1. Causes.com and AT&T Launch New Social Engagement Platform to Encourage Activism


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    (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DALLAS, TX - December 15, 2011 - Just in time for the holiday season, Causes.com and AT&T* unveiled a first-of-its-kind community to encourage activism: Connect For Good. Through this platform, millions of people will be able to directly and positively impact some of the most relevant issues we face today: the dangers of texting and driving, the importance of recycling cell phones and the crisis of declining high school graduation rates. Causes is the world’s largest online platform for activism and philanthropy, empowering individuals to create grassroots communities called “causes” to take action on behalf of a specific issue or non-profit organization. The platform uses Facebook’s social mobility to maximize the impact of collective action. Since 2007, Causes has brought together: 170 million Causes members $40 million raised for 27,000 nonprofits 500,000 member-created causes Starting today, members of the Causes.com community can use the Connect For Good platform to trigger contributions by AT&T to non-profit organizations including the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and The Nature Conservancy. These organizations collectively will receive up to $200,000, thanks to the actions taken by the Causes Connect For Good community. For example, Causes.com members can generate two dollars for NOYS by taking a pledge not to text while driving and then can generate an additional two dollars for NOYS by sharing the pledge with their own network of friends on Facebook. “The Causes Connect For Good platform enables consumers to take actions around important issues, giving them opportunities to support non-profit organizations like the National Organizations for Youth Safety and The Nature Conservancy,” said Beth Shiroishi, vice president, Sustainability & Philanthropy at AT&T. “Our hope is that this initiative will connect like-minded individuals, empowering them to share their passion for social good with their friends and family – and ultimately making measureable and positive impact in our communities.” “Causes.com has over 170 million users who want to take collective action to change the world. Through the Connect For Good site, AT&T is enabling them to do just that,” said James Windon, vice president, Business Development at Causes. “The Causes platform will provide AT&T with the tools to directly engage with millions of stakeholders with meaningful opportunities to take action and make a difference.” AT&T is committed to integrating sustainable business practices across its business and was recently added to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. AT&T was also included in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). Visit www.att.com/csr to learn more about sustainability at AT&T. Also visit www.att.com/csr to download the 2010 AT&T Sustainability Report. For more information about Connect For Good or to generate money for NOYS, please visit www.causes.com/att *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. About Philanthropy at AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2010, more than $148.2 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. About Causes.com Causes.com was started in 2007 by Napster creator and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker and early advisor Joe Green to give activists tools to make change. Causes currently has more than 170 million users who have created over 500,000 causes and raised $40 million for charity. The platform utilizes Facebook’s social mobility to maximize the impact of collective action. Users can create or join a cause to support an issue or nonprofit they care about and mobilize their networks to donate, recruit and share to support the cause. © 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. ### ATT19559

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    • Thomas Tierney on Smart Giving


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      This video was taken at the Maine Community Foundation's November 10, 2011, Inspiring Philanthropy event. Nearly 200 people turned out to hear Thomas J. Tierney talk about how all of us can be smarter in our giving. Highlights included Tierney’s give-and-take with Forrest Berkley, a member of the Maine Community Foundation’s Investment Committee, and a performance by the Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Chorus. Video by Benjamin Speed of Summerfly Productions

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      • WOWi-Austin's Angkor Wat "Digital" School Project


