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UK losing upwards of £17 billion per year on poor employee engagement

Survey finds employer attitudes to CSR are a major factor in engaging workforce and improving productivity
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London, 28 April: Key findings of a survey of 1,007 UK employees released today by LeapCR, the pioneering UK provider of employee engagement software, reveal that 57% of employees want their companies to do more towards CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and supporting charities. 

REI Announces Green Energy Project Grant

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REI Adventures, a leader in worldwide guided active adventure programs, announced that a grant of $87,000 has been awarded to Nepal SEEDS, a nonprofit organization focused on improving social, educational and environmental development.

Co-op’s active adventures travel division funds biogas project in Nepal
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REI Adventures, a leader in worldwide guided active adventure programs, announced that a grant of $87,000 has been awarded to Nepal SEEDS, a nonprofit organization focused on improving social, educational and environmental development.

The Home Depot Foundation Creates $ 1 Million Fund for Spring Storm Relief and Recovery Efforts; Supports Red Cross Efforts through Disaster Giving Program

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta - April 28, 2011 - The Home Depot® Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot, today announced it has created a $1 million weather impact fund to aid relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in response to the recent storms throughout the Southeast and Midwest United States, and in expectation of continuing violent storms throughout the spring season.    
 

B Lab Determines Stress Reduction Has Direct Impact on Health Care

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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When B Lab evaluated the B impact assessment of Quantum Intech (dba HeartMath Inc), they held a meeting to review HeartMath research, interventions and outcomes, and for the first time approved reducing stress as having a direct impact on disease prevention or cure as well as promoting healthy living.

ING Unsung Heroes Application Deadline Is April 30

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 27, 2011 - Do you know a teacher who needs funding for an innovative classroom project? ING Unsung Heroes® can help turn great ideas into reality for students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative classroom projects. Three of those educators are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. There’s still time to apply. The application deadline is April 30. Hurry!  

Lake Forest Baseball Training Academy Doubles as Homeless Youth Center

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Homeless youth center in California making a difference with support from the UPS Foundation.

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Homeless youth center in California making a difference with support from the UPS Foundation.

The UPS Foundation $200,000 UNCF Grant Empowers – Clark Atlanta Student Shares His Story

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Elmer Jones, Clark Atlanta University student and UPS UNCF scholarship recipient, recently spoke at the Atlanta’s 27th Mayor’s Masked Ball about his life and the opportunities provide by his scholarship.

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Elmer Jones, Clark Atlanta University student and UPS UNCF scholarship recipient, recently spoke at the Atlanta’s 27th Mayor’s Masked Ball about his life and the opportunities provide by his scholarship.

The Net-Net On World Malaria Day

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Everyone can contribute in the fight against malaria. "From students, to CEOs, to YOU." That's the message of the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign.

10 Steps to Kickstart Employee Engagement Through Workplace Giving - Part 2

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Want to know more about a game-changing approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs that delivers a compelling formula for success?

No longer a “nice to have” element of employee programs, workplace giving matters now more than ever.  Employee giving and volunteering are now essential components of companies’ employee engagement/Human Capital Management/Strategic CSR toolkits.  At the same time, many larger companies are looking for ways to take their workplace programs to the next level – that is, how to increase their social and business impacts.  And many small and mid-size companies are looking for easy-to-implement and cost-effective ways to deliver workplace giving.

So how can you learn about and act on the best practices in workplace giving? Read on. In this article, we’ll focus on Part 2 of the 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs.  Look for Part 3 to follow.

To read Part 1, click here.

A 10 Step Approach to Increase Employee Engagement and Get Better Returns From Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs
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Want to know more about a game-changing approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs that delivers a compelling formula for success?

No longer a “nice to have” element of employee programs, workplace giving matters now more than ever.  Employee giving and volunteering are now essential components of companies’ employee engagement/Human Capital Management/Strategic CSR toolkits.  At the same time, many larger companies are looking for ways to take their workplace programs to the next level – that is, how to increase their social and business impacts.  And many small and mid-size companies are looking for easy-to-implement and cost-effective ways to deliver workplace giving.

So how can you learn about and act on the best practices in workplace giving? Read on. In this article, we’ll focus on Part 2 of the 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs.  Look for Part 3 to follow.

To read Part 1, click here.

Businesses to Invest in the Education of the Next Generation

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GE invests a great amount in the development of Hungarian Communities, for example, creating 25,000 jobs with 3 banks, 17 factories and 5 technology centers. Eszter Szabo, Regional Leader, GE Corporate Communications & Public Affairs explains it as “…we invest in the future of the region.”

GE provides philanthropic support to the development of human capital in the Central and Eastern European region through progressive education projects, such as the GE Foundation Opening Doors secondary school talent development program, aimed to hasten the evolution of an underprivileged region in Hungary. This story touches on the effects of GE’s efforts in education and development in Hungary.

 

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GE invests a great amount in the development of Hungarian Communities, for example, creating 25,000 jobs with 3 banks, 17 factories and 5 technology centers. Eszter Szabo, Regional Leader, GE Corporate Communications & Public Affairs explains it as “…we invest in the future of the region.”

GE provides philanthropic support to the development of human capital in the Central and Eastern European region through progressive education projects, such as the GE Foundation Opening Doors secondary school talent development program, aimed to hasten the evolution of an underprivileged region in Hungary. This story touches on the effects of GE’s efforts in education and development in Hungary.

 

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