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New Matching Gifts Guide for Employers! Everything You Need to Know to Match Employee Donations

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A successful matching gift program can help your company attract and retain employees, showcase your corporate values, enhance your employees’ experience, and — most importantly — make a difference.

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

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This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.

The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.

How Electronic Payments Can Help You Scale Your Corporate Giving Program

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When a cause needs to process a paper donation check, it creates costly administrative work. Non-profits must deposit checks individually and issue manual tax receipts to each donor. Checks also get lost in the mail or worse, sit uncashed!

Electronic payments cut down on manual administration time and reduce costs. Unlike other software providers in this space, Benevity sends the majority (88% in 2018!) of payments processed through our platform electronically, with funds arriving within 30 days.

Northwestern Mutual’s Ultimate Campout Unites Families Fighting Childhood Cancer

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When a child receives a cancer diagnosis, their life as they know it – as well as their entire family’s – is put on hold, while treatment takes over as the family’s #1 priority. These children and families affected by childhood cancer are jolted into, and forced to adapt to, a new reality in which they often find themselves lacking the emotional support, and a genuine understanding of what they’re going through, that they need.

JetBlue Helps Rebuild Puerto Rico with Habitat Restoration

By Roya Sabri
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Two years ago, Puerto Rico made the news after Hurricane Maria swept through the commonwealth, causing thousands of deaths and destroying homes and infrastructure. Puerto Rico’s plight stayed in the news because of insufficient disaster relief.

Reel Works' UP Creative Program Showcases Students' Nickelodeon Shorts at Viacom HQ

By Harold Anderson
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Last Thursday, Viacom’s Corporate Social Responsibility wrapped up the second year of it’s UP Creative mentoring program at Viacom headquarters with a final session and competition. UP Creative is a program that was created in partnership with an organization called  Reel Works. Reel Works is a local non-profit based in Brooklyn that teaches underserved teenagers filmmaking skills that help propel them to career paths in media.

Aflac Awards $125,000 in Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits

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Aflac is granting $125,000 to 17 local nonprofits working on projects that support health & well-being, education, and community development programs. The selected organizations and their projects are:

Massachusetts Middle Schooler Wins 2019 Arrow Innovation in Electronics Award

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DENVER, July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics presented Massachusetts seventh grader Vikram Anantha with its 2019 Innovation in Electronics Award at the National Invention Convention, a celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across the United States. 

State Prison Directors Honor Koch’s Holden for Justice Reform ‘Leadership’

By TCR Staff
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State prison directors have honored Mark Holden of Koch Industries for his “extraordinary and consistent leadership on criminal justice reform.”

The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) gave Holden its National Leadership Award at a gathering this week in Washington, D.C.

Read more here

Smithfield Foods Sponsors Veteran Honor Flight to Nation’s Capital

Company contributes $125,000 to fly 83 veterans to visit Washington, D.C. memorials this September
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods Inc., announced today a $125,000 donation to the Midwest Honor Flight organization to sponsor 83 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans for an all-expenses-paid flight to visit the nation’s capital.

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