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Giving Through Football, Karaoke and a 24 Hour Marathon

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We’re into the last week of the Microsoft 2011 employee giving campaign. It has been a very busy month so far, and this week is turning into pure madness, in a good way.

Earlier today Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks came to our Redmond campus to talk about A Better Seattle.

The 24 Hour Global Give and Go: The Giving is Done; the Going Starts Tonight

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What if you had 24 hours to make a difference in the lives of people across the world’s 24 time zones? A group of Microsoft employees and pioneering philanthropists asked themselves this question as part of month of Giving at Microsoft. The answer came in the form of an event called “The 24 Hour Global Give and Go”. 

Microsoft Employees Rally Around the 5K to Help Local Causes

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Yesterday employees and their families turned out for what’s always the most colorful - well perhaps with the exception of the Flamingos - event of the Microsoft employee giving month.

mBlog: 5 Facts to Empower Your Next Mobile Campaign via Twitter

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We received a plethora of feedback from our recent post on the “5 Facts to Empower Your Next Mobile Campaign.” So why not expand the post to other mediums? Let us know what you think by posting a comment below, or hitting us up on twitter: @mGive

**HERO Provides New Mobile Giving Option to Support Wounded Warriors this Veterans Day

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Simply Call **HERO (**4376) to Make $10 Donation to Wounded Warrior Project.

StarStar Platform and mGive Combine to Make Mobile Giving Easier

Wounded Warrior Project to be Featured in Special Edition of PARADE on November 6

 

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Simply Call **HERO (**4376) to Make $10 Donation to Wounded Warrior Project.

StarStar Platform and mGive Combine to Make Mobile Giving Easier

Wounded Warrior Project to be Featured in Special Edition of PARADE on November 6

 

Can Charitable Donations be Kitsch?

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October is a month of giving back at Microsoft when employees around the United States host or participate in events to raise money for nonprofits. There are hundreds of events taking place across the company throughout the month, but we’ve found a new favorite.

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Flock!

October is the Month of Giving Back at Microsoft

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While employees give their time and money throughout the year, October is the time that individuals and groups come together to raise money and resources for their favorite cause or community group. Every full time Microsoft employee in the United States can take advantage of corporate matching of up to $12,000 for the donations they make to nonprofit and community organizations. They also have the opportunity to volunteer their time and have those hours matched with a per hour payment to the chosen organization.

mBlog: Mobilize Your Holiday Giving with 7 Steps to Creative Holiday Giving Campaigns

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Why use mobile for the holiday giving season? Donors who first give in December have a 3-year cumulative value that is 51.8% higher than donors who start giving in January through November*. Now imagine if they were giving via mobile too. With a 97% open rate of text messages, I’d say there is a natural fit for SMS (text) into your holiday giving season campaign.

Global Impact Launches Relief and Development Accelerator Fund at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Fund to Combine Public and Private Partners for Global Humanitarian Programs
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Global Impact today launched the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs. The new initiative supports Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Charities will meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million, and report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners meeting established criteria by January 2012.

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Global Impact today launched the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs. The new initiative supports Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Charities will meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million, and report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners meeting established criteria by January 2012.

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