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On MLK Jr. Day, Spalding University announces new online professional development and training program in antiracism - Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

Enrollment is open now for Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey with live virtual sessions set to start in late January.

Key Points: 
  • Enrollment is open now for Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey with live virtual sessions set to start in late January.
  • It is the first featured offering of a reorganized interdisciplinary institute of social justice-themed training at Spalding called The Well that will be housed in the School of Social Work.
  • Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey is evidence of that commitment, and we are excited about this new chapter.
  • For more information on participating in Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey, visit spalding.edu/TheWell .

Christian Community Credit Union Names Mike Poirier As New Senior VP of Ministry Lending, Announces Retirement of Scott Reitsma

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Christian Community Credit Union is pleased to announce Mike Poirier as its new Senior Vice President of Ministry Lending effective January 4, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Christian Community Credit Union is pleased to announce Mike Poirier as its new Senior Vice President of Ministry Lending effective January 4, 2021.
  • Poirier will replace Scott Reitsma, who is retiring from the Credit Union effective March 1, 2021.
  • Above all, he has a heart for our mission and fulfilling our Kingdom purpose," said Blair Korschun, Christian Community Credit Union CEO.
  • For over 64 years, the Credit Union has served as a financial partner of Christian ministries, churches, and their members.

Harris Woolf Almonds Earns B Corporation Certification

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

On December 4th, 2020, HWA passed B Labs rigorous B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive affirmation of the positive impact Harris Woolf Almonds has on its wide range of stakeholders, ranging from customers to employees to local community residents.

Key Points: 
  • On December 4th, 2020, HWA passed B Labs rigorous B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive affirmation of the positive impact Harris Woolf Almonds has on its wide range of stakeholders, ranging from customers to employees to local community residents.
  • We celebrate the willingness of Harris Woolf Almonds to further demonstrate its purpose by obtaining this powerful certification.
  • Certified B Corps, such as Harris Woolf Almonds, prove and maintain a high standard of social and environmental performance.
  • Harris Woolf Almonds is a certified B Corp, and its products are Safe Quality Food Certified and USDA Organic.

GovX Raises Over $5,700 for OUR MILITARY KIDS Nonprofit Organization

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 9:00am

The GovX community raised the funds with individual purchases of the December entry in the Patch of the Month series.

Key Points: 
  • The GovX community raised the funds with individual purchases of the December entry in the Patch of the Month series.
  • Our Military Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the K-12 children of our nation's servicemembers.
  • "We are proud once again to partner with Our Military Kids for this GovX Gives Back effort," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO.
  • "GovX Gives Back is a tremendous initiative that gives nonprofits like Our Military Kids important exposure with the key audiences we share," said Kara Dallman, the organization's executive director.

Veeva Becomes First Public Company to Convert to a Public Benefit Corporation

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 9:54pm

With todays shareholder approval, Veeva will become a public benefit corporation on Feb. 1, 2021, making it the first publicly traded company and largest-ever to convert to a PBC.

Key Points: 
  • With todays shareholder approval, Veeva will become a public benefit corporation on Feb. 1, 2021, making it the first publicly traded company and largest-ever to convert to a PBC.
  • A key technology partner to the life sciences industry, Veeva is dedicated to customers mission to advance human health and wellbeing.
  • As part of a public benefit corporation, I know my contributions will help make a positive impact in the world.
  • This release contains forward-looking statements, including the statements regarding the expected impact and benefits of Veevas conversion to a Delaware public benefit corporation.

United Way of Frederick County Announces Over 30 Nonprofit Partners for the 2021 Unity Campaign

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:15pm

Starting in 2017, the Unity Campaign's operations moved to United Way of Frederick County, where United Way serves as the campaign's fiscal agent and facilitator.

Key Points: 
  • Starting in 2017, the Unity Campaign's operations moved to United Way of Frederick County, where United Way serves as the campaign's fiscal agent and facilitator.
  • "We are excited to bring this opportunity to Frederick County to support nonprofits who are Providing critical resources to families in need throughout our community," said Ken Oldham, CEO of United Way of Fredrick County.
  • Since 1938, United Way of Frederick County has been fighting for health, education and financial stability for every person in the Frederick County community.
  • United Way of Frederick County partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, health providers, senior citizens, students, and others.

Edge Direct launches new branding and marketing mission

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:11pm

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Edge Direct , a Moore company, announced today a new branding and marketing approach.

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Edge Direct , a Moore company, announced today a new branding and marketing approach.
  • A leading agency for nonprofits and associations, Edge Direct represents some of the most recognized nonprofit brands in the country.
  • "We are excited to introduce Edge Direct because it illustrates our commitment to the future of the fundraising industry," said Kathy Calta, president of Edge Direct.
  • Edge Direct is a full-service direct response agency that crafts and executes multichannel programs to cultivate donor giving and maximize net revenue.

ButcherBox Earns B Corporation Certification

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

B Corp certification is a way for us to demonstrate those actions," said Evadne Cokeh, vice president of social and environmental responsibility at ButcherBox.

Key Points: 
  • B Corp certification is a way for us to demonstrate those actions," said Evadne Cokeh, vice president of social and environmental responsibility at ButcherBox.
  • "I love that the B Corp assessment provides a roadmap of opportunities for ButcherBox to keep improvingone of our core values.
  • ButcherBox completed the B Corp pre-assessment in December 2019 leading to a certification in November 2020.
  • ButcherBox is proud to be among companies like Allbirds, Ben & Jerry's, King Arthur Baking Company, and Patagonia, that are B Corp certified.

Global Lending Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2030 - COVID-19 Impact and Recovery - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:50pm

The "Lending Global Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2030: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Lending Global Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2030: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global lending market reached a value of nearly $6,875.4 billion in 2019, having increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% since 2015.
  • The global lending market is expected to reach $8,871.2 billion in 2025, and $11,604.7 billion in 2030.
  • The top opportunities in the lending market segmented by type will arise in the household lending segment, which will gain $433.3 billion of global annual sales by 2023.

Frank & Eileen Achieves B Corp Certification, Pledges $10 Million to Support Female Leaders of Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:30am

Los Angeles-based shirting pioneer Frank & Eileen announced today it has earned B Corp certification from the non-profit B Lab with a top-ranking impact score of 97.5.

Key Points: 
  • Los Angeles-based shirting pioneer Frank & Eileen announced today it has earned B Corp certification from the non-profit B Lab with a top-ranking impact score of 97.5.
  • The B Corp certification affirms Frank & Eileens long-standing commitment to upholding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
  • In its first step as a newly minted B Corp, Frank & Eileen announced a $10 million giving pledge over the next ten years to nurture female leaders of tomorrow.
  • Frank & Eileen also incorporated B Corp values into its legal governance prior to certification, legally enshrining its commitment to purpose over profit.