when you add hours of service. Click on Add Photo in the lower left-hand corner of the New Activity form. The photos you upload will be able to be seen by the Admins of the Giving Center for use of staff volunteer promotion. Be sure to upload photos that you are okay with being used by American Modern. Also, be aware that the American Modern firewall will make it hard for you to upload photos while in the WiFi.
Click on the Green Donate Button on the Giving Center homepage, your department page, or any ERG page. Click Select Organization to donate to organizations listed on the Cincinnati Cares Website. Then click on the dollar sign to the right of the listed organization. If you want to donate to an organization not listed on Cincinnati Cares, click on either Explore Regional Organizations or Find Any Organization. From the giving page, you can select or enter the amount you want to donate. You can also select if you want to make a monthly donation. Under the payment section, you can choose to pay by either credit card or PayPal. If you have already donated or are writing a check, you can choose “
Yes, a receipt will be created in the Giving Center that you can then download or print out.
Yes! Search the nonprofit in the portal. Once on the nonprofit’s profile, log a donation and select “
Yes, if you want any volunteer time to count towards your 16 hours of volunteer PTO time, you will still need to log it into the EMC. We encourage you to also log in on the Giving Center so that time is added to the American Modern totals and your volunteer hours are accurate.
No, there are no additional fees for making a donation through the Giving Center.