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Do You Volunteer to Lead Your Company’s Employee Giving, Volunteering And/Or Grantmaking?

We want to hear from you! Just follow this link and take 10-12 minutes to complete this survey In recognition of your time we will enter you in a draw to win a Microsoft Surface on September 30, 2019.
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Do you volunteer to lead your company’s employee giving, volunteering and/or grantmaking?

We want to hear from you! Just follow this link and take 10-12 minutes to complete this survey

In recognition of your time we will enter you in a draw to win a Microsoft Surface on September 30, 2019.

Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?

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Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized philanthropy (i.e., foundations and funds) need to get their own houses in order before they worry about such issues as renewing democracy. In fact, one writer suggested that I write about what democracy can do to renew philanthropy!

Take Your GivingTuesday Plans to the Next Level Using Pro Bono Support

Taproot’s GivingTuesday pro bono toolkit now available
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Planning and executing a successful GivingTuesday campaign can be daunting. Your nonprofit needs inviting graphics, inspiring messaging, an engaging email strategy, and stand-out social media. Don’t panic: all this is achievable even without a budget or in-house expertise. Just turn to pro bono support.

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

How Electronic Payments Can Help You Scale Your Corporate Giving Program

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When a cause needs to process a paper donation check, it creates costly administrative work. Non-profits must deposit checks individually and issue manual tax receipts to each donor. Checks also get lost in the mail or worse, sit uncashed!

Electronic payments cut down on manual administration time and reduce costs. Unlike other software providers in this space, Benevity sends the majority (88% in 2018!) of payments processed through our platform electronically, with funds arriving within 30 days.

More and More Employees Want to Support Causes Across Borders—Here’s Why (and How!) Companies Are Getting Involved

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The demand for employee giving and volunteering programs that stretch across borders is growing. Last year, we saw a whopping 85% increase in the adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution. More than half a million new users logged into the cloud-based program that enables employees across global offices to support causes inside and outside of their home countries.

PSEG Employees Raise Money for Veterans at Annual Tank Pull

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In an amazing display of strength, PSEG employees participated in the tenth annual Tank Pull competition this past weekend, raising money for veterans.

At the event, competitors in teams of twenty volunteers try to move an 80,000 pound tank mounted on a flatbed truck.

Congratulations once again go to the two PSEG teams for not only participating in the “quick pull” and the “minimum weight pull” events – but also for winning first place in their respective fundraising categories.

The two PSEG teams were the IBEW Local 94 “Pullin’ Badgers” and the “Power Rangers.”

Records Set at Annual Comerica Shred Day in Southeast Michigan

Iron Mountain securely shreds 111,000 pounds of documents
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DETROIT, June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Residents participating in the annual Comerica Bank Shred Day in Southeast Michigan securely shredded approximately 111,000 pounds of documents, which was the largest total collected at a single site by Iron Mountain over the 12-year history of Comerica’s metro Detroit Shred Day.

Held at the bank’s operations center in Livonia, approximately 1,200 vehicles proceeded through the line to take advantage of the free service during the five-hour event. For the first time, Detroit’s Shred Day tallied over 100,000 pounds of documents at one location.

“Go Skateboarding Day” for Good: eBay and The Skateroom Partner on Exclusive Artist-Designed Skateboard Sale for Charity

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Shoppers can own one-of-a-kind decks bearing designs by Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol and more.

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Shoppers can own one-of-a-kind decks bearing designs by Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol and more.

Igloo and Artist David Rollyn Raise Awareness for Keep America Beautiful at the OR Summer Market

100 Percent of the Proceeds Raised from Igloo’s OR Auction will be Donated
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DENVER, Colo.,  June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, world-renowned artist David Rollyn and Igloo are teaming up at this year’s Outdoor Retailer to customize Igloo Playmates for auction during the Summer Market Show. Rollyn will be at the Igloo booth (#36120-UL) to create unique pieces of art where 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the auction will benefit Keep America Beautiful®.

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