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Familiar Neighborhoods: Volunteering at Special Olympics Summer Games

Volunteerism isn’t always about revisiting familiar neighborhoods, but it can be. A lucky Wake County volunteer gets back to his Special Olympics roots. Neighborhood Games Growing up, my childhood home was the destination of all of the neighborhood kids to play. Not because I had the latest electronics, (we did have Nintendo’s Duck Hunt), but …

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Vote for Activate Good’s mascot: Toby vs. Mr. Bongo

MAS-COT | noun a person, animal, or object adopted by a group as a symbolic figure especially to bring them good luck. Throughout history, mascots have inspired greatness. They have brought their teams to victory, or comforted people in times of loss or defeat. They have evoked strength, warmed our hearts, and yes, even made …

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Triangle Impact to continue under Activate Good leadership

We are pleased to announce that the mission of Triangle Impact, a volunteer organization focusing on one-day group volunteer projects, will be continuing under the banner and leadership of Activate Good. Our History Together Activate Good and Triangle Impact have a long history of collaboration since 2005. This has included volunteering together as well as …

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School’s Out for the Summer: Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Kids!

School’s out, but kids these days have so much to keep them occupied that you probably don’t hear them complain “I’m bored!” a couple of weeks into summer vacation. With texting, the Internet, Netflix and video games, kids can keep themselves entertained most of the time. The downside is that all of those activities involve …

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School’s Out for the Summer: College Edition

School’s out for summer! Now what? After taking a couple of weeks to recover from finals, think about volunteering some of your free time to a local nonprofit. Not only will you feel great helping a worthy cause, but it could also help shape your future career path. How? By getting hands-on experience that you …

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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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Pro Heroes Month 2013: The results are in

Our pilot pro bono volunteer initiative, Pro Heroes Month, has come to an end – and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results: The professional skills these passionate volunteers gave throughout the month of April will have an impact on the causes they worked with for years to come. A few of the projects …

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Civic Hackers Join Forces Against Homelessness

Triangle technology titans Chad Foley and Patrick Gravinese have teamed up to help Housing for New Hope and its courageous clients in the fight against homelessness. This dynamic duo is part of the civic hacking movement, which uses open-source applications and technological consulting to improve communities across the country and around the world. With backgrounds …

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“Gibbs & Soell PRos” shine a light on homelessness with Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network

One might say doing good is part of the Gibbs & Soell Business Communications credo. “Community volunteerism inspires business success” for this local company with global reach. This philosophy was the motivation when nine Gibbs & Soell staff members teamed up to become pro heroes for the Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN), a nonprofit that …

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