Volunteering Sparks Relationships

Volunteering offers a wide range of benefits, from improved health and career prospects to lifelong friendships. For some, those friendships with fellow volunteers spark romantic partnerships. For two Activate Good volunteers, it became “a good place to move from friendship to relationship,” says Audra Lindsley. In the summer of 2013, Audra was already volunteering with Activate Good …

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Shop and Do Good at The Handmade Market on November 14!

We’re excited to announce that Activate Good will be the featured charity of The Handmade Market, taking place this weekend! The Handmade Market, in its 19th installment, is one of the Southeast’s most highly anticipated shopping events, and is produced by The Handmaidens. Attending the Handmade Market The Handmade Market is a two-day, indoor designer …

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Glenn Itliong – Volunteer Management Software Strategist for Urban Ministries

A part of the community for more than thirty years, Urban Ministries of Wake County engages the community to serve and advocate for those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and laying the foundations of home. Urban Ministries offers the community a variety of services and programs. Their Crisis …

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Echos Media Boutique “The Guardians” Shoot Video for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Echos Media Boutique considers giving back to the community one of the core values of their company, and they seek to devote as much of their schedule to small business and nonprofit organizations as possible. Echos Media is a full-service digital media production boutique specializing in creative video and audio production, digital photography, website design, …

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Todd “SnapShot” Jones Captures Success Stories for Dress for Success

Pro Hero “SnapShot Jones” (better known to the community as just Todd Jones) is a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor with CAPTRUST who also runs a photography and video production company called KeepingUp Productions. Jones especially loves giving his skills back to the community, and has done several shoots for charities and nonprofits in …

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Virginia Fitt “Super Strategist” Marketing Consultant for PineCone

Virginia Fitt, Super Strategist, is an in-house counsel for GlaxoSmithKline in marketing and promotions, and has worked on multiple marketing and communications campaigns both professionally and pro bono. Fitt’s interest in Americana and traditional music led her to PineCone’s project, and she believes they have “the opportunity to capitalize on both the renewed popularity in …

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Linda Cozzolino – “Granty Gal” – Writes Grants for Green Space

Linda Cozzolino, the “Granty Gal,” has more than twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and currently runs her own nonprofit consulting business, Affinity Nonprofit Services. Cozzolino gets energized by the challenge of helping organizations “live into their vision” and names Activate Good’s Pro Heroes program as an initiative “after her own heart.” Friends …

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Virginia Fitt “Super Strategist” Contributes Inspiration

By day, Virginia Fitt is an attorney, but she also has a wide range of experience working with nonprofits. Most recently, she was elected as a board member of Ashraya Initiative for Children, where she developed an annual fundraising plan for the organization. Seeking to reconnect with the community after recently re-locating back to North Carolina (where …

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“The Media Guru” (alias Nola Johnson) Plans the Perfect Strategy!

By day, Nola Johnson works for Triangle Transit as a Marketing Specialist, and also has her MBA in Nonprofit Management. This past April, during Pro Heroes Month, she starred as “The Media Guru”, using her marketing and public relations prowess pro bono to benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County. Urban Ministries of Wake County alleviates …

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