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Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 32: Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud

Corporate Citizenship for a Better World
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In celebration of bbcon 2019 this week, Pro Bono Perspectives is revisiting host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly's conversation with Blackbaud Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Rachel Hutchisson. Rachel is driven by the idea that "good is for everyone," a philosophy she brings to life through her work leading Blackbaud's global CSR efforts.

SunTrust Bank to Donate $250,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

SunTrust Bank also Accepting Financial Donations at All Branches
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2019 /3BL Media/—SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has announced it will give $250,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief and recovery efforts in support of the communities and businesses impacted by Hurricane Dorian and the global efforts of the Red Cross to help in the Bahamas. The SunTrust Bank donation is to aid first responders as they bring relief to people who've lost their homes and need food and shelter.
 

Wells Fargo Donates $400,000 for Housing and Revitalization Efforts in Sacramento

Sacramento NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards grants to five nonprofits serving the local community
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $400,000 in donations to five local nonprofits to support housing and neighborhood revitalization for Sacramento residents.

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.
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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. 

More and More Employees Want to Support Causes Across Borders—Here’s Why (and How!) Companies Are Getting Involved

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The demand for employee giving and volunteering programs that stretch across borders is growing. Last year, we saw a whopping 85% increase in the adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution. More than half a million new users logged into the cloud-based program that enables employees across global offices to support causes inside and outside of their home countries.

EarthShare Welcomes Brad Leibov as New CEO

Visionary and Proven Philanthropic Leader Joins as Head of EarthShare, A National Environmental Philanthropy Working to Protect the Earth We Share
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BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2019, /3BL Media/ – EarthShare, a leading  environmental philanthropy supporting America’s largest coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits and a strategic partner to the private-sector in corporate philanthropy and engagement, announced today that Bradley Leibov will join as its new chief executive officer.

Points of Light Announces 2019 Honorees of The Civic 50 at Annual Conference

Initiative Honors Top Companies with Superior Community Engagement
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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announces The Civic 50 honorees of 2019, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 awards provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.

Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

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by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation 

Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.

I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

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. 

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