IBM Impact Grants

Why I Serve

My name is Frank Johnson. I am a veteran, and a IBMer who works for veterans. If all I had was one sentence to communicate what I feel and do every day, that sentence is it. I spent eight years active duty in the Air Force, and two more in the Virginia National Guard. The […]

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Using AI to Combat Human Trafficking

After serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency – similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation – I found that “retiring” really wasn’t an option for me. I couldn’t walk away from the fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. It’s just too important. And […]

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Training Canadian Veterans for New Collar Opportunities

For many Canadian military veterans, transitioning from service into the civilian workforce can be challenging; as such, they are often looking for different ways to apply their expertise and skills to new careers. At IBM, we have recognized this challenge and have created a program to engage and assist those who have served by creating […]

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Building Resilience for the Global Community

IBM’s commitment to resilient communities takes many forms, including direct action in response to natural disasters, developing medical and social services solutions in times of political upheaval, and the regular contributions of time and financial and physical resources by IBMers. We contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year through IBM Volunteers. […]

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Creating a New Model for Autism Screening in Turkey

Autism, currently known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a lifelong neuropsychiatric disorder that starts before three years of age. ASD can be detected in children when they are about 18 months old. Early intervention on children identified before age 2 notably improves prognosis. The participation of the health system in order to early diagnose […]

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Leveraging Project Management Skills in Japan After the World’s Costliest Natural Disaster

In recognition of the pro bono project management contributions that increased the capacities of NGOs to help Japan recover from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) honored IBM and Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities (ETIC) with its 2017 Community Advancement Through Project Management Award. Below – in English and […]

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Poised for Impact Playbook Details Cross-Sector Strategies for Effective Volunteerism

Just a year after speaking at the IMPACT2030 Inaugural Summit, the City of Philadelphia is proud to see leaders from business, government, and nonprofit leading the charge of cross-sector collaborations towards the global goals. In the September 2016 address at the United Nations, we boldly called for the corporate and public sectors to drive collaboration […]

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Using Data to Help Turn Youth Suicide Statistics Around

New Zealand, based in the South Pacific, is a beautiful country – mountains, lakes, bush, birdlife, land of the long white cloud, land of milk and honey. But beneath the breath-taking postcard scenery there is also some shameful statistics. To its horror, New Zealand has the highest rate of youth suicide in the developed world […]

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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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Starting Over with the Right Training for a New Collar Career

When Felicia Barnett left the Air Force, she did not believe she would find another role that met her personal passion for service. After successfully completing IBM’s skills training program, she now enjoys using cutting edge technology to help protect consumers’ financial data in her role as a senior business analyst for TD Bank. IBM’s Veterans […]

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From the Frontlines of the Army to Cybersecurity

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 and Safe Horizon Partner to Address CyberStalking

In today’s world, businesses and individuals both express concerns over the ways in which technology affects their privacy. Businesses spend millions of dollars investing in online security, while individuals express concerns over social media privacy. However, there’s another kind of privacy concern which impacts individuals across the nation – cyberstalking, or technology-facilitated stalking. Stalking is “a pattern […]

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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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Corporate Citizenship and the Global Refugee Crisis

Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, once said, “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety, and a better future.” The more than one million migrants and refugees that have recently streamed into Europe from the Middle East and Northern Africa hold those very aspirations, even while they face danger […]

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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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