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        While the world's eyes were still on the fallout of the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge, (followers of the ruling communist party in Cambodia), carried out a radical social reform program from 1975 to 1979. These actions resulted in massive deaths in schools-turned-prisons and in their "Killing Fields" through pick-axe executions, work exhaustion, disease, and starvation. In 1998, one woman, Ponheary Ly, a teacher who miraculously survived the Khmer Rouge regime, started a project to get rural children back to school and help them stay there. Since it's inception, the Ponheary Ly Foundation is has put well over 2000 Cambodian children through school, continues to modernize many facilities and attracts visiting instructors from all over the globe. WOWi (an American non-profit organization) needs your help in assisting Ponheary Ly with boots-on-the-ground support. We are seeking donations to cover the costs to send a skilled team of American university students and digital media industry professionals to Siem Reap, Cambodia. For two weeks, this team will train the students of the Ponheary Ly Foundation’s Tchey School. They will also take along and install equipment, much of which will remain behind with the students. In the spirit of "teaching a man to fish" -- that is, in the spirit of fostering of independence and self reliance -- WOWi intends that Cambodians will eventually have sovereign control over both this type of local training and of the digital media representation of Cambodia to the rest of the world. As a donor, WOWi rewards you with virtual tiles, or MYtiles™ that are user-designed and placed on the LIFEwall™. Another development by the WOWi team, the LIFEwall™ is a very large virtual wall that will be viewable on the Internet and on large displays at live venues by mid-2012. LIFEwall™ is a way to celebrate the generosity of individuals. It's also a way of looking at the world. Walls usually separate. LIFEwall™ brings together. Please help us reach our goal to help Ponheary Ly, Cambodia's emerging school system and it's students by donating to the Angkor Wat "Digital" School Project [http://www.crowdrise.com/AngkorWatSchoolProject/fundraiser/WOWi] today. Then, reserve your MYtile™ at [www.wowi-austin.org] _____________________________________ writer/director/editor: Duane Conder Music in-kind by: Tim Juliano [www.composingthescore.com] M.Zelle [www.soundcloud.com/m-zelle] Bruce Zimmerman [www.zimmusiclibrary.com] Narration in-kind by Allen Farmer [www.allenfarmervoiceover.com] The producers wish to thank all image and data providers for their role in this presentation that solely benefits the children of Cambodia. The Windows of Wonder Institute (WOWi), is a 501c3 organization under the umbrella of the Austin Community Foundation. ©2011.

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        • About Us


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          • Doug Brown Christmas 2011


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            Doug Brown Christmas 2011 www.dougbrownskate.com copyright 2011 dougbrownskate.com

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            • LIFT Philanthropy Partners Brand Video


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              What if you had an idea that could change the world? What if you could enhance the spirit of good, with the power of business? These are the kinds of questions we ask ourselves everyday at LIFT Philanthropy Partners.

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              • The Power of Words Project


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                “If you had the power to choose one word that defined the vision you hold for the future of your community, what would it be?” Mission: The mission of the Power of Words Project is to bring the power of words to life by using the transformative influence of art through a community-based creative humanitarian mural project. Vision: Each participating community will be asked to define, through an interactive, internet selection process, the one word that defines their vision for their community’s ideal future. Our team will collaborate with local artists and students to create murals based upon each community’s chosen word, with the intention of planting seeds that define and inspire growth and focus for the community. Our goal is to bond and engage communities and create a tapestry of conversation, throughout the entire creative process, with those served by this project, unveiling common threads that hold community members together. It’s a very simple idea: thoughts become words…and words become actions… Words are powerful…words are seeds that, when planted in the heart of a community can grow into a unified vision. Words complete the space between your thoughts and your actions…words can inspire change and well-chosen words can transform. The idea of planting seeds with a single word is so simple that it is difficult to see the power in it… that simplicity is the point.

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                • 2011 CLASSY Awards Recap Video


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                  A huge thank you to all the finalists, nominees, presenters, and special guests who made the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards such an amazing event. The more than 2,000 nominees for the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards accomplished some amazing things. Together, they made a difference for more than 200,000,000 people worldwide. StayClassy makes innovative fundraising software for nonprofit organizations. Visit http://stayclassy.org to learn more.

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                  • Members Unite Launch Video


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                    Members Unite is a membership club for good. Pay $25/year and pick a monthly contribution amount - as little as $5. 100% of monthly member contributions fund projects. Each month, we'll add up the prior month's contributions and suggest three projects to receive those funds. Vote on your favorite and the project with the most votes gets the entire pot of money. We post the proof of funds distributed every single month.

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