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by Kelly Quicksell, Land O’Lakes 2020 has certainly been a different year than any of us expected, but Land O’Lakes employees still turned out to support the communities in which they live and work for our annual Land O’Lakes Giving Week. This year, Land O’Lakes revitalized our annual giving campaign to incorporate changes to both where employees could pledge donations and how the team raise funds in a fun and engaging (and safe) way. Land O’Lakes has focused on responsive philanthropy in 2020 and included matches for employee donations to different causes.... [read more]
Hey CVC Corporate Members! 2020 presented us with some pretty new and unique challenges for our volunteer programs. The year has forced us to rethink how we run our programs, who we partner with, what volunteerism looks like, and so much more. These challenges and dilemmas are top of mind for all, so let’s support and learn from one another as we head into 2021. We have a unique opportunity for 3-4 corporate members to bring a current challenge or dilemma they are facing to CVC members. In turn, our featured corporate members will receive free expert advice from your peers in the... [read more]
If you know of an individual or organization that you would consider a HERO THROUGH SERVICE, please fill out the following form and submit your HERO to be recognized on our social media channels and newsletter. Submission of an individual, group or company are all welcome!  
Each year the community comes together to make the holidays brighter for families experiencing homelessness. Individuals and groups from across the Twin Cities metro donate hundreds of toys for families living at People Serving People’s emergency shelter in Minneapolis. Many groups donate year after year. A special thank you to US Bank, Xcel, the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Truckers Association, Connect To Care, Central Roofing, Cynthia Froid Group for their support. These community donations make it possible for shelter staff and volunteers to operate a toy shop, which provides gifts... [read more]
 HandsOn Twin Cities is Hiring! Consultant, Pro Bono Advisory Program (full-time, salaried, manager-level position) The Pro Bono Advisory Team is a newly developed department at HandsOn Twin Cities that is fast growing, nimble, and high-impact. The Pro Bono Advisory Program leverages private sector talent for social sector needs. We deliver accessible pro bono programming within the community, such as Impact Day events, matching subject matter experts with high-potential nonprofits. Additionally, we partner with corporate clients – from local startups to global Fortune 500... [read more]
For the past several years, HandsOn Twin Cities has had the pleasure of partnering with General Mills to create service and volunteer opportunities to complement their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Event. While this year things may look a little different, there are still an endless number of opportunities for everyone to find a way to make a difference in a meaningful and impactful way. Every action matters and civic engagement is critical to advancing causes that improve society for everyone. Visit https://www.handsontwincities.org/mlk-day to discover how you can activate.... [read more]
If you’ve caught any hunger-related headlines recently, you know that the pandemic has created unprecedented levels of hunger in our communities and across the country. Today, 1 in 8 Minnesotans, including 1 in 5 kids, are facing food insecurity. That’s an increase from 1 in 11 before the pandemic took hold in March, and as with all facets of the pandemic, hunger is hitting communities of color hardest, worsening the hunger divide, according to data from Second Harvest Heartland. What that looks like for CVC-TC food bank members The Food Group and Second Harvest Heartland is 30... [read more]
If you know of an individual or organization that you would consider a HERO THROUGH SERVICE, please fill out the following form and submit your HERO to be recognized on our social media channels and newsletter. Submission of an individual, group or company are all welcome!  
Hey CVC Corporate Members! 2020 presented us with some pretty new and unique challenges for our volunteer programs. The year has forced us to rethink how we run our programs, who we partner with, what volunteerism looks like, and so much more. These challenges and dilemmas are top of mind for all, so let’s support and learn from one another as we head into 2021. We have a unique opportunity for 3-4 corporate members to bring a current challenge or dilemma they are facing to CVC members. In turn, our featured corporate members will receive free expert advice from your peers in the volunteer... [read more]
Thank you to the 13 Corporate Members and 5 Associate Members who completed our most recent “Pulse” survey. If you have ideas for survey questions for either corporate or associate members please submit them to bshimshock@fmsc.org. Corporate members:   Is your company conducting an employee giving campaign this fall?  o 85% said yes o 15% said no.   If yes, how has your company adjusted the campaign to accommodate remote employees and/or virtual activities? Our campaign is much more scaled back this year, but we are transitioning to the United Way's new... [read more]

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