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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. I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support. How do you decide which organizations to support? 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.


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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.

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


Allows agency personnel a powerful search feature to locate the types of volunteers that will support your specific mission, contact them, recruit them and identify them as "deployed" to avoid multiple contacts. 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.

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


Say thank you before you ask your supporters to give again. Tell them what their past support has made possible. Thank your supporters for taking action, signing petitions, calling their elected officials, volunteering, and all the other things you have asked them to do this past year besides give. The image below is from World Central Kitchen, and it shows the impact of their work providing over 1 million meals in Puerto Rico!

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


Their donation page features a beautiful image, accompanied by text that points out why a potential donor should support their organization and how it will impact their cause. In this case, they’re directly relating the work they do to the immediate need for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Each donation button has a corresponding image and action that allows the donor not only to read about what their money will support, but to see it.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech


They are hoping to raise $25,000 between now and May 5, 2011 to support the next generation of women technologists. The NCWIT’s Aspirations Award works to encourage women’s continued interest in computing, attract the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasize the importance of women’s participation in computing and IT. NCWIT has attracted attention and support from education institutions.

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

We discussed disaster response within a global company, the changing world of work and how it’s changing volunteering in the workplace, and how companies are expanding opportunities for customers and stakeholders to join their social cause support. We need to develop best practices and successful examples of how companies, of any size, can support the causes they already care about through the skills of the tech workforce.

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

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Limiting matching gifts to specific areas or pillars the company might support forces individuals to take it or leave it. When we communicated with our people about how the company was supporting disaster relief, we always reminded them about their matching gift benefit. 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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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

Connection Cafe

Let me ask you, do you think these outputs are being considered when the immediate outpouring of support comes in right after the disaster? . Technology has developed to support these cross-country relationships and collection of information. 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. .

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

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Now, your supporters can donate to your cause at any time, from anywhere (not only while at your event). Supporters can donate from anywhere, at any time, through your online or text message–based fundraiser. 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. Customer Support.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Building on this concept, Beth asked nonprofit leaders to enter the contest by explaining what their organization’s singular, most important activity would be in 2011 that would at-once drive social impact, engage supporters and increase revenues. My business supports an organisation called Entoure in Australia who stages challenging events to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for critically injured kids. The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands by Carol Cone.

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009


We are particularly pleased to support those partnerships that weave 2-1-1 operations into a more holistic effort, such as when integrated with elder care, homeless management, or disaster response. VisionLink is a strong supporter of AIRS standards (the certifying body for 2-1-1 operations), and was in the fact the first to endorse and to deploy XML based data exchange standards used to move resource information among compliant software providers.

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

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States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. You can see other contest details at: Read all of the commitments people have made so far at This campaign is just the beginning of the Case Foundation's work supporting civic engagement. 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?

New Software Donations from Autodesk

Tech Soup Blog

Canada, and Puerto Rico that are directly using design to create a better world. Autodesk is committed to supporting the wealth of innovation happening in the nonprofit sector. 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.,

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. Essentially the new Microsoft hardware and Windows 8 strategy is to make it easy for offices to have all their IT, including consumerized IT like phones and tablets, on a single supportable platform.

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. In Brussels, the children’s museum , which was found by a Boston person, now runs it as a psychological support system—they have one show every two years about things like failure or fear.