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PowerTalk21 is Coming. Are You Ready?

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Conversations with teens can save lives. Teen alcohol use kills 4,300 youths each year, which is more than all illegal drugs combined. Did you know, teens who don’t drink alcohol until they are 21 are 85% less likely to be involved in an alcohol related crash than those who drink before age 14?

Research shows that in families where there is good communications and boundaries set around alcohol and other drugs, kids are safer and are far less likely to break family rules like, no drinking under 21.

What's the Secret to a Fun, Successful Workplace Giving Campaign? A Kick-off Party!

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One of the first rules when it comes to holding a successful workplace giving campaign or fundraiser is to make it fun. How do you do that? Host a kick-off party, charity fair, or similar type of networking event.

Volunteers and Corporate Sponsors Needed for Fairfax CASA’s 7th Annual Run for the Children 8K Race & 3K Run/Walk

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Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to ensuring that the most vulnerable of children—those who are caught up in the confusing, chaotic and scary child protection system that they unwittingly become a part of—are provided with a safety net. By recruiting, training and closely supervising citizen volunteers to become the “eyes and ears of the Court,” Fairfax CASA has been able to provide a voice to 7,000 children with open abuse and neglect cases in the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court since1989.

Work to Give, Give to Work. Where are We Now?

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If you look at the volunteer rates from 2011-2015, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you'll notice volunteerism has been on the decline in recent years. However, as Laura Shear, a Bay Area-based freelance writer and consultant, states in an article posted on Relate by Zendesk, "there's a glimmer of hope."

Trust Is in Crisis. Listening Is the Answer. Snapshot 2017 Can Help.

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The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer—the annual global trust and credibility survey—was recently published and the news isn’t good.

Edelman is calling it a “global implosion of trust” with the crux being that “trust is in crisis around the world.”

They report that trust in four key institutions — business, government, NGOs, and media — has declined broadly, which hasn’t happened since Edelman began tracking trust among these segments in 2012.

Case Study: How Optimizely Increased Its Employee Giving Results Sevenfold

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John Leonard, Program Manager at Optimizely, knew his co-workers were very generous, but he didn't realize just how generous until he saw the results of the company's most recent annual employee giving campaign. After working with America's Charities' team of experts to come up with a customized strategic plan to guide the program and putting the recommendations into action, Optimizely's employee giving results increased sevenfold with more than 50% of employees participating. 

Chipotle DC Raises Over $15,000 in One Day Through Partnership With Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Each year, approximately 840 children in the Mid-Atlantic region are eligible to have their wish granted, but the hundreds of wishes Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic grants each year would go unanswered if it weren’t for local donations from generous individuals and corporate partners like Chipotle DC.

Do Matching Gifts Inspire Employee Giving?

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Are employees more motivated to donate to nonprofits if their employer is willing to match their gift?

Thousands of companies across the United States offer this incentive to employees through “matching gift programs.” In fact, two-thirds of employers surveyed in America’s Charities’ 2015 Snapshot Report indicate they match employee payroll contributions. That’s a 62% increase since 2006. Yet, $6-$10 billion of corporate matching gift money goes unclaimed each year.

What Employers and Their Employees Can Do to Address the Global Refugee Crisis

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Refugees around the world are moving in record numbers. In fact, the unprecedented movement of people around the world has created the highest number of displaced persons since World War II. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a record 34,000 people a day – or roughly 24 people a minute – are displaced from their homes by conflict and violence. Children make up 51 percent of the world’s refugees.

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