Non-Profits CSR News

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: OCJ Kids

by Marjie Bland

In 2016, 59 nonprofit organizations participated in the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge—a skills-based flash consulting event where Schwab employees utilize their talents and expertise to support local nonprofit organizations in building capacity to serve the community.  The projects spanned across 8 regions, engaged 318 employee volunteers and generated almost half a million dollars in social return on investment to the nonprofit participants. Talk about impact!

Fairfield by Marriott Launches New National Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Press Release

ATLANTA, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity and Fairfield by Marriott begin a national partnership this year, in celebration of Fairfield’s 30th anniversary.

As part of the partnership, Fairfield associates will join local Habitat organizations to help current and future homeowners build, rehab or repair their homes, helping to improve their communities and their living conditions.

State Farm and Habitat Mark 10 Years of Partnership

Several employee volunteer builds planned in October
Press Release

ATLANTA, October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – State Farm is kicking off several employee builds during the month of October to celebrate 10 years of partnering with Habitat for Humanity.

More than 400 State Farm employees in the company's hub locations of Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta will build alongside four families in need of affordable housing. The employee volunteers will contribute to the revitalization of a historic neighborhood and help complete a Habitat town home community.

Reflections from the 2017 NEHRA Conference

by Andy Boes

Common Impact had a fantastic time at the 2017 NEHRA Conference! What a fun way to spend a few days: reflecting on employee engagement and talent development with a crowd of talented HR professionals.

We learned a ton while we were there, so we've provided a few key highlights and reflections from the conference:

WFXT Boston 25 Announces Robert Cuddi as Boston’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero

$20,000 being donated to environmental nonprofits
Press Release

BOSTON, October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - WFXT Boston 25, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land today named Robert Cuddi as Boston’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero. New England Aquarium, Cuddi’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000. Cuddi was among the three finalists who were nominated by the public then chosen by local judging panels to compete in an online vote.

Albertsons Companies Foundation Continues to Support Veterans Nationwide


Nearly 10% of U.S. citizens have been a part of one or more U.S. military branches. This Veterans Day, join us in honoring those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our families and our freedoms!

Over the past five years, the Safeway Foundation and the Vons Foundation have donated over $3 million to organizations like the Bob Hope Veterans Support Program and Veterans PATH to help veterans, their families and their communities. Additionally, our stores came together to welcome roughly 3,000 veterans to our in-store teams! But there is still work to be done.

Webinar // Taproot+ Live: Craft a Project Ask to Find the Right Skilled Volunteer

Looking for skilled volunteers? Taproot Foundation can get you connected.
Press Release

October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - If you work at a nonprofit, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to shortages in budget or in-house expertise. With the support of volunteers with professional-level skills­­­—you can make those plans happen.                                                   

In Keney Park, a 'Mobile Kitchen' Prepares to Roll Into Food Deserts

By Vinny Vella, Hartford Courant

Herb Virgo’s vision arrived on four wheels, painted a yellow as bright as the future he hopes it’ll bring to the North End.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Green Valley Community Investment Fund Grants $450,000 to Arizona Communities


December 1, 2017 - The Green Valley Community Investment Fund (CIF) awarded grants totaling $450,000 to the Green Valley community in Arizona.

Recipients were selected by the Green Valley CIF, which is overseen by a committee of community leaders assembled by the Freeport-McMoRan Community Partnership Panel, to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation with positive, sustainable solutions.

Boeing Donates $5 Million to USO Pathfinder

Multi-year investment to support programming for transitioning service members
Press Release

CHICAGO, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a $5 million, multi-year donation to help expand United Service Organizations (USO) Pathfinder transition services—a comprehensive global program for transitioning service members.


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