FASTSIGNS offers Ventura County nonprofits chance to apply for grant

Ventura County Star | October 25, 2018

Ventura County nonprofits can apply for a grant from FASTSIGNS to increase visibility for their cause. FASTSIGNS, a Texas-based signage company that has a store in Ventura, is offering a grant worth more than $1,000 in supplies that can be used for outreach efforts. The sign grant package includes a full-color custom table throw, retractable banner stand with graphic, bent easel tabletop sign, 250 decals and 250 postcards valued at over $1,000. A second grant will be awarded that includes a table throw and 250 postcards.

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During the recent decade the world has seen a growing trend of philanthropy, from CSR and social entrepreneurship to high impact donor giving pledges. As a result charity organizations around the world administer donations worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually.With such great amounts of money flowing through the charity sector the pressure to show the result of the organizations’ work has increased.

Spotlight

During the recent decade the world has seen a growing trend of philanthropy, from CSR and social entrepreneurship to high impact donor giving pledges. As a result charity organizations around the world administer donations worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually.With such great amounts of money flowing through the charity sector the pressure to show the result of the organizations’ work has increased.

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Approximately 15,000 AbbVie Employees to Volunteer Globally to Support Local Communities in Annual Week of Possibilities

AbbVie | June 28, 2022

AbbVie kicks off its seventh Week of Possibilities with approximately 15,000 employees volunteering in more than 50 countries to serve local communities around the world. From June 27 to July 1, AbbVie employees will work with trusted community partners to complete hands-on projects, including renovating schools, playgrounds and community centers, to benefit local communities impacting tens of thousands of people. Supporting our local communities is at the heart of AbbVie's culture, and there is no greater example of this than our annual Week of Possibilities, where AbbVie employees around the world come together through volunteering to embrace our shared commitment of giving back. We are thrilled our employee volunteers are returning to service projects in local communities this year following a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. We look forward to collaborating with our nonprofit partners to make a real impact in our local communities across the globe." Tracie Haas, president, AbbVie Foundation To bring Week of Possibilities to life, the AbbVie Foundation works with longstanding community partners, including Heart of America Foundation and KABOOM! in the U.S., and Points of Light globally. At its North Chicago headquarters, AbbVie partners with North Chicago Community Partners, Bernie's Book Bank, Habitat for Humanity and others. Service projects vary by region and are selected based on the greatest needs in local communities. Project highlights include: In North Chicago, employee volunteers will renovate four local schools, help teachers prepare for the move into the new middle school, Neal Math and Science Academy, build a new community playground, participate in book, food and clothing sorting, and build two single family homes for families in need. In Brisbane and Anaheim, California, AbbVie volunteers will transform two community playgrounds. AbbVie teams will create STEM Labs and renovate libraries at schools in Santa Ana and Redwood City, California; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Boston and Worchester, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Austin and Houston, Texas. Globally, AbbVie's partnership with Points of Light will impact thousands of students in dozens of schools and community centers with refreshed and refurbished learning, meeting and outdoor spaces. AbbVie employees will also focus on making a positive impact to the environment and serving local communities through food banks and education-focused initiatives. Additionally, select AbbVie volunteers in Europe will prepare supplies and kits for Ukrainian refugees. Collectively, AbbVie volunteers in more than 50 countries will serve the greatest needs in their local communities and help create a positive, lasting impact for children and families. Since its inception, AbbVie has been recognized for its corporate citizenship, including as one of top "Companies that Care" by Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE. About AbbVie AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. About the AbbVie Foundation The AbbVie Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation, is dedicated to having a remarkable impact for local communities in need around the world through a commitment to building sustainable health care systems and effective educational programs.

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CCS Fundraising Welcomes New Data Science & Analytics Practice Lead

CCS Fundraising | July 28, 2022

CCS Fundraising, the world's leading fundraising consulting firm, announced the arrival of Ashutosh Nandeshwar, the firm's new Senior Vice President of Data Science & Analytics. Nandeshwar joins CCS with extensive experience and expertise in systems engineering, artificial intelligence, and design thinking, and has built solutions to improve fundraising results at the world's top higher education institutions, including the University of Michigan, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Southern California. He is the author of multiple books, including a co-authored book titled Data Science for Fundraising, which has been lauded as an "invaluable addition to any serious data scientist's library" by fellow data scientist, Bala Deshpande, Ph.D. Nandeshwar will lead CCS's Data Science & Analytics Practice, which helps nonprofit clients maximize their fundraising success by pairing critical technical capabilities – including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Design Thinking – with deep expertise in fundraising strategy and implementation. Nandeshwar's leadership will deepen CCS's ability to provide data science & analytics solutions for its clients, and over the next several months the firm will announce plans for expanding its service offerings to nonprofit partners. Speaking about the impact that data science & analytics can have on CCS's clients, Nandeshwar said, CCS works with many of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, and a data-driven approach is critical to their ongoing fundraising success. I am excited to have the opportunity to work closely with CCS's Data Science & Analytics Practice to build on their excellent work and help expand our offerings so that we can continue to deliver high-value, data-driven insights for our partners. "We are delighted to have Ashutosh join our team of leading fundraising professionals, In our increasingly data-oriented world, it is critical that we keep building our unique expertise and cutting-edge offerings in this space to ensure we're delivering the best possible results for our clients. I look forward to working closely alongside Ashutosh to ensure CCS remains at the forefront of data science and analytics solutions for fundraising." -Jon Kane, President & CEO, CCS. About CCS Fundraising- CCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that has partnered with nonprofits for transformational change for 75 years. CCS provides a wide range of services that support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising programs, including campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, and major gift strategy. The firm's experts, skilled in campaign and development strategy, work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors and geographies.

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DENSO Donates $100K to American Red Cross to Assist Kentucky Flood Recovery

American Red Cross | August 17, 2022

The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood recovery efforts in Kentucky. DENSO's donation will help the aid organization deliver its vital shelter, food and health services to people in need. Others who wish to support can make their own donation to the American Red Cross through DENSO's disaster relief microsite. Companies affiliated with DENSO that operate in Kentucky include Kyosan DENSO Manufacturing Kentucky, LLC, located in Mt. Sterling, and DENSO Air Systems, located in Hopkinsville. While these sites were not directly impacted by the flooding, employees at the companies and DENSO partners across the state are deeply connected to communities still in need of relief. "The devastation Kentuckians are facing is unimaginable. That's why it's so important we do our part in helping those affected get back on their feet, We'll always be committed to positively contributing to the places we call home, and we hope this donation advances communities closer to full recovery." -Bob Townsend, vice president of Corporate Services at DENSO and DNAF. DENSO's donation was sourced from DNAF funds specifically earmarked for charitable initiatives. In addition to providing disaster relief, DNAF is also dedicated to helping students advance their education in science, technology, engineering, math and related programs. To do this, the foundation provides grants to colleges and universities across North America, giving students opportunities to grow their skills, pursue technical careers and lead tomorrow's workforce. About DENSO: DENSO is a $45.1 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 198 facilities to produce electrification system, powertrain system, thermal system, mobility electronics, & advanced devices, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company's 167,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, DENSO in North America generated $9.5 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation, and pushes DENSO forward.

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