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Creating Customer Loyalty & Building A Great Company Culture w/Leo Ramirez | TA Speaker Series

Everyone has a different opinion on what company culture means and why it's important. This month, Leo Ramirez talks about building loyalty by building a great company culture.

Civic Engagement Makes Companies Great

In Austin, being a successful business takes more than just high-profit margins. It takes dedication to meaningful community impact.

The Heart of Business Summit

The Heart of Business Summit is sure to inspire, educate and engage both business and non-profit leaders to build more meaningful and impactful partnerships. Join us for a half-day summit to learn about the changing landscape of business and the need for community engagement in your business model. 

SpiceCSM to Offer Encast Charitable Giving Platform to Customers

SpiceCSM has reached an agreement with Encast to add its Giving as a Service™ (GaaS) charitable donations platform to the Spice eco-system of fully integrated applications. The service will be made available to all of Spice’s customers.

Commentary: What we all get when we all give

There is a philanthropic gene in Americans. We tend to give, almost instinctively, of our time, money, education and experience. And not just to people we know.

Pop-Up Village Provides Food, Haircuts and Other Services to Austin's Homeless During SXSW

The empty lot at the corner of Red River and Seventh streets turned into a village of services for people experiencing homelessness Saturday. Around 350 people living on the streets were able to get everything from a shower to yoga lessons at the Pop-Up Care Village.

"Social Impact" Track: March 11-15

The 2017 SXSW Conference includes more than 1000 total sessions in 24 different tracks. Check the grid on this page to understand which tracks occur on which days, particularly tracks like “Brands & Marketing” and “Intelligent Future” that run into the second half of SXSW.

Ending Youth Homelessness

There is another SXSW event impacting the city in a positive way, this one is putting a spotlight on youth homelessness in Austin with a pop-up care village.

Event offers mobile showers, haircuts to homeless

The Pop-Up Care Village, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will offer services to the city’s homeless population, including mobile showers, haircuts, free clothing, food and resource referrals provided by several Austin vendors. Although the event is focused on youths experiencing homelessness, organizers said, no one seeking assistance will be denied services.

Encast and Lava Mae to Host "Pop-Up Care Village" for Austin's Homeless at SXSW

Creator of the WorkHERO charitable giving platform, Austin startup Encast has partnered with nonprofit Lava Mae of San Francisco to create a Pop-Up Care Village during the SXSW Festival that delivers essential services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Giving and Getting in America

There is a philanthropic gene in Americans. They tend to give, almost instinctively, of their time, money, education, and experience. And not just to people they know. Historically, when there is a catastrophe or tragedy anywhere else in the world, the U.S. is usually the first to respond with aid.

Austin charitable-giving software maker raises seed funding

Encast Inc., a charitable-giving software maker, reported raising a $2.2 million seed funding.

Encast CEO Selected for Prestigious Stanford Business Program

Encast CEO Leo Ramirez, Jr. has been named as a participant in the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP), which was jointly developed by the Stanford faculty and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN).

Encast Takes $2.3M for Charitable Donations Service

Encast Inc. has closed a $2.25 million angel round of funding for its platform that offers charitable donations as a service to businesses and individuals. (© 2016 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)

Encast CEO Selected for Prestigious Stanford Business Program

Encast CEO Leo Ramirez, Jr. has been named as a participant in the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP), which was jointly developed by the Stanford faculty and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN).

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