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Giva Salutes: A Home Within

A Home Within

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

At A Home Within, a community of trained volunteer therapists believe "relationships matter because relationships heal."

Founded in 1994, A Home Within is the nation's first organization to provide emotional assistance to foster youth. Approved by both the American Psychological Association and the Board of Behavioral Sciences, A Home Within provides free one-on-one therapy sessions "for as long as it takes" to assist emotionally-distressed children.

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5 Benefits of Workforce Diversity

Workforce Diversity

Workforce diversity entails that people from a mixture of cultures, ages, backgrounds, and races are working together. In recent studies, workforce diversity has been found to be valuable for public organizations and private firms. According to the IOSR Journal of Business and Management, these five factors are common benefits of workforce diversity:

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Giva Salutes: Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

Goodwill's core philosophy "A hand up, not a hand out" helped more than 260,000 people find employment opportunities last year. This nonprofit began in 1902 when the Reverend Edgar J. Helms collected household items from his Boston neighborhood and recruited volunteers to repair those items.

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Case Studies in CSR: Wells Fargo Donates $500,000 in Grants to Help the Homeless

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Wells Fargo & Company announced earlier this year that they will be providing a sum of $500,000 to two nonprofit organizations, The Road Home and The Community Foundation of Utah. Both of these nonprofits are dedicated to assisting the homeless in Salt Lake City.

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A Dreamcatcher’s Guide to Beginning a Nonprofit: Eclectic Tips & Insights

Guide to Starting a Nonprofit

National philanthropic giving rates are projected to rise by nearly 10% over the next two years. These numbers bode well for the many people now finally realizing their dreams of establishing a nonprofit.

In this short guide, we capture the words of wisdom that might have managed to slip past a dreamcatcher's net. The following advice and resources may turn a long-held dream into a sustainable, successful reality!

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B Labs: B the Change

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B Lab, the nonprofit behind B Corps, believes there is a different framework for success in business—the organization encourages businesses to be the best for the world, rather than merely the best in their respective industries. The nonprofit created the B Corporation certification, and awards for-profits this title if they demonstrate committed vows to transparency, accountability, sustainability, and performance.

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Giva Salutes: MEND Poverty

Mend Poverty

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

MEND Poverty, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless population of San Fernando Valley, California, promises to "Meet Each Need with Dignity." Founded in the 1970s, this organization provides emergency food, clothing, healthcare, and job training skills–all for no cost.

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Verizon Hosts Challenge to Inspire Students to Change Lives Through App Building

The Verizon Innovative Challenge

For the fourth year in a row, Verizon will be holding The Verizon Innovative Challenge, a contest for students interested in creating their very own problem-solving apps. For this challenge, middle and high school students living in the U.S. will join collaborative teams, generate innovative ideas, and build concepts for mobile apps. Their ideas for these apps must attempt to solve real world issues their schools and communities face. Absolutely no coding experience is necessary to participate.

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Giva Salutes: Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

Do you know who has been helping people in your very own community? Volunteers of America is a nonprofit touching the lives of over 2 million people in our own backyards.

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World Changers: Giva Salutes Net Impact

Net Impact

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

Net Impact

Twenty-two years ago, a small group of MBAs, a former Harvard Business School professor, and a handful of entrepreneurs founded an organization called Students for Responsible Business (SRB) with one goal in mind: to use business as a force for good. Today, SRB is known as Net Impact, a nonprofit organization that aims to empower a new generation of both students and professionals to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.

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