Bookshare en Puerto Rico

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am lucky to be able to contribute this passion to Benetech by providing outreach and membership support in Spanish to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Why shouldn’t students in Puerto Rico benefit from our technology and services? These were the questions that inspired my relationship with Marta Sanabria, the supervisor of Special Education of Puerto Rico who invited Bookshare to perform trainings for teachers, parents and agency workers on the island.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth Kanter

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. Given the devastation on the ground in Puerto Rico, it is going to take a long time to get back to “normal,” if at all. Here’s my giving strategy for Puerto Rico. National/International Organizations: Team Rubicon: Team Rubicon provides disaster relief and uses the skills of veterans. They have a team of volunteers in Puerto Rico. .


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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


The United Way Worldwide declared February 11 as National 2-1-1 Day to recognize the importance of an anonymous, easy to remember 3-digit phone number (211) that was available to 24/7. As of February 2015, 2-1-1 serves over 291 million Americans (93% of the entire population) covering all 50 states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1?

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. If you would like to volunteer the system is currently accessible from the following sites: For Texas: [link] For Puerto Rico: [link] For U.S.

4 Keys to Engaging Employees in Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

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Later, I learned that the national median for participation that year was 7% , meaning we were starting ahead of the game! 2016 took us into the teens, and 2017 ended with participation just shy of 23% (made even more significant that national median participation rates have not changed much over the past few years). When you work in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) like I do, there’s a lot to be happy about.

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A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

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As of December 2015 , L3Cs are only recognized in 10 states, three tribes and the territory of Puerto Rico, so if you are building your organization in one of the following places, yes you can! The federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Navajo Indian Nation and Puerto Rico. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great!

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech


The National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of over 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. In its fifth year now, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing has grown to a combined national and affiliate program.

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009


2-1-1 Background 2-1-1 is available to over 240 million Americans – approximately 80% of the United States population –covering all or parts of 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 2-1-1” was designated by the Federal Communications Commission in 2000 as the national 3-digit telephone dialing code for health, and human community services.

Win a Trip to the Obama Inauguration with Your Commitment to Change

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Do any of them involve serving your neighborhood, your community, or even your nation? If you win, you get: two tickets to the Inaugural Ceremony & the Hawaii Inaugural Ball three-nights hotel stay airfare for you and a guest to the Nation’s Capitol a Flip video camera The last day to apply is 3pm EST on January 12, 2009. States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. How are the first 8 days of your New Year's resolutions going?

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

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Feeding America is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. They are a network of more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The existing Intranet, used by the network members and the national staff, was not well organized, not intuitive, hard to update and difficult to use.

What Should I Do About Junk Hardware Donations?

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national recycling system or law, so in some Midwestern, western and southern states, recyclers tend to charge something to properly dispose of IT discards. and Puerto Rico, so they’re convenient to most locations. It’s the holidays. We love to get donations, but what do you do when they’re junk? Donation Horror Stories on Facebook. A couple weeks ago we posted this on Facebook : “People mean well — they do!

Book Club Part 3b: Talking Institutional Change with Elaine Gurian

Museum 2.0

I’m thinking of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which is trying to be a museum for people, but is also a national and collection-based place. In Puerto Rico and Chile, there are museums made out of posters so that kids in parks can come and visit real art—well, it’s not real art, but you’re getting access to Picasso for $5. And he’s quite revolutionary—what he’s figured out is that charity from multi-nationals goes to social service more than anything.