Posts Tagged ‘United Way’

In Our Hyperconnected World, Dallas Leaders Find ‘New Power’ With Public Collaboration

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way has been working in the social sphere for more than 125 years, but don’t call it “old.”

At least when talking about it in terms of “old power,” as outlined by authors Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, says …

Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Surrounded by first-generation college graduates that went through the ScholarShot program, Dan Hooper impressed the judges to take home the $75,000 Social Innovator of the Year award at OneUp the Pitch Thursday night.

ScholarShot pairs at-risk students with academic managers …

Thought Leaders: Five Pack Creative

Posted by Five Pack Creative
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Five Pack Creative (FPC) is a mobile app development agency based in Frisco, and we’ve been building beautiful, innovative mobile apps since 2008. We’ve worked on hundreds of apps over the

Dallas Car Lending Nonprofit Shifts into Fast Lane With National Growth Plans

Posted by Heather Noel

Owning a car has given Jessica Wu a freedom she’d never had before.

When the native of Hainan, China first arrived in the U.S., she had no personal income, no driver’s license, nor friends to call her own. Her now …

Toyota Gives $1M to Help Homeless in Collin County

Posted by Chloe Bennett

As Toyota celebrates the opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, it’s also committing $1 million to help homeless women and children in Collin County.

On Thursday, Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded a $1 million

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable wage, and raised her nonprofit company so it can compete with high-end brands.

Jennifer Sampson presents Brittany Merrill Underwood with the $75,000 prize as the judges look on

Jennifer Sampson presents

United Way CEO Shares Her Tips for Community Building

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Businesses need to have a strong sense of community if they want to succeed in today’s world.

To get insight into corporate responsibility, Inc. reached out to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas CEO Jennifer Sampson.

The United Way provides programs …

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make Dallas the City with the Biggest Heart #DallasDoingGood  

Posted by Suzanne Smith

In a recent meeting of public relations professionals in Dallas, I asked the question — does Dallas want to be known for doing things BIG or for doing GOOD better?

It is an interesting question to ponder as we start …

#GivingTuesday: Kids Can Teach Us About Generosity

Posted by Susan Hoff

A colleague recently shared a story that made me think about our some common core beliefs and approaches to giving.

Her daughter’s kindergarten teacher called to tell her that her daughter had brought a little coin purse stuffed full of …

College Students Learn Value of Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted by Jimmie Markham

College students –- many social media pros already –- were looped into a community service project that had them pair their digital media skills with a meaningful cause. The result was raised awareness for the students and the cause they …