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Communication - Great Leaders Have It, There’s a Way to Get It.

Why Give a Damn: Communication is the most important determinant of whether or not you will succeed in achieving your vision
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Why Give a Damn:

Communication is the most important determinant of whether or not you will succeed in achieving your vision. Great leaders have it, there’s a way to get it.

Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000 to Equip People Across Europe with Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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(3BL Media) Paris, France - September 10, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Ashoka France today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages All Americans to Plant Native Species on National Planting Day and Throughout the Fall Season

Sept. 8 to Mark First National Planting Day
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - September 6, 2012 - With the fall planting season now underway, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging the public, municipalities and civic leaders to plant and re-plant using native species instead of exotic and ornamental plants that are less adapted to local ecosystems.

Accenture Grants Plan International an Additional US$3.65 Million to Equip Young Adults in Thailand and Indonesia with Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 6, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Plan International today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Plan International an additional grant of US$3.65 million – distributed over a three year period – to help provide approximately 7,100 disadvantaged young adults in Thailand and Indonesia with the technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to find employment or build a busines

VolunteerMatch and Aflac Team Up in Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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When it comes to pediatric cancer treatment and research, VolunteerMatch and Aflac are birds of a feather. The website with the famous hands and the supplemental insurer with the famous duck both share a commitment to helping kids with cancer and their families.

Copenhagen Catalogue: Sharing Good Practices in Diabetes Care

Novo Nordisk launches the Copenhagen Catalogue of Good Practices in Diabetes to facilitate knowledge sharing within the diabetes community.
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(3BL Media) September 3, 2012 - Today the Copenhagen Catalogue, a collection of concrete examples of good practices in diabetes care, is being launched. The catalogue originates from the European Diabetes Leadership Forum which took place in Copenhagen on 25-26 April 2012 emphasising that sharing information about the many existing successful practices is crucial in times of financial crisis. 

Cabot® Creamery Cooperative to ‘Reward Volunteers’ Again with Gusto

Reward Volunteers 2.0 Has Launched; Cabot Hopes to More Than Double its Effectiveness in the Second Phase of the Program
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(3BL Media) Cabot, VT – August 31, 2012 – Following a successful Phase One launch of Reward Volunteers earlier this year, Cabot Creamery - the New England and upstate New York dairy farm family-owned cooperative best known as “The Maker’s of the World’s Best Cheddar” - has expanded and re-launched Reward Volunteers 2.0.

WISDOM From The Origins is Paired with Sustainability Advocacy

Live video streaming and on-demand programming extends reach.
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(3BL Media) August 27, 2012 - You won't completely miss the SEED Institute’s Wisdom from the Origins: The Mayan Calendar and Other Prophecies on the Future of Humanity, September 13th-17th, if you are unable to attend in person at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The live streaming schedule is here. The $50 fee will cover the stream and on-demand availability for an additional 90 days.

The Healing Power of Helping Others

Gifts from the Train Station Book Launches
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A few years ago my friend Rob was diagnosed with leukemia and given two months to live. Rob fought the cancer with everything he had, going through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, until deep in a skyrocketing fever he found himself in a misty train station, a train waiting to carry him to the other side. But Rob knew he had more to do still and came back, beating the cancer to survive.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Integral Fellows Awards Finalists

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(3BL Media) Bellevue, WA - August 22, 2012 – The Microsoft Alumni Foundation is recognizing a select group of alumni giving of themselves to help others at home and around the world. Today the Foundation announced the five finalists for the 2012 Integral Fellows Awards. A cornerstone program of the Foundation, the Integral Fellows Awards Program recognizes Microsoft alumni who have dedicated their lives to creating something extraordinary to help address challenges around the world.

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