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Vote for Your CNN Hero: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Impact

Have Fun - Do Good

She and volunteer camera crews have taped roughly 3,000 inmate messages." Maria Ruiz "Several times a week, Maria Ruiz of El Paso, Texas, crosses the border into Juarez, Mexico, bringing food, clothing and toys for hundreds of impoverished children and their families." Anne Mahlum "Used to run by homeless men each morning.

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From Coast to Coast: How Healthcare Organizations are Handling the Outpouring of Support and In-Kind Gifts

Connection Cafe

I recognize that gift acceptance and volunteer engagement policies were probably not at their top of mind last week, but I deeply appreciate every returned email and phone call. Listen to The sgENGAGE Podcast 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs . GRATITUDE . Thank you for your support! . CLEAR, CONSTANT COMMUNICATION

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If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

We were surprised when we reached a roadblock just West of El Paso. I was also surprised that El Paso, TX is only the half-way point between LA and Austin. Not knowing what we’d find over the horizon. We were interrogated by soldiers with automatic weapons. Another full day of being cut-off and numb.

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What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In August 2013, they sent an opt-in text message to area codes in El Paso and Chicago. The first hire was a Data Scientist and CTO. It was designed and built on the notion of data collection and analysis. Within a few months, the list expanded to all area codes in the US. It is used 6 times more often than other words.

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Crowdsourcing and the nonprofit community

ASU Lodestar Center

Funding, guidance, volunteers, community engagement – all vital resources to sustaining a nonprofit – seem to be in short supply most days. Wondering how to best manage volunteers to maximize their efficiency? Crowdsourcing draws together volunteers, funding and brainpower from international organizations and individuals.

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