Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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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? Guest blog by Paddy Sullivan Hola!

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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.

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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.

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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

VisionLink

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?

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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. .

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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.

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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! So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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WNYC Maps the Street Cleanup after the New York Blizzard

Mobile Commons

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. For a great photo gallery from the New York Daily News , click here.

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Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

SocialFish

The 35 young women chosen as national winners of the 2011 NCWIT award for aspirations in computing were selected from among more than 2,800 students, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and overseas military bases.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.,

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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.

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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!

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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.

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New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

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.

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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.

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