FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Give Back Nation and University of North Alabama Extend Partnership
Mane Benefits program advances students and unites campus
Florence, AL – Give Back Nation, your national 501c3 Giving & Fundraising Hub, and the University of North Alabama have announced they are extending their partnership to continue advancing students by leveraging the Mane Benefits Program – a Gold Benefits Around Campus initiative.
Mane Benefits (University of North Alabama Lions) was developed by Give Back Nation Founder Kyle Gregory and the University’s Steele Center for Professional Selling Program Director Dr. Tim Butler to empower students with real-world learning experiences and increase fundraising. The program also provides dynamic savings benefits to students, faculty and staff while impacting local businesses with increased traffic and revenues.
Since being implemented two years ago, the program has:
- Raised over $37,000 for Steele Center for Professional Selling student initiatives
- Advanced student experiential learning with live, powerful B2B selling opportunities
- Provided ongoing savings and benefits to 10,000+ students, faculty and alumni
- Been recognized as the top student organization at UNA; winning the Lions Cup
- Partnered with over 70 businesses and organizations
- Funded travel and all activities for UNA’s student chapter of American Marketing Association
- Drove student recruiting efforts for UNA’s sales and marketing programs
“The impact Give Back Nation’s support and the Mane Benefits Program have had on our students and the university has been amazing,” said Dr. Tim Butler, Director of the Steele Center for Professional Selling at the University of North Alabama. “By taking our successes at UNA and developing the Gold Benefits Around Campus Program with Kyle and the Give Back Nation team, we are excited that now any university or college can leverage this dynamic tool to advance students and increase fundraising.”
“It has been great to see how far the Mane Benefits program at the University of North Alabama has grown in just two years,” said Kyle Gregory, CEO and Co-Founder at Give Back Nation. “Since Give Back Nation first developed the Gold Benefits Membership Program over 10 years ago, the goal has always been to create a circle of winning for all parties involved. Mane Benefits is another great example.”
About Give Back Nation
Headquartered in Orlando, FL and founded in 2006, Give Back Nation is your one-stop Giving & Fundraising Hub and national 501(c)(3) community foundation creating bigger waves of impact across the country. In 2018 alone, GBN, its affiliates and its partners helped give back over $316 million to over 440 nonprofits and helped generate over $1.6 billion in planned gifts. With nearly 40 years of industry knowledge, GBN serves and supports motivated nonprofits, forward-thinking businesses, top-tier financial advisors, impactful universities and Giving Americans with an arsenal of tools, knowledge, coaching, strategy and inspiration. Founded to serve and efficiently connect all aspects of the fundraising ecosystem, organizations and individuals receive hands-on coaching, training and customizable access to online and on-site fundraising tools, grant writing, strategic planning, event management, donor management, workplace giving, online marketing, donor advised funds, planned giving and more. Learn more at www.givebacknation.com.
The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a coeducational university located in Florence, Alabama. It is the state's oldest four-year public university. UNA was founded as LaGrange College in 1830 and has developed into a comprehensive regional university exerting a major influence over the cultural, social and economic life of Northwest Alabama and providing educational opportunities for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate majors offered through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing and Health.
The Steele Center for Professional Selling is a state-of-the-art professional selling institute within the Department of Management & Marketing in the College of Business at the University of North Alabama. The center was initially formed in 2012 and is now recognized as a top sales school by the Sales Education Foundation. The Steele Center for Professional Selling is a member of the University Sales Center Alliance. Students in the sales major, minor and certificate programs are exposed to a rigorous sales curriculum that includes education from top academic and practitioner sales faculty, professional development, video role-play scenarios, training on cutting-edge sales technologies, opportunities for competing at intercollegiate sales competitions and live experiential selling internships and projects. Students exiting the program should expect multiple career opportunities and competitive salary offers.
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