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How Microsoft Built an Employee Culture of Giving
February Virtual Conference

How Microsoft Built an Employee Culture of Giving

When Akhtar Badshah joined Microsoft as head of its philanthropic efforts back in 2004, the company’s reputation was not exactly warm and fuzzy. Only two years earlier, the company had reached a legal settlement with the U.S. government, which had accused Microsoft of abusing its monopoly position in the PC market. When the newly hired […]

BY Angelica Frey | March 9, 2021

Companies Ask: What Does Our Community Need?
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Companies Ask: What Does Our Community Need?

There are almost countless phrases that have become popularized–and arguably overused–since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic: “We are all in this together.” “In these uncertain times.” “The new normal.” “Now more than ever.” But when employees at the financial-tech company Fiserv refer to their Covid-19 response as well as their overall sense of corporate […]

BY Sheila Flynn | March 2, 2021

How Companies Can Find Their Sense of Purpose
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How Companies Can Find Their Sense of Purpose

When Casey Wahl founded his startup Attuned, software that measures intrinsic motivation among employees, he didn’t have a set statement of purpose to share with his own hires. “I just thought that our values are there–we never actually wrote them down,” he remembered. But that was a problem. “People were not fully aligned because the […]

BY Emily Nonko | February 23, 2021

Joy in Childhood: How a Corporate Charity Sharpened Its Focus
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Joy in Childhood: How a Corporate Charity Sharpened Its Focus

A week before COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions took hold, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation was in the middle of its “week of joy,” in which the foundation helps place volunteers in food banks. Suddenly, the system to keep food banks running had to shut down. Volunteers couldn’t come in, food transit was halted, and the […]

BY Emily Nonko | February 20, 2021

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