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FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency

Company Leveraging its Global Network to Assist in Crisis
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/— FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is committing transportation and logistics support to humanitarian relief agencies as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express is shipping more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief.

Fifth Third Bank Announces $100 Million Investment in Opportunity Zones

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NEW YORK and CHICAGO, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announced today that it would invest $100 million in projects that support community development through four Opportunity Zone fund partners. The first two partners were announced at a 9:00 AM press conference at the national headquarters of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). The National Equity Fund, an affiliate of LISC, and Raymond James will be the first two partners to identify and structure investments meeting the Bank’s criteria.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E2: Bea Boccalandro, VeraWorks

What is Job Purposing?
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews fellow social impact champion Bea Boccalandro, President & Founder of VeraWorks. Bea coined the term “job purposing,” the concept of unlocking opportunities for employees to do societal good through their everyday jobs. She shares powerful stories of individuals finding purpose in their careers and tips on how to bring greater meaning to your workplace.

Inspiring Change: Sands Cares Accelerator Helps the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation Transform

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At the end of 2019, Sands will celebrate the first Sands Cares Accelerator graduate, when the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) closes out its three-year membership in the program.

Through the Accelerator, Sands creates a deeper and longer-term engagement with nonprofit organizations the company believes have the potential to fast-track capabilities to greater impact on our community.  The company dedicates substantial resources to enable members to accelerate their ability to deliver on their mission.

At Davos 2020, Johnson & Johnson Steps Up Case for Investing in Frontline Health Workers With $250 Million Commitment

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At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Johnson & Johnson announced a $250 million commitment to frontline health workers through the company's recently established Center for Health Worker Innovation.

How One NGO Helps Farmers Use Mobile Phones to Invest in a Better Harvest

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This is the third article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series, click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

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.

Impact Makers: Schneider Electric Foundation

Corporate Giving Powered by Employee Passions
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The Schneider Electric Foundation (under the aegis of the Fondation de France) uses social innovation and community engagement to invest in education, reduce the energy gap, and increase sustainability awareness. The Foundation marked its 20th anniversary in 2018.

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.

CNH Industrial: Investing in the Technicians of Tomorrow

CNH Industrial with “San Zeno” Salesian Institute create a new TechPro2 Laboratory to help educate students in the mechanical industry.
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CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/ MI: CNH), with its commercial vehicle brand IVECO and global powertrain brand FPT Industrial, in collaboration with the Salesian Institute "San Zeno" Launched the first TechPro2 (Technical Professional Program) program in Verona, Italy, focusing on training in mechanical industries.

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