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Learning How to Lead Together: A Conversation with Vikki Spruill, President & CEO of the Council on Foundations (COF)

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“So often foundations are viewed only as a checkbook and not as the strategic driver of social change that they really are. The more foundations can talk about their theories of change, the more they can bring the work of philanthropy to life.” - Vikki Spruill 

Fighting Cancer at the Summit


Larry Ward climbs mountains to combat cancer. 

In the last five years, he and his team -- who refer to themselves as Climbing for Cancer -- have reached the top of the tallest mountains in nearly all 50 states. 

Ward, who retired from the Benton Harbor-based appliance maker [Whirlpool Corporation] almost a year ago, is one of several people who raise money for Relay for Life in an effort to combat cancer. Whirlpool Corp. employees and retirees have been involved in Relay for Life of Berrien County since 1996. 

1% for the Planet Harnesses the Power of Individuals


In recent months, numerous organizations have seen immense increases in donations in response to current political events.

What Will Replace ‘Checkout Charity’ After Big Retailers are Gone? 26 Experts Weigh In

by Joe Waters, Founder & Blogger, Selfish Giving

Checkout fundraisers, which typically involve an “ask” at the register for consumers to donate a dollar or two to a cause are the backbone of retail fundraising. But it won’t be for long if big retailers continue to collapse. Fewer big stores with fewer customers means fewer donations for causes. It’s simple math. What’s not simple is figuring out what’s next for retail fundraising - or business giving in general.

4 Simple Ways To Engage Millennial Donors And Volunteers Online


Millennials are one of the most talked-about demographics in the marketing industry. With over $600 billion in annual spending power, they are a major force driving our economy. “How to market to millennials” is a catch-phrase Connect360 Multimedia hears many times over from nonprofits. But marketing to millennials doesn’t have to be hard, just focused.

From Disney World With Love

Whirlpool group raises money for charities, in its own way

BENTON HARBOR — Jasper Huff smiled when he was brought into a room where everyone was wearing Mickey Mouse ears.

The 3-year-old and his family were taken to the upstairs cafeteria at Whirlpool Corp.’s Riverview Campus on Thursday, where he was treated to a send-off party courtesy of the home appliance maker and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The cafeteria was transformed into a “glimpse of Disney” for a reason. Jasper had brain cancer and was 10 months into remission. He and his family were heading to Disney World where Jasper would meet Mickey Mouse.

Carnival Foundation Awards Four-Year College Scholarships to 17 South Florida High School Students


Carnival Foundation, in partnership with the Miami HEAT and Florida Prepaid College Foundation, presented 17 South Florida students with four-year college scholarships during halftime of the HEAT game on March 19, 2017.

Subaru of America Celebrates the Return of Spring as the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Title Sponsor

Subaru Sponsors 20th Anniversary of Japanese Cultural Festival in Philadelphia
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Cherry Hill, NJ., March 30, 2017/3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. announced today its continued title sponsorship of the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival as the Japanese cultural celebration marks its 20th anniversary of hosting the festival in Philadelphia. Subaru is sponsoring the Cherry Blossom Festival for the 14th year and will once again host Sakura Under the Stars, an exclusive cocktail party in honor of the returning sakura season.

Whole Foods Market's Foundations

A short overview of Whole Foods Market's three Foundations; their areas of focus, longterm goals, and how you can participate!
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Whole Foods Market established and supports three nonprofit foundations:  Whole PlanetWhole Kid


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