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Innovation in Community Impact Investing

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by Andy Posner, founder, Capital Good Fund 

According to US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing, Socially Responsible Investing (“SRI”) has reached the $12 trillion asset mark. Unfortunately, the vast majority — 97 percent, to be precise — comprises investments in the traditional capital markets in which decisions are made using Environmental, Social, or Governance (“ESG”) criteria. While I applaud people adding ESG screens to their portfolio, it is imperative that we find ways to support direct, community-level investments.

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $250,000 to New Effort to Create Housing Opportunities in Flint

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FLINT, Mich., November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated its commitment to Michigan’s communities today by providing $250,000 for a new effort to upgrade and sell over three dozen vacant homes to first-time homebuyers in Flint.

Introducing Philanthropic.ly, a New Giving Platform Creating Meaningful Connections Between Nonprofits and Companies

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Guest post by Emily Dietz.

With 2020 quickly approaching, it might feel hard to believe that two decades have already passed into the new millennium. So much in the world has changed since the nineties, and that holds true for the ways in which the nonprofit and for-profit sectors interact with each other. In an age where digital campaigns and viral media dominate for-profit marketing strategies, growing calls for transparent company practices have created an urgent need for companies to develop thoughtful corporate social responsibility strategies.

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Scale Impact Week to 9 Cities

Annual flash consulting event expands to connect nearly 500 employees with 85 nonprofit teams to solve key operational challenges
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October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is collaborating with Fidelity Investments® to expand Impact Week, its 4th annual wide-scale flash consulting event where Fidelity Investments volunteers utilize their business expertise to support local nonprofit organizations in building capacity to serve their communities.

Tap Into Pro Bono Support at Your Nonprofit This Pro Bono Week

Partner up with marketing, HR, strategy, tech, and finance experts through Taproot Foundation
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PST

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If you work at a nonprofit, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to shortages in budget or in-house expertise. With the support of Taproot volunteers donating their professional skills, you can make those blue-sky plans a reality.

Wells Fargo Donates $600,000 for Revitalization Efforts in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to nonprofits serving the local community
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LOS ANGELES, September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $600,000 in donations to local nonprofits to support housing, education and neighborhood revitalization for Los Angeles residents.

Women Give More from Less

By Kiersten Marek
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New research supported by PayPal points to the fact that women give more to charity while earning 19% less than men, and as they age, women become more generous.

Nourishing Future Generations with Vitamin Angels

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Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.

Sharon Schultz: Rebuilding Together Brings New Life to Still Meadows Community

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Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County (RTAAC), a safe and healthy nonprofit housing organization, returned to Still Meadows last month when they partnered with recycling and disposal experts, Republic Services, Inc., to improve the quality of life in this community that is populated by many active and retired military personnel.

The extended Fort Meade Military Community, located just off base, got new park benches and public trash receptacles installed in the common areas.

Creating a Cloud Foundation to Grant Wishes

U.S. wish-granting organization Make-A-Wish America is on a cloud journey to digitally transform the wish-granting experience for children with critical illnesses.
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Grant a Wish or Upgrade?
Wishes can’t wait for children battling critical illnesses. For these kids, a wish can help them feel better and give them the hope and strength they need to fight harder against an illness.

This is why Make-A-Wish wants to grant the wish of every eligible child – to ensure they experience the impossible. Currently, Make-A-Wish only has the resources to be able to grant wishes to half of the 27,000 children diagnosed with a critical illness.

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