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Purposeful Pivots: Meaningful Corporate Social Impact Strategies Created During The Pandemic

New white paper by Engage for Good and Salesforce.org highlights actionable lessons for brands and nonprofit organizations
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October 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - There’s no shortage of pivots created by the Covid-19 pandemic, but one special category – purposeful pivots – stands above the rest. 

A new white paper from Engage for Good and Salesforce.org tells the inspiring stories behind seven “purposeful pivots” and reveals the principles that brands can use to work smarter and adapt better during these challenging times.

What’s a “purposeful pivot”? Here are a few examples:

The Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $50,000 to Houston's Emancipation Park Conservancy

Grant will support educational programs, park cleanup activities and COVID recovery
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HOUSTON, October 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $50,000 grant to support Emancipation Park Conservancy. The funds will support educational programs, park maintenance, and safety equipment for the park. The grant is part of a broader commitment by Baker Hughes to participate in community programs, volunteerism and engagement with the organization.

TODAY Surprises Military Caregivers With Comcast's Internet Essentials

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Select members of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Fellowship Program thought they were simply tuning in to this morning’s TODAY Show segment to celebrate military caregivers. However, co-anchors, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, and Carson Daly had bigger plans. They surprised each of this year’s 225 Fellows with a free laptop and a year of free Internet Essentials service for eligible families.

Comcast Wins Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Award

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Originally featured in The Portland Business Journal

By Andy Giegerich
 

For Comcast, corporate philanthropy can consist of three simple steps: ready, set and, of course, action.

The notion is especially apparent in the giant media company’s (it employs nearly 200,000 workers nationwide) support of the Future Filmmak­ers program, in which it supports Portland Film Festival and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area.

The 2020 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit: The Intersection of Youth Homelessness and COVID-19

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The events of 2020 have affected us all. For youth experiencing homelessness, the global pandemic has made already-difficult circumstances even more challenging. The fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, from Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Sands, is addressing these issues head-on. Arash Ghafoori, NPHY executive director, shared thoughts on the intersection of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of youth homelessness.

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The events of 2020 have affected us all. For youth experiencing homelessness, the global pandemic has made already-difficult circumstances even more challenging. The fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, from Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Sands, is addressing these issues head-on. Arash Ghafoori, NPHY executive director, shared thoughts on the intersection of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of youth homelessness.

Amid Devastating Forest Fires, One Trillion Trees Movement Puts Down U.S. Roots

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By Heather Clancy

This week marks the launch of the first regional chapter of the ambitious global movement to conserve, manage, restore and grow 1 trillion trees — a natural climate solution seen as critical for helping draw down the earth's carbon debt, and an idea that has been spreading like wildfire since it was planted in January in Davos, Switzerland.

General Mills Helps Put an End to Food Waste by Supporting Feeding America's MealConnect Program

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Mary Jane Melendez, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at General Mills collaborates with Feeding America on the Dr. Oz Show to raise awareness of food waste/loss and MealConnect as a smart and easy solution to food waste and hunger.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E23: Chris Tyson, Build Baton Rouge

Building Equitable, Resilient, and Prosperous Cities
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Chris Tyson, President & CEO of Build Baton Rouge, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share about the redevelopment authority’s mission to bring together people and resources to promote equitable investment, innovative development, and thriving communities across Baton Rouge.

Nanomik Biotechnology Protects Crops From Fungi Using Biomimetic Principles

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.

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