Southwest Michigan — more specifically the cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph — houses Whirlpool Corporation’s global and North American headquarters, as well as several technical, research and customer service facilities. The area is also the focus of the first episode of the “Places that Matter” photojournalism project launched this fall from the corporate newsroom at Whirlpool Corporation.
Imagine you’ve been working as an accounting clerk or on an assembly line or in a textile factory for the past 20 years. You’re great at your job and you’ve honed your craft skills over the years. Lately you’ve been seeing signs of change, noticing colleagues shifting roles, and reading increased news coverage of automation.
Tool Spotlight: Navigating Corporate / Nonprofit Power Dynamics
Throughout the year, Common Impact has been taking a closer look at The Knitting Factor as a concept that best explains effective skills-based partnerships. Today we explore the sticky relationship component as a way to describe meaningful partnerships between companies and nonprofits that sustain far past an initial volunteer opportunity. Creating these relationships takes intention, time and an appreciation of the knowledge, resources and needs of both parties.
On September 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit areas outside the city of Palu on Sulawesi island in Indonesia. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 6 meters. We are all deeply saddened and concerned to see the destruction and loss of life caused by these tragic events. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll had climbed to over 1,400 people, with an additional 70,000 displaced from homes, and thousands more injured. Food, water, fuel, and medicine has been slow to reach the hardest-hit areas, with many roads broken and split open.
New multi-year grant program seeks to connect one million Head Start children to garden education, fresh food each year
Marysville, Ohio, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ –– The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today announced its multi-year partnership with the National Head Start Association to combat some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s youngest generation, improving access to healthy food and increasing time spent outdoors connected to nature. The three-year partnership will work to bring the powerful, life-enhancing benefits of gardens to one million at-risk Head Start children and families across the country each year through the development of edible gardens and hands-on garden education.
Keep America Beautiful and UPS work to strengthen America’s natural infrastructure, planting more than 11,200 trees together since 2011
STAMFORD, Conn., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 19 grants totaling $100,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of local tree-planting initiatives.
Applications for the 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2018. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
Nike’s bold move to make Colin Kaepernick the face of “Just Do It.” Levi’s announcement that “Americans shouldn’t have to live in fear of gun violence.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO stating its new gun control policy “isn't going to make everyone happy.” Over the last year, we have seen many companies take risks around divisive issues - with varying degrees of success or failure. Today, most companies are struggling with if and how to use their voice, scale and reach to engage on issues.
Product offering includes proprietary, real-time diagnostic tool
NEW YORK, October 8, 2018, /3BL Media/ – Today, global public relations leader Porter Novelli (PN) launched PN STANCE, a first-of-its-kind product to help companies know if and how to respond to increasing stakeholder pressure to stand up for the various societal issues taking center stage in real-time.