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Whirlpool's Problem Solvers

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Instead of just volunteering, more than two dozen Whirlpool Corp. workers took part in a team-building exercise Tuesday that simultaneously solved a few kinks for a nonprofit organization.

In an effort to put their training to the test, workers from Whirlpool’s North American Region International Logistics team spent half the day at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s warehouse in downtown Benton Harbor to evaluate the boxing-cycle process.

KitchenAid, Community Volunteers Pitch in on Day of Caring

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Chris Ball and his colleagues spent the better part of his workday pushing mulch on a playground.

This workday was different for Ball because he was taking part in the annual Day of Caring, where dozens of KitchenAid volunteers find local nonprofit organizations to help for a day.

National Geographic Society Commits $50 Million of Endowment to Impact Investments

Creation of new impact investment program, managed by CA Capital Management, will accelerate the organization's funding of research, exploration and education, inspiring solutions for the global good
Press Release

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Geographic Society today announced it is dedicating $50 million from its $1.1 billion endowment to impact investments, furthering its commitment to understanding our planet and generating solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Dave Thomas Foundation

Foundation initiative will go nationwide over the next four years.
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By Kitty McConnell French

Twenty-five years ago, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas embarked on a revolutionary mission. His goal: Make the adoption system in America work for all children in need of adoptive families.

“He founded this organization to focus on this specific group of children who are in the tenuous position of waiting for a family (and) aging out of the foster care system without the family that was promised to them,” says Rita Soronen...

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Voya Financial Announces First-Quarter 2017 Grant Recipients

Press Release

March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the nonprofit organizations selected to receive grants in the first quarter of 2017 through Voya Foundation, the company's charitable giving arm. Voya Foundation invests in programming to help foster healthy, sustainable communities and supports local and national nonprofits with missions that advance children’s education and financial resilience.  

Below is a summary of the first-quarter 2017 grant recipients:

Connecticut Science Center – Hartford, CT

Global Impact Investing Network Appoints Prudential's Mark B. Grier as New Board Chair

Grier's Appointment Signals Leadership Role for Prudential Among Institutional Investors in Impact Investing
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NEW YORK, March 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) announced the appointment of Mark Grier as its new Board Chair. Grier serves as Vice Chairman at Prudential Financial Inc. Grier’s appointment marks a milestone in the advancement of the GIIN, which will benefit from Prudential’s more than 40 years of institutional impact investing experience.

First-Ever National Geographic Teen Service Award Honors Young People Fighting Illiteracy and Climate Change in Their Communities

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21st Century Fox’s National Geographic has selected three high school students as the recipients of the National Geographic Student Expeditions Inaugural Teen Service Award, a new program recognizing young people who have demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in their communities. Alexa Grabelle, Delaney Reynolds, and Kaimana Idica will each receive $500 college scholarships, and Grab

Eighth-Grader Donates 27,000+ Books to Disadvantaged Children and Families

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This article originally appeared on Columbus Parent.

By Debbie Briner

...Books for Bedtime encourages organizations and schools to hold their own book drives to benefit the nonprofit. It also joined VolunteerMatch, which links people willing to donate their time with a cause. The Warrens said that led to companies such as The Limited and Morgan Stanley sponsoring book drives. "It was really exciting the first time. I got to tour The Limited facility," she said.

How Can Pro Bono Service Cultivate Your Leaders?

What Taproot is discovering as part of our Town Hall Series
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We should have known that when we asked our community to weigh-in and help us shape the future of pro bono service, you would show up. 

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