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Nominate your Seattle Globalist of the Year!

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Do you know someone doing great work connecting the Seattle area to the rest of the world?

Someone whose tireless efforts embody the values of the Seattle Globalist: creativity, diversity, open-mindedness, social & economic justice, humanitarianism and community development?

Help choose the 2016 Globalist of the Year by nominating a change-maker in your community. It’s as simple as filling out this quick nomination form.

The winner will be honored at the Globie Awards on October 14, 2016 at the Georgetown Ballroom. Click here to buy tickets for the party!

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

By Amanda Pain

JPMorgan Chase eventJPMorgan Chase & Co. is no stranger to philanthropy. With a corporate history dating back to 1799, this financial institution was built by successful business leaders and philanthropists such as John Pierpont Morgan. Today, JPMorgan Chase operates in more than 100 countries, and donates nearly $270 million annually.

JPMorgan Chase philanthropic giving is centered on its four pillars: Work Force Readiness, Financial Capability, Small Business Development and Community Development/Affordable Housing. “We really focus on what we call the four pillars of philanthropy,” said Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We put our dollars, our thought capital and volunteerism into these targeted areas where we have expertise and can make a difference.” Campbell believes this style of philanthropy is unique because it focuses on core issues and utilizes strong local community partners to implement programs. Read More

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Microsoft Refines Giving Strategy

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Mary Snapp is now the head of Microsoft Philanthropies. She oversees more than $1 billion of giving annually. Photo: Microsoft.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Mary Snapp is now the head of Microsoft Philanthropies. She oversees more than $1 billion of giving annually. Photo: Microsoft.

Microsoft — the company that already gives the most cash to Washington nonprofits — announced in December that it is expanding its commitment to corporate philanthropy and has formed a division within the company, Microsoft Philanthropies, that will align its giving with its core business mission.

Microsoft Philanthropies will focus on connecting “the benefits of technology to those who need it most and work harder to drive inclusive growth of the global economy,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith in a blog post. The company’s giving has surpassed $1 billion, with cash donations of nearly $120 million and in-kind donations worth nearly $950 million. Now the company’s philanthropic arm continues that giving but directs it by making strategic investments of cash and technology in digital inclusion programs and partnerships, mobilizing the technical talents of employees and forming creative and collaborative partnerships, and using its brand power to highlight and call others to action.

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