Announcing the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council

Announcing the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council

Activate Good is thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council! We know that companies in the Triangle are phenomenal corporate citizens with a solid record of supporting the community. Now, we’re inviting them to the table to collaborate with us on ways to get more of their employees – and community members – involved. We’re also welcoming Red Hat as the first inaugural member, and we couldn’t be more excited about this partnership and the great things it will lead to. Learn more about the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council and how to get your company involved. Read about the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council launch in the Triangle Business Journal. About the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council The Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council is a membership-based alliance through which companies network with one another, bolster their employee volunteer programs, and help devise strategies to boost volunteerism in Raleigh and the greater Triangle. Council members will also benefit from Activate Good’s corporate engagement services, which include assistance identifying volunteer opportunities that align with a company’s priorities, coordinating team-building group service projects, and more. Outcomes and developments from Council meetings may also be periodically published in the Triangle Business Journal as part of the ongoing effort to highlight local volunteerism. In addition to opportunities to these benefits, members of the inaugural Council will help lead the development of strategies to get more Triangle citizens involved in volunteer action and raising the community’s volunteer rate. Inaugural members will retain permanent status as a founding company on the list of Council members. Companies of all sizes are welcomed and encouraged to...

2011 in Review

Welcome, 2012! There’s no question 2011 was an action-packed year for our local community, and included many exciting events and changes for Activate Good, too. We’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of our highlights from 2011 – From hosting our first Martin Luther King Jr. weekend Sunday Supper, to meeting our friend “Mr. Bongo”, to rebranding as Activate Good and launching our new volunteer community, 2011 has been a year of change, growth, and connection with volunteers and friends old and new. Here it is, folks: Activate Good’s 2011 highlights! Still known as ME³, we kicked off 2011 by hosting our first Sunday Supper to honor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. About 60 community members from all walks of life, including representatives of area nonprofits, came together to discuss issues like homelessness, hunger, and youth development while connecting over a meal. New friends–and volunteer connections–were made that night while we enjoyed the spirit of community. Stay tuned for information about our 2nd annual Sunday Supper taking place in 2012 on January 15! We were honored to be chosen as the charity beneficiary of Raleigh Twestival when March came around and meet the good folks who hosted and co-sponsored the event, including YNPN of the Triangle, Triangle AMA, Tweet Divas, Yelp, and other social media savvy citizens. Later in the spring, as the Great Human Race neared, we made friends with Mr. Bongo, an idealistic gorilla who championed our message that anybody can do good. We know he’s still out there doing good deeds. Tragedy struck as the Raleigh tornado tore homes apart on April 16,...
Happy Holidays 2011!

Happy Holidays 2011!

Activate Good wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday! Good cheer and good deeds abound this season. Check out some of the ways you can get involved in the do-gooding as 2011 reaches its end, from helping those in need with food, coats, and toys, to pledging to continue the good in 2012 with Resolution 12. Also, our friends at Brasco Design + Marketing have a little gift for our Nonprofit partners. Read on to learn more! Give Back around the Triangle Causes are always in need of passionate volunteers, this season and year-round! Create a volunteer account in our Volunteer Community and sign up for area cause’s volunteer needs. ‘Tis the season for giving, and through Zach’s Toy Chest you can give the gift of joy to a child with cancer. Toys are currently being collected to bring cheer to these kids. For ideas on what to give, check out their Wish List! The Salvation Army of Wake County is also facing a shortage this year in gifts after seeing an increase in participants for their annual Angel Tree program. Learn more about this and how you can help. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the Triangle is hungry? Here are some ways you can support the efforts of our friends over at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, good folks who are working together to end hunger during the holidays. WRAL is hosting their 23rd annual Coats for the Children drive this year: Learn how you can help keep kids warm. There are hundreds of other organizations in the local area in need this season, too. The News & Observer has made it easy to find charities that are...