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Porter Novelli Announces Partnership with The Aspen Institute UK, Launching “Go Forward” Webinar Series which Kicks-Off Tomorrow, April 21, Featuring CEO David Bentley

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As the world begins to prepare for what’s next, Porter Novelli in partnership with Aspen UK, an independent, not for profit organization which supports and inspires leaders to transform themselves and their society, is today announcing a series of fireside chats and virtual panel debates focused on the world we envisage as society emerges from this unprecedented period of uncertainty. 

Mini Stories: Providing Free Meals for Children Impacted by Georgia School Closures

Amid the pandemic, longtime eBay seller Laurie Wong is working with her local government and school district to provide meals to kids impacted by school closures in Georgia.
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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 May, we’ll share a story every week 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 May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

Ware2Go Partners With 1M Masks to Deliver Free PPE to Healthcare Workers

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April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ware2Go, a UPS (NYSE:UPS) company that helps merchants simplify fast delivery to customers, is partnering with 1M Masks, a New York City grassroots initiative, to ship one million medical masks to healthcare workers, quickly and at no cost.

Open Works Has Been in the Community, Helping to Build a Stable Foundation for Baltimore

When the COVID-19 Outbreak Hit, That Community Was Behind Them To #InspireACTION
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One of Legg Mason’s newest partners, Open Works, is a 34,000-square-foot community makerspace in Baltimore, founded in 2016 to help rebuild Baltimore’s manufacturing economy. The space provides access to manufacturing equipment for digital fabrication, metal, wood, textiles, 3D printers and electronics.

Blackbaud’s Social Good Customers Share Stories of Resilience During COVID-19

Nonprofits, foundations, healthcare organizations, education institutions, corporate social responsibility teams share how cloud technology has been instrumental in helping them quickly pivot amid pandemic
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Charleston, S.C. (April 7, 2020) /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, is rallying behind its customers and empowering them with the technology needed to make quick shifts and take critical action during the global COVID-19 crisis.

UPS Longitudes | Taking the Pulse of SMBs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Chris Byrne @ UPS
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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a historic impact on the U.S. economy. To better understand how businesses are weathering this storm, UPS has launched a weekly survey to gauge the “pulse” of small and medium-sized businesses across the country.

The first survey went to 1,200 U.S.-based respondents between March 24 and March 30. More than six in 10 of the responding businesses have fewer than 10 employees — the survey includes responses from all industries.

Initial results show the pandemic is already having far-reaching effects.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Blackbaud Announces New Measures to Support Customers and Global Community in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CEO of social good software leader voluntarily forgoes paycheck; releases free resources to customers; gives donation to fight virus; expands employee matching gift program
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Charleston, S.C. (March 31, 2020) /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced new measures to support its customers and the broader social economy as many organizations are thrown into crisis mode in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

Insights From Goodness Matters: 5 Ways to Engage Employees for the Greater Good

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This week, more than 400 companies and nonprofits gathered at Benevity’s annual Goodness Matters conference in Palm Springs, California to share insights and best pract

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