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Reflections on the Global Pro Bono Summit | Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services Newsletter

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We recognize that the world’s most pressing social issues are persistent and complex. Although we’re pro bono evangelists, we know that it isn’t a magic bullet—pro bono service alone isn’t enough to address the problems that society faces.
 

General Mills Foundation | FareShare Food Partner

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At FareShare, we can’t do anything without the generosity of our supporters.

One such partner – the General Mills Foundation has been a vital supporter in helping FareShare to considerably scale up the amount of food we redistribute to charities and community groups throughout the UK.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Dive into Puerto Rico Clean Up Efforts

500 pounds of trash and dangerous fishing line removed at popular scuba spot
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Driving tourism back to Puerto Rico is a business priority as it continues to feel the effects of a devastating hurricane season in late 2017. Known for its pristine beaches and colorful coral reefs, restoring life underwater is among the many ways Bacardi and Mercy Corps are helping promote tourism, a major source of income for many communities on the island. With funding by Bacardi and others, Mercy Corps teamed up with residents, business owners and tourists for two underwater clean ups at Rompeolas, a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Ending Homelessness in Silicon Valley

How Destination: Home and Cisco are advancing innovative strategies to end homelessness
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“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

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“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

Closing the Skills Gap Through the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center

by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
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One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.  

The Family Center Team Wins Morgan Stanley’s Eleventh Annual U.S. Strategy Challenge

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Employees contributed over 9,600 hours to strategy development for fourteen nonprofits

Program has benefited over 115 U.S. nonprofits since launch

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Employees contributed over 9,600 hours to strategy development for fourteen nonprofits

Program has benefited over 115 U.S. nonprofits since launch

The 7 Deadly Sins of Grantmaking

Are you a Sinner or a Saint?
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Contrary to the seven virtues, the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, are often thought to be the abuses or excessive versions of one's natural tendencies. In your grantmaking process, do you need help curbing your inclination towards evil before dire consequences and misdeeds occur?

Ecolab Event Raises More Than $200,000 for National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships

Annual gala has provided more than $2.1 million for scholarships since 2003
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Ecolab Inc., a global leader in food safety solutions and expertise, helped raise more than $200,000 for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) during the 17th Annual Ecolab Chairman's Reception, held Sunday, May 19 in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

Give Back to Your Community: Volunteer Pro Bono

WEBINAR // Use your skills to make a difference through Taproot Foundation
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Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 AM EDT // 11:30 AM BST // 4:00 PM IST

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