This week in social impact, CSR and philanthropy

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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.

7 insights from the 2015 Millennial Impact Report

Ever wondered what factors influence the behaviour of Millennials (those born between 1980-2000) when it comes to giving and volunteering in the workplace? The recently released 2015 Millennial Impact Report offers some interesting insights. We took a closer look. Read our Benojo Blog Post now for the details.

Insights from the Millennial Report

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White Collar Boxing shows its soft side and launches a campaign to save a lady's sight

Not only is Christina recovering from open heart surgery but she is also losing her sight. She requires an urgent cataract operation at a cost of $3000. As the bread winner in the house and unable to work for the past 8 weeks the family is in need of help. White Collar Boxing is committed to supporting those we love and I am reaching out to our members, friends and family to help us raise the required money for this valuable operation.

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Arts philanthropy booming, cultural giving rises 9.2%, new study says

Americans’ donations to arts and culture rose 9.2% in 2014, the highest increase in nine categories tracked by Giving USA, an annual report on charitable contributions.

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Can supermarkets be the agents of change?

Companies like Coles and Woolworths are strongly, perhaps uniquely, positioned to contribute positively to society. Their vice-like grip on supply chains empowers them to set standards and influence business behaviour – in relation to the treatment of chickens by egg producers and migrant workers by fruit growers, for example.

And they are able to do this in ways far more immediate, cheaper and arguably more effective than any form of government regulation.

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Mining council targets green charities over tax

The Minerals Council of Australia has called for some environmental organisations to be stripped of their charity status in a formal complaint that has been lodged with regulators.

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Why charity is the new hot, marketing tool

When most people of think of digital publication The Chive, they think of the clickbait-style slideshows of Internet humor and scantily clad women that have led 30 million unique, mostly millennial male visitors to the site every month. While its readers have helped it bring in more than $10 million in annual revenue, the same Chivers have aided it in giving more than $4 million through Chive Charities. The "flash charity" organization was founded in 2012 to work on under-the-radar causes like rare medical conditions and military support.

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Virtual reality could be the next big thing in charitable giving

Sometimes, all it takes to inspire more charitable giving is a visit to a place or person in need. But not every situation or location is accessible to the average donor. That could be changing, writes NPR’s Linda Poon, thanks to virtual reality experiences designed to increase empathy and charitable giving.

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