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Judy Roozen Volunteers Graphic Design Skills to Help AnimalKind

Graphic designer and former art director, Judy Roozen, otherwise known as “Graphic Gala Guru Girl” (or G4 for short), is volunteering her creative skills to create an informational brochure for local nonprofit, AnimalKind. This is the perfect match for animal lover, Roozen, who enjoys sharing ideas with the organization. This Graphic Gala Guru Girl was a superhero …

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Eagle Video Productions Raises Awareness for Triangle Family Services

Eagle Video Productions is well known around the Triangle for boasting more than 20 years of award-winning video production, but they are no stranger to heroic acts of volunteerism. Founder and executive producer, Bruce Wittman explains: Every year Eagle Video Productions Inc produces one fund-raising video for a worthy nonprofit. We produce a five minute video …

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Activate Schools spotlight: Raleigh Charter High School

This blog post highlights the volunteer adventures of Activate Schools program supporter, Raleigh Charter High School! About the Activate Schools program Activate Schools is Activate Good’s initiative to empower the next generation of young volunteers and community leaders. Through the Activate Schools initiative, Activate Good works with local high schools to integrate our Community Leadership & …

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Volunteers Create A Winter Wonderland At AnimalKind’s ReTails Thrift Shop

On a crisp, cold Saturday morning, fourteen Activate Good volunteers met at ReTails Thrift Shop to work on a new project: decorating the window displays of the store. The ReTails Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Triangle nonprofit, AnimalKind, and volunteers were asked to create a winter wonderland display using snow-themed craft projects along with items …

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Activate Good Partners with Hardison & Cochran, My Carolina Today to Highlight Triangle Nonprofits

Activate Good is excited to announce a new special partnership with Hardison & Cochran and WNCN’s My Carolina Today for 2015! Twice a month on a selected Friday, one of Activate Good’s nonprofit partners will be featured on WNCN’s My Carolina Today as part of Hardison & Cochran’s sponsored “Doing Good” segment.   About My Carolina …

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Activate Good to Be Honored at Leadership Triangle Awards Gala

  On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Activate Good will be one of five organizations to receive the prestigious Goodmon Award at the 2014 Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, being held in Durham, NC. The Gala is the only annual awards event that specifically celebrates leadership that reaches beyond municipal borders in the Triangle. Activate Good is thrilled …

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Nonprofit Pro Bono Project Applications open for Pro Heroes 2015!

Nonprofit Applications for pro bono projects for Pro Heroes 2015 are due December 15, 2014! Selected projects will be announced December 20-31, 2014. Nonprofit Partners: Download the Pro Heroes 2015 application About Activate Good’s Pro Heroes pro bono program In 2013, Activate Good piloted Pro Heroes, an initiative through which Triangle area professionals complete pro …

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The Power of Volunteering as a Family

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, National Family Volunteer Day kicked off the holiday season with do-gooding. Here in the Triangle, Activate Good hosted service projects for families to come together as a unit to make an impact for local causes. Family Volunteering Efforts Here are the beautiful results from all of the families who came out …

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National Family Volunteer Day: Quality Time Together

Looking for a new way to spend time with your family? I know I am always seeking new things to do in the Triangle with my bustling brood! Recently I have discovered one thing that truly equates to “quality time” – and that’s volunteering. The great thing about it is my kids love it just …

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Find Volunteer Opportunities Near You!

I’m really excited to announce a major update to our search engine that will now allow you to filter volunteer opportunities by distance. Implementing this functionality required translating all of our stored addresses into latitude and longitude coordinates, and utilizing Google’s Maps API to geocode on the fly all of the addresses for opportunities entered …

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