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Building Partnerships to Combat the Opioid Crisis

By Lori McFarling
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We’ve all seen data that magnifies a tragic and gripping reality—millions of people in every community across the country are experiencing the ravages of opioid addiction first-hand. Opioid addiction is a scourge that knows no age, gender, ethnic, geographic, or socioeconomic boundary. And with close to 175 drug overdose deaths per day in the United States, we must grapple with how to respond to these staggering statistics.

Keep America Beautiful Selects 2018–2019 National Youth Advisory Council

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STAMFORD, Conn., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, has selected 11 high school students from across the country to serve on its seventh national Youth Advisory Council. Keep America Beautiful’s National Youth Advisory Council provides a unique opportunity for high school students to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program focusing on environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The Knitting Factor: Tying It All Together in Celebration of Pro Bono Week

by Krista Van Tassel and Lauren Chasanoff
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Last year we debuted a concept called The Knitting Factor, which helps explain how skills-based volunteering knits together the expertise from the corporate and nonprofit sectors to create sustainable solutions that don’t come undone when partners part ways. We also introduced three key ingredients to the success of The Knitting Factor: Panoramic Perspectives, Skill Sharing and Sticky Relationships.

Points of Light Releases Global Family Volunteering Research Findings, Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company

The Global Volunteerism Journey Report shares insights on family volunteer trends in Brazil, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and United States
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ATLANTA, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, released the “Global Volunteerism Journey Report,” a first-of-its-kind study that examines the similarities and differences in family volunteering from five countries around the world. Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company, the study was commissioned to assess the global state of volunteerism and key barriers to overcome, identify solutions and opportunities to increase family volunteering, and understand the best ways to communicate opportunities.

3 Trends Shaping Today's Top CSR Programs

How to Lead the Charge in Doing Good
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Today’s employees want more than a paycheck. They want purpose. And consumers expect more than a product. They expect companies to take the lead in championing positive social change…  

Check out our latest eBook to learn:

Raven Brooks: Getting The Vote Out

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Voting. It’s the fundamental premise underpinning our governmental system. There shouldn’t be disagreement about that, irrespective of political party, right? Why, then, across the nation, are we seeing Republican-run state governments purging voter rolls and erecting barriers to prevent people from exercising their franchise. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Raven Brooks, the COO of Vote.Org, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to getting more Americans to vote.

Celebrities and Activists Join Journalist Marianne Schnall to Highlight Women’s Political Leadership

Women’s representation and civic engagement take center stage in high profile campaign and upcoming event
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NEW YORK, October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - At a time when women are rising up to run for office in record numbers, and we head towards a pivotal mid-term election, today, journalist Marianne Schnall announced two timely initiatives to highlight the need for women’s political leadership, civic engagement and get out the vote.

Arrow Electronics Employees in Italy Race for Awareness to Prevent Violence Against Women

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Milan, Italy --  Arrow Electronics sponsored the participation of a team of employees in its Milan, Italy branch in the eighth annual StraWoman race, designed to promote fitness and raise awareness about violence against women. Held in Monza, where many of Arrow’s Milan-based employees live, the non-competitive, women-only 5K race drew 5,000 participants.

We Are Only Half As Good As We Want to Be

Here are 3 things companies are doing about it this charitable season.
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Last year, we saw seismic shifts in the causes people supported as we also crossed the $400 billion giving mark for the first time. We saw more people and companies give more than ever before, which is heartening in what has felt like a time of tension, crisis and unprecedented natural and “man-made” disasters.

Yet despite these seemingly huge numbers, most Americans are only half as charitable as they intend. 

The Allstate Foundation Encourages Youth Empowerment with Good Starts Young Program

by Jan Lee
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Mary-Pat Hector was 13 years old when she decided she had to do something to stop the gun violence that was riddling her Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood.

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