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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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3 Steps to Turn your Volunteers into a Marketing Army

Guest blog by Abbie Cooke, VP of Chariot Creative, a North Carolina marketing and web design firm. Nonprofit marketing needs your attention. A little strategy can go a long way, and an entire team of volunteers can carry it further. From grassroots teams to multi- million dollar organizations, effective marketing is the top of the …

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Teen Volunteers Supply the Drive Society Needs

In January, when all the local schools were going back to class following the winter break, we started receiving requests from individual teens, school groups, and parent-youth groups – all looking for volunteer opportunities for MLK Day and beyond. Lucky for Activate Good, we were already working on just that. See, while everyone was binging …

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Get ready for Our First Teen Summer Program

We are proud to announce the inaugural Teen Leadership & Service Program for summer 2017! The week-long, intensive teen summer program is designed for rising-freshmen, -sophomores, -juniors, and -seniors in high school, aiming to impart onto our future leaders the skills and drive needed to address community issues and to ensure that volunteerism is a part of everyday life. …

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Six Reasons We Can’t Go A Day Without Volunteers

As National Volunteer Week is coming up I would like to pose the question: What would the world look like without volunteers?  What many fail to realize is that they often cross paths with volunteers, at least once if not several times a day. Volunteers help meet both basic and significant societal needs. Imagine a …

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