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Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Integral Fellows Award Nominees

15 Microsoft alumni recognized for extraordinary leadership in philanthropy
Press Release

(3BL Media) Bellevue, WA - July 12, 2012 - Today the Microsoft Alumni Foundation announced its nominees for the 2012 Integral Fellows Awards. Each year the foundation recognizes Microsoft alumni who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to help address local, national, or global challenges.  The award highlights the wide range of global impact that Microsoft alumni have in the nonprofit community around issues including conservation, clean-burning wood stoves, and hydrocephalus.

Chrysler Group LLC Challenges Employees to Embrace Volunteerism Focused on Child Hunger

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  • Chrysler Group mobilizes its more than 57,000 employees to volunteer and get the word out about United Way Summer Meals Program.
  • 1 in 5 Michigan children struggle to access nutritious food.
  • Only 15 percent of children eligible for free summer meals take advantage of the program.
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  • Chrysler Group mobilizes its more than 57,000 employees to volunteer and get the word out about United Way Summer Meals Program.
  • 1 in 5 Michigan children struggle to access nutritious food.
  • Only 15 percent of children eligible for free summer meals take advantage of the program.

Chase Community Giving Offers New Paradigm in Corporate Philanthropy

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By Kate Olsen

Chase Community Giving, one of the forerunners in crowdsourced corporate philanthropy space,  is back for a fifth season.  Since the program’s inception, nearly 3.5 million Facebook users have “liked” Chase Community Giving. These fans have helped more than 500 charities receive a share of over $20 million in Chase grants.

According to Erich Timmerman, JPMorgan Chase Spokesman, Chase Community Giving “has pointed the way toward a new paradigm for corporate giving” across three areas:

If You Want Greater Employee Engagement, Redefine Impact (Part II)

Some Practical Changes You Can Make to Your Employee Giving and Volunteering Program to Improve Business and Social Outcomes
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In our last post, we identified some problems with the status quo corporate giving model; particularly with the orientation that many workplace giving and volunteering programs have - focusing their attention, persuasion and outcomes on charitable donation or other aggregation targets, rather than on the extent of engagement (ie. handing out fish, rather than creating passionate fishermen!).

This post presents some practical steps you can take to achieve greater employee engagement and ROI from your employee workplace giving and volunteering programs, without necessarily increasing your budget and resources.

Click here to read Part I. 

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In our last post, we identified some problems with the status quo corporate giving model; particularly with the orientation that many workplace giving and volunteering programs have - focusing their attention, persuasion and outcomes on charitable donation or other aggregation targets, rather than on the extent of engagement (ie. handing out fish, rather than creating passionate fishermen!).

This post presents some practical steps you can take to achieve greater employee engagement and ROI from your employee workplace giving and volunteering programs, without necessarily increasing your budget and resources.

Click here to read Part I. 

Making Fundraising Truly Mobile

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Just about every organization has social media as part of the engagement process and many use mobile giving to raise funds. Together, the two barely register in the giving scale, unless there is a natural disaster.

CITGO Marketer Folk Oil Launches Campaign to Help Local Families

Thirty-one PS Food Mart Stores Team Up for Third Annual 'Fight Hunger. Give Hope.' Campaign
Press Release

HOMER, Mich., March 2, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- PS Food Mart Charities, created by CITGO Marketer Folk Oil, today announced the launch of its third annual 'Fight Hunger. Give Hope.' campaign, a fundraiser dedicated to supporting local food banks in the communities it serves.

Your Guide to a Fair Trade Mother's Day

Celebrate Mom with these Fair Trade Gifts
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Mother's Day is May 8.  Here are some Fair Trade Certified gift ideas that will make mom smile and support mothers in developing countries at the same time.

While women do much of the work on small farms and plantations, they often still face unequal treatment, discrimination, and harassment in many rural areas and in factories which have reputations for abuses. Fair Trade strives to help women realize their full potential and to get the respect in their communities that they deserve. Women hired on Fair Trade farms and plantations are guaranteed access to health care, certain job rights, and freedom from harassment so that women are able to play a strong role in their families and in their coops. Fair Trade certified farms have empowered women through opportunities for education, leadership roles, and scholarships so that girls can imagine a future where they can be their own boss.

Read more about how Fair Trade empowers women.

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Mother's Day is May 8.  Here are some Fair Trade Certified gift ideas that will make mom smile and support mothers in developing countries at the same time.

While women do much of the work on small farms and plantations, they often still face unequal treatment, discrimination, and harassment in many rural areas and in factories which have reputations for abuses. Fair Trade strives to help women realize their full potential and to get the respect in their communities that they deserve. Women hired on Fair Trade farms and plantations are guaranteed access to health care, certain job rights, and freedom from harassment so that women are able to play a strong role in their families and in their coops. Fair Trade certified farms have empowered women through opportunities for education, leadership roles, and scholarships so that girls can imagine a future where they can be their own boss.

Read more about how Fair Trade empowers women.

Eco Your Secret Santa

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Holiday gift exchanges at work are a great way to build camaraderie and holiday spirit among coworkers. And the ways of exchanging presents are as diverse as the co-workers.

A 2011 Calendar that Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors is a Truly Special Gift

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This year, get a gift that’s truly special. The 2011 Show Us Your BRA!™ Calendar helps underserved breast cancer survivors get access to free breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras. This unique wall calendar features “bra-art” designs by celebrities including singer, India.Arie and fashion designer, Rebecca Minkoff, as well as local artists. The original, often-humorous bra-art images are accompanied by inspirational quotes and helpful breast health tips and reminders.

The best part of this gift though, is that it gives twice – 100% of the proceeds from your $15 purchase of the calendar benefit the All4One Alliance, a partnership of four nonprofit organizations which provide free breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras to underserved women with breast cancer.
 
Make someone on your list smile – purchase yours now at www.all4onealliance.org.
 
All4One Alliance is a partnership among The Breast Form Fund, CancerCare, Cancer Resource Foundation, Inc., and Luminous Breast Cancer Foundation, with generous support from Amoena, the leading manufacturer of breast care products, to improve the quality of life for underserved women living with and beyond breast cancer. Learn more at www.all4onealliance.org.

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This year, get a gift that’s truly special. The 2011 Show Us Your BRA!™ Calendar helps underserved breast cancer survivors get access to free breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras. This unique wall calendar features “bra-art” designs by celebrities including singer, India.Arie and fashion designer, Rebecca Minkoff, as well as local artists. The original, often-humorous bra-art images are accompanied by inspirational quotes and helpful breast health tips and reminders.

The best part of this gift though, is that it gives twice – 100% of the proceeds from your $15 purchase of the calendar benefit the All4One Alliance, a partnership of four nonprofit organizations which provide free breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras to underserved women with breast cancer.
 
Make someone on your list smile – purchase yours now at www.all4onealliance.org.
 
All4One Alliance is a partnership among The Breast Form Fund, CancerCare, Cancer Resource Foundation, Inc., and Luminous Breast Cancer Foundation, with generous support from Amoena, the leading manufacturer of breast care products, to improve the quality of life for underserved women living with and beyond breast cancer. Learn more at www.all4onealliance.org.

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