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Engine for Change: How Sandra Odendahl Is Mobilizing Social Impact and Inclusion for Every Future

From Our Partner, Insights, Scotiabank, Senior Executive, Senior Executives
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Scotiabank Vice President reflects on intersecting experiences as leader, professional engineer and woman of colour.

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Scotiabank Vice President reflects on intersecting experiences as leader, professional engineer and woman of colour.

'Our Income Went to Zero': How One Business Owner Is Pulling Through the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has been detrimental for many small business owners, but nonprofits like LiftFund are stepping up to help as many as they can.

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COVID-19 has been detrimental for many small business owners, but nonprofits like LiftFund are stepping up to help as many as they can.

The Future of Global Pro Bono

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The world of corporate volunteering has many different flavors, with traditional volunteering & skills-based volunteering being the most well-known. A specialized kind of skills-based volunteering is the field of Global Pro Bono (GPB), which brings talented employees from the private sector to volunteer their skills & professional expertise to address key business challenges for social sector organizations.

47 Benevity Clients Make 2021 Forbes JUST 100 List of America's Most JUST Companies

Benevity applauds companies leading with corporate purpose in 2020
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CALGARY, AB – October 29, 2020 – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that nearly half of the leaders named on the 2021 Forbes Just 100 Ranking – which recognizes “America’s Most JUST Companies” – use Benevity products and services to power their corporate purpose.

Tackling Twin Crises: Childhood Hunger and COVID-19

Herbalife Nutrition is working alongside its partners to support vulnerable populations and eradicate hunger.
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The world is experiencing an overwhelming hunger epidemic made worse by the global pandemic. And while hunger impacts people of all ages, it devastates our most vulnerable population: children. According to UNICEF, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are due to undernutrition. This global crisis is too large of a problem for any one segment of society to tackle and requires the combined efforts of government, nonprofit organizations and the business community.

Timberland Hosts 23rd Annual Serv-a-Palooza

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Timberland will host its 23rd annual Serv-a-Palooza, a company-wide community service event where employees volunteer time in their local communities.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, instead of hosting 50-to-100 volunteers at multiple service sites, projects will occur over multiple days in small groups of ten or less, in the outdoors, in full- or half-day shifts, and adhere to safety protocols mandated by the state.

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COVID-19 Offers the Healthcare Sector an Opportunity to Address Racial Disparities — and Reclaim Trust

Words by Mary Mazzoni
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(The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for the healthcare sector to address longstanding racial disparities and begin to rebuild trust in historically underserved communities, experts say.) 

Vote Early Day Is Oct. 24! Check Your Voter Registration Through PayPal-Votes.com

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Vote Early Day is October 24, 2020!

We believe in the importance of civic participation by helping to enable our community to exercise the right to vote.

Visit http://PayPal-Votes.com to confirm your voter registration information and find state-specific election details.

Truist Foundation Supports TreesCharlotte, Planting Trees at Local Schools

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Originally posted in TreesCharlotte's "The Leaflet - Fall 2020"

As the COVID-19 rains kicked in last spring, Truist Financial Corporation threw TreesCharlotte one heck of a life preserver: a surprise gift of $20,850 to salvage the end of our season. 

When the N.C. governor enacted shelter-in-place restrictions in March, TreesCharlotte had three major events stranded on the calendar: a pair of 200- plus tree plantings at Mallard Creek High and Parkside Elementary and the final Citywide TreeStore with nearly 1,000 trees to give away. 

US School Food Leaders Form Collective to Accelerate Scratch Cooking

From Washington, DC to Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN, founding members come together to support change.
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AUSTIN, TX, October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it is joining US school food leaders as a supporting partner of ScratchWorks to accelerate scratch cooking in schools. 

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