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Habitat Build: Together, We Are Mohawk

Mohawk employees volunteer their time with Habitat for Humanity
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“Together, We are Mohawk” was written across the backs of over 50 Mohawk employees that volunteered for this year’s Clark Howard Build for Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta at the end of February. 

WEBINAR: Supporting the Social Sector Through Virtual Pro Bono Programming

Taproot Foundation hosts a webinar on April 1 exploring how companies can continue delivering their pro bono programs virtually
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We’re facing unprecedented challenges globally as we confront the coronavirus, and we’re leaning on the social sector to continue providing services that our communities need. Even though in-person employee engagement programming at companies is uncertain right now, we’re hearing from so many that they want to step up and support their nonprofit beneficiaries through these harrowing times.

In this webinar, Taproot Foundation will guide practitioners through virtual pro bono programming and why it’s so critical in our current climate. We’ll cover:

The Top 5 Ways Your Company Can Help Nonprofits Right Now Through Pro Bono

How your team can share the expertise and services nonprofits need
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Companies are asking us what nonprofits need right now and how pro bono can help. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most pervasive urgent organizational needs nonprofits are confronting across the sector due to the COVID-19 crisis, and real-life examples of the types of pro bono support that can make a real difference.

First, two important acknowledgements:

Adapting and Leading: How Companies Are Responding to COVID-19

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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Many of the lessons learned from 9/11, the 2008 recession, SARS, natural disasters, and other times of crisis have provided companies with a strong foundation for the response to COVID-19. The world’s leading companies know this is a time to focus on corporate purpose and values and to think about the way they lead today with an eye towards the long term and getting us through this period of time.

Preventing a Double Recession for Nonprofits: 5 Things You Can Do to Meet Urgent Needs

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Driven by a desire to lend a helping hand, the “hands-on” world of volunteer service connects people to help each other meet community challenges. These on-the-ground organizations are powered by people, comprised of community leaders who know the specific needs and strengths of their community.

But in this new “hands-off” world of social distancing, volunteering in person has come to an abrupt halt.

Domtar Employees Give Back Through 1K Your Way Giving Campaign

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Our 1K Your Way giving campaign enabled 20 employees from coast to coast to direct $1,000 Domtar grants to important causes in their areas. These grants are in addition to the millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours that Domtar has given corporately to improve literacy and learning, health and wellness, and sustainability in the areas where we operate. We’ll be highlighting these grants throughout the year.

Congrats the 2020 Corporate Goodness Award Winners!

“The Goodies” Celebrate Progressive Companies Innovating Through Modern Approaches to Corporate Purpose
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Benevity’s 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards, also known as “The Goodies”, celebrate the bold, innovative, inclusive and creative ways that companies are making a difference in the world — and how they inspire other people through purpose. 

Pro Bono in 2020 and Beyond

How Taproot Foundation is driving the movement forward in the new decade
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By Lindsay Firestone Gruber, President and CEO, Taproot Foundation

Pushing Beyond The Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

"The BEST Field Trip Ever!"

Cox Enterprises volunteers across the country spend time with kids in the Boys and Girls Clubs
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"This was the BEST field trip ever!" Boys and Girls Club members had the BEST day with Cox Enterprise volunteers from around the country. They built Kano Kits together and the kids- and the adults - loved every minute!

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