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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce $200,000 Towards Tornado Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations helping in response to the severe weather that impacted Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Engaging Employees by Advancing the Value of Human Capital with Steph Sharma, Human Value Institute

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steph Sharma (@Maximizealot), Managing Director of the Human Value Institute and Lead the Difference (@Leadthediff). Steph discusses how her long-time passion for and research of employee engagement in the workplace led her to create the Human Value Institute, a thought leadership hub for human capital evaluation.

Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation Celebrate Innovative Approaches To Engaging Kids in the Meaning of Good Food

Healthy Kids Innovation Grants fund solutions to improve children’s health and nutrition
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We all know we should eat good food in order to stay health.  But what is good food?

Helping kids discover the answer is the reason Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation have awarded $200,000 to nine schools and nonprofit organizations through the Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Program.   

Hungry on Campus: College Students Facing Food Insecurity

By: Jim Jenkins
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Hunger insecurity on campus is often an unmentionable topic. Many assume that, while enrolled in college, students’ needs are entirely met through financial assistance programs such as financial aid. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. With the cost of public and private universities on the rise, some college students are left to suffer silently while the issue of food insecurity remains a subject of little discussion. 

7 Secrets to Boost Your Workplace Giving Program | Part Two

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In part one, we covered 3 secrets to building employee engagement through your workplace giving program. We hope they helped you bump up your employee participation and strengthen your foundation for success. With engagement done properly, your programs will help attract and retain your employees, build your brand and sustain a competitive advantage.

7 Secrets to A Successful Workplace Giving Program | Part One

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Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of enterprise companies — many of which are part of the Fortune 1000 — we're often asked about what works best when it comes to workplace giving programs. Companies want to know how to get the greatest social and business outcomes out of their programs and we want to help. The first and last thing to remember? The goal of your giving programs must be employee engagement. This may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because many programs aren’t designed with this goal in mind.

Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

Green Mountain Employees Dig in to Do Good

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Trees are good for a number of reasons. We know they are good for the environment by reducing air pollution and help us breathe by providing oxygen, but did you also know they help reduce urban heat, water, noise and light pollution? They also serve as a home to wildlife, reduce commuter stress, increase property values and enhance a city’s beauty.

Trees provide so much value, especially to urban areas, so Green Mountain Energy is partnering with Trees For Houston to give back 500 trees to the Houston area.

The Year Ahead in Philanthropy: 2017 Trends to Watch

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According to Giving USA, 2016 was America’s most generous year ever. Total giving grew 4.1 percent last year, according to a report prepared for the nonprofit consultancy Marts & Lundy. They expect giving will grow by 4.3 percent in 2017, with foundation giving poised for the most robust growth — predicted to increase by 6.4 percent. What else will 2017 bring?  

Exploring the New Frontier of Pro Bono Service

Using pro bono to cultivate leaders and engage tech talent
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Pro bono service can transform nonprofit organizations. For over 15 years, Taproot Foundation has mobilized professional expertise to help nonprofit organizations increase their effectiveness and reach. Once confined to legal service, pro bono service across all areas of expertise is utilized by nonprofits anywhere, anytime. Commonly, 95% of nonprofits report that pro bono service improved their organization's effectiveness in cost or resource savings, efficiency, and quality of operations or services.

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