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Trust Is in Crisis. Listening Is the Answer. Snapshot 2017 Can Help.

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The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer—the annual global trust and credibility survey—was recently published and the news isn’t good.

Edelman is calling it a “global implosion of trust” with the crux being that “trust is in crisis around the world.”

They report that trust in four key institutions — business, government, NGOs, and media — has declined broadly, which hasn’t happened since Edelman began tracking trust among these segments in 2012.

Case Study: How Optimizely Increased Its Employee Giving Results Sevenfold

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John Leonard, Program Manager at Optimizely, knew his co-workers were very generous, but he didn't realize just how generous until he saw the results of the company's most recent annual employee giving campaign. After working with America's Charities' team of experts to come up with a customized strategic plan to guide the program and putting the recommendations into action, Optimizely's employee giving results increased sevenfold with more than 50% of employees participating. 

Chipotle DC Raises Over $15,000 in One Day Through Partnership With Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Each year, approximately 840 children in the Mid-Atlantic region are eligible to have their wish granted, but the hundreds of wishes Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic grants each year would go unanswered if it weren’t for local donations from generous individuals and corporate partners like Chipotle DC.

SPLC: Hate Groups Rise for Second Consecutive Year

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For almost 30 years, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has conducted an annual census of hate and extremist groups as part of its mission of fighting hate, teaching tolerance and seeking justice.

This year, in a report released on Feb. 15, the SPLC documented what many suspected during an election year marred by incendiary rhetoric targeting immigrants, Muslims and minorities: The radical right is energized and on the rise.

Abbott Leads Industry on Fortune's Most Admired Companies List; Also Named No. 1 in Social Responsibility, People Management

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Abbott was named the Most Admired Company in the medical products and equipment industry by Fortune magazine for the fourth straight year. As part of the overall Fortune rankings, the company also was once again named the No. 1 company in its industry sector for social responsibility and people management as well.

What Employers and Their Employees Can Do to Address the Global Refugee Crisis

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Refugees around the world are moving in record numbers. In fact, the unprecedented movement of people around the world has created the highest number of displaced persons since World War II. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a record 34,000 people a day – or roughly 24 people a minute – are displaced from their homes by conflict and violence. Children make up 51 percent of the world’s refugees.

Calling All Dog Enthusiasts! Canine Partners for Life Needs Your Volunteer Support!

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Canine Partners for Life (CPL) trains and places certified service dogs with persons who have physical disabilities, mobility impairments, and seizure and cardiac disorders, to increase their independence and quality of life. By assisting its human partner with many physical tasks and providing constant companionship, a service dog can make the miracle of greater independence possible.

The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard of is Just as Common as Cystic Fibrosis and ALS

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Have you heard of Epidermolysis Bullosa? Not many people have. Yet, it’s as common as ALS and Cystic Fibrosis. It’s kind of a tongue twister - we call it “EB” for short.

Bilingual Volunteers Needed to Grant Wishes with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

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Chances are, you are familiar with the mission behind Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic’s work. Serving children who reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Central and Southern Delaware since 1983, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic has granted the wishes of more than 8,800 children fighting illnesses such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene's muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

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