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Pro Bono Today: What’s New, What’s Working

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Not too long ago, LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute studied the challenges of pro bono from the nonprofit point of view. Since then, we’ve been wondering what companies have been doing with their pro bono programs that might help nonprofits overcome some of the challenges identified in that study. We also wondered what innovative or unique practices companies have come up with.

Shire Commitments to Support Patients as Part of Responsibility Strategy

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At Shire, supporting patients is at the heart of being a champion for patients. Beyond discovering and developing medicines, we are committed to dramatically shortening the time to diagnosis for rare diseases, and we aim to support patients along the entire patient journey, from conducting clinical trials to enabling patients to better manage their care through the use of innovative digital technologies, and beyond.

American Express Awards $1 Million to Threatened Cultural Heritage Sites Included on 2018 World Monuments Watch

Funding to Restore Eight Cultural Heritage Sites Including Historic Kitchen Garden of Versailles and Iconic British Piers Damage
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NEW YORK,, June 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  American Express and World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced $1 million in funding to support preservation efforts at eight endangered cultural heritage sites included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch.

Making the Case for a New Approach to Employee Giving and Volunteering

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Finally, the data to support what we've intuitively known for years about the true value of corporate giving. By taking an employee engagement approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs, companies can not only achieve greater social impact—they can drive additional business value through increased employee retention, too. 

Live Mas: At Taco Bell, It's Not Just A Tagline

By Jeff Hyman
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Nurturing your company’s DNA—and then recruiting people who match it—is essential to building a high-performance organization.

I spoke with Liz Williams, president of Taco Bell International, about this topic and how the company champions both diversity and cultural unity to create a highly collaborative organization.

Abbott Partners with Nonprofits to Provide Disaster Relief - Before the Storm

After a hurricane, every second counts. That's why Abbott is helping community food banks and clinics prepare proactively.
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It’s not enough to be reactive when hurricanes strike— for hurricane season, the best defense is a good offense. Advance preparation ensures that aid can be delivered more quickly, ultimately saving more lives.

Sands Celebrates Success With the Local Community

The Fifth Anniversary of Sands Cotai Central
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To mark the milestone of Sands Cotai Central’s opening in 2012, Sands China Ltd. created an anniversary celebration that not only delighted guests and patrons, it extended special benefits and engaged a number of local community organizations. A highlight of the anniversary celebration was a carnival at the property’s Paradise Gardens, in which 50 Sands China Care Ambassadors hosted 50 members of the Macao Special Olympics (MSO) to participate in activities such as balloon twisting, caricature sketching, magic shows, face painting, and more.

FSG Announces New Team to Lead Global Social Impact Consulting Firm

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BOSTON, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FSG, one of the world’s most experienced social impact consulting firms, is excited to announce Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH and Greg Hills as their co-CEOs. The pair succeeds John Kania, who is stepping away from his current role as global managing director and 18+ years of leadership at FSG. Kania remains active as a member of the board and as a managing director focused on the knowledge and practice of systems change.

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

Helping Students Break Into the Hospitality Industry

Valley High School, Las Vegas Career Day
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This past year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo in Las Vegas hosted 50 students from Valley High School’s Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) Program. The day of tours and workshops were held to expose the students to the opportunities in the hospitality industry. JAG is a highly effective, data-driven model that raises graduation rates and prepares participants by honing their work readiness skills.

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