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Inaugural WELL Conference Cancelled for 2020

Rescheduled from March 2020 to August 2020, the inaugural event now cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus considerations.
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NEW YORK -- May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - After continuous monitoring and careful consideration of the most recent information provided about the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, The WELL Conference has been cancelled for 2020. The inaugural event was originally planned for March 2020, then rescheduled to August 16-19, 2020, at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Bacardi #RaiseYourSpirits T-Shirts Help Support the Bar Industry

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While markets begin to open up and some restaurants re-open doors to smaller crowds, the impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant and bartending community will take a long time to fully recover. That’s why, since March, Bacardi launched the #RaiseYourSpirits program to show love for the bar teams with a $4 million pledge and programs that put the spotlight on bartenders.

The Path to a Purpose Led Business

Exploring CSR Strategies for Sustainable Impact in Unprecedented Times
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Over the past several years, a number of industry defining events have occurred, generating action and response from the philanthropy world. As members of this collective community, this is not the first time we have rallied behind disaster relief and response efforts. But this time is different.

Beware of These 6 Money Risks Caused by COVID-19

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The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been swift as many reel from faltering paychecks and falling investments. Add to that an increased concern for health and safety, and it’s easy to see why consumers today are, well, uneasy.

All this uncertainty can lead people to commit money blunders they wouldn’t commonly make. However, at a time when there are so many things outside of our control, it’s more important than ever to zone in on those within our control and avoid making unnecessary financial mistakes. Here are six areas where you should maintain your guard.

Pandemic Stopped Their Program, but These Kids Adapted

Duke Energy donations helped FIRST North Carolina and 30 other groups during coronavirus outbreak
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What does a program that teaches students to think like engineers do when a pandemic shuts them down? It pivots.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

Rethinking Outcomes in a Crisis Context

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How can foundations ensure that the process of evaluating outcomes is useful and least disruptive? In this critical time, many philanthropic organizations are shifting the ways in which they are supporting grantees.

"Some of the changes instituted might be so effective that they become standard practice in the future. Who knows—perhaps we will look back on this time and wonder why we didn’t do things differently before the pandemic. It feels like anything is possible today."

Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

By Kelly Smith
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At General Mills, the Minnesota-based company started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities.

Each Friday, Hannah Marmorine, 30, of Maple Grove, logs off work early to go pack bags of meals for students in need at the Sheridan Story in Roseville, a nonprofit she’d helped with before.

“I’ve found a lot of joy in volunteering during this time,” Marmorine said.

Fifth Third Commits $25,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Northeast Florida

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund receives funds to support immediate needs
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JACKSONVILLE – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $25,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Florida. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation are pledged to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and directed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to help meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community.

4 Common COVID-19 Pandemic Scams to Avoid

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In the wake of COVID-19, we have seen thousands of Americans band together to perform altruistic acts of selflessness to help those in need. Unfortunately, the pandemic has also brought with it quite a few negative outcomes. Besides our health worries, one additional adverse impact has been the occurrence of scams related to the pandemic, and unfortunately, they are on the rise.

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