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Encouraging Workplace Giving: 4 Best Practices for Companies

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Workplace giving is the starting point for building a generous, positive work environment. When you implement a comprehensive giving program, employees will naturally want to participate. Creating or revamping a program is only half the battle. As the excitement of a new program wears off (which it typically does), you might see a decrease in employee participation.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists – Learning Through Service

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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—VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. Core to our ethos is the belief that we can all learn and grow through service. After contributing 40 hours of Service Learning in a calendar year, VMware employees are eligible to recommend a VMware Foundation grant to their nonprofit of choice.

Innovating Incredible: FrontDoor

Keeping the needs of nonprofits at the forefront.
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The vision for FrontDoor was born during the first-ever CyberGrants Nonprofit Council meeting in 2017. When asked what would be the most impactful thing that we could work on together in the next 12 months, those in attendance agreed that a single point of entry – i.e. a “front door for CyberGrants” – should make the biggest difference in a nonprofit’s daily activities.

IBMers Serving Others: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Tia Silas
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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”

It is one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s most well known quotes and a guiding light for the volunteer activities that many in the United States take part in for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A Data Revolution for All

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It has now been almost two decades since the original launch of DATA.org, a non-profit that marshaled $100 billion in debt forgiveness for poor countries, and another $50 billion in contributions for health and development. In a world with more data and data-science expertise than ever, it's time to revive that innovative spirit.

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It has now been almost two decades since the original launch of DATA.org, a non-profit that marshaled $100 billion in debt forgiveness for poor countries, and another $50 billion in contributions for health and development. In a world with more data and data-science expertise than ever, it's time to revive that innovative spirit.

Family Farming Legacy From South Africa to Canada

By Ray Lourens
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this blog post, we reached out to Ray Lourens, who grew up on a farm in South Africa before relocating with her family to a remote farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her family’s operation was recently selected to be a part of our Regenerative Agriculture Oat Pilot program which kicked off in 2019. 

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this blog post, we reached out to Ray Lourens, who grew up on a farm in South Africa before relocating with her family to a remote farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her family’s operation was recently selected to be a part of our Regenerative Agriculture Oat Pilot program which kicked off in 2019. 

Mastercard and Rockefeller Announce Data.org: A Platform for Data Science Partnerships

$10 Million Challenge launched to help crowdsource solutions to social challenges
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January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.

Benevity Announces Finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards

Winners will be Celebrated at Benevity’s 7th Annual Goodness Matters Conference
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CALGARY, Alberta, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the list of finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards (aka: The Goodies), which recognize progressive companies harnessing the power of Goodness through a modern approach to corporate philanthropy, social responsibility and employee engagement.

Carnival Cruise Line and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Celebrate the Inauguration of ‘Splashy Cove’ Aboard Carnival Splendor

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Today, Carnival Cruise Line together with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead celebrated the inauguration of ‘Splashy Cove’, a mini-waterpark onboard Carnival Splendor which is home to a colourful mural inspired by drawings created by patients.

Recognising Carnival’s ongoing partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Splashy Cove was officially opened by Carnival Splendor’s goddaughter and patient of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Matilda Jenkins in front of a crowd of staff, patients and their families.

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