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Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT Program Invests $5.5 Million to Boost Homeownership in Indianapolis and Marion County

Program kicks off on September 26-27 at Indianapolis Convention Center when eligible homebuyers can reserve $15,000 in down payment assistance grants
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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks America® and Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) will join Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard to announce the Indianapolis Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT®program, an initiative offering $5.5 million from Wells Fargo to boost homeownership and strengthen neighborhoods in the city’s low- and moderate-income areas.

LinkedIn, Taproot Foundation to Host Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER CHALLENGE Awards Event on September 5, 2014

Panel of judges, including LinkedIn executive chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman, to evaluate four finalist ideas to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono professional resources
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August 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Four finalists in Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER CHALLENGE will present their ideas for connecting thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono resources to a panel of esteemed judges, including LinkedIn’s executive chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman and Taproot President and CEO Liz Hamburg.

WHAT: The four finalists in Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER CHALLENGE will present their ideas to:

Keep America Beautiful Selects National Youth Advisory Council

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STAMFORD, Conn., August 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has selected 10 high school students from across the country to serve on its third national Youth Advisory Council (YAC), which is sponsored through the generous support of the Wrigley Company Foundation.

A Heart for Humanitarian Efforts

Being part of a global community that stands up for humanity isn’t everyone’s mission, but for one Ph.D. in Psychology student at Walden University, it’s her destiny.
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Walden University doctoral student Courtney Skiera focuses her humanitarian efforts in Uganda where helping refugee populations in slums and rescuing women from sex trafficking are her every day work. 

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Walden University doctoral student Courtney Skiera focuses her humanitarian efforts in Uganda where helping refugee populations in slums and rescuing women from sex trafficking are her every day work. 

VolunteerMatch Releases Fully Responsive Version of Its Website: It's Now Even Easier to Make a Difference

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August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, announced today it has released a fully responsive version of its popular website, VolunteerMatch.org. Now individuals accessing the site via their mobile phones will find it even easier to connect to volunteer opportunities.
 
Having launched in 1998, transitioning VolunteerMatch.org to a responsive design was not a simple task. Most similar websites that provide such complicated functionality, such as e-commerce sites, are not yet fully responsive.
 

Certify Yourself as a Shared Value Consultant

Build your shared value expertise at the Shared Value Consulting Affiliate Training.
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Apply online for our next 3-day training in London on November 11-13, 2014. 

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Apply online for our next 3-day training in London on November 11-13, 2014. 

The State of U.S. Philanthropy: New Giving USA Foundation Report - The Minute

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The numbers for U.S. philanthropy in 2013 have been added up in the just released, annual Giving USA Foundation report. In 2013, Americans gave three hundred thirty-five billion dollars to charity, one-third of a trillion dollars. The growth rate for charitable contributions in the U.S. was four point four percent in 2013, a healthy rise although still not a recovery to the levels reported before the economic recession.

CASE STUDY: Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin and Hillshire Brands

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Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW) has big plans to serve its neighbors in northeast Wisconsin and needed supply chain consulting support to make it happen. Their distribution center in Omro, Wisconsin is stretched to capacity, while the needs in their community have grown 61% in the past two years. They’ve launched a capital campaign to build a new distribution center. 

Profit: The New Corporate Motivation To Do Good

Why companies have awakened to solving and social and environmental problems
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Shared value expert Mark R. Kramer responds to a column in the New York Times.

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Shared value expert Mark R. Kramer responds to a column in the New York Times.

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