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Get Ready to Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, the New Global Day of Giving, on May 5

Ideas & Resources for Companies, Nonprofits, and Individual Donors
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Coronavirus has changed – everything. Yet, we know when people unite around a common cause, real and lasting change happens.

Why Investing in Women Is Crucial Right Now

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by Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest and former Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

One thing I hear loud and clear from our community of female investors at Ellevest is the desire to help each other during this crisis. Some of us will donate our time, others our money. I think there’s another thing to consider doing: continue to shift capital to investments that are better for women. Because as we come out of this crisis, the same global issues that existed before COVID-19 will exist afterward — and in some cases, in a more pronounced way. 

Food Banks Get Donation Boost During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

To help food banks continue distributing needed meals to vulnerable communities, Edison International has donated $500,000 to five Southern California nonprofits.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

When Tammy Tran and her three sisters were growing up in Santa Ana, she recalls the food boxes they regularly received from the Orange County Food Bank filled with cheeses, cereal boxes and canned food.

“My parents are immigrants from Vietnam and were struggling. Growing up, I thought everyone got those boxes,” said Tran, a senior manager at Southern California Edison.

Pandemics and Perpetuity

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What if foundations were to open up their endowments entirely and put a time stamp on their payout? To do that, many foundations will need to have tough conversations about whether or not they exist in perpetuity.

Morgan Stanley Announces $10 Million Cash Commitment to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Firm’s efforts to focus on supporting longstanding commitment to children’s wellbeing and capacity building for first responder organizations.
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NEW YORK, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announced a $10 million cash commitment in aid to support Coronavirus relief efforts. Funding will support critical frontline medical responders globally as well as community providers serving those economically impacted by the crisis. The first three grants of $2 million each were announced for Feeding America, the CDC Foundation, and the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Health Fund.

Verizon Will Help Customers and Small Businesses Disrupted by Impact of Coronavirus

By: Rich Young
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Verizon will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by global crisis

Networks continue to perform strongly as Verizon accelerates investments for the future

How to Help the Most Vulnerable Through the Pandemic

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In an opinion article on The Chronicle of Philanthropy, FSG Co-CEO Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, shares ideas from her experience as a pediatrician and former medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Taking Action to Make a Global Impact

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Following the devastating wildfires in Australia and powerful earthquakes that shook Puerto Rico last week, we're taking action to make a global impact through our international partnerships as well as nonprofit organizations Afya Foundation and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).

Helping Puerto Rico recover from earthquakes

Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake it experienced just days before. The island has been experiencing hundreds of smaller quakes during the past few weeks.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 39: Celebrating a Year of Social Impact Conversations With Danielle Holly

Reflecting on Trends in Volunteering, Philanthropy, Corporate Activism and Disaster Resiliency
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In the season 1 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly looks back on more than a year of social impact conversations with insightful, inspiring change leaders across sectors and industries.

Caterpillar's Focus on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

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As Caterpillar and its customers work to build traditional infrastructure, the Caterpillar Foundation is focused on building human infrastructure. Learn how the Caterpillar Foundation makes a difference. 

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