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TAPS Offers Support, Resources for Kids Grieving the Loss of a Military Parent

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Over Memorial Day weekend this year, 70 Booz Allen Hamilton employees volunteered their time to help out with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)’ National Military Survivor Seminar and National Field Day USA, held in Washington, DC. TAPS’ mission is to offer compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a military loved one through a national peer support network and access to grief resources.

PepsiCo Champions Farmer Economic Security, Sustainability

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The word “sustainability” doesn’t give too many farmers the warm fuzzies, admits Margaret Henry, PepsiCo director of sustainable agriculture. She gets it. Henry grew up on a Kentucky dairy farm.

But here’s why she thinks the concept is important: In her view, it allows the food system to speak with a common language that resonates with consumers. If used properly, it instills confidence that farmers and their food-system partners are conserving natural resources.

Pro Bono Today: What’s New, What’s Working

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Not too long ago, LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute studied the challenges of pro bono from the nonprofit point of view. Since then, we’ve been wondering what companies have been doing with their pro bono programs that might help nonprofits overcome some of the challenges identified in that study. We also wondered what innovative or unique practices companies have come up with.

"My, How Far We've Come"

Taproot Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary of Matt O'Grady Day
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Each year on June 19, the Taproot Foundation celebrates Matt O'Grady Day, an organization-wide holiday honoring the wedding anniversary of former National Director of Expansion Matt O'Grady. This day also recognizes a major milestone of the civil rights movement - the legalization of gay marriage in California.
 
On this 10th anniversary, Taproot invited Matt O'Grady to reflect on the movement, the last 10 years, and the value of an inclusive company culture.

Making the Case for a New Approach to Employee Giving and Volunteering

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Finally, the data to support what we've intuitively known for years about the true value of corporate giving. By taking an employee engagement approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs, companies can not only achieve greater social impact—they can drive additional business value through increased employee retention, too. 

Volunteering Is “Me Time”

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When your schedule is crammed full of work obligations and caregiving for family members, how do you squeeze in some much-needed “me time?”

If you take the advice of Domenica Robinson, Humana’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year, you’d find a volunteer activity that makes you feel happy and connected to your local community.

“Giving back to my community gives me ‘me time.’ It’s what I do for myself to feel good while also giving back to my community,” Domenica said. “I truly enjoy volunteering and giving people a little sunshine in their day – it makes me feel so good.”

Abbott Partners with Nonprofits to Provide Disaster Relief - Before the Storm

After a hurricane, every second counts. That's why Abbott is helping community food banks and clinics prepare proactively.
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It’s not enough to be reactive when hurricanes strike— for hurricane season, the best defense is a good offense. Advance preparation ensures that aid can be delivered more quickly, ultimately saving more lives.

Volunteer Spotlight: Taryn Sauthoff Uses Tech Talent for Good

By Rita Papadogiannis
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Editor’s note: Viacom’s partner, Catchafireoriginally published the article below on Medium. The two organizations collaborate on the Talent for Good program, which creates opportunities for Viacom employees to put their skills to work in the community.

Video: How to Boost Employee Engagement with the VolunteerMatch Network

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Many companies invest a lot of time researching nonprofits and curating one-off volunteer opportunities for their employees. Yet research shows that one-third of employees won’t actually give through their workplace because they’re not able to choose the causes that matter to them.

Curiosity Cube Brings Science to Life for Sacramento Kids

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Science was brought to life for some Sacramento kids on Wednesday.

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