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Postcards from Peru: Insights and Musings from the Symantec Service Corps

By Lora Phillips, Symantec Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility

After four weeks in Peru, the Symantec Service Corps (SSC) team has achieved many milestones, both for their clients and their own personal growth. The team made their final client presentations on Friday, before packing their bags to return home.

Postcards from Peru Week 2: Taking in the Peruvian Culture

By Lora Phillips, Symantec Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility

Entering the second week in Peru, the Symantec Service Corps (SSC) team has settled into their business projects as well as their home for the month, Hotel Casa De Mi Abuela, which translates to "My Grandmother's House."

Postcards from Peru Week 1: Kicking it all off

By Lora Phillips, Symantec Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility

What a whirlwind for the Symantec Service Corps (SSC). The 10-person team started their journey in October with the initial application process. After being accepted into the program in November, they participated in weekly training sessions and invested countless hours of preparation, and now they are officially on the ground in Arequipa, Peru, hard at work.

Doing Well and Doing Good ... In Peru

By Steve Bennett, Symantec CEO

As many of you may recall, we made a significant addition to our mission last year... adding corporate responsibility leadership to our overall goals because it's an integral part of our overall business success... it's about "doing well and doing good."

This week, we're making Symantec history by sending off the first employee team as part of our Symantec Service Corps.

Global Pro Bono Summit Day 3


Day three of the GPBS was all about commitments.

Corporate social responsibility representatives from over 30 companies convened at SPUR in San Francisco where hundreds of colorful sticky notes helped guide the dynamic and interactive conversations around pro bono and employee engagement.

Global Pro Bono Summit Day 2

Deep Dive into Pro Bono

The BMW Foundation’s 17th Transatlantic Forum opened today on day 2 of the Global Pro Bono Summit. Responsible business leaders from Germany, Canada, and the US across the human resources, design, and IT sectors joined the Global Fellows in a full day of discussions focused on the question of how pro bono services can not only benefit nonprofit organizations but the providing companies as well.

2014 Global Pro Bono Summit - Day 1

The Spirit of Partnership

Four years ago, the BMW Foundation invited Taproot founder Aaron Hurst to participate in its Transatlantic Forum for Young Leaders. From that invitation, a deep friendship and partnership formed between Aaron and BMW Foundation CEO Markus Hipp. Aaron understood BMW Foundation’s mission to inspire executives and engage them in service to work for the common good and for a society that is capable of meeting the challenges of the future by engaging in cross-sector collaborations with partners across the globe.

Inspiring our Future Engineering and Science Talent

By Kristen Woods, Symantec Senior Director, Sales Operations

Some days it’s what I do outside of my “day job” at Symantec that reminds me why I am proud to be a part of this organization. As many of us who work for Symantec know, the company is not just about the financial bottom line. Symantec also strives to have a wider positive impact on our communities through the company’s philanthropic strategy that contributes primarily to four key focus areas - science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and equal access to education, diversity, online safety, and environmental responsibility.

Want to Improve Your Client's Experience? Just Add Hospitality!


What do hotels and direct service nonprofit organizations have in common?  More than you might think.

As you know, social sector organizations provide crucial services, resources and care to countless individuals every day. But these same organizations also face many challenges to delivering top-notch service to clients, such as staffing constraints and financial limitations.  Could an increased focus on hospitality and client service, a strategy honed by the hotel industry, be a vital part of solving these challenges, sectorwide?


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