October 29, 2019 — Philanthropy U was announced as a prestigious winner in the Global Outlook category of the 2019 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 29th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives.

Twenty-two companies were named winners from this year’s pool of nominees. Gold, Silver and Bronze Optimas Awards were given in the following categories: Benefits, Business Impact, Corporate Citizenship, Global Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Recruiting, Training and Vision. Additionally, General Excellence was awarded to one company demonstrating excellence in at least six of the aforementioned categories.

“For over 29 years we’ve seen companies place increasing importance on human resources initiatives, realizing the potential a strong HR department can have on business growth,” said Rick Bell, editorial director of Workforce magazine.

“This year’s finalists stand out in an ever-expanding field of qualified nominees, and we’re pleased to see so many organizations using innovative HR practices to improve their business.” Bell added.

Optimas Award winners were initially announced on workforce.com and Philanthropy U will be profiled in the November/December issue of Workforce magazine.

For more information on the program and past winners, please visit workforce.com/optimas.

About Philanthropy University

Philanthropy University is a free online learning platform that uses technology to upskill, connect and fund local social impact organizations in under-resourced communities. We deliver practical learning and support, where it matters most, through world-class online courses, peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and funding opportunities. Ultimately, we act as a catalyst for long-term systemic change only possible by bringing measurable efficiency to the frontlines, globally.

About Workforce Magazine

Workforce is a multimedia publication that covers the intersection of people management and business strategy. Our content helps HR professionals approach their jobs from a more strategic, big-picture, business-results perspective.

About Human Capital Media

Human Capital Media (HCM) is the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management and workforce-development industries. Through editorial content, events, research and awards programs, HCM is the leading voice for companies that care about their people.

October 29, 2019



Gina is our Marketing Manager at Philanthropy U. She has a background in international education, international development and scaling enterprises.


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