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Sears, Rebuilding Together Join for Annual Heroes at Home Program

Celebrated program aims to raise funds and take care of home rebuilds for military families in need
Press Release

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 21, 2018  /3BL Media/ – For the 11th year in a row, Sears and Rebuilding Together have teamed to launch the Heroes at Home initiative, which benefits veterans and their families through fundraising and critical home repair nationwide.

Points of Light Honors Jesse Williams, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Dwight Howard with Daily Point of Light Awards at Service Unites

Awards presented at the 2018 Service Unites conference honor and recognize individuals and companies for outstanding volunteer work
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ATLANTA , June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Service Unites 2018, powered by Points of Light, convened nearly 2,000 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders from 38 countries to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally. During the three-day Atlanta event, Points of Light recognized four inspiring changemakers by presenting them with Daily Point of Light Awards, a prestigious honor started by President George H.W. Bush during his presidency.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse and Serena Williams Launch National Street Art Campaign to Make Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse Visible

Murals across the country to spotlight an issue too often hidden in plain sight
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, together with program ambassador and tennis champion Serena Williams, today announced a national street art campaign to educate the public about domestic violence and make the invisible weapon of financial abuse visible to all.

A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause.  Download on iTunes now!

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2018 IWitness Video Challenge Winners

Fifth Annual IWitness Video Challenge Inspires Students to Take Action to Counter Hate, Bias and Intolerance Nationwide
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Silver Spring, MD, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to spark a social movement against hatred in all forms, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the winners of the 2018 IWitness Video Challenge. A group of Chicago, Ill. students have inspired their classmates and community to embrace each other’s unique differences, specifically as it relates to the challenges of American immigrant communities.

Multipliers of Prosperity: Social Platforms, Social Change

Article

Every month, Donna Bowen of Mattapan, Massachusetts, communicates with around 45 complete strangers. Some are looking for advice on saving or credit-building, while others want to compare notes on issues like housing or education. They come from all places: not just nearby Boston, but Detroit, Albuquerque and Oakland. Each has a personal goal in mind—like purchasing a home, getting out of debt or starting their own business—and whatever the case, wherever they are, Bowen is there to lend an open ear and a voice of experience.

You Didn’t Learn This in Business School

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
Blog

Few of today’s CEOs earned their job because they were socially responsible and spoke out on hot topics. Yet key stakeholders increasingly want to know where companies and CEOs stand on critical social issues. It might be argued that speaking out is becoming a 21st-century requirement for the leaders of major companies.

Three Ways IBM Is Using Technology to Serve the Public Good

By Jen Crozier, President, IBM Foundation & Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship
Blog

Technologies like AI, blockchain, and cloud are enabling us to make significant progress on many thorny social challenges.

But without thoughtful stewardship about how these powerful new technologies are designed, developed and brought into the world, they can also be disruptive in a negative way.

Companies that are leading the way in developing new technologies must also lead the way in ensuring they are secure, trustworthy, fair, and benefit all people.

New Ways Forward in Pro Bono at the U.S. Pro Bono Summit

Highlights from the Taproot Foundation's campaign convening
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The Taproot Foundation’s U.S. Pro Bono Summit is an annual gathering of leaders from across sectors and industries with a shared vision to make the talents and skills of the business community accessible to social change organizations. As part of this year's Summit, Taproot gathered CSR, nonprofit, and government leaders at New Ways Forward to identify and co-design new pro bono solutions for pressing challenges like food access, developing leaders, and driving technology adoption and use in the social sector. 

KeyBank Receives Ninth Consecutive "Outstanding" Rating from OCC On Community Reinvestment Act Exam

Press Release

CLEVELAND, May 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – KeyBank has earned its ninth consecutive "Outstanding" rating from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), for exceeding the terms of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) exam. KeyBank is one of the only U.S. national banks among the 25 largest to be rated “Outstanding” by the OCC for nine consecutive review periods, since the Act's passage in 1977.

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