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Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces November Reward Volunteers 2.0 Winners

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

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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
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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.
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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
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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

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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

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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.

NativeEnergy Launches International Carbon Offset Partnership that Provides Safe Water and Cuts CO2 Pollution

Collaboration with Triple Quest will reduce more than 500,000 tons of CO2; first project will bring clean water to more than 20,000 Kenyans
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BURLINGTON, Vt. / GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets, is launching a program that combines clean water with carbon reductions in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and other developing countries.

Hilton Worldwide Completes More Than 800 Volunteer Events During Inaugural Global Week of Service

Team Members served more than 660 local organizations in 401 cities across 51 countries
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McLean, Va., November 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ – During the week of November 11-18, Hilton Worldwide celebrated its first annual Global Week of Service and furthered the company’s Vision to “fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.”

Nonprofits Engaging Millennials: DoSomething.org’s Study and Its Real-Life Parallels

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In my previous blog post about nonprofits and economic downturns, one recommendation for volunteer engagement was to look outside of the typical generations to which your nonprofit appeals.

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