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Sears, Rebuilding Together Join for Annual Heroes at Home Program

Celebrated program aims to raise funds and take care of home rebuilds for military families in need
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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 21, 2018  /3BL Media/ – For the 11th year in a row, Sears and Rebuilding Together have teamed to launch the Heroes at Home initiative, which benefits veterans and their families through fundraising and critical home repair nationwide.

Points of Light Honors Jesse Williams, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Dwight Howard with Daily Point of Light Awards at Service Unites

Awards presented at the 2018 Service Unites conference honor and recognize individuals and companies for outstanding volunteer work
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ATLANTA , June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Service Unites 2018, powered by Points of Light, convened nearly 2,000 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders from 38 countries to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally. During the three-day Atlanta event, Points of Light recognized four inspiring changemakers by presenting them with Daily Point of Light Awards, a prestigious honor started by President George H.W. Bush during his presidency.

Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism

Reflections from Common Impact’s staff retreat
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Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in important conversations on the future of pro bono work, and it also provided an opportunity for the team to re-connect with our mission and each other. 

A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause.  Download on iTunes now!

Deloitte Employees Give Back On Impact Day

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by Maya Moore

Deloitte employees spent Friday out of the office, cleaning, organizing and applying fresh paint to the walls of classrooms and hallways at Covenant Preparatory School as part of their 19th annual Impact Day.

A team of 35 employees from Deloitte’s Hartford office were deployed to lend their efforts at Covenant Prep. As employees eagerly waited to apply a second coat of paint, Deloitte consulting manager Akhila Geethakumari said the work had given her a huge sense of satisfaction.

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2018 IWitness Video Challenge Winners

Fifth Annual IWitness Video Challenge Inspires Students to Take Action to Counter Hate, Bias and Intolerance Nationwide
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Silver Spring, MD, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to spark a social movement against hatred in all forms, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the winners of the 2018 IWitness Video Challenge. A group of Chicago, Ill. students have inspired their classmates and community to embrace each other’s unique differences, specifically as it relates to the challenges of American immigrant communities.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Name Grand Prize Winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge

Utah teen to receive $10,000 for his public service announcement on dangers of youth opioid misuse.
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Washington D.C., Thursday, June 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education awarded Porter Christensen of Pine View High School in Utah (Washington County School District), the grand prize for the annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge.

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.

Multipliers of Prosperity: Social Platforms, Social Change

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Every month, Donna Bowen of Mattapan, Massachusetts, communicates with around 45 complete strangers. Some are looking for advice on saving or credit-building, while others want to compare notes on issues like housing or education. They come from all places: not just nearby Boston, but Detroit, Albuquerque and Oakland. Each has a personal goal in mind—like purchasing a home, getting out of debt or starting their own business—and whatever the case, wherever they are, Bowen is there to lend an open ear and a voice of experience.

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