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Dig in, Dine Out for HIV Care April 26

Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® set for Thursday, April 26; NYC takes a seat at the table
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WHAT: Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly fulfilling call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city.

eBay and Natural Resources Defense Council Collaborate for Earth Month

Proceeds to help preserve clean air & water, open spaces, public lands, and healthy communities.
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In celebration of Earth Month this April, eBay for Charity has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization that is working to safeguard the earth, on a campaign with an incredible selection of inventory and experiences that will benefit our planet!

Smithfield Foods Raises More Than $30,000 for Childhood Cancer Research

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Several kind-hearted employees at Smithfield Foods in Rose Hill, N.C. are rocking the bald look after having their heads shaved for a very good cause. Last Friday, April 13th, Smithfield hosted an event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to help find cures for childhood cancer.

The Business of Goodness

TELUS proves a purpose-driven company culture can be a brand differentiator
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Companies like TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, have found that weaving giving, volunteering and grantmaking into the fabric of their company culture has far-reaching benefits like:

The National Diversity Council Stands With Starbucks

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HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council (NDC) is proud to support Starbucks in their efforts to educate employees on racial tolerance after two black men were arrested last week in one of their Philadelphia stores.

Booz Allen Launches Foundation to Address Social Issues and Build Community Resilience

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Today, Booz Allen Hamilton launched the Booz Allen Foundation with an initial pledge of $5 million to support the foundation’s purpose, to “Empower People to Change the World.” The foundation will employ technology and innovation to solve challenging social issues and build community resilience.

How Nike Trained Up Volunteer Champions for Their CSR Program

Shaping the next generation of social citizens
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Every CSR leader wants to make it easier for employees to be engaged in their communities, but facilitating connections between team members and local charities is often challenging.

Learn how Nike overcomes this challenge by training up their people as volunteering champions. With this approach, Nike employees gain a sense of ownership in their Goodness program and, in turn, the company helps charities garner more support for their causes through the Benevity platform.

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments and Investments

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General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.  

The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Stick

by Danielle Holly and Lauren Chasanoff
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Common Impact has designed hundreds of meaningful skills-based volunteer partnerships over the years, and has watched them sustain far past the individual projects that initially bring business and nonprofit professionals together.  Along the way, we’ve asked ourselves a few questions.

What makes some skills-based engagements work better than others?

When do we see partnerships move from transactional to transformational? 

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Partnership With Powering Past Coal Alliance to Strengthen Global Efforts to Phase Out Coal

New initiative will support national, regional, and local governments working to reduce reliance on coal power
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April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On April 9, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Powering Past Coal Alliance announced a new partnership to develop research and case studies in support of national, regional, and local governments around the world who have committed to or are considering phasing out coal from their energy portfolios.

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