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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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Volunteers Bring Beauty to Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum runs on volunteers. According to Kathryn Wall, their volunteer coordinator, they wouldn’t exist without them. From the receptionist greeting you at the visitor center to the gardener labelling plants in the garden to the instructor teaching schoolchildren about photosynthesis, a volunteer touches every aspect of this nonprofit. “[The volunteers] love creating …

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Redeye uses the power of music to help local seniors

Have you ever had the experience of hearing a song that brought memories flooding back? Maybe that song was from your wedding or high school prom. For most of us, accessing those memories is easy. But for the millions of Americans living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive impairment, those memories can be locked inside. …

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The Fisherman, the Old Wise Tale, and the Fifth Leadership Challenge

Keep this famous little saying in mind: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Imagine you are the fisherman faced with this decision after being approached by this man. Which decision would you make? Would you just give …

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The Woman Behind the Computer Screen… The New Kid at Activate Good

Greetings readers of the Activate Good blog! Whether you are a consistent reader or just stumbled across this post, my name is Kay McMillan and I am one of the summer interns for Activate Good. I am a second year senior at NC State, majoring in Political Science with minors in accounting and nonprofit studies …

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