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Is Your Company Running a “Healthy” Food Drive?

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Each year, millions of food drives are run to support more than 50,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other organizations in the United States.  And many of these food drives are held by companies as a way to engage employees in their workplace giving programs.  But how much are those food drives really helping and are we running them as well as we could be?

Pro Bono Week 2014 Kicks Off Today, Driving the Global Movement Forward

Taproot Foundation convenes over 50 US and global organizations to participate
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October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Today marks the beginning of Pro Bono Week 2014, a global campaign led by Taproot Foundation, which celebrates the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Taproot is a key leader and architect of the pro bono movement, and has convened over 50 US and global organizations to participate in this year’s week-long effort.

Common Impact Offers Free Pro Bono Consulting

Pro Bono Week 2014
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BOSTON, MA, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact is offering free one-hour consulting sessions to companies and nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about building or expanding skills-based volunteering programs as part of Pro Bono Week 2014 (October 19-25). Companies and nonprofits interested in signing up for a free one-hour telephone consultation session or to learn more can email info@commonimpact.org.

Fair Trade: Every Purchase Matters

Fair Trade Month video from Fair Trade USA
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With Fair Trade, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community's day-to-day lives. Visit BeFair.org to learn how you can help. 

Your purchases can help farming families in 70 countries earn fair wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and keep their kids in school. Buying Fair Trade is an easy way to support hard-working people who grow and sew the products we love.

Majority of Companies Increased Community Investments, Focused Giving Programs Since End of Global Recession

261 Companies Took Part in Largest Study of Corporate Societal Engagement
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NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - From 2010 to 2013, giving increased for 64% of companies, and it grew by more than 10% for 52% of companies. Companies that increased giving since 2010 improved business performance; companies that increased giving by more than 10% since 2010 also increased median revenues by 11% from 2010 to 2013, and pre-tax profits increased for 59% of those companies.

David Robertston Leads Off Action Team Teleconference Series

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If this month’s call set the tone for the 2014-2015 Action Team Monthly Conference Calls series then we are in for a treat! 
 
October’s call featured New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson, an influential star both on and off the field.
 

Don Bosco Receives New Vehicle

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The Caesars Foundation and Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino recently presented the Don Bosco Senior Center with a Ford Transit Connect to help serve 6,000 more meals each month.

 

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Meet the First 9 teams Competing in the Enactus World Cup

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Meet nine of the teams that will be competing for the 2014 Enactus World Cup. Stay tuned for more team profiles.

To see some of these teams present their projects, tune in to our live broadcasts of the key ceremonies and the final round presentations. Information about the event, including the live stream schedule can be found at http://enactus.org/worldcup.

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