AnnieCannons awarded major grant by the NoVo Foundation!

AnnieCannons is excited to be among the recipients of The Life Story Grants, a $10 million, three-year initiative funded by the NoVo Foundation to close the on-ramps into the sex trade and open pathways to exit. We have been awarded a six-figure grant over three years so we can deepen our commitment to supporting people experiencing human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and people who are vulnerable.  Informed by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, The Life Story Grants invest in solutions that address the systemic failures that allow the commercial sex industry to thrive and profit off of marginalized girls and women, including women of color, trans, LGBTQ, Indigenous and immigrant communities. AnnieCannons will use this funding to build the ReferAll Platform. ReferAll is a survivor-centered platform that automates the initial intake when survivors seek support services.  It aims to eliminate re-traumatization in the intake process and fix the broken connections in the anti-trafficking continuum of care. ReferAll is designed to launch in the Bay Area as a first step toward providing the tool across the US, and, ultimately, the entire globe. We are proud to be one of the 15 projects selected to implement systems-based solutions in one of …

How Corporate Social Responsibility Benefits Your Company, Your Employees, and the World

What exactly is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?  In a nutshell, CSR is everything a company does to practice sustainable business development. From environmental impacts to philanthropy, CSR is how a business goes beyond the day-to-day and improves their community.  Goals of corporate social responsibility include being economically viable, having a positive impact on society, and preserving the environment. CSR is a growing field due to increased environmental concerns as well as economic and social challenges. More consumers are looking for corporations to be generous participants in society and responsible for environmental protection.  One example of global corporate social responsibility is Starbucks’ plan for 2020 (and beyond): it includes hiring 10,000 refugees across 75 countries, reducing the environmental impact of its cups, and engaging its employees in environmental leadership.  CSR Benefits To Your Company When down in the thick of running day-to-day business needs, it can be difficult to focus outwards. However, the benefits of corporate social responsibility within a company can far outweigh the time and effort of incorporating it seamlessly into your company. Through CSR programs including philanthropy and volunteer efforts, businesses can benefit society while boosting their own brands.  When a business is out in the community assisting …