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The Allstate Foundation Debuts Public Service Announcement Featuring Serena Williams to Urge Action to End Domestic Abuse

Video release marks start of the fifth annual Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge to benefit domestic violence survivors
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation, today debuted a public service announcement featuring tennis champion, philanthropist and Allstate Foundation Purple Purse program ambassador Serena Williams. Titled “Invisible Weapon,” the new video aims to bring awareness to financial abuse, a controlling tactic frequently used by domestic violence abusers and one of the primary reasons victims stay in or return to abusive relationships.

How Companies Can Make a BIG Impact This Charitable Season

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More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures. 

Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.

How Corporate Foundations and CSR Initiatives are ‘Being the Change’

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As corporate philanthropy and CSR initiatives experiment with new and more strategic ways to maximize impact on the issues they care about, organizations are increasingly making internal changes.

Earlier this year, FSG published Being the Change – a report on how foundations are changing internally to create greater impact externally. The report featured stories shared by 114 leaders and staff from over 50 organizations that are taking on different approaches to creating social change.

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Hopeworks Elects Brian Simmermon to Its Board

Subaru of America, Inc. CIO to Help Lead Technology-Focused Youth Development Organization
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CAMDEN, N.J..  October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hopeworks, a nonprofit youth training and development organization, has announced that it has elected Brian Simmermon to its Board of Directors. Simmermon is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Subaru of America, Inc.  In his role as a member of the Board, Simmermon will be responsible for developing a strategic vision for the organization and providing oversight. 

Webinar: Doing Good Looks Different in 2018

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We’ve seen a big trend this year with leading CSR programs shifting their approach to doing good by putting their people at the center—and they’re driving more employee engagement and social impact as a result. How are they doing it?

Watch our recent webinar, “Doing Good Looks Different in 2018,” to learn how these companies are maximizing their impact by leveraging three key ingredients: responsiveness, democratization and inclusivity.

Health Benefits of Volunteering for the Employee Volunteer

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When a company asks employees to volunteer, there is a tendency to lean heavily on community impact as a benefit. Impact is certainly a benefit to the community, and a desired result. Yet, there are plenty of benefits to the individual volunteer that CSR practitioners can leverage to engage employees more effectively in volunteerism. One of the most significant benefits is the effect volunteering has on personal health and well-being.

Benevity Releases Annual Trend Data on Top Causes Supported by Companies and Their People

Donations to Human Rights Organizations and Crisis Relief Are the “New Normal”
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CALGARY, Canada, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced its annual trend data on the “Top Ten Causes” that have been supported by Benevity clients and their people this year to date, as well as the shifts in top donation recipients between 2015 and 2018.

Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Blackbaud’s CMO Catherine LaCour Reflects on Blackbaud’s Sustainable Development Goals Commitments

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As I look ahead to UN Week and the bustle of activity it brings as world leaders, diplomats, business leaders, nonprofit organizations and others together to discuss the world’s most pressing problems, it’s also a great time to pause and take pride in what Blackbaud has been able to contribute in the last two years since we first made our commitment at the 2016 UN Private Sector Forum in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

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