Philanthropy CSR News

The Automated Personal Touch

It's not actually an oxymoron!

We talk to a lot of folks who have one major concern about an online corporate giving program. They worry that once all requests are managed online, they might lose that personal touch.  Gone would be the friendly follow up call, the personal email or handwritten note.  Once the system goes online, everything is automated, is the common fear.  Depending on the solution you choose, nothing could be further from the truth.  

Tag and its Partner Samsung’s “Create The Future” Video were Nominated in the Online Film & Video: Technology Category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards


Tag (TakePart Agency Group) is the cause services agency within TakePart, Participant Media's digital division. 

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Tag (TakePart Agency Group) is the cause services agency within TakePart, Participant Media's digital division. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies Knows Good Things Come From Taking Risks

by Sangeeta Haindl

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, has an expansive approach to philanthropy. He has donated $3.3 billion to charity, and his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies is ranked among the most innovative organisations in the U.S. Bloomberg is willing to finance programs that could be controversial if they fail because he is willing to take risks and try new things.

Samsung Powers Education Across the United States Through Solve for Tomorrow

Students, teachers and principals were honored in Washington, D.C. alongside Congress and White House officials after winning a $2 million nationwide STEM education competition
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Samsung brought the winners of the $2 million Solve for Tomorrow STEM education competition to meet with Congressional and White House leaders in Washington D.C. Check out the video for a behind-the-scenes look. 

Theresa Cha
Samsung Electronics North America

Danielle Meister Cohen

Corporate Giving ROI & Bottomline

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Just like nonprofits, corporations are also trying to do more with less.  How can corporations get the ROI they want, while also making sure the charity gets what it needs?

McKesson Employees to Share “Words of Comfort” with Cancer Patients

Participants will create video messages for cancer patients in need, as part of Giving Comfort
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LAS VEGAS, NV, May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As part of a McKesson national sales meeting in Las Vegas this week, Giving Comfort – a program of the McKesson Foundation that provides care packages to low-income cancer patients – will record and collect inspirational videos from attendees to share with cancer patients and caregivers nationwide.

Outerwall Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Annual Update Highlights Company's Sustained Commitments to Employees, Community and Environment as Its Business Evolves
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BELLEVUE, Wash., May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR), a leader in automated retail, today released its third annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which outlines its 2013 efforts and long-term goals to cultivate an exceptional workplace, support local communities, and reduce environmental impacts. The report is now available online at

HITRECORD ON TV Receives 3 Nominations For The 18th Annual Webby Awards


HITRECORD ON TV/ hitRECord has received 3 nominations for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. This year’s awards received more than 12,000 entries from over 60 countries and with only 8 percent selected as nominees.

San Jose Mercury News Mentions Takepart’s “Teacher Stories” Campaign Inspired By The Documentary “Teach”


Inspired by Acclaimed Documentary ‘Teach,’ Launches ‘Teacher Stories’ Campaign, Pledging up to Fifty Thousand Dollars to U.S. Public Schools,, and other leading organizations supporting new campaign at

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Corporations That Care, Part 1: The Financial Sector

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Philanthropy may sound like a throwback form of CSR in these days of integrated financial reporting. But dozens of companies are practicing the old art of giving in a new style, with serious commitments of cash to support urgent causes such as hunger, education, and health. In 2011, corporate donations totaled $14.5 billion. Here’s a look at some companies who are the most generous and the causes they support, courtesy of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual corporate giving survey.


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