Different ways to donate– Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.

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The CEO CookOff is food rescue organisation OzHarvest’s annual flagship event and is a perfect example of businesses – from both the corporate and hospitality sectors – coming together to support a worthy cause.

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Why social responsibility fuels startup success

Whether it’s money or time, people want to give back. That’s a fact. If you don’t believe that, just look at the $15 million dollars Facebook’s donate button generated to aid the community in Nepal.

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Managers were trained to be supportive of their employees’ personal issues and were formally encouraged to open up about their own priorities outside work — an ill parent, or a child wanting her mom to watch her soccer games. Managers were given iPods that buzzed twice a day to remind them to think about the various ways they could support their employees as they managed their jobs and home lives.

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Powerful supermarkets push the cost of food waste on to suppliers, charities

At a time when one billion people globally experience hunger, as much as 50 per cent of all food produced - up to two billion metric tonnes - is thrown away every year. In Australia alone, as much as 44 million tonnes of food is wasted annually. In response, some of Australia's major supermarkets are aligning themselves with food surplus charities.

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Corporates must do more to help community welfare: Brad Hazzard

NSW Community Services Minister Brad Hazzard has called on the corporate sector to invest more funds and expertise in social safety nets, saying the government and non-profit groups cannot be expected to address growing welfare needs on their own.

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A Langwarrin auction raises $600,000 for children’s charitytradies

A Melbourne house built entirely by volunteers fetched more than $100,000 over its reserve price on the weekend, with every cent of the proceeds going to a children’s charity in Frankston.

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