Every CSR leader wants to make it easier for employees to be engaged in their communities, but facilitating connections between team members and local charities is often challenging.
Learn how Nike overcomes this challenge by training up their people as volunteering champions. With this approach, Nike employees gain a sense of ownership in their Goodness program and, in turn, the company helps charities garner more support for their causes through the Benevity platform.
Later this week, tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, and their friends and families, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, will join hands to drive positive change in the communities we serve during the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Many volunteers will paint schools and community centers, clean parks and playgrounds, and sort and stock food and clothing to be shared with children and families in local communities.
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud (@blackbaud), speaks with Daryl Brewster, CEO, and Carmen Perez, Director of Data Insights at CECP (@CECPtweets), about the continued evolution of companies being a force for good in solving societal problems.
National Grid lends a hand in projects in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
WALTHAM, Mass., April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Earth Day is April 22, and hundreds of National Grid employees will volunteer in communities across the three states the company serves in the coming weeks. Each year National Grid commits to sponsor Earth Day events throughout its service territory in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
Over the past 18 years, Whirlpool has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, committing more than $101 million to programs in over 45 different countries. In the United States and Canada, Whirlpool has donated more than 184,000 ranges and refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving more than 100,000 families, according to the Whirlpool Corporation website.
What’s the greatest threat to our planet? Climate change? Water scarcity? Poor land management? None of the above. The biggest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will solve these problems.
Nation’s largest community improvement program delivers environmental, economic and social benefits to local communities
STAMFORD, Conn., April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, led by its network of more than 600 affiliates and other partners across the country, will rally tens of thousands of volunteers at events across the country on and around Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, as part of its annual Great American Cleanup.
American Express funds much-needed volunteer efforts in national parks
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ -In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the National Park Foundation and American Express are announcing seven grants supporting volunteer capacity-building efforts at national parks across the country. Designed to support the growth of park volunteer programs, projects funded by the grants include expansion of volunteer housing space, development of recruitment handbooks, and outreach to neighboring communities.
Award Recognizes Excellence in the Field of Corporate Citizenship
ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – ACCP granted Laura K. Gallagher, Global Head, Corporate Citizenship, AIG the 2018 ACCP Ignite Award for her exceptional leadership in the corporate citizenship field.
Ms. Gallagher was recognized for her dedication to AIG and her commitment to creating positive impact on environmental, social, end economic outcomes in AIG’s local community and around the world.