Skills-Based Volunteering CSR News

Re-Quilibrium Podcast: The Next Phase of CSR Requires Better Volunteering

by Danielle Caldwell of Re-Quilibrium
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Check out Re-Quilibrium's podcast featuring Common Impact CEO, Danielle Holly.

Two paths operate in parallel.

In the World: The Mentor Helping Girls Reach Their Potential


Rachel Scandling, Strategy and Optimisation Lead, left a career in the Royal Navy to join Barclays two years ago. She tells us about volunteering as a mentor to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds – and why she’s passionate about helping people achieve “incredible transformations”.

I joined Barclays two years ago, after a career in the Royal Navy, and I now work as a Strategy and Optimisation Lead for the bank. My role is to make all processes across the business more organised and efficient.

Aramark Team Members Around the Globe Join Forces to Share Nutrition Knowledge, Inspire Families to Lead Healthy Lifestyles

Global Day of Service Reinforces Commitment to Health and Wellness Empowerment
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More than 10,000 Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members, including chefs, dietitians and human resources experts, will volunteer to support community centers and nonprofit organizations in the communities where they live and work, on Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day).

Points of Light Releases The 2017 Civic 50 Report

Insights and Best Practices from Top 50 Community-Minded Companies in United States
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ATLANTA, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has released a new report, “Inspiring and Leading in Times of Change: Insights and Best Practices from The 2017 Civic 50.” The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

9/11 Day of Service Through Pro Bono

Nonprofits and skilled volunteers across the country gathered to tackle challenges through pro bono
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The Taproot Foundation gathered nonprofits and skilled volunteers across the country to celebrate 9/11 Day of Service through pro bono, supported by American Express. Organizations in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco brought their challenges to Taproot’s Speed Consulting workshop to garner insights from industry experts in such areas as marketing, HR, strategy, and finance.

Global Service Month at Cisco: Mid-Month Round-Up

by Megan DePorter Zeishner, Community Relations Program Manager

Global Service Month (GSM) is in full-swing mid-September. We’re excited to see Cisco employees from all over the world continuing to #BetheBridge in their communities. I am constantly in awe of the spirit of generosity of our employees as we look to serve many causes in need of support. Cisco’s Global Service Month is a part of My Making a Difference, one of Our People Deal Moments that Matter.

TCS in Fortune 50 List of Companies That Changed the World

High Profile Ranking Places Tata Consultancy Services Among World’s Most Admired Brands, such as JP Morgan, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever
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NEW YORK and MUMBAI, September  14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognized in Fortune’s annual list of the Top 50 companies that are changing the world, ranked 30th among many of the world’s most notable brands. The Fortune list is selected by an independent panel of experts, acknowledging companies whose businesses are helping to address numerous societal challenges and ultimately ‘do well by doing good.’

Merck’s Employee Volunteer Program Takes First Place in PR Daily’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

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Each year, thousands of Merck employees volunteer during work hours and on their personal time to give back to their communities. In celebration of our company’s 125th anniversary, employees were challenged to reach a goal of 125,000 recorded volunteer hours in 2016. Employees were encouraged to seek volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations dedicated to the causes that mean the most to them through the program themed, “125 Years of Helping the World Be Well - A New Way Every Day.”

Giving Nonprofits What They Want

How Taproot considers user experience across its programs

You’ve probably read a restaurant review on Yelp. How many comments are about the food? About the host’s reception? About the attentiveness of the waiter? I used to just read the food reviews and not care too much about the others, but it’s the combination of all of these factors that create my restaurant experience. The food can be outstanding, but if the host made me wait 2 hours to get it and the waiter spilled it on me, I’m probably not having a nice dinner out.

GM, Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter

Day of STEM activities and conversation engages students in 2nd grade through college
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September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and Black Girls CODE (BGC) today announced the launch of a BGC Detroit chapter with a series of hands-on and engaging activities at Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown.


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