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Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

State Prison Directors Honor Koch’s Holden for Justice Reform ‘Leadership’

By TCR Staff
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State prison directors have honored Mark Holden of Koch Industries for his “extraordinary and consistent leadership on criminal justice reform.”

The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) gave Holden its National Leadership Award at a gathering this week in Washington, D.C.

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Arrow Electronics Employees Support Residential Center for Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults in the Philippines

Press Release

DENVER, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics employees in the company’s Manila, Philippines office donated sports equipment, clothing, furniture and other essential items to the Elsie Gaches Village, a residential care facility for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders. 

“We really enjoyed interacting with the residents and getting to know them better,” said Hai Ling Wong, senior human resources manager, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) at Arrow. 

The Ongoing Fight for LGBTQ Civil Rights

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in the pursuit of LGBTQ equality and civil rights in the U.S
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Viewpoints invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Christopher Rudisill, executive director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

With the recent gains made by the LGBTQ community in social acceptance and inclusion, it can be easy to forget how different things were just last decade, let alone 50 years ago.

Mobile Solutions to Improve Access to Healthcare

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Health inequality is a growing concern in Canada and the United States.1 Where you live can play a big part, especially for those living in remote communities, but so can employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity. And in turn, there is a link between the state of your health and your finances. The cost of care, the ability to carry a job or to participate in society can have health impacts.

While many things need to fall into place for health inequalities to be addressed, advancements in technology are already starting to make a change.

Amplifying Diversity in the Arts

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North America is one of the most diverse regions globally, but is this reflected in its arts? Arts and culture capture the spirit of the time and communities. They help bring people together by sparking conversations, raising awareness on important and relevant issues, and fostering a sense of belonging as viewers relate to the story behind a piece.

But the arts sector has faced the challenge of creating a space that is reflective of everyone. Whoever creates and curates art impacts who feels reflected within it and how people can engage with it.

Tetra Tech Supports the UN Global Compact

Leading with Science® to eliminate poverty, inequality, and climate change
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As part of its corporate commitment to sustainability, Tetra Tech joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, which supports UN efforts to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and address climate change.

How Splunk’s First Giving Campaign Turned a Modest Budget into Major Impact

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Engaging a workforce spread across 33 international offices in a giving campaign is no small task. Data company Splunk started with a small incentive for employees to give to their favorite causes. A whopping 61% of their people participated, but something else remarkable happened. Find out how Splunk’s modest budget had a major impact.

The Big Book of Goodness

25 Creative Ways to Engage Your People Year-Round
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Did you know that turnover is reduced by 57% for employees actively engaged in company giving and volunteering efforts? Benevity has made engaging your people easier with The Big Book of Goodness! Check it out for 25+ creative ideas to amplify your people’s efforts (and boost engagement!) all year long.

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Entrepreneurship Education Inspiring Second Chances

At one prison in rural El Dorado, Kansas, two educators have teamed up to help inmates prepare to rejoin society – and the U.S. workforce.
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On December 21, 2018, the First Step Act was officially signed into law by President Trump. This legislation for criminal justice reform, as the name implies, marks a first step forward, but it also raises the question – what’s the next step? How can we better prepare the 650,000 incarcerated Americans who rejoin society every year and provide real opportunities at successful second chances?

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