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Curated Reads: Trendsetters February 2024

Michelle Fifis
Community Manager
Community Manager
Community Manager, Pledge 1%

Welcome to Trendsetters, our community series curating diverse, thought-provoking social impact content.


What social impact content has recently sparked your interest, and how can these insights be applied or adapted in your workplace? Share your reflections in the comments below.


📖 Read: Workplace health benefits don’t move the needle on improving employee happiness and well-being. With...


Are you seeking to enhance employee happiness and well-being? Lindsey Moriguchi Wong (@lindseym),  a 

a Fundraising Strategist with Pledge 1% recently shared this article with the team, underscoring research demonstrating how employee volunteerism and engagement contribute to improved happiness and well-being.


👀  Follow: The Footwear Collective


Brooks Running, Crocs Inc., ECCO, New Balance, On, Reformation, Target, and Vibram have collaboratively partnered with EarthDNA to introduce The Footwear Collective, a non-profit initiative committed to uniting the global footwear industry to expedite the shift towards a circular economy. Bianca Penaloza (@Bianca_P), Head of Technology at Pledge 1%, emphasized the inspirational aspect of witnessing competitor brands in the footwear industry joining forces to drive sustainability initiatives.


🎙 Listen: Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering: Enhancing Recruitment, Retention, and Growth


In this episode, The Social Impact Show explores the significance of skills-based volunteering as an impactful way to contribute, examining the advantages for businesses that harness their employees' skills for the greater good.


📖 Read: Loosening the Reins in Philanthropy Could Mean Better Outcomes


In this article, author Shelley R. Sylva shares that to enhance the impact of corporate philanthropy, a more empathetic and flexible approach is needed, involving streamlined data reporting, flexible funding cycles, and building relationships with diverse, smaller nonprofits.


We look forward to reading your thoughts on these resources!


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