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Panoramic Perspectives: Creating Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

by Lauren Chasanoff
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We know communities of practice are an age-old concept, but we are excited to see a growing number of conveners who are bringing cross-sector leaders together to develop their people, improve their performance, and deepen their impact in the community. These groups are made up of practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who are actively developing shared resources, best practices, and tools to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.

Arrow Electronics Teams with Salesforce to Fight Hunger in Colorado

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Denver – Employees from Arrow Electronics and Salesforce volunteered earlier this month at the Food Bank of the Rockies to support hunger relief efforts. Working in two shifts, the volunteers helped sort, pack and load 70,000 pounds of food that will be distributed throughout Colorado.

Carbon Offsets Help Salesforce Go Net Zero 33 Years Early

By Laura K. Wise
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In 1998, when Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras, Dee and Richard Lawrence, along with their daughter Skye, headed south, to help with the country’s recovery efforts and wound up starting a cookstove project that greatly reduces carbon pollution. Eighteen years later, the Lawrences founded Cool Effect to fund carbon-reducing projects around the world.

In the Face of Climate Change: The Challenges of Sustainability Leadership

By Leon Kaye
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Climate change affects everyone–every individual, business, city and nation. And the risks are even more acute in the world’s poorest regions, compounding inequality worldwide.

Thankfully, many environmental leaders from multiple sectors have refused to be intimidated by the scale and complexities of climate change. The obstacles to taking on climate action are many, including communicating the risks to citizens in the first place. After all, many people understandably have a hard time wrapping their heads around this phenomenon.

How Women Leaders in Technology Transform the Non-Profit World

By Leon Kaye
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In recent years, the nonprofit sector has witnessed more women ascending to technology management positions. These leaders are on the front lines of discussions on management and employee engagement. And at a time when many organizations are shifting to a social enterprise model, technology remains central to NGOs’ missions.

Salesforce.org, From Corporate Philanthropy to Social Enterprise

By Leon Kaye
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For 18 years, Salesforce.org has been central to the customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud computing giant’s culture. The company has long touted what it describes its technology as a powerful equalizer that provides access to data and knowledge to NGOs and educational institutions.

100+ Companies Salute the Signing of the Paris Agreement and Call For Swift Action On Clean Power Plan

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April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 companies, including leading global giants, expressed their support today for the Paris Agreement on climate change and called for swift action on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, a proposal aimed at significantly cutting carbon pollution in the United States.

Pro Bono Week Spurs New Community Service Ideas

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This time in October is when volunteer leaders honor the power of pro bono, a global campaign that celebrates and activates pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference.

Meet Darcy Brown-Martin and Ebony Frelix, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speakers

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In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

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In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

Tech Companies Lead in Move to Renewable Energy - The Minute

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If the Internet was a country, its electricity use would rank sixth highest in the world. That huge power demand, and the potential to drive a renewable energy solution to its sourcing is the basis for Greenpeace’s report on tech companies that are moving toward one hundred percent renewable energy to power the Internet. For the report, Clicking Clean: How Internet Companies are Creating the Green internet, Greenpeace has evaluated 19 tech companies, including a review of over 300 data centers that make up their electricity supply chains.

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