New York, NY - November 18, 2020 - Diligent, the leading modern governance company, today announced the launch of its 'We Care Grant Program,' which offers a $1,000 grant to education, government municipalities and agencies, and registered non-profit organizations to aid in the transition to digital operations. Mission-driven organizations awarded this grant can put money towards the implementation costs of a suite of Diligent products to digitize their governance and administrative operations. To receive the grant, eligible organizations must apply by December 15, 2020.
Due to the pandemic, mission-driven organizations are facing reduced revenues and funding, added emergency responsibilities, and increased operating costs. With the sudden shift to remote work, it has become clear that organizations need to embrace a digital transformation sooner than expected. Mission-driven organizations have found themselves in need of additional support to adapt to the new normal - including virtual city council meetings, increased transparency and communication from school boards and districts, and online non-profit board meetings.
'While there has been a focus on the impact of the pandemic on corporate America, it is important to remember that community, government, and other mission-driven organizations have faced their own set of unique challenges,' said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. 'At Diligent, we feel a responsibility to help these organizations by equipping them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Through the 'We Care Grant Program,' we hope to provide some much-needed support in fast-tracking digital transformation for these organizations around the world.'
Tricia Winters, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at Cottonwood Oak Creek School District in Arizona commented that, 'During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been more relevant than ever to meet the governance needs of schools using technology while remaining physically distant yet systematically operational. This has allowed us to remain publicly transparent and accessible to all of our stakeholders through this process utilizing cutting-edge technology.'
To apply for the 'We Care Grant Program' and access the $1,000 grant, select your organization type and a Governance Advisor will contact you to start the process:
- K-12 Education
- Higher Education
- Government Organization
- Non-Profit Organization
About Diligent Corporation
Diligent Corporation is the pioneer of modern governance, empowering leaders to turn effective governance into a competitive advantage. Leveraging unparalleled insights from a team of industry innovators, as well as highly secure, integrated SaaS technologies, Diligent's industry-leading suite of solutions changes how work gets done at the executive and board levels. Leaders rely on Diligent to drive accountability and transparency, while addressing stakeholder and shareholder priorities. Its applications also help streamline the day-to-day work of board management and committees, and support collaboration and secure information sharing. Designed for both public and private sector organizations, Diligent is helping to usher in a new era of modern governance.
The largest global network of directors and executives, Diligent is relied on by 19,000 organizations and nearly 700,000 leaders in more than 90 countries. With an eye towards inclusivity and accessibility, Diligent serves some of the largest public governing bodies, including more than 50% of the Fortune 1000, 70% of the FTSE 100, and 65% of the ASX.