The Polar Bears were splashing around Virginia's cold James River on Saturday, Jan. 28, as Keep Virginia Beautiful produced another successful "Shiver in the River" frigid fundraiser and cleanup event.
February 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Students from Neighborhood Center Inc.'s Ripley House Charter School gathered for a Super Bowl-themed healthy tailgate party with Aramark chefs from visiting NFL stadiums (Cleveland, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Houston) who were in town to support the game.
The chefs introduced students to new ingredients and showcased healthy alternatives for familiar ingredients in traditional fan-favorite tailgate dishes. The event also featured football-themed athletic activities, such as a football toss, a relay sprint and obstacle course and a beanbag toss.
The Global Rivers Environmental Education Network is a partnership between General Motors, the nonprofit Earth Force, and local schools and conservation groups in GM communities designed to introduce youth to environmental science and careers in STEM. In 2016, GM employees from 51 facilities worked with over 15,000 students to retrieve, test and analyze water samples, and channel findings into a sustainable action plan addressing water quality in the community while helping youth better understand their impact on the environment.
One day, skills-based volunteer program provides technology support to North Carolina nonprofits
Durham, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is partnering with Fidelity Investments on its 2nd wide scale day of service designed to build the technical infrastructure and know-how of nonprofits in the Raleigh-Durham area. Tech Impact Day will bring together 125 Fidelity technologists to design data, networking and web strategies for 14 local nonprofits, resulting in an anticipated investment of more than $100,00
Sometimes hope comes from unexpected places, like a child’s wish. Charlotte is a 9-year-old from Modesto, CA, who lives with a heart condition, gene mutation, and blindness in one eye. Like many kids her age, she enjoys ballet and gymnastics. But, from a young age, she’s also had the burden of many doctor appointments, hospital stays and surgeries.
Hunger insecurity on campus is often an unmentionable topic. Many assume that, while enrolled in college, students’ needs are entirely met through financial assistance programs such as financial aid. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. With the cost of public and private universities on the rise, some college students are left to suffer silently while the issue of food insecurity remains a subject of little discussion.
In part one, we covered 3 secrets to building employee engagement through your workplace giving program. We hope they helped you bump up your employee participation and strengthen your foundation for success. With engagement done properly, your programs will help attract and retain your employees, build your brand and sustain a competitive advantage.
Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of enterprise companies — many of which are part of the Fortune 1000 — we're often asked about what works best when it comes to workplace giving programs. Companies want to know how to get the greatest social and business outcomes out of their programs and we want to help. The first and last thing to remember? The goal of your giving programs must be employee engagement. This may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because many programs aren’t designed with this goal in mind.
Trees are good for a number of reasons. We know they are good for the environment by reducing air pollution and help us breathe by providing oxygen, but did you also know they help reduce urban heat, water, noise and light pollution? They also serve as a home to wildlife, reduce commuter stress, increase property values and enhance a city’s beauty.
Trees provide so much value, especially to urban areas, so Green Mountain Energy is partnering with Trees For Houston to give back 500 trees to the Houston area.