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Philanthropy & Community Engagement: Warrior's Welcome, Employees welcome troops for Veterans Day 2014 | November 2014 CSR Newsletter

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They are some of the most important VIPs the Company will host all year.

More than 65 veterans arrived at The Mirage to a hero’s welcome. Hundreds of cheering employees were joined by a high school marching band and color guard for a surprise reception line to greet the Wounded Warriors for a special “Salute to the Troops” Veteran’s Day weekend.

24 Hours to #MakeTodayMatter: TD Customers Across the U.S. and Canada Embody Spirit of Giving

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CHERRY HILL, NJ and TORONTO, ONNov. 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Imagine having a dream to do something that would make a real difference in your community – and then being given the opportunity to turn that dream into reality.

Crowdfunding, Online Giving Changing Holiday Donations

More Americans are giving online throughout the year instead of just during the holidays, according to new Cone Communications research
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BOSTON, November 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – With the holidays fast approaching, all eyes are on #GivingTuesday, the red kettle and other calls to help those in need. Yet, holiday giving is anything but traditional this year.  Digital has forever shifted the paradigm, changing not just how but when and where donations are made.

How to Make Your Social Impact Message Go Viral: Five Principles for Digital Engagement

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You know digital activism is more than a passing fad when technology giant Microsoft launches its new Nokia Lumia 735 phone with a social good activation. "The Selfie Collection" not only highlights the phone's ability to take improved selfies, but it also helps fight online bullying.

Enter the #Clicktivist: Americans Use Digital to Stand for Issues They Care About

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From the #IceBucketChallenge to apps like GoodGuide, Americans are taking to their phones, keyboards and touchscreens to learn and take a stand on issues they care about – and the result is powerful. We're proud to share the 2014 Cone Communications Digital Activism Study examining how Americans are engaging with social or environmental issues online.

The Joys of Fall

By: Kara DeVita
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Fall is one of my favorite seasons and not just because it means the end of summer heat and the welcome of crisp autumn mornings. Every fall, AT&T employees participate in our annual Employee Giving Campaign. And every fall I am reminded of the generosity of the more than 130,000 employees who give back to their community through our campaign. This year was no different – over the last two months we have collected pledges from 131,207 employees, totaling more than $36 million!

Donations Made at Safeway Help Breast Cancer Research

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SEATTLE - When you've got that gallon of milk and figured out what's for dinner, there's one last item to consider while grocery shopping. You'll see it on buttons worn by checkers at local Safeway stores. Their buttons say, "Please ask me to round up for research."

A nickel, dine or even a couple of bucks doesn't seem like much, but do the math and it adds up to a lot of dollars for breast cancer research done right here in the northwest.

Majority of Companies Increased Community Investments, Focused Giving Programs Since End of Global Recession

261 Companies Took Part in Largest Study of Corporate Societal Engagement
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NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - From 2010 to 2013, giving increased for 64% of companies, and it grew by more than 10% for 52% of companies. Companies that increased giving since 2010 improved business performance; companies that increased giving by more than 10% since 2010 also increased median revenues by 11% from 2010 to 2013, and pre-tax profits increased for 59% of those companies.

Companies Building Business and Community Impact: The Win-Win

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Giving increased for 64% of companies since the end of the Great Recession, but growth has slowed in recent years. Companies continue to focus their investments: Individual grants are getting larger and corporate grantmakers are working with fewer nonprot organizations; median grant size increased by 43% from 2010 to 2013, yet median number of nonprot partnerships per grantmaker fell 21% from 2010 to 2013.

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