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Outstanding Women in Pittsburgh Philanthropy

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03/25/2015
Dorothea Dix, Jane Holmes, Mary Grogham Schenley were early pioneers of Pittsburgh philanthropy and paved the way for some of the Pittsburgh women leading our philanthropic community today. John Denny, founder of Denny Civic Solutions, has written a spotlight article about five outstanding women who are highly effective in changing our community for the better with their work in philanthropy.
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Seven Steps Towards Strategic Corporate Philanthropy

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03/25/2015
Successful companies now recognize that philanthropy is a key component of corporate citizenship and overall business strategy. To create a strategic corporate philanthropy program, or improve an existing one, consider these seven steps offered by Bruce DeBoskey, a teaching fellow of Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.
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Volunteering: What Could Go Wrong?

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03/25/2015
A lot, it turns out. Not all volunteer activities are equally helpful, and it can be surprisingly difficult for your nonprofit partners to be candid about what they need (and don’t need). The next time your company considers volunteering as a team-building or employee engagement strategy, consider the constraints and preferences of the nonprofit agency you have in mind.
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Just-Launched Website Lets Ordinary People Give Away Corporations' Money

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03/11/2015
Launched this week by EcoMedia, Viewers to Volunteers compiles videos, articles, and other content — all of it underwritten by corporate advertisers — and a complementary mechanism for giving. Starting next month, users will be able to earn points by engaging with the content, such as watching a video and sharing it with friends. They can then "spend" their points by directing a participating corporation to make a charitable donation to a specific nonprofit.
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