Welcoming Joleen Ong as NTEN's new Marketing and Publications Director

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Her passion stems from her field work in Costa Rica, where she researched the social impact of banana workers while running a small cafe with her husband. I''m excited to announce that the newest member of the NTEN team! Joleen Ong joins us as the Marketing and Publications Director (or, rather, "joined" two weeks ago already!).

Fish Tale Has DNA Hook

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've written about Dan Janzen's idea for a DNA barcoding device , which you could use to identify the different kinds of life you encounter. I recently was forwarded a post from David Duthie (of the UN Environment Program) that spotted a new application: truth in sushi labeling.

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4 Tips for Turning Your Visitors into Loyal Members

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If you liked the Rainforest iMax, you might also like our permanent exhibit on Costa Rica”. Guest post by Laura Beussman , Blackbaud’s Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Arts and Cultural Solutions. Laura’s experience working at and serving on the board of multiple arts organizations around the country shape her insights into the nonprofit community. For more insights, follow her on Twitter @laurabeussman. — —.

Welcoming Joleen Ong as NTEN's new Marketing and Publications Director

NTEN

Her passion stems from her field work in Costa Rica, where she researched the social impact of banana workers while running a small cafe with her husband. I''m excited to announce the newest member of the NTEN team! Joleen Ong joins us as the Marketing and Publications Director (or, rather, "joined" two weeks ago already!).

Meet the Nonprofit Hero Behind the Hardware: Charles Brennick

Tech Soup Blog

He subsequently worked as an ecotourism developer in Costa Rica. Each year, the electronics reuse community awards an annual lifetime achievement award at its Electronics Reuse Conference. The winner of this year's award is Charles Brennick, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit refurbisher InterConnection.

The 13th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits"

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Look inside to learn the story behind the cover portrait, a tribute to Juanita Baltodano, President of the APPTA Fair Trade cacao and banana cooperative in Costa Rica. When the words of our quarterly theme, “innovative and competitive” come to mind, I think about what we can learn from farmers. To enjoy the fruits of our labor, we need to be flexible and responsive to external conditions, and have the patience to see it through to harvest.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

Several years ago, I had an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with a group of artists. I also gave them some Traveling Postcards as gifts and I know that in that moment the girls, who lived high in the jungle in a remote part of Costa Rica, understood that they were a part of a larger community who cares about the health and well being of all women.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: NetSquared Chepe in San Jose, Costa Rica. NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners.

Colombia is the 2nd Happiest Place for the Planet

Have Fun - Do Good

Costa Rica 4. According to Ode Magazine , The Happy Planet Index , a project of the New Economics Foundation , ranks Colombia as the 2nd happiest place for the planet. The HPI is calculated by adding the country's life expectancy with its life satisfaction divided by its ecological footprint. The top ranked countries were: 1. Vanuatu 2. Colombia 3. Dominica 5. Panama 6. Cuba 7. Honduras 8. Guatemala 9. El Salvador 10.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Four countries in Latin America now have e-waste laws or rules: Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. Just thought I'd take a look at the state of electronics recycling around the world to see how we're doing. World Snapshot. According to the International Environmental Technology Center of the United Nations Environment Program. UNEP) the volume of e-waste is increasing by 40 percent per year worldwide.

Gift the Gift of Charity: Make A Contribution to any of these Fabulous Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When you give someone the gift of an acre of rainforest in Costa Rica, you're helping to protect and restore one of the world's most extraordinary yet highly threatened regions now and for future generations. Photo by Life in Africa For this week's BlogHer Holiday Guide post, I needed to come up with a list of nonprofit organizations or causes that BlogHer readers may consider making a donation to as part of their year-end giving.

Do-Good Tranquilista: Interview with Kimberly Wilson

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Then, while I was in Costa Rica in May leading a retreat, I had been contemplating getting a Masters in Social Work for a while, I decided to sign up, and apply, and so I'm in graduate school right now.