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
During #RebuildingMonth, Rebuilding Together affiliates are planning to complete over 1,700 rebuilding projects, including homes and community centers across the country. Find out ways to get involved here: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa
The pioneer in healthy, cold pressed juiced watermelon
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We’re proud to partner with WTRMLN WTR, the pioneer in healthy, cold pressed juiced watermelon. Their mission is rather simple: better, more sustainable methods of food production, less waste, a smarter planet, healthier humans, a healthier world, more love, equality, decency and kindness. As they support farmers, we support microentrepreneurs and together, real change occurs.
Walmart announced that they are one of nine corporations joining in a collaborative effort to track and report sourcing from self-identified and certified women-owned businesses (WOBs) over the next five years.
Some dogs are special - the way they soldier through the ups and downs, how they bring tail-thumping optimism to our day, the way they make us better people. For Nancy Mackinnon, Luck’s mom, “It’s an amazing experience to go through a lifetime with a dog.”
Twelve new dogs start their first semester of advanced training today! They’re joining seven dogs who are already in advanced training.
Last night raisers gathered at our kennel to officially turn in their dogs for this next step in their training. The dogs will now live at the kennel from Monday through Friday, going home to their raisers on weekends and holidays.
International Women’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate the many social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women; it’s an opportunity to be a global problem solver for women around the world.
For centuries, engineers have played a foundational role in the design and deployment of the vital infrastructure systems that drive our cities and communities. But today, the work of these critical problem solvers is more important than ever. As we celebrate 2017 National Engineers Week, we recognize engineers not only for their past contributions, but for their future work in enabling our cities and communities to act on the promise of a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of life.
On January 25, 2017, the #BellLetsTalk hashtag appeared all across social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram. Bell Let's Talk, sponsored by Bell Media in Canada, is meant to focus specifically on sharing stories of mental illness in order to help normalize the struggles that people go through. Each time the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was used, 5 cents was donated to various mental health causes across Canada - this year raising $6,585,250 from 131,705,010 interactions. The yearly initiative has been going strong since 2010.