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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.

The Housing Affordability Crisis Episode 4: Driving Toward Solutions

What happens next?
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In this special 4-part video series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the housing affordability crisis in America, including Marc H. Morial, President of the National Urben League; Cerita Battles, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Keith Fairey, Enterprise Community Partners; Wells Fargo Senior Economist, Mark Vitner; and Vince Toye, Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investments.

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
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Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

FedEx Announces Next Stage of its Global Community Engagement Program – FedEx Cares 50 by 50

Positively impacting 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2019 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is proud to announce the next stage of its global community engagement program – FedEx Cares 50 by 50, a new journey to deliver hope, change and new possibilities for 50 million people by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023. FedEx launched the new strategy after exceeding its goal to invest $200 million in 200 global communities by 2020 six months early.

Key Take Aways from the Social Impact Leadership Conference

At the recent SILC 2019 conference, Pete Karns, VP of Operations at CyberGrants, met and talked with CyberGrants clients about the state of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs
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By Pete Karns, VP Operations

One of the great parts of my role at CyberGrants is the strategic interaction with our clients. I love our clients. The energy and passion for what they do – across grant making and employee programs – is contagious. Our clients quite literally change the world for the better, sometimes on a large scale, and always on an individual scale. At the recent SILC 2019 conference, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of our clients about the state of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Secret Supports USWNT Appeal for Equal Pay

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This month, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) made world history in becoming the first team to win four Women’s World Cup titles. Yet, even as the team battled for the Cup on the field, they also fought for equal pay off the field – and the win only raised awareness and increased conversation around the pay disparity between female and male players. Now, a major brand is stepping in to support, lending its marketing platform and dollars to the cause.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 26: Martin Cominsky, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Connecting Faiths & Fortifying Communities
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Martin Cominsky, President & CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, joins host Danielle Holly to share his organization’s messages of volunteerism, community building and respect for other faiths.

The Housing Affordability Crisis Episode 3: Turning the Tide

How do we fix this? Experts identify actions policymakers, communities, and banks can take now to spark systemic change and solve the housing affordability crisis.
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In this special 4-part video series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the housing affordability crisis in America, including Marc H. Morial, President of the National Urben League; Cerita Battles, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Keith Fairey, Enterprise Community Partners; Wells Fargo Senior Economist, Mark Vitner; and Vince Toye, Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investments.

MTV Partners With Lena Waithe to Save Mothers' Lives

Inside the making of the brand’s campaign to combat America's rising mother mortality rate.
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By Kelby Clark

One of the most dangerous places in the developed world to give birth is the United States, and MTV wants to help create awareness.

Comerica Bank and NAACP to Launch Financial Education Campaign Hosting Programs Throughout Detroit

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DETROIT, July 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank, the longest-serving bank in Michigan for 170 years, and the NAACP will launch a new financial education program beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7, providing Detroit residents with empowerment sessions focused on money management, checking and savings, budgeting, investing and credit management.

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