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Register Now! Webinar: The Next Step - Evaluating and Sharing Your Impact

Hosted by SmartSimple, Featuring America's Charities
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Defining your company’s values, goals, and KPIs is the first important step on your road to impact measurement—but what comes next is equally important. Determining how you will aggregate your data, how you’ll visualize and present that information, how to build your impact narrative – and how it should change over time – can be the difference between merely collecting data and actually evaluating and sharing your results in a meaningful way.

Reimagining Merchant Training in Colombia

How Financial Services Providers used interactive mobile messaging to help thousands of MSMEs grow
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Micro and small merchant training is a critical undertaking in developing nations where these businesses are the biggest drivers of economic growth and job creation.

However, massive gaps in business management skills and financial literacy are limiting their potential. In an ideal world without resource constraints, all merchants would have access to in-person training programs, with dedicated instructors helping them learn and implement best practices.

CIT Supports Housing for Homeless Families in Los Angeles with Grant to Upward Bound House

Donation furnishes ten temporary housing units for families as part of Acts of Caring initiative
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2020 /3BL Media/-- CIT Group Inc. (CIT) has announced that it has made a donation that will completely furnish ten temporary housing apartments for Upward Bound House, an organization working to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles.

CIT Funds Greenhouse Construction at Tarzana Community and Cultural Center

Donation completes Children’s Teaching Garden dedicated to environmental sustainability as part of Acts of Caring initiative
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TARZANA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 /3BL Media/-- CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has made a donation to Tarzana Community and Cultural Center (TCCC) for the construction of a greenhouse in the organization’s Children’s Teaching Garden, a community need identified by a customer of CIT’s Southern California retail bank OneWest Bank as part of the company’s Acts of Caring initiative.

How Companies Can Provide Immediate Assistance to Employees Impacted by COVID-19 and Other Disasters

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Childcare. Utilities. Medical bills. To many of us, these are just typical, everyday costs of living and working. For others, these are a few common causes behind serious financial hardship, often forcing someone to choose between medicine, electricity, food, or shelter. In some dire situations, these can even be the make-or-break reasons that lead to someone becoming homeless.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has only compounded these existing hardships, which employees nationwide have been grappling with for years.

World Wildlife Fund Announces Investment in Seaweed Farming Through Ocean Rainforest

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WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In a first for World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with generous support from The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust, the organization announced an $850,000 investment in Ocean Rainforest, to accelerate growth of offshore seaweed production for the benefit of people, communities, and climate gains.

Scotiabank Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusion For Every Future

President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit
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TORONTO, /3BL Media/ - At the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit, Scotiabank reaffirmed its commitment to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large. 

Financial Education Helps Build Stronger Communities

Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
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Financial education helps build stronger communities. This is why Fifth Third Bank has invested over the years in various financial education programs to meet the needs of all age groups, from elementary school students to adults. With the dedication and volunteer efforts of our employees, and partnerships with organizations like EVERFI and University of Cincinnati The Alpaugh Family Economics Center at UC, we have educated already 2.5 million people - and many more to come.

Join LBG Canada and CCVO for a Conversation on Community Investment After COVID

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Join CCVO and LBG Canada for a conversation exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Alberta non-profit sector and its intersection with corporate community investment.

Hatch Detroit Launches Small Business Alumni Relief Fund With $100,000 From Comerica Bank

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DETROIT, August 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank and Hatch Detroit are expanding upon their longtime partnership by announcing the Hatch Detroit Small Business Alumni Relief Fund to support alumni businesses of the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest that have been financially affected by COVID-19. The $100,000 relief fund provides utility assistance for more than 40 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest alumni businesses that have opened since the inaugural contest in 2011.

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