Thinking big – 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.

Grill'd on why Local Mattersgrilld

Launched in 2011, Local Matters is Grill’d’s community donation program. To date, the program has raised $1.93million for 11,557 local community projects. We spoke to Amy Smith, marketing and brand director at Grill’d, to learn more.

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A site where women can review their employer's female-friendliness

Corporate websites can do a good job indicating the way companies want themselves to be seen, but it can be tough to get trustworthy first-hand information about their workplace culture. Glassdoor has patched up a good portion of this information gap, but there’s still a shortfall of intel for women who are curious about how female-friendly a prospective employer is.

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Colgate’s water saving Super Bowl ad dollars could provide 4.2 million gallons of H2O

Colgate's Super Bowl 50 ad encouraged viewers to turn off the faucet when they brush their teeth because "every drop counts." The spot highlighted the struggles of people around the world who don't have ready access to running water, and concluded that every person who turns off the tap could save close to 3,000 gallons of water per year.

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Giving by top 50 philanthropists drops 30%

Total giving by the top 50 philanthropists in America dropped 30 percent last year, totaling $7 billion, and marking the lowest amount since 2010, according to a new report.

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Three GW roommates want to give money to charity — and maybe to you Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 9.36.41 am

Three George Washington University students, operating out of their dorm room, have concocted a plan to give away money.

The trio of roommates crafted an online sweepstakes — now with more than 98,000 entrants — with the goal of raising at least $5,000 in advertising revenue. They plan to split the proceeds between themselves, one or two lucky winners and one charitable organization.

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64% of CEOs are increasing investment in corporate social responsibility in 2016 - here's why

According to the newly released 2016 PwC Global CEO survey, 64% of CEOs say that "corporate social responsibility (CSR) is core to their business rather than being a stand-alone program."

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