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SAP Skills for Africa Class Graduates in Nairobi

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The first 52 students signed up for the SAP Skills for Africa programme have been presented with their SAP Certifications at a graduation ceremony held at Multimedia University. The Kenya ICT Board reports that the fully-sponsored programme, which kicked off late July is aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies and increasing the employability of youths..

Annual Event Targets Untapped Resource: Our Military Veterans

by Thomas Bonner
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In America today there is a huge untapped resource that could dramatically improve the productivity of companies across the nation. Renewable energy? Tax breaks? No… It’s the 1 million military veterans returning to the job market. One million individuals who understand teamwork and leadership, have a proven ability to learn quickly, a strong work ethic, dedication, and the ability to work under pressure.

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Wish You Could Create Custom Grants Reports (and Easily!)?

Well you can… in GIFTS Online! Check out the free article to learn more.
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Grantmaking is a complex process with loads of metrics and variables to track and analyze. And you need to track different data in different ways than other giving organizations. Often times, standard, static system reports won’t cut it. That’s where GIFTS Online’s new ad hoc reporting comes in. It lets you create your own custom reports with any data in your system, using a simple drag and drop Report Designer tool. Then you can save and edit them, clone and share them with colleagues, and a whole lot more. Check out the article to learn how!

Open The Supply Chain With Fairphone

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If you own a smartphone, chances are that you are walking around with conflict minerals in your pocket.  These mobile devices contain four conflict minerals; tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, and their minings fuels violence, slavery and rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Fighting to stop this injustice, a new smart phone company, Fairphone, is using conflict-free certified tin and tantalum from the Congo and is striving to source conflict-free gold and tungsten.

Chris Groves Headlines Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium This Wednesday

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On Wednesday, November 6th at 10am PDT, Source Intelligence’s virtual conflict minerals symposium series will feature Chris Groves and his presentation, “Mineral Resources Update – Upper Fir Tantalum and Niobium Deposit”.

Driven by industry demand,the Conflict Minerals Consortium presents:

THE VIRTUAL CONFLICT MINERALS SYMPOSIUM SERIES

How to Get More of Your Staff to Give More

Best practices for increasing engagement in your employee giving program
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How Do You Increase Participation in Your Employee Giving Program?

Read the free best practices article to find out!

Employee giving is growing at an astounding rate, and for good reason. The benefits are tangible and undeniable–both for the company and the employee alike. And the companies that excel at employee giving are those who are able to maximize participation in their programs. But how do the world’s best corporations increase participation? By following these best practices:

Offer more giving programs at the same time

Elementary School Receives Grant Check for 'Volunteerism'

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A local elementary school received a big honor Tuesday afternoon.

A grant check was presented to Cane Run Elementary School in the amount of $20,000 due to their participation in Yum! Brands', parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, Hunger to Hope Global Volunteerism initiative.

The program was launched last year as a way to give back to local communities.

BSR Report Highlights Business Opportunity in Boosting Health and Wellness

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BSR's new report "A New CSR Frontier: Business and Population Health" reveals opportunities for U.S. companies across all sectors to address systemic challenges related to health and wellness by engaging with employees, customers, local communities, suppliers, and the general public. This report highlights the role of CSR teams in leading this work by helping their companies examine the positive and negative health and wellness impacts of business across the value chain, and by helping them identify ways to deliver better business results and health outcomes.

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BSR's new report "A New CSR Frontier: Business and Population Health" reveals opportunities for U.S. companies across all sectors to address systemic challenges related to health and wellness by engaging with employees, customers, local communities, suppliers, and the general public. This report highlights the role of CSR teams in leading this work by helping their companies examine the positive and negative health and wellness impacts of business across the value chain, and by helping them identify ways to deliver better business results and health outcomes.

Weyerhaeuser Recognizes Two Outstanding Employees For Volunteer Environmental Stewardship

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Danny Raymond says his love for fishing and the outdoors started in the womb. He’s sure he was born with a rod and reel in his hand. Raymond, a log truck driver for Weyerhaeuser’s Western Timberlands business, and his wife Karen, who provides administrative support at the Eugene, Ore., office, share a passion for advocating and educating their community on the conservation of fishery resources.

Small Businesses Need Pro Bono Too

By Catherine Ward, Taproot Foundation
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Small businesses are the leading driver of job creation in the U.S. While this is an impressive fact, many entrepreneurs with plans to grow their businesses struggle to access the resources they need to expand and add new jobs to their payroll. What if businesses like these had access to pro bono services?  

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