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Michele Danno

By Michele Danno

DRAFTING FOR A CAUSE

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During Draft Weekend, NFL teams recruited roughly 200 college students into the big leagues. At the same time, twice as many volunteers were “drafted” by United Way TEAM NFL to become readers, tutors, and mentors for students across America. More

04/30/13

Michele Danno

By Michele Danno

TEAM DAVIN, Not Your Average “Underdog” Tale

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This time last year, “TEAM DAVIN” was merely a concept, an idea, a group of strangers who accepted a challenge to help kids stay in school. But one year later, this team of unlikely colleagues — a professional football player, a 20-year-old college student, a foundation exec, a nonprofit marketing manager and an NFL team staffer — developed and executed a vision to “Live United for Education” with United Way and accomplished a feat no other came close to achieving. More

04/17/13

Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor

Creating Impact Through Volunteering – Part 5: Deepening Employee, Business Engagement for Impact

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In this fifth blog on corporate volunteering, we discuss the impact the last ten years of our unskilled team volunteering program has had on ourselves, United Way Australia, and how we have used this to deepen our engagement with our corporate partners, their employees and our communities, to create greater impact for all these stakeholders. More

04/15/13

Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor

Creating Impact Through Volunteering – Part 4: Growing Community Partnerships

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In this fourth blog we reflect on the impact for our community partner, through a case study with a long term partner, Pathways Early Childhood Intervention, a small community organisation in Sydney’s inner west supporting families with children with disabilities. More

04/08/13

Stacey Knight

By Stacey Knight

Healthy Summer Meals to End the Summer Slide

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While summer evokes warm memories for many of us, too many children in the U.S. - 1 out of 5 - do not always know where their next meal will come from. As a mom, I understand the deep desire to give your kids what they need, yet even the basics are out of reach for many hard working moms and dads during the summer. More

04/01/13

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