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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates commemorated Microsoft’s 30th Employee Giving Campaign during a special town hall event today and announced that Microsoft employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations in the U.S. and around the world.  Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012. 

The Six Reasons Why Companies Actually Wind Up Embracing CSR

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Awhile back I wrote an article titled “The Six Reasons Why Companies Should Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).”  In fact, it was one of my most popular posts, thank you very much all you readers out there.

A Billion Ways to Make a Difference

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October is a magical month at Microsoft. There’s a sense of something powerful happening. There are clues everywhere, such as the frantic bidding for the (often quirky) items in the online auction and the brochures in the kitchens seeking submissions for the annual cat calendar. Or the thousands of employees and their families who take to the streets around our headquarters to participate in the 5k run.

The signs are different but the outcome is always the same – millions of dollars raised to help people in real need.

Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion for Communities Around the World

Microsoft Commemorates 30th Employee Giving Campaign with CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates
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REDMOND, Wash., October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Microsoft Corp. today commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign and announced that U.S. employees raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for approximately 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations around the world. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the milestone during a special town hall event at the Microsoft Redmond campus, which included Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire.

At Work for the Planet: Domtar, Student Conservation Association Join Forces to Enhance Andrew Jackson State Park

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FORT MILL, SC., October 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced today that on October 20th, more than 50 Fort-Mill-based employee volunteers and their families, along with local and international members of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), will converge at Andrew Jackson State Park for an intensive half-day of park restoration activities.  This will include constructing a trailhead kiosk, establishing authorized fishing areas around the park’s lake, and in

Eastman Chemical Company Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA, October 17, 2012 / 3BL Media/  - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced that Eastman Chemical Company has joined its membership. The company will be closely involved with the WBCSD's new Chemical Sector, "Reaching Full Potential" project.

Business4Better to Bring Nonprofits Together to Engage with Business Leaders Interested in Deepening their Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

Reminder: Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Free Exposition Space at Business4Better Event
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ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire -- Business4Better invites nonprofit organizations interested in fostering deeper and more impactful relationships with businesses to apply for a free exhibit space at their inaugural event which is designed to unite nonprofits with business leaders so they can develop and nurture powerful, innovative partnerships that have an impact on societal causes.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/LA80579LOGO-b)

Breast Cancer Survivors Meet the San Diego Chargers

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The American Cancer Society is grateful for the support received from the NFL’s "A Crucial Catch" screening and fundraising campaign which is now in its fourth year.  All money raised since 2011 through "A Crucial Catch" supports the Society’s Community Health Advocates National Grants for Empowerment (CHANGE) program. 

View photos from an event for breast cancer survivors as they meet members of the NFL San Diego Chargers team here: http://bit.ly/V6WBQb. 

Accenture Grants $750,000 to Train New Patient Navigators in 35 Locations Across the US

Work with Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute Reflects Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship Focus Skills to Succeed
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New York., October 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute (PNI) today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded PNI $750,000 to help the organization roll out a Patient Navigator selection, skills-building and job readiness program in 35 locations across the United States. The grant builds on a 2011 donation of cash and in-kind support of $875,000, which supported PNI’s successful pilot program in Cleveland and helped fund the training of 120 patient navigators in the city.

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