The effects of human-caused climate change are both predictable and unknown, but we do know that healthy ecosystems are more resilient to these effects. As individuals, we have an ethical responsibility to incrementally shift our behaviors to support ecosystem health; however, no one person can do this alone. In fact, we have to re-imagine and manage partnerships between institutions to support a shift towards a sustainable future.
Material also is transformed into coat insulation for the homeless, air filters
DETROIT, April 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community.
NetSuite.org launched a 7-week course for nonprofits receiving a software donation to help them understand the ins-and-outs of migrating their financials to NetSuite.
Good financial management is critical to the success of nonprofit organizations, even if it might not be the most exciting topic. Every organization is challenged with delivering better transparency to constituents and being effective stewards of donor resources. Beyond the basics, they need to connect the dollars they raise and spend to the outcomes their organizations seek to achieve.
Every 5 seconds someone visits the Kiva.org website and makes a loan to an aspiring entrepreneur. To date, Kiva has facilitated $750 million worth of lending to 1.7 million people. In this video Kiva shares how a NetSuite software donation has supported their tremendous growth to 80 countries around the world.
Annual pro bono volunteer program has delivered 56,000 service hours to 90 nonprofits since 2009
NEW YORK and LONDON, March 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced the launch of the annual Strategy Challenge, the Firm’s signature skill-based pro bono volunteer program. Over the course of the next eight weeks, teams of Morgan Stanley employee volunteers in New York and London will work with leadership teams at 14 nonprofit organizations to create concrete deliverables that will help the nonprofit partners address mission critical challenges.
Hackathons have become a popular pro bono volunteer event model– bringing together a group of people to use their creative skills and technology know-how to solve problems in a short amount of time. Participants make new connections, learn new skills, feel like they make a difference, and typically vie for a prize and bragging rights for the winning idea (which doesn’t hurt!).
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation at AT&T
In January, we announced an open call for applications to the AT&T Aspire Accelerator in search of ventures using technology to support students’ educational and career success. For- and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the program will receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.
LOS ANGELES, January 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - FOX Sports Supports, the charitable branch of FOX Sports, proudly announces its 2016 initiatives, including its continued support of our U.S. military, along with two-year partnerships with National Alliance on Mental Illness and Positive Coaching Alliance, extending through the 2017 calendar year.
In my 10 years of working in talent recruiting and development in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors, I often find myself in conversations with private sector professionals looking for a change. The scenario is fairly predictable at this point: a successful business person comes home every night feeling that he or she is missing out on the opportunity to make a difference. These professionals usually are quite successful, but unhappy because they feel completely disconnected from some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
Charities and Non-Profits Aren't the Only Beneficiaries Here...
A number of companies participate in a program that supports the giving of time by their employees commonly known as Dollars for Doers (D4D). There has been a lot of buzz in the marketplace of the value of this type of program and its benefits.