Togetherness in the Wake of Tragedy

NC State University student and Activate Good intern, Shawn Fredericks, recalls the events of September 11 and reflects on the power of coming together to serve years later. During the tragic event that was 9/11, I was six years old living with my parents in Brooklyn, New York. I remember that day like it was …

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When You Least Expect It…

Some of our favorite stories to tell are those of unique and rewarding experiences had by volunteers and the nonprofits hosting them. Activate Good volunteer, Ken Dean, didn’t know what the day would bring when he signed up to photograph volunteers during Activate Good’s 9/11 Day of Service. Read on to find out the unexpected way …

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3 Steps to Turn your Volunteers into a Marketing Army

Guest blog by Abbie Cooke, VP of Chariot Creative, a North Carolina marketing and web design firm. Nonprofit marketing needs your attention. A little strategy can go a long way, and an entire team of volunteers can carry it further. From grassroots teams to multi- million dollar organizations, effective marketing is the top of the …

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Activating Good: A 2017 Volunteering Astrological Forecast!

  Activate Good volunteer extraordinaire and professional astrologer, Randy Wasserstrom, shares his insights in this fun guest blog on the Astrology of Activating Good in 2017! Read on for some inspiration for the New Year. ‘Activating Good’ is a two part process – inner kindness to oneself and outer service to others. This process is reflected …

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New Year, New You – Give Back in 2016 by Volunteering!

“New Year, New You”, is a common saying, heard mostly between the end of December and the beginning of January. There’s no doubt we’ll see all different types of variations of it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts. But what if you could set a New Year’s resolution to be more giving, more kind, perhaps to …

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Frontline Families: Engaging Service Members and Military Families in Volunteer Leadership

Activate Good is excited to join other organizations across the country in participating in Frontline Families, an AmeriCorps program implemented by Points of Light, to engage service members, veterans and their families in volunteer leader training. About Frontline Families Frontline Families is a military and veteran reintegration program that inspires Military Families to serve on the …

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Behind the Glamour – A Volunteer’s Perspective on Couture for a Cause

Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage at Activate Good’s signature fundraiser and fashion event, Couture for a Cause? Kayla Propst, one of Activate Good’s fantastic Fall 2015 interns, has been gracious enough to provide a recap of all the chaos, glamour, and hard work that was part of her experience that day. Volunteering …

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