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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. 

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

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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

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(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

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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’.”

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