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Youth philanthropy

Family Volunteering

When you join our Monthly Giving Community and choose for your membership to be part of our Youth Givers Program, we will send a thank you note to your child as a fun way of including them in the giving process! Youth Philanthropy is important – and makes a difference Research shows that involving young people in …

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Contributing to a better understanding of Triangle causes

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Understanding Triangle Causes As our community began to feel the impacts of COVID-19, Activate Good wanted to check in with our network. In April, we conducted interviews with 45 of our community partners. As …

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A Summer of Social Distanced Service

volunteer, food bank, gloves, social-distancing

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Summer isn’t canceled!  Are you looking for something to do this summer? Since many camps, events, and gatherings have been canceled, we compiled a list of remote, social distance-friendly, or DIY volunteer projects. These opportunities …

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Triangle Nonprofits share what they hope the world will be like after the pandemic

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Volunteering hasn’t stopped in the Triangle April was National Volunteer Month, and what an interesting one it was, given the culture of volunteering has changed drastically since COVID-19. Check out some of the good YOU …

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Family Volunteering: Helping out together during a pandemic

Family Volunteering

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Family Volunteering These days, we are spending more time at home and looking for ways to entertain ourselves while social distancing. Many families are using this time to explore family volunteering by participating in remote …

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Activate Good News: Announcing Richard Averitte as our new Board Chair

When I think of Activate Good, I am reminded of a quote from the late N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano: “Every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things.”  Activate Good welcomes Richard Averitte as Chairman of our Board of Directors.  Richard succeeds Charlie Chrisawn, who served as Activate Good’s …

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Highlighting Workplace Volunteering

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Workplace Volunteering An employee volunteer program is defined by Points of Light as “a planned, managed effort that seeks to motivate and enable employees to effectively serve community needs through the leadership of the employer.” Workplace …

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Highlighting Volunteer Opportunities you can do from home

Pivoting to Remote Volunteer Opportunities How do you remain true to a mission of gathering people together to volunteer in the Triangle when you cannot gather? In the past few weeks, Activate Good has reassessed ways to support local nonprofits. Connecting volunteers in new, safe, and remote ways is our focus. In addition to numerous …

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Volunteering During a Pandemic

Volunteering (and other activities) During a Pandemic Our lives have changed drastically in the past few days, due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates. Spring breaks have been extended, movies have been released to streaming services early, and everyone knows way more about how Zoom works now. Teachers I know are scrambling to convert their …

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