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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Truist Donates $40 Million to Launch Innovative Nonprofit Fund Supporting Ethnically, Racially Diverse and Women-Owned Small Businesses

Commitment to the CDFI sector designed to significantly increase investment in communities and entrepreneurs that have experienced decades of underinvestment
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September  23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced a $40 million initial donation to help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through the purchase of 25% loan participations.

Comcast Announces Multiyear Effort to Roll Out 1,000+ WiFi-Connected 'Lift Zones' in Local Community Centers Nationwide

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The partnership supports the efforts of hundreds of nonprofit partners seeking to provide safe spaces for low-income students to participate in distance learning, remote working, and after-school care.
  2. The program begins with hundreds of centers rolling out this year in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Trenton, Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The partnership supports the efforts of hundreds of nonprofit partners seeking to provide safe spaces for low-income students to participate in distance learning, remote working, and after-school care.
  2. The program begins with hundreds of centers rolling out this year in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Trenton, Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C.

Watch: Jewel-Osco Raised $100,000 to Help in the Fight Against Cancer

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"Thank you to our friends at Jewel-Osco who always step up to the plate to help our families. $100,000 to support our Hope44 program which provide grants for cancer families to pay everyday household expenses.

We are so incredibly thankful for your continued support, especially during these difficult times!"

Watch the video from the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation here

Navigating the Regulatory Compliance Landscape in Corporate Philanthropy

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There is a dizzying array of regulations in corporate philanthropy. How do you ensure you are compliant and avoid the risks that can diminish your philanthropy impact?

It's Preparedness Month. Here's How to Get Ready for Natural Disasters

Duke Energy employees made storm kits to help people prepare for natural disasters; you can make a kit, too.
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If there’s a big storm or other emergency, you won’t have time to pack the things you need. But if you have a storm kit prepared, you’ll be ready.

That’s why Duke Energy provided storm kits to nonprofits in its service area.

“As storm threats continue to grow, we want to ensure our most vulnerable communities have access to these storm kits to help them prepare and stay safe,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of government affairs and community relations in North Carolina.

[GET THE GUIDE] Civic Engagement: Purpose Over Politics

3 ways any company can empower their people in the 2020 U.S. election
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Mixing business and politics doesn’t have to be risky if the goal is engagement and inclusion, not taking sides. Companies can be pro-people and pro-democracy without being partisan. And there’s nothing more democratic than engaging people in empowered ways that help them learn, stay informed, exercise their right to vote and take sustained action on the issues that matter to them.

This nonpartisan guide can help you empower your people to take civic action. Here’s what’s inside:

[WEBINAR] Making the Most of Your Annual Campaign in 2020

How to inspire engagement and drive impact in an unusual time
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With all of the change and disruption this year, CSR programs can be more impactful than ever. As your annual campaign plans begin to take shape, how can you channel the challenges of 2020 into fresh opportunities to build engagement and connection — and create real social impact — when it’s needed most?

Join Benevity's webinar on Sept. 24 to hear how TELUS and Genentech are turning a year of change into a year of impact. You’ll learn:

VMware's Commitment to Nonprofit Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and behaviors, like a distributed workforce, that can be widely beneficial. However, we also have seen significant setbacks, especially for historically marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequities in our society.

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