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Taproot Foundation's 2020 Nonprofit Resiliency Survey: Key Takeaways

Download the key takeaways from Taproot Foundation's 2020 nonprofit survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their operations, programmatic work, and fundraising ability.
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Find Taproot Foundation's 2020 Nonprofit Resiliency Survey: Key Takeaways here.

The past year has challenged us all in ways we never expected. Yet through it all, we've been able turn to nonprofits for support.

Celebrating MLK Day Through Reflection, Recommitment and Volunteerism

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.

Make 2021 a Year of Giving Back

[Webinar] Dive into Taproot Pro Bono to Support Nonprofits Virtually
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Wednesday, January 27 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT  
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Prepare for Pivots With Support From Taproot Skilled Volunteers

WEBINAR: Build Capacity in 2021 by Teaming Up with Virtual Volunteers
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Thursday, January 28 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM CT/ 10 AM PST  
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Timberland Transforms Its Annual Holiday Traditions Into All-Virtual Celebrations of Community and Service

Over 100 volunteers served at virtual projects to support community organizations.
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The spirit of giving is alive and well at the Timberland headquarters in Stratham, NH. Though the more than 300 employees continue to work from home due to COVID-19, they have found new ways to engage with their communities and help those less fortunate.  Also new for this year was a desire to support the Black community more intentionally, which sparked several new partnerships.

Honoring #TeamDow Volunteers

by Nancy Lamb, global director for Corporate Citizenship, president of the Dow Company Foundation
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To our workforce going above and beyond... thank you.

This year we have all experienced real challenges – whether you are in the private, public or nonprofit sector – every industry in every corner of the globe has been touched by the events of this year. Every employee, neighbor, family member, friend… in every population… has been personally impacted by one or more natural disasters, a global health pandemic and racial injustices.

A Passion for Purpose and Resilience in Learning at IBM Canada

By Carolyn Murphy
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One thing that our final three IBM Service Corps (ISC) projects in Canada have in common – they’re focused on executing two elements of IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility mission: improving education and skills development as well as supporting community resilience. In response to COVID-19, IBM Canada has partnered with the social purpose sector to address the sector’s digital transformation needs; build a demand-led Good Jobs pilot; and, help educators and students better access STEM curriculum and resources.

As Historic Back-to-Back Hurricanes Hit Honduras, VF Corporation Steps Up to Help Communities

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As the global pandemic continues to claim lives worldwide, two catastrophic hurricanes recently ravaged Honduras, where streets remain flooded and homes uninhabitable. During the first week of November, Category 4 Hurricane Eta pummeled 140 mph winds across the country’s north and eastern shores, also striking Guatemala and Nicaragua. Less than two weeks later, Category 5 Hurricane Iota doubled the blow.

Three Upshots of Pro Bono in 2020: Key Takeaways From Taproot Foundation's Annual Corporate Day

Taproot’s annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit Corporate Day highlighted opportunities to learn, improve, grow, and expand the reach and impact of pro bono service in 2020.
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This year’s annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit Corporate Day moved to the digital space, where leaders from across sectors gathered to reflect on the challenges of 2020 and the ways in which pro bono can help in response. For many, those challenges shed light on opportunities they were able to embrace—opportunities to learn, improve, grow, and expand the reach and impact of their service.

Our conversations throughout the day covered topics from high-level visions for the future to small tweaks in implementation, but three key takeaways stood out:

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