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Using Human and Technology Networks to Tackle Homelessness

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This post was written by Molly Tschang, customer solutions director with Cisco’s New York City public sector team

Ten to fifteen percent of America’s homeless population is chronically homeless. Yet they utilize more than 50 percent of public resources available to help the homeless. Housing people permanently reconnects them to society and amounts to annual savings of US$30,000 to US$40,000 per family in New York City, money that could potentially support other city services.

Millennial Myths: Cause Marketing

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By Allison McGuire

Growing up with MTV certainly puts me in the Millennial camp. From following the latest drama going down in the Real World house to jamming to the newest videos hosted by Carson Daly, I came of age with an appreciation (in this case, meaning knowledge) of overly dramatic spats and overly constricted clothing. I’ve moved past my MTV days though, as Pimp My Ride didn’t really do it for me.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Integral Fellows Award Nominees

15 Microsoft alumni recognized for extraordinary leadership in philanthropy
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(3BL Media) Bellevue, WA - July 12, 2012 - Today the Microsoft Alumni Foundation announced its nominees for the 2012 Integral Fellows Awards. Each year the foundation recognizes Microsoft alumni who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to help address local, national, or global challenges.  The award highlights the wide range of global impact that Microsoft alumni have in the nonprofit community around issues including conservation, clean-burning wood stoves, and hydrocephalus.

The 2012 Cabot Community Tour Concludes with Huge Celebration in Portland, Maine

The 2,300-Mile, Two-Month Celebration from Miami to Portland Honored Volunteers, Community and Cooperatives
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(3BL Media) Portland, ME - July 12, 2012 - Nearly a thousand people gathered at Payson Park earlier this week to welcome a group of bike riders who rode 2,300 miles from Miami, Florida to Portland, Maine as part of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s 2012 Community Tour, a two-month long celebration of volunteers, community and cooperatives.  The riders were greeted by throngs of well wishers, family and friends and were accompanied by riders from throughout the greater Portland area as they rode i

Cabot® Creamery Cooperative Celebrates The United Nation's International Year of Cooperatives in Portland on July 7th

Globe Drop and Day of Festivities Mark the Impact Cooperatives Have On The U.S. and Global Economy at the Only Celebration of its Kind in the United States
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(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - July 7, 2012 - Did you know more than one billion people worldwide are members of cooperatives?  Did you also know that the domestic and international cooperative movement represents more than $1 trillion in revenues, and that if all the world’s cooperatives were a country, it would be the size of Spain, and rank as the tenth largest Gross Domestic Product in the world?  This economic activity is even more impressive because it is generated by people working together, in a democratic fashion, to meet their

2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Insights: Video Interview with Karen Baker, State of California

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The 3BL Media video team was on location at the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit to capture footage and insights from the annual event. This series of videos captures comments from thought leaders and practitioners about effective community involvement programs.

2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Insights: DIY Method Demonstrating the Business Value of Employee Volunteering

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At the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit in San Francisco we welcomed a handful of experts and thought leaders in the fields of CSR and employee engagement to hold “Best Practice Café” sessions with our client attendees. Stay tuned as each Café leader posts recaps and additional thoughts to help you internalize and implement what they shared at the Summit.

Guest post by Bea Boccalandro, Veraworks

Accenture and Out & Equal Honor Green Chimneys with First Skills to Succeed LGBT Award

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(3BL Media) New York - June 29, 2012 - Accenture and Out & Equal today announced that Green Chimneys, a New York-based nonprofit, is the winner of the first Accenture Skills to Succeed LGBT Award. 

Chrysler Group LLC Challenges Employees to Embrace Volunteerism Focused on Child Hunger

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  • Chrysler Group mobilizes its more than 57,000 employees to volunteer and get the word out about United Way Summer Meals Program.
  • 1 in 5 Michigan children struggle to access nutritious food.
  • Only 15 percent of children eligible for free summer meals take advantage of the program.
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  • Chrysler Group mobilizes its more than 57,000 employees to volunteer and get the word out about United Way Summer Meals Program.
  • 1 in 5 Michigan children struggle to access nutritious food.
  • Only 15 percent of children eligible for free summer meals take advantage of the program.

If You Want Greater Employee Engagement, Redefine Impact (Part II)

Some Practical Changes You Can Make to Your Employee Giving and Volunteering Program to Improve Business and Social Outcomes
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In our last post, we identified some problems with the status quo corporate giving model; particularly with the orientation that many workplace giving and volunteering programs have - focusing their attention, persuasion and outcomes on charitable donation or other aggregation targets, rather than on the extent of engagement (ie. handing out fish, rather than creating passionate fishermen!).

This post presents some practical steps you can take to achieve greater employee engagement and ROI from your employee workplace giving and volunteering programs, without necessarily increasing your budget and resources.

Click here to read Part I. 

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In our last post, we identified some problems with the status quo corporate giving model; particularly with the orientation that many workplace giving and volunteering programs have - focusing their attention, persuasion and outcomes on charitable donation or other aggregation targets, rather than on the extent of engagement (ie. handing out fish, rather than creating passionate fishermen!).

This post presents some practical steps you can take to achieve greater employee engagement and ROI from your employee workplace giving and volunteering programs, without necessarily increasing your budget and resources.

Click here to read Part I. 

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