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MGM Resorts Presents Commitment To Diversity In Workplace With “Inspiring Our World”

Original Multicultural Employee-Based Performance Educates Company’s 50,000+ Workforce on Mission, Core Values, Corporate Responsibility
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, December 11 2012 /3BL Media/ – How does a company unite 50,000 employees under one corporate culture? For Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts International, the company that set fountains to music in front of Bellagio and changed the face of entertainment with its Cirque du Soleil partnerships, the decision was easy: a Vegas-sized production.

Elsevier Awards 2012 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

$650,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
Press Release

Amsterdam, December 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2012 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $650,000 has been committed to eight institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Montana High School Student to Attempt Expedition From Death Valley to Mount Whitney

Missoula senior to trek 157 miles and climb 14,505 feet to raise money for a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting youth outside
Press Release

MISSOULA, Mont., Dec. 11, 2012 /3BL Media/– Hellgate High Senior Adam Peterman, 17,  of Missoula, Mont. will attempt to bike, hike and scramble from the lowest point in the contiguous United States to the highest in an effort to inspire more youth to get outside.  As part of his senior project, Peterman will travel from Badwater in Death Valley, Calif., to the 14,505-foot summit of Mount Whitney beginning December 20 and attempt to reach California’s highest peak in less than 48 hours entirely under his own steam. 

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces November Reward Volunteers 2.0 Winners

App and Web Widget Allows Volunteers to Win Prizes for Serving Their Communities
Press Release

Cabot, VT, December 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ -  Cabot Creamery Cooperative is pleased to announce the top performers in another inspiring round of Reward Volunteers 2.0®, a program created to reward volunteers for the work they do improving lives and communities. From October 27 through November 27, their combined efforts totaled 3,307 hours of volunteer work, benefiting 165 non-profit organizations across the United States.

CBRE, City Of Cleveland Share Employee Engagement Best Practices


In this column, we last discussed the connection stage of employee engagement. By connection, we mean taking a step beyond just presenting information --  the first stage -- and promoting interaction and a sense of belonging among employees, helping them make the home-work connection, supporting work-life balance and enabling them to share best practices with their peers and beyond. Deeply rooted connection leads to commitment, our third stage of employee engagement.

Accenture Grants the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan US $1.15M to Equip Persons with Disabilities with Employment Skills

Award reflects Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

TOKYO, December 6, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded AAR Japan US$1.15 million to help the organization provide vocational training, business skills and suitable job placements to more than 2,700 persons with disabilities.

Microsoft Awards Imagine Cup Grants to Jumpstart Student Startups That Address Social Issues

Students from around the world awarded cash and in-kind funding to support development of technology solutions to solve global problems.
Press Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue.

Accenture Awards KIPP – Knowledge Is Power Program – an Additional US $3.3 Million to Equip Young People with Career Readiness Skills

Grant reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Accenture Foundations today announced that they have awarded KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of charter schools, a grant of US$3.3 million to help young people in underserved communities transition from secondary education to higher education and employment. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support of KIPP to US$3.7 million since 2009.

Net Impact Conference 2012: Insights from a Devoted MBA Student


Guest post by Carley Klekas

The Net Impact Conference this year in Baltimore served as an inspiration for those engaged in corporate responsibility and sustainability. The event drew over 2,700 business leaders, students, and sustainability professionals ready accelerate their impact and connect with each other in order to move swiftly towards the security of a thriving future.

In Our Own Words: VolunteerMatch is Proud of Our Corporate Partners


When Bloomberg published the first ever Civic 50, we at VolunteerMatch were extremely proud to see 14 of our corporate partners on the list. Proud, but not surprised.

The Civic 50 identifies the companies that best use their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in their local communities. It is like a “scorecard” for America’s most community-minded companies.


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