Engaging a Community on Education Vision

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Engaging a Community on Education Vision

The Creative Village Development team and its education partners wanted to engage the Parramore community in a conversation about their vision for education. To facilitate the discussion, we created an interactive “art wall” concept that served three primary purposes: 1. Information gathering to inform our education partners 2. Raise community awareness about Creative Village 3. Begin to establish “place” for the real estate project The Creative Village team brought in Kecia Carroll to lead various aspects of the project including community engagement, project coordination and reporting....

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Q: What is skilled volunteerism and how does it fit into our community investment program?

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Q: What is skilled volunteerism and how does it fit into our community investment program?

A: Companies making service-based contributions, in addition to financial ones, strengthen or expand nonprofit partnerships and increase their impact. That is what we refer to as ‘skilled volunteerism’. It is about companies thinking beyond writing checks to contributing their unique skills and services where there is a need in the community. Companies interested in contributing skilled volunteers can start by taking an inventory to determine where there is a community need and what they are uniquely qualified to offer. This is often a way smaller companies hoping to make a big difference...

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Unilever CEO connects employee engagement to sustainable business strategy

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Unilever CEO connects employee engagement to sustainable business strategy

Unilever CEO Paul Polman recently co-wrote a great article published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. It describes eight ways to engage employees to create a sustainable business, however his ideas apply to companies with any type of social responsibility embedded into their overall business strategy. In reading this article, I realized that you could replace the word sustainability with corporate social responsibility and the concepts still apply. Define the company’s long-term purpose Spell out the economic case for sustainability Create sustainability...

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Central Florida Workplace Challenge Highlights Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Community Investment, Great Companies | Comments Off on Central Florida Workplace Challenge Highlights Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement

Central Florida Workplace Challenge Highlights Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement

The 2016 Central Florida Workplace Challenge asked organizations to look at how they do business and document ways that they incorporate environmentally responsible, employee friendly or community service activities in their day-to-day work. The challenge recognized efforts of local businesses and organizations that made their work environment an easier place to be healthy while also encouraging all workplaces to join the goal of making Central Florida a healthier region. In addition to environmental responsibility, these companies took an active role in promoting volunteer service inside...

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Getting Started, Getting Focused, Growing Impact

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Community Investment, Work | Comments Off on Getting Started, Getting Focused, Growing Impact

Getting Started, Getting Focused, Growing Impact

We live in a day and age when corporate citizenship matters – to employees, to customers and to the general population. Kecia Carroll helped close out PRSA Orlando’s final session of 2016 by leading a panel of fellow CSR champions whose organizations are making a difference at various points along the CSR continuum. From large corporations to small businesses, from agencies to non-profit organizations, guests learned some of the tried-and-true methods for taking responsible business practices to the next level for greater impact....

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