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Sappi Fine Paper North America Announces Grant Recipients for the 13th Annual Ideas that Matter Program

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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 6, 2012 - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 13 grant recipients for its 13th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations.

Social Networking to Change the World

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By Allison McGuire

Do you work for a company or government agency and want to change the world?While I’m sure you’re already using many of the lessons shared on this blog to do good within your company, you now have an opportunity to use your skillset outside of your day job.

Volunteerism and Community Support | 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

PG&E employees spent 32,585 hours in 2011 volunteering in the communities in which they live and work
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Volunteerism and Community Support

Whether enriching the lives of seniors, walking to raise money for cancer patients, repairing trails at state parks or mentoring young students, our employees continue to give back to the communities where they live and work.

Read more at http://3bl.me/4ttpc8

 

Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges Launch Giving Challenge to Fight Hunger

‘6 Days of Good for Hunger’ features Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
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(3BL Media) Washington, D.C. - September 24, 2012 - Today Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges kick off the ‘6 Days of Good’ giving challenge at 12:00 am ET on the social networking for social good website SixDegrees.org. ‘Six Days of Good for Hunger’ marks the first in a series of celebrity-championed giving challenges hosted on SixDegrees.org throughout the year to benefit charities working in featured cause areas: hunger, global aid, health, environment, animals and youth.

Creating Opportunities for 300 Million Young People in the Next 3 Years

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Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Today we are announcing Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative designed to help create new opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years.

Microsoft Mobilizes to Create Opportunities for 300 Million Youth Around the World

Microsoft YouthSpark is a new companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth through a range of global programs, delivered in partnership with governments, nonprofits and other businesses.
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(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - September 21, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark, that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Hilton Worldwide and Global Soap Project “Best Partnership” Finalist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Names Finalists, Initiates Public Vote for Winner
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(3BL Media) McLean, VA – September 19, 2012 – Hilton Worldwide and nonprofit partner, the Global Soap Project, are finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s Best Partnership Award, a category in the Center’s prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program.

Knowing Importance of Involvement, PG&E CEO Chairs This Year’s Employee-Giving Campaign

Campaign for the Community: More than giving. Giving back.
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By Tracy Correa

It’s an ambitious goal but one that Tony Earley, PG&E’s CEO, chairman and president, believes employees can meet: raise a collective $5.6 million for worthy organizations and schools through the utility’s annual Campaign for the Community.

The Campaign kicks off today (Sept. 18). And, for the first time, PG&E’s top leader – who has a long history of giving — will lead the employee challenge.

Communication - Great Leaders Have It, There’s a Way to Get It.

Why Give a Damn: Communication is the most important determinant of whether or not you will succeed in achieving your vision
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Why Give a Damn:

Communication is the most important determinant of whether or not you will succeed in achieving your vision. Great leaders have it, there’s a way to get it.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages All Americans to Plant Native Species on National Planting Day and Throughout the Fall Season

Sept. 8 to Mark First National Planting Day
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - September 6, 2012 - With the fall planting season now underway, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging the public, municipalities and civic leaders to plant and re-plant using native species instead of exotic and ornamental plants that are less adapted to local ecosystems.

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