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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."

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Through the End of May 2020, Triple Your Support for COVID-19 Relief with Timberland

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Timberland is part of the VF Family of Brands. Join VF and the VF Foundation to fight COVID-19 and aid relief efforts around the world. The Foundation has pledged $1.5M and will also match your donations 2-to-1 to the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund (up to an additional $500,000) to amplify our collective impact.

Your donation will directly support communities impacted by the pandemic.

Together, we can be a force for good.

Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

SSIR: How Foundations Can Make Progress on Long-Term Social Change Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

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By learning from this crisis and others before it, foundations can do more—individually and as an alliance—to identify and prepare themselves and their partners for major threats in the future and their impact on long-term efforts to solve serious social problems. Doing so will help ensure that the opportunities for innovative solutions created by a crisis today become the building blocks of a more just world tomorrow.

Charity: Food

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During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:

Blackbaud Releases First Look Data at Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility Response to COVID-19

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CHARLESTON, S.C. May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today releases data insights into companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) response to COVID-19. Data was collected via Blackbaud’s YourCause CSRconnect solution, which houses corporate program details and its employees’ engagement within CSR programs. Results show that companies are stepping up to support customers and employees during the pandemic. Key insights include: 

Team Rubicon Announces the COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program in Collaboration with Patient Advocate Foundation and Funded by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

Program will provide urgently needed assistance for immunocompromised individuals impacted by COVID-19
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LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/-- Team Rubicon (TR), in collaboration with Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), has announced “The COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program”. The program will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quakes to Coronavirus: Red Cross Delivers Relief With Help From FedEx

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Pictured in the photo accompanying this post is American Red Cross Regional Executive Lee Feliciano in Puerto Rico. Lee is surrounded by communications and IT equipment, delivered by FedEx through donated shipping services provided year-round. The equipment pictured was used by the Red Cross in their relief response to the earthquakes earlier this year.

For many years FedEx has provided donated shipping services to the Red Cross to help transport various items including communications and IT equipment in preparation for and in response to disasters.

Kimberly-Clark Foundation Gives $2.5 Million to Accelerate Red Cross COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 is having the largest impact on the poor and displaced, who have few resources to cope with disease or the global economic downturn.

To aid humanitarian relief in the US and around the world, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation donated $2.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross. The international network of 14 million volunteers has mobilized to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, provide basic aid and deliver lifesaving information to people in desperate need.

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