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AT&T Pledges to Support 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Initiatives

By: Nicole Anderson
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We are stepping up to the challenge to help increase the number of students and workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in our country. Our company is one of the largest employers in the country – in 2013 alone we hired about 25,000 employees. Almost ¾ of our recent student hires – including interns – begin their career in a technology centric area.  We believe that advancing STEM education is a critical investment to preparing our future workforce.

Coca-Cola Again Earns Perfect Rating in HRC's Corporate Equality Index

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The Coca-Cola Company again received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality.

MLB Players Trust and Major Leaguers Support for Japanese Earthquake Victims Continues

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Three and a half years after an earthquake and tsunami  devastated  the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan, leaving more than 18,000 people dead and tens of thousands homeless, a $1 million grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust is still supporting recovery efforts.

6 Steps to Being a Better Corporate Citizenship Partner

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Creating public-private partnerships in corporate citizenship is rarely easy. Scorecards, conference calls, memoranda of understanding, and that’s before you’ve even begun the actual project. So why are CSR professionals seeking more partners, further collaboration, and more strategic alignment?One of the biggest reasons is because stakeholders, especially consumers, are noticing who your partners are and examining the details of your work together.

Founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Invests $10 Million in the Future of Fair Trade

Bob and Christine Stiller Award Unprecedented Challenge Grant to Nonprofit Fair Trade USA
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Oakland, CA, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today Bob Stiller, long-time Fair Trade enthusiast and founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (now Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.), and wife Christine Stiller, awarded a monumental $10 million challenge grant to nonprofit organization and leading Fair Trade certifier Fair Trade USA. This investment will help fund three critical work streams aimed at increasing the reach and impact of Fair Trade certification for farmers and workers worldwide.

Woman Entrepreneurs Gain Skills & Confidence Through HP LIFE e-Learning

by Jeannette Weisschuh, Director, Economic Progress, HP Corporate Affairs
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Today, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we celebrate the special contribution female entrepreneurs make to drive economic progress worldwide. I am proud to know that HP is helping to give hundreds of thousands of women around the world the tools—and just as important, the confidence—to build their own businesses, thanks to HP LIFE e-Learning.

Trends in Corporate Giving: Building Nonprofit Capacity

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The nonprofit sector is a powerful force in the U.S. economy. According to the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, more than 70 million people work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits employ more people than every other sector except retail and manufacturing, and their revenue accounts for nearly 10 percent of the U.S.

Macy’s Believe Campaign Benefitting Make-A-Wish® Aims to Break Guinness World Record

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This holiday season, Macy’s is asking America to “wish big.”

The 7th annual Macy’s Believe campaign benefitting Make-A-Wish® asks believers of all ages to write letters to Santa and send them to the North Pole via Macy’s. The letters will help Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and in some cases, contribute to setting a world record.

Not Your Typical Long Weekend Trip: 360+ Miles on a Bike

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Pratt & Whitney employees often work together to solve technical challenges, but in a unique partnership, employees in East Hartford and Montreal joined forces for the second straight year to benefit community agencies at a four-day, 360 mile bike tour during Labor Day weekend from P&W's East Hartford plant to its facility in Montreal.

Are You Communicating Effectively About Your Grants?

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Grant managers, ask yourselves, are we communicating effectively? This is the fourth question posed in the Grant Managers Network (GMN) report Assessing The How of Grantmaking. How does your organization convey its grantmaking goals and procedures? Are your written and verbal communications with grantseekers and grantees clear, intentional, appropriate, and courteous?

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