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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.