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Prologis and Habitat for Humanity Partner During Global Day of Service

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ATLANTA and SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Prologis, Inc. announced a new global partnership with Habitat for Humanity that kicked off on the company's annual global day of service, IMPACT Day.

With a donation of more than $190,000 to Habitat, Prologis employees volunteered on May 19 in more than 20 communities around the world with several Habitat projects that include neighborhood revitalization and construction.

Ply Gem Building Products Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America for its Second Annual Home for Good Project

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ATLANTA and CARY, N.C., May 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ply Gem, a North American manufacturer of building products, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the second consecutive year in support of the Ply Gem Home for Good project, a campaign to help families in need of affordable housing. Darius Rucker, three-time Grammy Award winner, is this year’s project ambassador.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. Recognized for Distinction in Corporate Service by the Trust for the National Mall

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HERNDON, VA., May 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, has honored the company with its Distinction in Corporate Service Award. The accolade recognizes Volkswagen’s commitment to preserving the National Mall’s rich history and improving the visitor experience. Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Completes Successful Great American Cleanup Event

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Earlier in May, Keep America Beautiful Reno, Nevada-based affiiliate Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) hosted its 11th annual Great Community Cleanup -- a local initiative of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

Samsung Employees Nationwide Swap the Office for Day of Service

Over 4,000 employees to serve in local communities
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., MAY 19, 2017 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today will host its bi-annual, companywide Day of Service throughout their national locations in New Jersey, New York, Texas, California and Washington, D.C. and regional offices. The event, which occurs each spring and fall, is part of the company’s overarching Samsung Gives initiative, a platform that creates service opportunities for Samsung employees to connect to meaningful causes within their own communities.

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful and TripAdvisor Team Up to Spruce Up Ridge Hill Reservation

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There is an invasion taking place on Needham’s Ridge Hill Reservation in Massachusetts. The enemy? Glossy buckthorn, oriental bittersweet, pine tree seedlings and other invasive species.

Left unchecked, these plants could eventually transform the Reservation’s grassland meadows back into a forest filled with undesired alien species.

Bridging the Technology Divide: Key Takeaways from Taproot's First-Ever Technology Convening

Exploring how we can solve social sector challenges with technology probono
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How can pro bono service help nonprofits access technology solutions that transform their organizations and solve our communities’ challenges? That’s what Taproot sought to discover at Bridging the Technology Divide, our first-ever technology convening at the U.S. Pro Bono Summit. The day was comprised of a cross-sector group of leaders in technology and service coming together to explore and collectively shape how we can solve social sector needs with technology expertise.

Keep America Beautiful Expands National Network to Include First Collegiate Affiliate

Sacramento State Demonstrates Sustainability Leadership; Joins National Nonprofit’s Community-Based Affiliate Network
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/– Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced Sacramento State has become the national nonprofit’s first collegiate affiliate.

Volkswagen Group of America’s Young Professionals Employee Resource Group supports Fauquier Habitat for Humanity building a new home

25 members of the Volkswagen Group of America Young Professionals Employee Resource Group (YP ERG) supported Fauquier Habitat for Humanity to construct a new home for a young couple and their Labrador mix in Huntly, Va.
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The YP ERG members used their volunteer day, a company provided paid day off to serve in the community, to install windows and doors, add structural elements and raise a shed.

“We are proud seeing Volkswagen Group of America employees, especially these young professionals who are at the beginning of their careers, caring so deeply about our neighborhoods,” said Machelle Williams, Senior Director Diversity and CSR, VWGoA. “We strongly believe that our employees can really make a difference and want to support them in their chosen charitable projects.”

Quick Consult: Engaging the C-Suite

Tips on building a pro bono program that wows your leadership
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Taproot Foundation is excited to introduce Quick Consult, a new series where members of our Advisory Services team share insights into topics we hear are top of mind for pro bono practitioners. In this talk, Kim Gillman, a director in Taproot’s Advisory Services practice, provides three tips for more effectively engaging senior leadership in your company’s pro bono programming. Ensuring senior leadership buy-in can be a game-changer – check out Kim’s top tips and tactics here. 

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