CARE’s intranet wins TAG Social Savvy Award

CARE’s intranet wins TAG Social Savvy Award

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Employee online resource, The Village, recognized for “building a Village beyond bandwidth”

ATLANTA (Oct. 8, 2015) – Global poverty-fighting CARE was recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Thursday night for its internal communications efforts that leverage web-based technology to unify nearly 10,000 employees in more than 80 countries.

At its third annual Social Savvy Awards at Atlanta’s Buckhead Club, TAG awarded CARE its Social Savvy Award for CARE’s outstanding work harnessing technology to deliver business solutions. Specifically recognized was CARE’s online employee gathering spot, The Village, which connects employees with one another and with invaluable information on anything from staff openings and professional development opportunities to international travel advisories, calendar items, sought-after forms and brand guidelines.

The Village enables thousands of CARE employees to exchange best practices, share innovations, tell stories, learn from and get to know one another — all with a click of the mouse. But success goes far beyond the number of clicks or content posts, says JoEllen Saeli-Lane, CARE’s director of Internal Communications who helped pioneer the resource. “We measure the success of the Village by its ability to connect individuals and teams across the globe, not only to one another but to the information they need,” she said. “The Village brings us all together, and makes us more informed, more knowledgeable. When staff can spend less time searching for answers, they can spend more delivering solutions on behalf of CARE’s mission and the people we reach worldwide. It’s really about bringing our best to the communities we serve, because they deserve nothing less.”

When TAG launched in 1999 as a merger of three of Georgia’s largest technology organizations, it became one of the largest tech associations in the country. Headquartered in Atlanta, with chapters in Augusta, Columbus, Middle Georgia, Savannah and Athens, it has more than 30,000 individual members, 2,000 member companies and hosts more than 200 events annually. Its mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy.

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in 90 countries and reached more than 72 million people around the world. 

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