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The Gift of Mentorship is Helping to Change Lives

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Once a month, Comcast employee Steven Greene gets in his car and drives two hours to have lunch with 16-year-old Micah, a student he mentors at our company’s Jacksonville, Fla. regional office. He doesn’t mind the drive, and December’s meeting was especially worth it – he got to witness Micah’s big smile when he was gifted a free iPad. “Surprises like this are what make the commitment even more special,” Steven said.

FedEx Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FedEx to Team Up with Rise Against Hunger for Meal Prep and Offer Free Admission to Civil Rights Museums
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ — FedEx volunteers across 10 cities will team up with Rise Against Hunger to pack over 170,000 meals for those in need in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Blackbaud Employees are Committed to Being Change Agents for Social Good

Blackbaud Matching Gifts Participation is 2.2 Times the National Median
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As featured in the 2019 Blackbaud Social Responsibility Report

Blackbaud partners with people and organizations across the social good community because we know that any individual can make an indelible impact—and that a unified team can affect groundbreaking change. After all, we’ve seen it firsthand:

Top 10 in 2019: A Truly Momentous Year at ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS had a landmark 2019 by making major distribution deals and topping the viewership charts.
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It’s time to celebrate some of the incredible achievements made across our brands and businesses around the newly combined ViacomCBS. There were big moves, major milestones, and exciting accomplishments—and we look forward to the new opportunities ahead.

In honor of the year that was, here’s a roundup of the top 10 moments from 2019 across our portfolio.

We Gave Back On A Global Level

PayPal Processed Record $10 Billion in Charitable Donations in 2019

Over $1 billion processed during holiday season and over $100 million processed on GivingTuesday
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SAN JOSE, Calif., January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced that it processed a record $10.3 billion in donations to charities around the world in 2019, and more than $1 billion in the month of December alone, as mobile and other digital channels continue to change how donors engage with nonprofit organizations.

Australia Bushfires: How You Can Help

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Over the last two months, bushfires in Australia have killed at least 28 people, destroyed more than 2,200 homes, and ravaged 25 million acres of land. Australia’s renowned wildlife and unique ecosystems are taking a devastating toll, with hundreds of millions of animals perishing. Throughout the country Australians are coming together to help feed, house and support those impacted – and people around the world are coming together in amazing ways to show support.
 

We Are Citizen Philanthropists

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—that VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people.

Benevity Labs Report: Of the People, by the People, for the People

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Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.

What does this mean for companies?

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

Empowering Nonprofits and Shifting the Corporate Mindset

Safe, efficient, effective philanthropy is essential for all, from corporations to foundations, to create meaningful impact through corporate giving programs.
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Safe, efficient, effective philanthropy is essential for all, from corporations to foundations, to create meaningful impact through corporate giving programs. A key component to achieving this is through empowering our nonprofits. The giving process doesn't stop with your company sending money to the nonprofit organization (NPO). Companies and NPOs want each dollar to go further, faster. Reducing the time and effort of processing gifts and awarding funds quickly can be a game changer for the causes you support.

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