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Better Together: Workplace Giving & Volunteering

How an integrated, global program boosted a Fortune 500 financial services corporation’s participation by over 100%

Leaders of a Fortune 500 financial services corporation’s CSR program believe that the company’s volunteering and gift matching programs are a differentiator—something that can truly set the company apart in attracting, retaining and engaging talented employees. This is especially important for a company located in the competitive hiring environment of Silicon Valley.

Building More Resilient Communities | Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services Newsletter

In this issue: Pro bono for disaster preparedness, getting past the myth of "not enough time," and more

Pro Bono Supporting Communities at Home and Abroad

In this edition of the Advisory Services newsletter, we share examples of how pro bono can help communities around the globe prepare for natural disasters. We discuss how to engage even your busiest employees in pro bono service. And we look at a pro bono program model that began in the U.S. and has been replicated successfully abroad.

Quick Consult: Getting Past the Myth of "Not Enough Time"


Quick Consult is a series where members of Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services team share insights into questions and topics we hear are top of mind for pro bono practitioners at all stages. Jenni Diaz, a Senior Consultant & Market Lead in the practice, provides a few tips for getting past what we refer to as “the myth of not enough time.” Check out Jenni’s advice below.

"Employees at my company are incredibly busy and don’t have much time to offer. How can I get them engaged in pro bono?"

INFOGRAPHIC | ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Garden to Give Back

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For the past ten years, ScottsMiracle-Gro associates have tended over 77 raised bed gardens on The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company world headquarters campus. The produce grown is donated to the local Marysville Food Pantry, providing fresh healthy food to 75 families in need each week.

To learn more about how ScottsMiracle-Gro associates give back to their local communities, click here.

Sodexo Provides More Than 1,000 Meals to Homeless Veterans at San Diego Stand Down Event

Sodexo participates in three-day event for third consecutive year, providing food and employment services
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, provided more than 1,000 meals along with employment services for homeless veterans and support providers during the Stand Down event, June 29 through July 1 at San Diego High School in San Diego, CA. The 31st annual Stand Down program was hosted by Veterans Village of San Diego with support from the United States Marine Corps West Coast.

VolunteerMatch and Verified Volunteers Join Forces

Strategic partnership brings comprehensive background screening to more than 120,000 organizations & millions of volunteers
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. and SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Whether it’s parents supporting their child’s sports team or individuals lending a hand after a natural disaster, volunteers perform an essential service – particularly when budgets are stretched thin. This support is welcomed by the thousands of organizations who rely on volunteers to fulfill their missions – yet it also adds to the daunting administrative tasks around recruitment, as well as to ensuring a safe and secure environment for everyone involved.

SROI Accreditation Training for Practitioners

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This fall register for SROI Accreditation training in Toronto (October 16-17, 2018) and Calgary (November 6-7, 2018). 

Day 1 is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process by learning how to develop an impact map and explore real-life examples.

Day 2 is a how-to guide on SROI assessment and reporting excellence.

To learn more and to register, please contact Mary at

VMware Citizen Philanthropists Organize Bangalore E-Waste Drive


On July 21, 150 citizen philanthropists at VMware Bangalore designed a custom service learning project: door-to-door e-waste collection. In the weeks leading up to the drive, volunteers worked with local radio and newspapers, as well as businesses and social media influencers to promote the drive, and partnered with local nonprofits, Saahas and Ensyde, t

Prioritizing Enablers for Effective Community Forestry in Cameroon


Cameroon, in its Law 94/01 of 1994 on Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, supported local communities to engage in managing forests and benefit from them economically and environmentally.

This provision in law allowed communities to have access to forests with the requirement that they obtained a legal status and signed an agreement with the government in which they committed to a set of conditions that maintained the state of the forest while creating livelihoods for local people.

Four Guiding Principles for Rethinking Your Workforce


With 46 percent of employers reporting difficulty filling jobs and looming uncertainty around how artificial intelligence and automation will impact the future of work, CSR and HR leaders are testing and innovating new models for managing talent that are critical to the future success of their companies.


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