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[GUIDE] Roadmap to Results: A Corporate Funder's Guide to Impact

Get the Roadmap to a Results-Driven CSR Strategy
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As a corporate funder, how can you invest more strategically to meet your social and business goals? In this guide, Michelle DiSabato, Founder and President of Community Impact Consultants, Inc. walks you through a step-by-step approach to a more impactful and measurable action plan. 

[WEBINAR] Making the Most of Your Annual Campaign in 2020

How to inspire engagement and drive impact in an unusual time
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With all of the change and disruption this year, CSR programs can be more impactful than ever. As your annual campaign plans begin to take shape, how can you channel the challenges of 2020 into fresh opportunities to build engagement and connection — and create real social impact — when it’s needed most?

Join Benevity's webinar on Sept. 24 to hear how TELUS and Genentech are turning a year of change into a year of impact. You’ll learn:

What's Driving Change in Our Community Investment Programs?

4 Key Forces Driving the CSR Evolution
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  • What impact is our program having? 
  • What difference are we making in the community through our philanthropic efforts? 
  • Why does our organization give money away? 
  • How will that help our business? 

Teck Releases 2019 Economic Contribution Report

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Teck has released its fourth annual Economic Contribution Report, detailing the direct economic benefits created in the communities and jurisdictions where we operate, including payments to suppliers, employee wages and benefits, and payments to governments.

In 2019, Teck provided $12.4 billion in total economic contribution across all areas where we operate, including:

  • $8.9 billion in Canada
  • $1.8 billion in Chile
  • $1.5 billion in the U.S.

Some highlights of our total economic contribution include:

Prudential Financial: Going Above and Beyond Through Pro Bono Service

How this global financial firm is strengthening bonds—and small businesses—in their hometown of Newark, NJ.
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As Taproot Foundation’s 2020 U.S. Pro Bono Summit Virtual Series continues, we’re releasing a series of profiles featuring companies who are on the leading edge of pro bono service as we all work towards rebuilding our communities in the face of a global crisis.

How Positive "Impact Bonds" Build on Strong Foundations

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by Benjamin Bailey, CFA, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial 

Praxis Mutual Fund shareholders expect us to invest with their values in mind. The Praxis Impact Bond Fund turned 25 this year and through the first half of the fund’s tenure we diligently focused on screening out holdings contrary to those shared values. In 2006, our eyes were opened by a public bond offering that showed us what positive impact bonds (those bonds that make a positive impact on the climate and/or communities) could do.

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $250,000 to New Effort to Create Housing Opportunities in Flint

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FLINT, Mich., November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated its commitment to Michigan’s communities today by providing $250,000 for a new effort to upgrade and sell over three dozen vacant homes to first-time homebuyers in Flint.

A First Step for Place-Focused Foundations

Three ideas for getting started as local impact investors
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by Travis Green, Solutions Consultant, LOCUS Impact Investing

The Capacities Foundations Need to Embark on Place-Based Impact Investing

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by Teri Lovelace, President, LOCUS Impact Investing

Place-based impact investing is sparking community development projects that create more just, equitable local economies, and build prosperous, vibrant communities. Place-focused foundations, like community foundations and family foundations are exploring ways to complement their traditional grant-making with local investments that can catalyze positive community change. 

KeyBank Secures $37.1 Million in Combined Financing for Multifamily Workforce Property in Orlando

Castilian Apartments is a workforce housing project featuring units with rents at 80% area median income (AMI) or less
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CLEVELAND, January 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank announced today $37.1 million in total combined financing to support the refinancing of Castilian Apartments in Orlando, FL by Dominium, one of the largest affordable housing development and management companies in the United States.

The 14.8-acre workforce housing multifamily property features 17, two-story residential buildings with 304 garden-style apartments. Castilian Apartments was originally built in 1975 and renovated in 2017.

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