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JPMorgan Chase Annual Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Model for Impact

Report showcases the firm’s data-driven, strategic focus on universal drivers for inclusive growth
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NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. today released its annual Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the firm’s model for impact, which combines business and philanthropic resources to drive inclusive economic growth.

Community Voices of Change Podcast

Episode #7 - Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact
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In this episode of Community Voices of Change, Daniel Horgan interviews Common Impact CEO, Danielle Holly about Common Impact's work with companies designing and implementing skill-based volunteering initiatives, her insights on nonprofit capacity building and pro tips on project management. 

National Volunteer Week Twitter Chat

Activating Civic Engagement through Skills-Based Volunteering
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In honor of National Volunteer Week, Common Impact is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, April 25th at 12pm EDT to explore how corporate skills-based volunteer programs activate civic engagement in employee volunteers.  Skills-based volunteerism gives employees a chance to roll up their sleeves and truly understand the challenges facing nonprofit organizations and the social sector.  The deeper understanding and relationships that are built through skills-based volunteering activate and direct employees passions and talent towa

Earth Week Guest Post: Homelessness is Not a Defining Characteristic

By Erika George
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Erika George, director of Development for The Empowerment Plan, explains why homelessness is not a defining characteristic and shares how we can improve the lives of homeless individuals through partnerships and opportunities.  

BSR to Host Event in China Celebrating Completion of Women in Factories Program

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Over the past three years, BSR's Women in Factories program has reached more than 90,000 workers in manufacturing supply chains in China. At the end of each of the past two years, we convened program partners and stakeholders to share best practices and solutions in worker training programs, including how such programs can improve the competitiveness of the entire manufacturing sector.

Learning How to Lead Together: A Conversation with Vikki Spruill, President & CEO of the Council on Foundations (COF)

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“So often foundations are viewed only as a checkbook and not as the strategic driver of social change that they really are. The more foundations can talk about their theories of change, the more they can bring the work of philanthropy to life.” - Vikki Spruill 

De Beers Scores with Local Football Squads

Bright new soccer kits have been handed over to local football associations by De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa.
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The company handed over kits to 32 teams in Blouberg and Musina in the Limpopo Province, as part of the De Beers Community Fair in February.

To celebrate, a friendly match was played by a team from each area, with Lebash Football Club from Blouberg running out 5-4 winners after a penalty shoot-out.

Josephine Pieters, Corporate Affairs Manager for De Beers Consolidated Mines, said: “Sports development is an important element of engaging and developing our youth. It therefore gives us great pleasure to provide our young people with soccer kits and equipment.”

April is #SubaruLovestheEarth Month

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A school near you may soon be a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Participating Subaru retailers are partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to donate materials to build Certified Wildlife Habitats at schools across the country during the month of April.

Making the Match: A 3-Part Series for Corporate Pro Bono Leaders from Taproot

Getting the right pro bono to the right nonprofit at the right time
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It’s a common misconception that the bigger and more complex a pro bono initiative is, the higher the impact will be for nonprofits, your employees, and the company itself. In fact, the biggest determinant of a program’s impact is not its scale or complexity but the quality of the match between employees’ expertise and nonprofits’ needs. Great pro bono initiatives have one thing in common – the right support for the right nonprofit at the right time.

In South Carolina, Duke Energy, Reading Is Fundamental Renew Partnership to Boost Childhood Reading Skills

Press Release
  • Read for Success begins second year in South Carolina's Pee Dee region.

  • Program reflects a combined $400,000 investment by both organizations.
     

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Following last year's successful pilot program, Duke Energy and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, are partnering for a second consecutive year to minimize the summer slide and improve the reading proficiency of more than 3,000 current second graders in South Carolina.

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