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Responsible Business Alliance Awards Open for Submissions

RBA Compass Awards to Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its Compass Awards program and called for submissions from its members, their suppliers and factories. This awards program will recognize corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause.  Download on iTunes now!

eBay, Public Art Fund, and Ai Weiwei Partner for World Refugee Day with an Exclusive Sale of Artworks

Proceeds benefit Public Art Fund, USA for UNHCR, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
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Artist and activist Ai Weiwei and leading arts non-profit Public Art Fund are partnering for a second time with eBay to exclusively release a series of six powerful new works of art for charity on June 20, World Refugee Day. The six works are compelling portraits of refugees: a remarkable and timely expression of the artist’s work surrounding this global humanitarian crisis. There are 500 editions of each of the six banners, available for $750 each.

Meet the Maces: One Family’s Extraordinary Adoption Journey

Christopher and Brian Mace share their family’s foster care adoption journey with the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program
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by Elizabeth Drake

It’s easy to look at the Mace family and see something extraordinary. A same-sex couple who has adopted five children from the foster care system, all while devoutly serving the United States military and bearing the strain of multiple re-assignments. From background checks, court sessions, disclosure meetings and more, Christopher and Brian Mace have gone to extraordinary lengths to create a forever family for their five children: Eira, Kota, Steven, Dallyn and Kinley.

eBay for Charity Partners with GLAAD to Celebrate Pride Month & the LGBTQ Community

The cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, NBC’s Will & Grace and celebrities including Halsey, Iggy Azalea and More Unite for Pride Month.
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eBay for Charity, a platform that easily connects buyers and sellers with the causes they care about, announced its partnership with GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy group, to launch a campaign in celebration of Pride Month this June.

PepsiCo Champions Farmer Economic Security, Sustainability

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The word “sustainability” doesn’t give too many farmers the warm fuzzies, admits Margaret Henry, PepsiCo director of sustainable agriculture. She gets it. Henry grew up on a Kentucky dairy farm.

But here’s why she thinks the concept is important: In her view, it allows the food system to speak with a common language that resonates with consumers. If used properly, it instills confidence that farmers and their food-system partners are conserving natural resources.

"My, How Far We've Come"

Taproot Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary of Matt O'Grady Day
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Each year on June 19, the Taproot Foundation celebrates Matt O'Grady Day, an organization-wide holiday honoring the wedding anniversary of former National Director of Expansion Matt O'Grady. This day also recognizes a major milestone of the civil rights movement - the legalization of gay marriage in California.
 
On this 10th anniversary, Taproot invited Matt O'Grady to reflect on the movement, the last 10 years, and the value of an inclusive company culture.

How Las Vegas Sands is Fighting the Homelessness Problem in Southern Nevada

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On any given night, nearly 6,500 people are homeless in Southern Nevada, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nevada ranks eighth in the nation for the rate of homeless persons – the smallest region among the metropolitan areas ranking in the top 10 for homelessness. Of that population, more than 60 percent of all homeless people in Nevada are unsheltered, living on the streets in encampments, cars, or other places not meant for human habitation.

The Wendy's Way: Supporting National Foster Care Month

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter Summit Wraps a Month of Activity to Drive Change
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by Elizabeth Drake

Viacom Supports 1in6 and NO MORE’s Powerful Public Service Announcement

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Yes, it’s hard to believe, and yes research shows that at least 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted in either childhood or adulthood.

1 in 6 is an organization devoted to helping men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live happier and healthier lives. No MORE similarly operates with a goal to create a community with zero gender-based bias and is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by creating awareness, inspiring action through movements as such, and fueling culture change.

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