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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Bookshare hits 50,000 books!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just minutes ago I received an email forwarded from our team from a user in Puerto Rico telling us that our response to her rush request for a book had just helped her pass her final exam. Tags: print disabled volunteer books Puerto Rico Bookshare Another exciting milestone has happened with the Bookshare collection.

Value of volunteer time rose nearly 5 percent in 2020

Candid

per hour for Puerto Rico to $48.67 Reprinted from PND. Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States reached $28.54 in 2020, up from $27.20, or 4.9 percent, in 2019.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

EveryAction

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.

“Seeding by ceding”: What we know about the latest group of organizations funded by MacKenzie Scott

Candid

and Puerto Rico. Last month, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she, in partnership with her husband Dan Jewett, donated another $2.74 billion to philanthropic entities.

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

VisionLink

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. Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies.

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

EveryAction

The image below is from World Central Kitchen, and it shows the impact of their work providing over 1 million meals in Puerto Rico! We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro. With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point. Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Go on, crush your fundraising goals! Say Thanks. Say thank you before you ask your supporters to give again.

TechSoup: Now Serving the U.S. Territories

Tech Soup Blog

Territories of A merican Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. ESRI (not available in Puerto Rico) – mapping software. Attention 501(c)(3) nonprofits and libraries in U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands! You can now request technology product donations through TechSoup.org.

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

EveryAction

In this case, they’re directly relating the work they do to the immediate need for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. 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. You need to launch your campaign , test your email deliverability , craft your message , and more.

Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week

Saleforce Nonprofit

Whether it’s the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, tornadoes in Nashville, or the pandemic response in Phoenix, HandsOn Connect works to smooth the way for more volunteers to help. By: Melissa Hill-Dees, Founding Partner of HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions.

Why nonprofits should send cold emails

Socialbrite

Army Reserve Puerto Rico, reads a book to children during a storytime event. Editor’s note: Wiza is offering its Pro account for free (with 100 email credits) to any nonprofit. Head over to Wiza.co and let the team know that Socialbrite sent you. Post by Stephen Hakami.

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

NonProfit Hub

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!

How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

Puerto Rico Relief Fund: Mobile Donation Page. Google.org recently launched a new campaign to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico in partnership with the Hispanic Federation and Mercy Corps. In today’s landscape of mobile and online technology, nonprofits are flooded with a large variety of choices for almost any solution they can think of. This principle applies similarly to the event management and fundraising spaces.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An island-wide educational campaign in Puerto Rico to educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering and vaccinating their dogs and cats, in hopes of alleviating the drastic conditions for the 100,000+ “satos” (street dogs) that are homeless and roaming the beaches and streets of PR. The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands by Carol Cone.

New Software Donations from Autodesk

Tech Soup Blog

Canada, and Puerto Rico that are directly using design to create a better world. 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.,

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009

VisionLink

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. From our colleagues at the United Way of America, an update on 2009 Call Volume: 2-1-1 call centers across the country have completed their annual survey of call traffic. In 2009, these calls totaled more than 16 million calls across America.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. How are the first 8 days of your New Year's resolutions going? Do any of them involve serving your neighborhood, your community, or even your nation? You could win a trip to the Obama Inauguration by submitting your commitment to change to the Case Foundation's online civic engagement campaign, Change Begins with Me.

[Opinion] Millennials and the Fight Against Hate

Achieve

Delayed help to Puerto Rico after devastating hurricanes. Just writing that word makes me a little nervous and a lot uncomfortable. Hate defined is “intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury.”.

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

And we all witnessed the role that tech innovators like Tesla played in reconnecting Puerto Rico. Employee engagement efforts are one of the leading challenges and opportunities facing companies today. In our work to advance corporate social change leadership at Points of Light, we have the opportunity to listen to the ambitions and challenges of engagement leaders inside of companies.

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

as they have to the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico + the Caribbean ($4.6M Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving. Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.

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

Connection Cafe

The biggest spikes we saw in use in 2017 – beyond #GivingTuesday and year-end – were all around giving to organizations that were providing relief in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, Napa, Southern California, and beyond. When you work in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) like I do, there’s a lot to be happy about.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

Connection Cafe

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. Let’s talk about impact. . Like other areas of disaster philanthropy we’ve explored, how you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations. In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, organizations should focus on outputs.

What Should I Do About Junk Hardware Donations?

Tech Soup Blog

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! — but sometimes their good intentions mean junk donations for your nonprofit. Share your stories with us about good intentions and bad technology.” ” Amanda B.

Making Sense of Windows 8 Hardware

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft itself makes and markets the Surface online and in its new retail stores in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Windows 8 is such a big change to Microsoft's operating systems (OS) I thought it might be useful to have a look a their plans for the types of devices that will use it and also their longer-range plans. We've now covered lots of different angles on what Windows 8 is all about. Read our Windows 8 posts.

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

Have Fun - Do Good

"[N]ow I have an answer for my son, who lost his father to blind hatred. Yes, there is hope in the world, and it isn't naive or even idealistic. It is real."--Mariane Mariane Pearl, In Search of Hope. In 2006, journalist Mariane Pearl traveled the globe for Glamour magazine to profile women who are changing the world. She traveled over 100,000 miles and interviewed 12 women activists who are working on solutions to everything from sex trafficking, to global warming, to AIDS.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

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. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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

Museum 2.0

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. On Tuesday, I reviewed Elaine Gurian’s essay, Choosing Among the Options , on museum archetypes and self-definition. Next Tuesday, we'll look at chapters 16 and 17, on the merits and limitations of the team approach to exhibition design.)