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“The Money Maker” (alias Jamie Hahn) Runs to Our Aid

  It may be no coincidence that Pro Hero Jamie Hahn is considering training for a half-marathon, because she’s certainly running to the aid of two local nonprofits: the Helps Education Fund and the Raleigh City Farm. Hahn may seem like a mild-mannered fundraising consultant, but she spends her days at her Raleigh-based company, Sky …

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Volunteering and Your Tax Return

Here at Activate Good, we often extol the many virtues of volunteering: learning new skills, meeting new people, and especially the personal satisfaction of making an impact in the community! But did you know there may also be some tax savings benefits to volunteering? The federal government recognizes the importance of community service and permits …

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5 badass women whose volunteerism changed the world

  In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, here’s a tribute to five badass women in history whose giving spirits changed the world. “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman had spent her …

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Pro Heroes Month: How It Works, How To Volunteer

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits.  We recently announced the launch of our new pilot volunteer initiative, Pro Heroes Month!  Pro Heroes Month – April 2013 – is a month-long initiative to complete high-impact pro bono volunteer projects for …

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TRiO Day highlights volunteerism as part of path to higher education

In addition to making an impact on the community, volunteering is increasingly recognized as a mechanism to boost access to leadership and education opportunities for youth. That’s one message of TRiO Day, a “national day of celebration, reflection, and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students.” In Raleigh, NC State University is leading …

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Activate Love with acts of kindness this Valentine’s Day

  This post brought to you by Heather Leah, editor in chief of Candid Slice and a guest blogger for Activate Good in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 11-17, 2013. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa Everyone’s been single for Valentine’s …

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The Van With No Plan brings inspiration (and a little nostalgia) to Raleigh

  Last week, I heard about The Van With No Plan, a trio of 20-somethings road-tripping across the country doing volunteer work where ever they land.  This reminded me of Activate Good’s own ‘origin story‘, so naturally, I had to reach out to them! Since landing in Raleigh on February 2, The Van crew – …

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Join us at our 2013 MLK Sunday Supper

  Activate Good invites you to join us for Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Sunday Supper on Sunday, January 20 from 5:30-7:30pm at The Hive of Busy Bee Cafe! RSVP Here. About the Sunday Supper Sunday Suppers will be taking place all across the nation on Sunday, January 20 as part of an initiative by the HandsOn Network / Points of Light Foundation. During …

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Seeking Nonprofit Discussion Facilitators for 2013 MLK Sunday Supper

We’re gearing up for our third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Supper on Sunday, January 20, 2013! At this time we’re recruiting representatives of our nonprofit partners to join us for dinner to present to community members about their organization, and facilitate dinner discussions on the issues and causes they champion in the community. …

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