Posts under Tag: partnerships
Double-take on a familiar face: My reintroduction to Tyson Foods

I am now in my fifth month of my internship with Tyson Foods. To be completely honest the only thing I knew about Tyson when I began this internship was that Tyson produced chicken and that Tyson was a great employment provider for many people I knew growing up. Many of my own family members worked their first jobs in the […]

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Monsanto, ADM and the fight against hunger. A good partnership?

Before I go further, let me state the following is my personal opinion, not necessarily that of Tyson Foods, or anyone else in the company. I ran across a post on my Facebook news feed yesterday from Feeding America talking about their Invest an Acre partnership with Monsanto, ADM, and the Howard Buffett Foundation, in which they’re encouraging farmers to pledge an acre of their […]

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Let’s talk

      by Ed  Nicholson Last week I was in a meeting with a major national non-profit organization.  It’s a great organization, that’s doing notable work toward its very worthy cause.   It’s full of thought leaders at the highest level.  The representatives meeting with me described a complex national strategy to address the issue at hand.   One that was […]

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Who’s sticking their nose in your business?

                                                                                                             image davi sommerfeld  Creative Commons–flickr   By Ed Nicholson Sorry for the week’s hiatus.  I was out talking about social media last week–instead of participating in it.  At Tyson, we’ve been involved in hunger relief for nine years.  Well, actually for the first couple of years, we weren’t really involved–we just threw money and food at […]

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Are you talking to ME? Another voice. Another idea.

    By Susan Brockway Yesterday when I came home from work I was again inundated with envelopes asking for money.  “Won’t you help us send one child to camp?”, “Did you know that your $5 will help purchase an animal to help a family become self supportive?” and many more on a daily and weekly basis that contain the […]

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Staying Afloat

    By Ed Nicholson                                          PHOTO BY EMDOT (CREATIVE COMMONS) Times are tough in the nonprofit world.  As someone who sits on Tyson’s national sponsorship & donations committee, and one who serves on the board of a local nonprofit, I’m fully aware of how nonprofit organizations are being squeezed by increasing demand (especially with those providing social services) and ever-decreasing resources.  […]

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Report from Rwanda

Tyson Team Member, Jenise Huffman is currently "on loan," working with Millennium Promise, addressing hunger and poverty in Africa.  She sends this report from Rwanda.       So I’m back in Africa doing what I love, and I thought I’d tell you a bit about it since some of you asked me to send updates while I’m here… I’m […]

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A good reason to be in (go to) Austin

Our friends at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, and their partners Social Media Club Austin and 501Tech Club have finalized details on events for the great HAMup Tweetup.   You can get full details at ,but briefly, here’s how it will happen. Thursday, September 11, there will be a kickoff at Whole Foods Market at 525 Lamar at 5:30, featuring food […]

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An exciting change for a very important partner

    Vicki Escarra–President and CEO, Feeding America Starting September 2008, America’s Second Harvest will become Feeding America. This new name best conveys our mission—providing food to Americans living with hunger—and will be supported through expansive public outreach campaigns that will raise awareness of domestic hunger and our work. Despite a 30-year legacy of fighting hunger, America’s Second Harvest has […]

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Update on Share Our Strength Activities–July 08

Got a message from Billy Shore regarding news about the Share Our  Strength community, including: Wynton Marsalis agreed to be honored guest and speaker at the Autumn Harvest dinner hosted by Danny Meyer and the Union Square Hospitality Group in NY. McCormick & Schmick’s committed their restaurants to Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out this September, bringing our total participating restaurants to […]

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A Message From Vicki Escarra, President and CEO, America’s Second Harvest

      Vicki Escarra, President and CEO, America’s Second Harvest As we all read in the news, times are difficult for families all across America. The economic climate is forcing men, women, and families to cut back on spending, and often forcing them to sacrifice important essentials-including food.  The America’s Second Harvest network of food banks is seeing demand […]

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More Insights on Sustainable Partnerships

I am also a believer in ROI for giving initiatives, and that doing good can and should be a rewarding venture for both companies and their beneficiaries. But to accomplish this, those of us working in non-profits or corporate philanthropy have to do a better job of creating great matches between the two.   What makes a great match? If […]

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Tyson Receives A2H Protein Donor of the Year Award

                    Pictured above:  Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of America’s Second Harvest; Susan Brockway, Tyson Community Relations Manager; Peter Dunn, President of the Board, America’s Second Harvest.  Tyson donated more than four million pounds of poultry and meat products last year to member food banks of America’s Second Harvest–the Nation’s Food Bank Network.  As a result of […]

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