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Vote for Activate Good: Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle

In February we were nominated us as a part of Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle. We’re VERY excited to have made into the top 4 in the ‘Best Nonprofit in Wake County‘ (under services) and ‘Best Charitable Group‘ (under local color)! Help us win by giving us your vote: Vote for Activate Good! Voting for …

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Tara Konya and Melinda Knowles Spruce up Shop for TROSA, Inc.

Dynamic duo Merchandising Maven and Space Lifter – also known as Tara Konya and Melinda Knowles, respectively – are using their retail know-how to positively boost operations for TROSA, Inc.’s thrift store. “I’m very excited about the impact that our volunteer Pro Heroes, Melinda and Tara, will make on our store,” says Jeff Stern, TROSA’s …

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Jackie Podger Volunteers Planning Skills to Assist A Helping Hand

Pro Hero, Jackie Podger (aka: Mrs. Volunteer) is truly lending “a helping hand” to assist a worthy Triangle nonprofit. Our Pro Hero is volunteering her planning skills to support A Helping Hand, in their mission of providing assistance to senior citizens and those with disabilities. Executive Director of A Helping Hand, Jennifer Ashley, is incredibly grateful for all …

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Teen Day of Service 2016: Inspire Teens to Become Local Leaders

You hear it all the time, in some form or another: Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. In the not too far off future, the teens of 2016 will be leading the society that we, our parents, and grandparents before them helped to create. Now, there are many ways a teen could gain leadership skills, but there’s …

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Start an Employee Volunteer Program in 5 Steps!

Even if a business is running well, you may still “pop the hood” once in a while to make sure you’re not falling below any crucial lines. You might naturally think to evaluate your customer satisfaction to see if there are issues you’re unaware of from a service perspective. But what about employee satisfaction? Employee morale is so very, …

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Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment

Since the recession of 2008, the entire state of North Carolina has been exempt from a federal law requiring that able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) work or volunteer at least 20 hours a week to continue receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As the economy continues to improve, many places no longer qualify …

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Frontline Families Recruitment Underway: Why Should You Get Involved?

As you may have heard on Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, or right here on our blog – Activate Good has taken on a new initiative! Now through September, we’ll be working with active or veteran military members and their families, providing training on community leadership and service project coordination, and helping them implement their first service projects …

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Say Hello To Our New Frontline Families Corps Members!

Activate Good is excited to announce the arrival of our three Frontline Families Corps Members! Frontline Families is a military initiative of Points of Light – currently the largest volunteer organization in the nation – in collaboration with Americorps. The organization’s Frontline Families initiative aims to engage and inspire military members, veterans, and their families to become …

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Citrix and Smith Anderson Team Up to Spread Holiday Cheer to Youth

Nearly 60 volunteers from Citrix and Smith Anderson united on December 5th for a holiday-themed day of service with the help of Activate Good! Volunteers took on a multitude of tasks at the Boys & Girls Clubs, preparing three Club center locations in Raleigh for the holidays and the coming year. Citrix and Smith Anderson …

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New Year, New You – Give Back in 2016 by Volunteering!

“New Year, New You”, is a common saying, heard mostly between the end of December and the beginning of January. There’s no doubt we’ll see all different types of variations of it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts. But what if you could set a New Year’s resolution to be more giving, more kind, perhaps to …

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