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7 Strategies for Turning Your Volunteering Program Into a Cultural Driver

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Today’s leading corporate volunteer programs have one thing in common—they’re flexible and inclusive. Why? The benefits go deeper than you might think. When people can volunteer in a way that resonates with (and works for!) them, they’re more likely to participate. And that first interaction opens the opportunity to engage them in doing good year-round.

Scaling Your Volunteer Program for Greater Impact

How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
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Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.

How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.

Technology Can Help Us End the Scourge of Modern Slavery. Here's How

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Modern slavery: it’s a strange term.

The word 'modern' generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge.

Juxtapose that with the word 'slavery'. A most outdated concept. Captivity. Bondage. Oppression and repression. In the 21st century, slavery is surely something that only crazed individuals or dictators could possibly countenance.

PepsiCo is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Timberland’s Earthkeepers Lace Up for Global Sustainability

Committing to a more sustainable future with Atlanta Mcilwraith
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The company behind the eponymous Yellow Boot has a serious commitment to sustainability and social purpose. In this episode, Atlanta McIlwraith talks about engaging a global workforce to give back to local communities, and how those efforts are guiding the company to create a more sustainable future.

Top 5 Trends From Goodness Matters 2019

Key insights on a for-purpose economy from Benevity’s annual client conference
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Imagine over 400 of the most inspiring people from some of the world’s most iconic companies, in one room, talking about the power of purpose. That was Goodness Matters 2019. Our world is changing, and businesses are uniquely positioned to become not just a force for good, but the force for good.

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Timberland Celebrates Employee Service Champions with Annual “40s Club” Breakfast

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Timberland recently celebrated 128 global headquarters employees who served all of their available volunteer hours in 2018.  Through the brand’s Path of Service™ program, employees are given up to 40 paid hours each year to serve in the community.  Those who serve all of their available hours earn membership in the highly-coveted “40s Club.”  

eBay Celebrates International Women’s Day, Partners with Dress for Success for #YourHourHerPower Campaign

Dress For Success ambassador Olivia Palermo curates special luxury charity sale; all proceeds support helping and empowering women in the workplace.
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eBay is celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) by teaming up with Dress for Success and fashion entrepreneur and businesswoman, Olivia Palermo to launch a curated charity sale - a collection of fashion and beauty items straight from Palermo’s closet as well as pieces donated directly by her brand supporters.

Engineers Empower Girls to Pursue Engineering

SCE is currently accepting applications for its 2019 summer internship program by Sally Jeun
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When you’re an engineer, it’s all you. You can pretty much make anything,” said Erica, an eighth-grader at Haskell Middle School.

During National Engineers Week, girls from four different middle schools got a taste of what it would be like to pursue an engineering career at “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at Gahr High School, the host of the event.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 15 - Leigh Phillips, EARN

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In this episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Leigh Phillips, CEO of EARN, shares more about her work using technology to empower low-income Americans to take charge of their financial lives.

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