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Rethinking Outcomes in a Crisis Context

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How can foundations ensure that the process of evaluating outcomes is useful and least disruptive? In this critical time, many philanthropic organizations are shifting the ways in which they are supporting grantees.

"Some of the changes instituted might be so effective that they become standard practice in the future. Who knows—perhaps we will look back on this time and wonder why we didn’t do things differently before the pandemic. It feels like anything is possible today."

Foster Youth Need Our Help

Five ways to support foster youth and families during National Foster Care Month
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By Kimberly Bishop | Corporate Responsibility

211 Service a Lifeline to 68,000 in Louisiana

By: LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
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Residents of five parishes in southwestern Louisiana have a 24/7 source for getting answers to questions on coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

The 211 helpline run by the United Way of Southwest Louisiana (UWSWLA) connects community members with trained, multilingual specialists who have the latest on local health and human services programs.

Colleagues Making a Difference: Clint Rawson

By: Catherine Irvin, Communications Specialist
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We caught up with colleagues who are making a difference in their communities as a response to COVID-19. In this series, we learn how each of them is stepping up and what they’ve learned in the process.

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We caught up with colleagues who are making a difference in their communities as a response to COVID-19. In this series, we learn how each of them is stepping up and what they’ve learned in the process.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Relaunch of 2020 Great American Cleanup

Based on Local Health Guidelines, Annual Great American Cleanup Volunteer Events Slated to Resume June 1-Oct. 18
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STAMFORD, Conn., June 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the national nonprofit committed to improving and beautifying our communities, today announced the annual Great American Cleanup® is resuming and will run through Oct. 18.

Fifth Third Commits $25,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Northeast Florida

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund receives funds to support immediate needs
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JACKSONVILLE – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $25,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Florida. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation are pledged to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and directed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to help meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community.

Partner up With Virtual Volunteers to Build a Great GivingTuesday Campaign

Taproot Foundation and GivingTuesday have teamed up for a free nonprofit webinar
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Tuesday, June 16 at 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET 

Mini Stories: How an eBay Seller is Helping Donate Protective Gear to South Korean Groups

In South Korea, eBay seller Jacob Jonghyung Lee is donating protective gear to children’s cancer associations, community centers and nonprofit organizations to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

T-Mobile Launches ‘Connecting Heroes’ – Free 5G for First Responder Agencies is Here

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What's the news

T-Mobile is launching Connecting Heroes, part of the new T-Mobile’s first Un-carrier Move: #5GforGood. And T-Mobile’s giving everyone a new iPhone SE on us or half off a flagship superphone from another top brand with eligible trade-in. Plus, the country’s biggest 5G network is getting even bigger and better, with service now live in San Francisco, Sacramento, Tampa and Orlando.

Why it matters

First responder agencies face impossible trade-offs between buying life-saving equipment including PPE or funding important wireless communication. T-Mobile is helping solve that problem with Connecting Heroes, a 10-year commitment, bringing up to $7.7 billion back to first responder agencies.

Who it's for

State and local first responders who risk it all to protect us. And all essential workers … and everyone who’s had to change the way they work and live in these unprecedented times.

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What's the news

T-Mobile is launching Connecting Heroes, part of the new T-Mobile’s first Un-carrier Move: #5GforGood. And T-Mobile’s giving everyone a new iPhone SE on us or half off a flagship superphone from another top brand with eligible trade-in. Plus, the country’s biggest 5G network is getting even bigger and better, with service now live in San Francisco, Sacramento, Tampa and Orlando.

Why it matters

First responder agencies face impossible trade-offs between buying life-saving equipment including PPE or funding important wireless communication. T-Mobile is helping solve that problem with Connecting Heroes, a 10-year commitment, bringing up to $7.7 billion back to first responder agencies.

Who it's for

State and local first responders who risk it all to protect us. And all essential workers … and everyone who’s had to change the way they work and live in these unprecedented times.

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