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Shrink your environmental footprint with this DIY urban mess kit By Stanley Carpenter | LinkedIn  Stanley is a Beneficial Banker based in Portland, OR. Did you know that Beneficial State Bank’s Fresno branch was the first CDFI in the Central Valley to become a certified California Green Business? If you’re reading this, you probably already […]

The Freshwater Trust moves money to make bigger difference By Haley Walker | LinkedIn  This post originally appeared on The Freshwater Trust’s website. Haley Walker is the Freshwater Trust’s Communications Director, based in Portland, OR. The Freshwater Trust (TFT) began the New Year by partnering with Beneficial State Bank, one of only a few financial […]

Best social justice and equity conferences in 2018 By Emma Guttman-Slater | LinkedIn  Emma is the Strategic Communications Director at Beneficial State Foundation based in Oakland, CA. Who doesn’t love a good social justice conference? Inspo, healthy optimism, new friends?! We social justice conference groupies are in luck because 2018 is optimal for justice-themed conferences […]

The internet belongs to all of us! Preserving net neutrality and the information commons By Emma Guttman-Slater | LinkedIn and Symone Jackson | LinkedIn Emma is the Strategic Communications Director and Symone is the Social Media and Digital Engagement Manager for Beneficial State Foundation, both based in Oakland, CA. In two days, the Federal Communications Commission […]

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Beneficial State statement on current tax proposals We believe in a fair shake for everyone, and envision not only a banking industry fair to the person with the least bargaining power, but a society and economy that are too.  Notwithstanding our dire need for a tax plan that produces increased equity and local living economies, […]

Beyond one-day service: how you and your company can build lasting relationships with nonprofits to further your mission By Tegan Molloy | LinkedIn Tegan participated in Beneficial State Foundation’s 2017 Summer Fellowship as the Community Engagement Fellow based in Portland, OR. In order to build a new economy that’s inclusive of all communities and sustainable for […]

A small change makes a big impact By Annette Vasquez Annette is a Beneficial Banker at Beneficial State Bank based in Visalia, CA. Every year, people from around the world come together to participate in a challenge that is not only fun, but also beneficial to themselves, their communities and our planet. The Northwest Earth […]