Diane Melley

Disaster Volunteering in the Modern Era

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, made landfall near Houston. Its effects were catastrophic. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) designated 41 counties in southeast Texas and 20 parishes in Louisiana as federal disaster areas. The agency received more than 888,000 individual assistance applications in Texas alone. USD$8.73 billion in federal […]

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Remembering A Life of Service

Today, I reflect upon and celebrate the life of Barbara Bush – our former First Lady. Mrs. Bush lived a life of service to others, and deeply instilled those values in her family and in the American consciousness. She was a role model who positively impacted millions of lives, including my own. I am exceptionally […]

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Celebrating IBM Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week in both the United States and Canada. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers and thousands of volunteer projects are deployed for mass impact. Take a look at what’s planned for the United States by Points of Light and in Canada by Volunteer Canada. And for IBM Volunteers, check out the […]

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Preparing Veterans for Rewarding New Collar Careers

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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IBM Study: Advanced Analytics Are Vital for Nonprofits

Major funders of nonprofit organizations are demanding quantified evidence of social impact. These essential stakeholders expect both transparency of operations and an effective digital presence. Our newest IBM research – conducted jointly with the Independent Sector, and enabled by an IBM Impact Grant – reveals that it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to leverage […]

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How Citizenship and Service Build Corporate Brands

Whether you call it corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility (CSR), when a company fosters a Culture of Service everyone benefits. At IBM, our corporate citizenship efforts center on what’s been called “real change, not spare change.” Instead of just writing checks to charities that mirror our interests, we deploy our best technologies and top […]

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Celebrate Global Day of the Engineer 2017!

This Wednesday, April 5, will be the second Global Day of the Engineer – a day to celebrate and share how engineers impact the world. As part of that observation, and as a global partner of DiscoverE, IBM encourages all engineers (and those who love them!) to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers, help engage young […]

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Celebrating Women in Engineering and Technology

Register today for the 2017 Global Marathon – a free, virtual event focused on women in engineering and technology. The event takes place this Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 & 9, and will be a unique opportunity women (and girls) in STEM to connect, learn and be inspired by others around the world. The IBM International Foundation […]

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