June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season and serves as a reminder that the recovery after a storm is a long journey. One that family-owned Bacardi Limited continues to support year round through its collaboration with global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps.
Responding to disasters is nothing new for those of us in the corporate grantmaking space. We react and respond in trying times to hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. But those disasters, while devastating, are usually confined to a specific geographic area or region. Today’s disaster, COVID-19, has no such boundaries and we’re all having to rethink how we work, what we should do and where we should focus our efforts.
CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Last fall, St. Vrain Valley Schools in northern Colorado unveiled its Future-Ready Innovation Lab – a custom-designed 45-foot long motorcoach filled with experiential learning opportunities, including virtual reality, robotics and aeronautics activities. The mobile lab was designed to extend learning beyond the classroom and provide both community members and students the opportunity to experiment with new technology.
Exploring CSR Strategies for Sustainable Impact in Unprecedented Times
Over the past several years, a number of industry defining events have occurred, generating action and response from the philanthropy world. As members of this collective community, this is not the first time we have rallied behind disaster relief and response efforts. But this time is different.
Key insights from Benevity's special COVID-19 report
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The Benevity Labs Special Report: COVID-19 Relief reveals how some of the world’s most iconic brands are activating their people and communities during a global crisis — and the related trends that are emerging as we look toward recovery.
Join Benevity’s CEO, Bryan de Lottinville, and VP of Marketing, Sona Khosla, to dig deeper into:
How can foundations ensure that the process of evaluating outcomes is useful and least disruptive? In this critical time, many philanthropic organizations are shifting the ways in which they are supporting grantees.
"Some of the changes instituted might be so effective that they become standard practice in the future. Who knows—perhaps we will look back on this time and wonder why we didn’t do things differently before the pandemic. It feels like anything is possible today."
Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.
Timberland is part of the VF Family of Brands. Join VF and the VF Foundation to fight COVID-19 and aid relief efforts around the world. The Foundation has pledged $1.5M and will also match your donations 2-to-1 to the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund (up to an additional $500,000) to amplify our collective impact.
Your donation will directly support communities impacted by the pandemic.
The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
By learning from this crisis and others before it, foundations can do more—individually and as an alliance—to identify and prepare themselves and their partners for major threats in the future and their impact on long-term efforts to solve serious social problems. Doing so will help ensure that the opportunities for innovative solutions created by a crisis today become the building blocks of a more just world tomorrow.