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Help Develop the Next Generation of GRI Standards on Water and Occupational Health & Safety

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GRI and the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) are excited to announce the first set of GRI Standards open for review in 2017 - GRI 303: Water and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety.  Stakeholders with expertise in these areas can

Whirlpool Corporation's Sponsorship of FIRST® Robotics Encourages Youth Interest in STEM Fields

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At our global headquarters, Whirlpool Corporation is a proud sponsor of FIRST® Robotics, providing local teams with challenge grants, materials and supplies, including Gladiator® GarageWorks tool chests. Our employees also spend thousands of volunteer hours coaching and mentoring high school youth to encourage their interest in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as careers in manufacturing. In 2015, three area teams competed in the World FIRST Robotics Competition. 

Benevity Processes Over $1 Billion in Donations to Close out 2016

User-centric workplace giving technology spurs employee engagement and corporate culture
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CALGARY, AB, January 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Benevity Inc., the global leader in online workplace giving,

Corporate Responsibility: A 2017 Outlook

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When it comes to the social sector, philanthropy, giving back, helping others, improving our communities and our planet—however it’s defined—we are seeing clear and positive trends. Last year, charitable donations hit a record for a second year in a row at an estimated $373.25 billion, corporate giving reached $18.45 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent year-over-year (YoY), and employee participation in their companies’ community efforts has continued to rise, and last year reached 33 percent... How will this story continue to unfold? 

Peace, Love, and Volunteering

A Holiday Card from VolunteerMatch
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‘Tis the season for eggnog lattés, holiday parties, and philanthropic giving. It’s also the season for reflection and giving thanks.

As you spend the next few weeks around family and loved ones, please keep in mind — and in your heart —those who are less fortunate. Think of those who you already help, as well as those who still need your help. Remember them not just during the holidays, but year-round. Then take action to connect with them: by going to VolunteerMatch.org.

Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful Conducts Major Fall Cleanup Events

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Over 300 Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful (KRCB) volunteers participated in the City of Riverside, California’s Festival of Lights on Nov. 25. The volunteers passed out programs, picked up litter, monitored the event barricades, and worked as a team to make the festival a clean and green event.

“If that's not LOVE of community, I don't know what is!” exclaimed KRCB Executive Director Connie Librenjak.

Service Dogs in Training Visit Harrisburg International Airport

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Fifty of our service dogs in training now know how to fly on a plane! 
 
On December 3, we took our puppies in training to Harrisburg International Airport for a training outing. After parking in long-term parking, the dogs and their raisers took the shuttle to the terminal. Once in the terminal, the dogs practiced loose leash walking around the other travelers, as well as taking elevators and stairs. 
 

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities Through Your Current CSR Platform

Looking for volunteer opportunities that engage employees and impact communities? You may not need to look any further than your current corporate giving platform.
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Looking for volunteer opportunities that engage employees and impact communities? You may not need to look any further than your current corporate giving platform.

This has been an exciting year for us at VolunteerMatch.

On January 25, 2016, we announced a groundbreaking partnership with corporate giving and volunteering platform Causecast. The reason? To further our mission of making it easy for good people and good causes to connect.

DuPont People Spotlight: Celebrating Our Working Mothers

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Growing up on a thousand-acre family farm in rural Michigan, Wendy Srnic loved “getting her hands dirty” gardening and raising livestock — in the case of her family — cattle.  Today, she is the research director of Integrated Product Characterization & Development at DuPont Pioneer and is the leader of a team of 350 employees spanning four countries that is responsible for a key step in the DuPont Pioneer pipeline for getting new hybrids and varieties of corn, soybeans and other crops to market.  She also was selected as the DuPont U.S.

2017 Collegiate RecycleMania Competition Opens Registration

17th Annual Recycling Tournament, Managed by Keep America Beautiful, Attracts Hundreds of Colleges and Universities; New “Zero Waste” Competition Format Featured for 2017
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STAMFORD, Conn., December 1, 2016 – Registration for new and returning colleges and universities is now open for the 2017 RecycleMania, the premier collegiate recycling competition. Now in its 17th year, RecycleMania pits colleges and universities against one another to see which will claim the championship in the fight to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost the most on campus. The 2017 RecycleMania competition, managed by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, will kick off on Feb.

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