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COMIC RELIEF US LAUNCHES PURPOSE PERSPECTIVES CONTENT SERIES
Comic Relief US’s new #PurposePerspectives series presents insightful conversations exploring the powerful intersection of business, community and impact — highlighting leaders at the forefront of this space to engage, educate and inspire for action.
#PurposePerspectives kicked off this month with Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US, in conversation with Pat McLean, CMO of Walgreens, discussing how social impact and business strategy can work powerfully together.
Upcoming episodes feature Ian Schafer, CEO and Co-Founder of Kindred, Jason Harris, Co-founder and CEO, Mekanism, and other leaders across business, media, policy and non-profits.
Hear the latest edition of #PurposePerspectives with Walgreens CMO Pat McLean and follow Comic Relief US on Linkedin to see new episodes as they are released.
NEW YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GRANTMAKING PILLAR LAUNCHED FOR RED NOSE DAY
Young people have been at the forefront of major movements for social change throughout history — just as they are today. We need their courage, leadership and creativity more than ever. That’s why Comic Relief US has launched a new pillar of Red Nose Day grantmaking, adding youth empowerment as a core focus.
Grants within the empowerment pillar focus on two areas: creating economic opportunities with investments in social entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, and youth leadership development, developing local capacity and fostering sustainable change to help break the cycle of systemic poverty.
This work was launched with an initial investment of almost $1 million, with grants awarded to outstanding organizations working in the U.S. and internationally including Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Echoing Green, EMpower India, West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE) and others.
In 2021 and beyond, empowerment will be a foundational grantmaking priority alongside Red Nose Day’s other focus areas, keeping kids safe, healthy and educated. Read more about Red Nose Day’s new focus on youth empowerment.
ALISON MOORE ON THE NEW RULES OF EFFECTIVE BRAND PURPOSE PARTNERSHIPS
The pandemic has been a wake-up call for the business world, fueling even more activity in the social good arena. But many newly forged relationships can strike the wrong chord if not carefully thought out from concept to execution.
From maintaining authenticity, to the freedom of co-creation, to the focus on generating results, CEO Alison Moore shared her take on what's trending for the "new" corporate good. Read Alison’s article on evolution of brand-purpose partnerships.
COMIC RELIEF US TO BE FEATURED AT SXSW WITH TILTIFY AND JACKSEPTICEYE
Be sure to catch our CEO, Alison Moore, at #SXSW 2021 (March 16-20) appearing alongside YouTube creator JackSepticEye and Tiltify CEO Michael Wasserman for a powerhouse panel: "Reinventing the Telethon for the Digital Generation."
The featured session will explore the reinvention of online giving powered by interactive tech and social good, and how creating more interactive, live, and personalized experiences on social platforms make it easier than ever for the next generation of donors to support their favorite causes worldwide.
Read more about SXSW’s featured panels and register to watch.