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Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s to 'Rebuild-A-Block' in Communities Throughout the Country

Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers to rebuild homes, community centers for residents in need
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Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. 

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Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. 

Why Technology in the Classroom is About More Than Just the Tools

by Cynthia Temesi, Executive Education Consultant, with contributions from Carmen A Rahm, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer, Kent School District
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When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools.

Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent a multi-step visioning process to drive this shift. To do so, they hosted a Tech Summit for students, educators, administrators and community members.

Making the Match, Part 1: Differentiating Technical and Strategic Support in Pro Bono Programming

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This post is Part 1 of the Taproot Foundation's 3-part series “Making the Match,” which breaks down how to increase the impact of your corporate pro bono program by creating strong matches between your talent and your nonprofit partners. Read the overview of "Making the Match" here.

Making the Match: A 3-Part Series for Corporate Pro Bono Leaders from Taproot

Getting the right pro bono to the right nonprofit at the right time
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It’s a common misconception that the bigger and more complex a pro bono initiative is, the higher the impact will be for nonprofits, your employees, and the company itself. In fact, the biggest determinant of a program’s impact is not its scale or complexity but the quality of the match between employees’ expertise and nonprofits’ needs. Great pro bono initiatives have one thing in common – the right support for the right nonprofit at the right time.

Digging into Social Sector Tech Challenges at Taproot's U.S. Pro Bono Summit

Lessons in Designing a Cross-Sector Convening
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In 2017, Taproot Foundation set out to deepen the impact of pro bono service. With the launch of our Campaigns, we’re now forging new directions in how to use pro bono service to address our most pressing global challenges, to purposefully develop our nonprofit and for-profit leaders, and to flexibly respond to the ever-changing needs of nonprofit organizations.

New Points of Light Report Provides Roadmap for Impactful Employee Volunteering in Asia

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WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Today, Points of Light released a new report, “What’s Working: Effective Employee Volunteering in Asia, A Framework for Corporate Volunteer Leaders.” This report features a framework to equip corporate volunteer leaders to build effective employee volunteer programs in Asia, and examples of what’s working for global and regional brands.

Points of Light Partners with Good Deeds Day to Mobilize Volunteers Around the World During Global Day of Service

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ATLANTA, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light is proud to join Good Deeds Day as an official partner on this annual global day of service, which will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017. With a network of affiliates in 37 countries, including the United States, Points of Light is uniquely positioned to inspire, equip and mobilize people to “do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.”

Three Ways to Take Your Impact Further | Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services Spring Newsletter

In this issue: Getting the right support to the right nonprofit, measuring what matters, and getting buy-in from senior leadership
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Read the Spring 2017 newsletter here.

Get the Right Support to the Right Nonprofit at the Right Time ----> read more

Woman Teaches 335 Low-Income Students to Code, in One Week

by Sarah Jasinski, HP Business Analyst, and Clane Hayward, Lead Writer for HP Employee Communications
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When most of us think of Texas, it’s dusty ranches and longhorn cattle that come to mind. But there’s more to the Lone Star State than desert scrub. Around Austin each Spring, the prairies burst into bloom with stunning native wildflowers known as bluebonnets, and Texas’s capital has a rich and diverse culture as well.

10 Steps to a Successful Corporate Volunteer Program: A Conversation with Roger Hancock of CSAA Insurance Group

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“You’ve got to have something in place; you can’t do this on excel spreadsheets or emails back and forth, you’ve got to have some type of system.” - Roger Hancock

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