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What’s Your Healthy Purpose?

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At Humana, one way we improve the health of our members is by finding our purpose together. Having a purpose in life and connecting with your local community increases well-being.

Humana Charity Crafters, a group of Humana members in Mesa, Ariz., meet twice a month to create hats and other crafts that benefit their community. By making hats for local cancer patients, the Charity Crafters connect to their sense of purpose and to each other, creating strong bonds and encouraging each other towards their best health.

Abbott Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

Abbott and Its Employees Honored by the Executives' Club of Chicago for Building Better Communities
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The Executives’ Club of Chicago has named Abbott the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Year. Each year, the award is given to a company that demonstrates leadership in corporate social responsibility. Abbott was honored this year for building stronger communities around the world, including the significant impact Abbott employees make through hands-on volunteering and employee giving.

In the Chicago area, Abbott employees have helped advance the missions of local education, health and social service organizations by sharing their expertise, time, energy and donations.

Webinar: Purpose-Driven Corporate Social Responsibility is Not a Myth (+ Proof!)

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and company purpose might sound similar, but they’re not the same thing.

How do you balance the two so that the causes you champion and your company  purpose inform your giving decisions? And how do directives from leadership fit into your employee volunteer program goals? Last (but certainly not least), how do you create a program that’s inclusive of employee wants?

Pro Bono Today: What’s New, What’s Working

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Not too long ago, LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute studied the challenges of pro bono from the nonprofit point of view. Since then, we’ve been wondering what companies have been doing with their pro bono programs that might help nonprofits overcome some of the challenges identified in that study. We also wondered what innovative or unique practices companies have come up with.

Timberland Employees Celebrate Their 20th Annual Earth Day Service Event

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Over 300 employees from Timberland’s global headquarters in Stratham, NH recently pulled on their boots for a day of volunteer service to celebrate Timberlands’ 20th annual Earth Day service event. The outdoor lifestyle brand closed its corporate office on May 10 to encourage employees to serve at one of six local projects designed to meet community needs while helping to green and grow the community. The projects addressed food insecurity, homelessness, addiction/recovery, and veteran’s affairs -- the four issues employees indicated they most wanted to address through their service.

Will Implicit Bias Training Solve the Starbucks Problem?

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A barista calls the cops on two black men waiting for a friend and Starbucks responds with implicit bias training to help employees recognize subconscious racism. Is this response good enough? Information on its own does not change attitudes and behavior. So, what’s the answer? According to neuroscience, we need new neural pathways – and personal experiences are the only thing that can make it happen.

A Lesson in Preserving the Earth

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AT&T Editor’s note: This month is National Volunteer Month. We are shining the spotlight on our employees who spend time volunteering for causes they care about. Our employee volunteers make our company and our communities stronger. We are honored to share their efforts to make a difference.

By Sylvie Abrams, Director of Video Operations, AT&T
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AT&T Editor’s note: This month is National Volunteer Month. We are shining the spotlight on our employees who spend time volunteering for causes they care about. Our employee volunteers make our company and our communities stronger. We are honored to share their efforts to make a difference.

Microsoft Philanthropies Donates $1.8 million to Team Rubicon to Support Disaster Recovery

The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence
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The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence

By Jennifer Langston

When Rich Kulesa arrived as a Team Rubicon volunteer in a small Texas town flooded by Hurricane Harvey, he found neighborhood streets still littered with unsalvageable furniture, televisions, clothes, strollers — the entire contents of people’s lives mounded up on the curb.

iCause Is Joining Forces With the Extending a Hand Foundation

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CLEVELAND, March 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Extending a Hand Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase awareness about the poor living conditions and the primary necessities of children and elderly in situations that include vulnerability, abandonment, sexual abuse, lack of affection, and the physical and psychological mistreatment.

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