Positive Change CSR News

2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Insights: Storytelling in CSR – Common Challenges and New Tactics for Success


Guest post by Devon Douglas, BBMG

On March 17, I spent the day with VolunteerMatch and a group of passionate CSR and Foundation professionals dedicated to engaging their employees, consumers, members and other stakeholders in making a positive impact through volunteering.

Just One More Round to Go! Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces the Latest Round of Reward Volunteers Winners

Press Release

(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - June 12, 2012 - The results are in for round four of the Reward Volunteers program, and nearly 30 participants will be receiving prizes, including a grand prize of $3,000 cash. Cabot Creamery Cooperative, the farm family owned dairy cooperative best known as the makers of “The World Best Cheddar,” created the program to “reward volunteers” who selflessly do great things for their communities.

"Disrupt & Delight" - Sustainable Brand Innovation with BBMG


By Kate Olsen

“Consumers don’t necessarily want—or need—more stuff. Rather, they want ‘better’ stuff, and a growing majority wants companies to move from ‘less bad’ to ‘net good’.”

The Special Childcare Program at the University of Groningen

Childcare support for women scientists in the Netherlands
Multimedia with summary

In the Netherlands, a so called "care gap" prevents women scientists from maximizing their professional participation, competitiveness and career development. Having a family, especially young children, often becomes an obstacle when travelling to conferences and collaborating in international projects.

Grand Opening of Environmentally Focused Hope Manor Apartments Celebrates Supportive Housing for America’s Military

Energy-saving solar thermal hot water system funded by Energizer’s EcoAd Positivity contest
Press Release

(3BL Media) Chicago, IL – May 24, 2012 – Volunteers of America of Illinois, CBS EcoMedia Inc. (“EcoMedia”) and Energizer celebrated the grand opening today of the eco-minded Hope Manor Apartments, a supportive housing development that will provide housing and intensive services to more than 80 veterans a year who are struggling with the transition to civilian life and are dealing with homelessness, unemployment, mental health challenges or addiction.

We’re Halfway There! Reward Volunteers Round Three Winners Announced by Cabot Creamery

Press Release

(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - May 16, 2012 - Cabot Creamery Cooperative announced its third round of winners in the Reward Volunteers Program. The 25 top individual performers collectively gave nearly 3,000 hours to the volunteer organizations and charities of their choice during the month of April.

CITGO and Lakeside Oil Recognize Kids Corps, Inc. for Fueling Good

Local Drum & Bugle Corps Wins CITGO Gift Cards for Doing Good
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., May 16, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Caring about people and helping to improve the quality of their lives is a deeply embedded value of CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its Fueling Good program. Now in its fourth year of rewarding local heroes, the Fueling Good program has assisted more than 200 non-profit organizations in carrying out their vital missions, from caring for the eyes and ears of the underinsured to providing support for families affected by mental illness to protecting valuable water resources.

Sustainability Strategy Begins with 20/20 Vision


Why is it important to have a business strategy that has sustainability at its core? Because it can invoke passion and inspiration while benefiting the company financially. A shared vision, where sustainability is not a “project” but rather a philosophy that runs through every aspect of company culture, can capture hearts and minds while also increasing responsible growth of the triple bottom line.

Media Impact: Entertainment-Education in the News


Every day, Media Impact works with incredible partners around the globe to tell the stories that change the world. In 27 years of work, together we have produced more than 3,000 episodes of 75 radio and television productions that have collectively reached more than 1 billion people in over 40 countries. We believe in this work because we have seen its impact over and over again.

And lately, it seems, others are taking note.


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