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SuiteWorld Hackathon Brings Coding and Giving Together for Good

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Developers and project managers hoping to use their NetSuite skills in the service of good, will once again have a unique opportunity to do just that at this year’s SuiteWorld. Our NetSuite.org Hackathon 4Good is taking place on Monday, May 4 and you’ll have a chance to code a NetSuite-based solution for one of our two charity partners – Good360 and Found Animals Foundation!

Kids Set out to ‘Make Their Mark’ on Child Hunger During National Service Month

ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation prove that you can make a difference in the fight against child hunger at any age
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OMAHA, Neb., April 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ — When faced with a challenging reality, like the staggering facts of child hunger in America, it’s inspiring to see how kids jump into action to help their friends, neighbors and peers. The pure simplicity of kids helping kids in need is what moved ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) and the ConAgra Foods Foundation to enlist youth volunteers to fight child hunger in their own communities by funding 100 youth service grants through a partnership with generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light.

Genuine Workplace Philanthropy Can Redeem Corporate Reputation & Brand Value

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Corporate philanthropy, when done genuinely and passionately across all levels of an organization, can help boost a company’s reputation and reverse a tarnished brand. For example, in early February 2015, one of the world’s largest banks was caught up in scandal – accused of actively helping clients illegally stash away billions to avoid taxes.

Women & Investing: Why Gender Diversity Matters to Investors

by Joseph F. Keefe, CEO, and Sallie L. Krawcheck, Chair, Pax Ellevate Management LLC
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by Joseph F. Keefe, CEO, and Sallie L. Krawcheck, Chair, Pax Ellevate Management LLC

The business case for gender diversity is now well documented. The research is compelling: when women are at the table – and better yet, in leadership positions – companies simply perform better.

The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Program with UNHCR enables faster and more accurate distribution of supplies to refugee camps
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ATLANTA, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced the launch of the UPS Relief Link program to help improve the lives of displaced refugees around the world through optimized distribution and tracking of critical supplies in crisis-affected areas.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves for Clean Waterways

Partnering in Communities
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Here a shoe. There a tire. Everywhere a bit of litter. This isn’t an updated version of a children’s nursery rhyme. Nor is this an inventory of a local city trash dump. This, unfortunately, is the reality of some of our most precious waterways. Alongside where families fish or swim, a few feet away, items meant for a recycling or garbage bin may be seen floating by. This isn’t okay.

Blog: How Volunteers Build Healthy Communities

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Alliance Data associates don’t wait until today for an opportunity to step away from their desks to help organizations make a larger impact in their communities. What’s today? Well, it’s International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD); an international advocacy day when organizations plan philanthropic initiatives to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships that inspire businesses around the world to engage further.

A Cause Marketing Partnership Inspired by Employee Enthusiasm & Ice Cream

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Ice cream for breakfast anyone?  It’s a tradition nearly 7,500 children experience with their families each year at Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida that provides memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Holland America Line Wins Top United Way Award for Philanthropy

Sparkies Award Recognizes Company’s Volunteerism and Donations
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SEATTLE, Wash., April 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ — At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County, Washington. The Sparkie Awards recognize organizations that make a difference locally through enthusiastic and innovative community work.

Holland America Line won the Sparkies’ Live United Award for increasing donations during the company’s annual United Way campaign and for rewarding employee volunteers who give at least 30 hours of service by donating to their nonprofit of choice.

Why H&M and Puma Want to Pick Apart Your Old Clothes

By Jessica Shankleman
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Clothing giants H&M and Puma are hoping to prove the value of a new recycling technology that can separate individual fibres and dyes from old clothes.

The new partnership announced today will see Puma owner Kering and H&M use a technology developed by East London start-up Worn Again that aims to reduce the millions of tonnes of cotton and polyesters produced each year.

The process uses chemicals to dissolve and separate polyester and cotton from old clothes and textiles. Puma and H&M hope to then use these extracted fibres to create new clothes.

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