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Grants Management Software ≠ Greater Impact

Software Alone Won’t Provide Greater Insight
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That title might seem surprising coming from a grants management software company, but it’s a reality we face every day with our clients. There is no shortcut to achieving impact with your philanthropy programs. Simply buying a grants system to measure outcomes won’t get you to greater insight or greater impact. You need a plan and that’s not something you generally look to your software vendor to provide. But it turns out that we’re pretty good sidekicks when it comes to getting that all-important plan in place.

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. Recognized for Distinction in Corporate Service by the Trust for the National Mall

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HERNDON, VA., May 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, has honored the company with its Distinction in Corporate Service Award. The accolade recognizes Volkswagen’s commitment to preserving the National Mall’s rich history and improving the visitor experience. Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

Corporate Innovation Extends to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategies; Companies Find New Ways to Deploy Resources for Societal Benefit

Pilot study highlights diverse approaches companies are taking to do ‘good beyond giving’
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NEW YORK, May 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A new study released by CECP: The CEO Force for Good,  supported by USAA, found that large companies are implementing new ways to make a positive difference for people and communities beyond traditional corporate philanthropy and volunteering.

Empowering the Aging Population to Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. John Feather of Grantmakers in Aging

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"American individualism; the notion that we work hard, we do good, we pull ourselves up by our bootstraps has in some ways devastating impact on the way we think about aging." - Dr. John Feather

JPMorgan Chase Annual Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Model for Impact

Report showcases the firm’s data-driven, strategic focus on universal drivers for inclusive growth
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NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. today released its annual Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the firm’s model for impact, which combines business and philanthropic resources to drive inclusive economic growth.

Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Brings 42 New Bins to Downtown Des Moines

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Recycle DSM (Des Moines), a partnership between the City of Des Moines, Iowa, and Operation Downtown, added 42 new recycling bins for the City's Downtown. The new bins, which were provided by a Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant, are placed in the Historic East Village and the Western Gateway.

Learning How to Lead Together: A Conversation with Vikki Spruill, President & CEO of the Council on Foundations (COF)

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“So often foundations are viewed only as a checkbook and not as the strategic driver of social change that they really are. The more foundations can talk about their theories of change, the more they can bring the work of philanthropy to life.” - Vikki Spruill 

Eat a Taco, Feed a Dream

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In celebration of the Doritos Locos Tacos’ 5-year anniversary, Taco Bell has launched its first Feed a Dream promotion, which will help students follow their dreams.

For every Doritos Locos Taco bought à la carte, Taco Bell will donate 10 cents to the Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Mas Scholarship.  The promotion started March 23 and will end April 8, and the brand plans to donate $500,000 to the scholarship through this campaign. By buying a taco, customers can help future Live Mas Scholars feed their dreams.

Whole Foods Market's Foundations

A short overview of Whole Foods Market's three Foundations; their areas of focus, longterm goals, and how you can participate!
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Whole Foods Market established and supports three nonprofit foundations:  Whole PlanetWhole Kid

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