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JK Group's Innovative Consiva Platform Enhances Employee Engagement and Retention

Company's New Solutions Help Corporations Create and Manage Robust Giving Programs That Enhance Their Brand, Attract and Retain Top Talent

PLAINSBORO, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 12/03/13 -- JK Group, the leading end-to-end solutions provider of software and value-added services for corporate philanthropy, today shared details of how its new Consiva suite of corporate giving solutions can help organizations improve their employer brand and attract and retain top talent.

Recent research from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) highlights the growing importance of corporate philanthropic efforts. Despite the global recession and continuing economic uncertainty, the study found that 59 percent of companies surveyed have increased their amount of giving from 2007 to 2012. Many organizations in this study cited greater community need and the opportunity to serve a larger number of people as the main reasons for raising their giving amount. At the same time, the increase in employee contributions can be attributed to more companies offering matching gifts programs and higher matching caps, which has led to greater employee participation and engagement.

JK Group has worked with hundreds of major corporations to enable effective giving programs that have touched over six million employees. Its latest generation software and services platform, Consiva, provides an innovative and comprehensive means of leveraging JK Group's 20 years of experience with the latest and most innovative methods for engaging employees, building brand awareness and establishing productive partnerships with the not-for-profit community.

To help companies meet the high expectations for effective giving programs from their customers and employees, Consiva delivers a single, comprehensive cloud-based platform that serves all of a company's philanthropic needs, including donation processing, volunteering, fundraising, payment processing, information about not-for-profits, grants applications and approval processes, program management, on-line reporting and analysis, mobile access and support, and much more. With industry-leading software that eliminates barriers to employee engagement, JK Group helps companies ensure that employees remain active participants in their philanthropic programs and, in turn, continue to be optimally engaged with their companies and communities.

"The research from CECP shows that despite the economic hardships of the past five years, a majority of corporations have actually stepped up their corporate philanthropic activities," said Robert E. Farina, CEO of JK Group. "JK Group's latest generation offering, Consiva, raises the bar on providing employers with the tools and information they need to develop effective giving programs, engage employees and support their communities. As a result, our clients are able to demonstrate their position as an employer of choice that helps its employees support the causes that are most important to them."

JK Group currently facilitates $1 billion in donations to more than 65 countries, benefitting over 100,000 charities every year. With its extensive functionality, including multiple language and multiple currency capabilities, the company helps its clients support the causes that are most important to them, enabling them to impact change around the world. For additional information on JK group and Consiva, please visit: www.JK-Group.com.

About JK Group, Inc.
For over 20 years, JK Group has been the innovator in corporate philanthropic and social responsibility programs. Hundreds of leading global corporations rely on JK's technology and services to support both domestic and international giving programs, facilitating over $1 billion in contributions each year. The company is a leader in providing solutions for matching gifts, volunteer and event management, employee giving campaigns, grants administration, PAC programs and disaster relief. For more information, please visit www.JK-Group.com.

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