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Wendy’s Recognizes 10 Employees for Giving Back to Their Local Communities

Kelly Cole named Wendy’s Community Ambassador of the Year for Volunteer Efforts with KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic
Press Release

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Give Something Back and Do The Right Thing are two core values important to The Wendy’s Company, and employees live these values in a variety of ways.  Each year, Wendy’s is proud to recognize employees and all they do to make a positive impact in their communities through its Community Ambassador Grant Program.  Ten Wendy’s employees are recognized for exemplary volunteer efforts in their communities with a $2,500 grant to an organization they support with their time, talents, and resources.  The Community Ambassador of the Year is selected from th

iCause Is Joining Forces With the Extending a Hand Foundation

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CLEVELAND, March 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Extending a Hand Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase awareness about the poor living conditions and the primary necessities of children and elderly in situations that include vulnerability, abandonment, sexual abuse, lack of affection, and the physical and psychological mistreatment.

Box’s Culture of Engagement Gets a Boost With the VolunteerMatch Network


Volunteerism has long been an integral part of Box’s epic corporate culture. The technology company, based out of Redwood City, CA, wanted the process of finding and signing up for volunteer opportunities to be as easy as possible for their employees.

With VolunteerMatch’s Network Integration, they were able to consolidate their giving platforms and incorporate thousands of searchable, real-time volunteer opportunities.

A Leadership Perspective from the Financial Services Sector


Originally posted by Pamela Paton, Financial Services Executive and former Common Impact Board Member

Over the past few days we've talked a lot about ways in which companies and nonprofits can work together to close the leadership gap. But, many of you may be wondering what that looks like on the individual level. We're excited to share a blog post from one of our former Board Members on her perspective of what it takes to be a successful leader.

A Cross Sector Approach to Closing the Gender Gap

by Danielle Holly

We're inspired by the momentum of International Women's Day yesterday and eager to keep the conversation going. Today we're bringing back a few key ways that all sectors can work together to close the gender gap - specifically through skills-based volunteering initiatives. 


#PressforProgress on Developing Female Leaders in the Workplace

Originally published by Danielle Holly

With tremendous global activism for women's equality, there is now, more than ever, a strong momentum to close the gender gap. At Common Impact, we recognize the need for gender parity across all sectors and are consistently working to hone our unique model of social impact to design programs that both engage and develop female leaders at all levels of their careers. It has been proven time and time again that gender-balanced teams deliver better and more sustainable performance and that companies with more gender-balanced leadership teams out-perform those with less.

Food Waste Prevention Awareness Event Premiers in Los Angeles

Local Partners & Elected Officials Discuss Food Waste Recovery & Reduction Efforts

LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The inaugural statewide Food Waste Prevention Week kicked off on Tuesday, March 6 with a press event hosted by local elected officials and key partner organizations at the World Harvest Center, a local food bank in South Los Angeles.

Fair Trade USA and PUR Projet Tackle Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chains

New Fair Trade Innovations Support Farmers, Consumers and Businesses
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and PUR Projet, a social business working with companies to regenerate ecosystems, announce a new partnership to develop community-driven agroforestry projects within Fair Trade supply chains in Côte d’Ivoire. Côte d’Ivoire produces about 39 percent of the world’s cocoa and has lost about 85 percent of its forest since the 1960s largely due to agricultural expansion.

Timberland Unveils New Spring ’18 Footwear Collection Made With Recycled Fabric

Second season of Timberland X Thread collaboration supports a vibrant network of jobs in the developing world
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STRATHAM, N.H., March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland releases three new Timberland X Thread men’s footwear styles for spring, made with Thread’s recycled Ground to Good™ fabric. The collection marks the brand’s second collaboration with Thread, a Certified B Corporation that transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into one of the most responsible fabrics on the planet.

Republic Services Volunteers Clear 22.06 Tons of Trash in Mint 400 Race Cleanup

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The weather was beautiful, the desert was vast and our more than 180 volunteers at @TheMint400Race cleanup in LasVegas crushed it! They filled more than eight 30-yard containers with trash left in the desert, leaving the city cleaner for all.


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