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. They have a team of volunteers in Puerto Rico. . They have a fund set up for Puerto Rico. Proceeds will go to community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico.


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Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. And it worked really well in Puerto Rico - we’ve served over 3.6 World Central Kitchen was founded in the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake and since then you’ve been one of the names synonymous with the Puerto Rico relief efforts.

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money


The image below is from World Central Kitchen, and it shows the impact of their work providing over 1 million meals in Puerto Rico! Ask them to help, save, change, rebuild, empower, eradicate, or protect the people, animals, places, or things that mean a lot to them. For some organizations, year-end is the ideal time to acquire new donors and Facebook is the right place to find them. We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro.

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing


In this case, they’re directly relating the work they do to the immediate need for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Pairing images with actionable, value-driven copy, World Central Kitchen is determined to remind donors why they should donate in the first place. Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. This busy time is marked with nonprofits around the world striving for new and exciting ways to engage with potential donors.

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

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And we all witnessed the role that tech innovators like Tesla played in reconnecting Puerto Rico. It’s energizing to envision those same data sets helping us to understand how communities need and use support after a disaster , which investments are having the highest impact on social outcomes, how place-based efforts actually increase economic activity, which reduce health care expenditures or offer more diversity in food purchasing choices in low-income communities.

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

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Our reliance on technology has also put us in a vulnerable position where it is more important than ever to have strategic plans in place, with desired outcomes identified. Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico has shown us that when technology is lost, it is extremely difficult to communicate and provide the help needed in affected areas. The only way to potentially combat this kind of situation is having a disaster response plan in place prior to its occurrence.

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!

WNYC Maps the Street Cleanup after the New York Blizzard

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There’s cars abandoned and stuck in the snow all over the place,” another included in a voicemail. Still stuck here on the beach in sunny Puerto Rico,” a traveler gloated.). Those of you living in warmer climates might not know that last week, New York was hit by a blizzard that grounded flights and clogged city streets. City transit was all but shut down, and many New Yorkers were unable to leave their homes.

How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

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By allowing donors to place bids with their mobile device the pressure to win an item didn’t overshadow interactions with the celebrities, kids, or other guests. Puerto Rico Relief Fund: Mobile Donation Page. recently launched a new campaign to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico in partnership with the Hispanic Federation and Mercy Corps.

New Software Donations from Autodesk

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Canada, and Puerto Rico that are directly using design to create a better world. Their philanthropic goal is to ensure nonprofit organizations making the world a better place through design have ready access to their software. In late September at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, Autodesk launched the Autodesk Technology Impact program. This new philanthropic program will provide software donations to nonprofit organizations in the U.S.,

What Should I Do About Junk Hardware Donations?

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Some Good Places Online To Refer Equipment Donors. This is the best place on the web in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, so they’re convenient to most locations. The directory of Microsoft Registered Refurbishers is a good place to refer hardware donors who want to pass on newer or working IT donations. For those, you’d want to go to a local phone repair place. It’s the holidays.

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. So many science and children’s museums—client-centered places—feel the same.