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Domestic Violence Victims Get New Option For Connecting To Help

Verizon donates $250,000 to help launch online chat service
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Austin, Texas,  Oct. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced today that visitors to TheHotline.org looking for information or help will now be able to chat live online with advocates thanks to a $250,000 donation from Verizon, through its HopeLine program. The organization also learned that it has the opportunity to receive an additional $250,000 in matching funds through a national wireless phone drive.

First Bi-directional API for Nonprofit Sector about to Launch

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By Perla Ni

Craig Newmark funds API to build user-generated nonprofit reviews into software

As founder of craigslist and craigconnects.org, I am always excited when I find and can fund technology for social good.  I wanted to tell you about my latest investment in greatnonprofits.org—a Yelp for nonprofits. 

Greatnonprofits.org has a robust website with over 170,000 peer-to-peer reviews on over 16,000 nonprofits.Greatnonprpofits.org is now building an API to embed these reviews into grants management and employee giving software and other programs so funders and grant makers can look holistically at their portfolios – incorporating the quantitative and qualitative data into decision making. To start, Greatnonprofits.org is partnering with Fluxx – a new grant management software with a lofty goal of bringing all donor management data into one place for better decision-making.

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By Perla Ni

Craig Newmark funds API to build user-generated nonprofit reviews into software

As founder of craigslist and craigconnects.org, I am always excited when I find and can fund technology for social good.  I wanted to tell you about my latest investment in greatnonprofits.org—a Yelp for nonprofits. 

Greatnonprofits.org has a robust website with over 170,000 peer-to-peer reviews on over 16,000 nonprofits.Greatnonprpofits.org is now building an API to embed these reviews into grants management and employee giving software and other programs so funders and grant makers can look holistically at their portfolios – incorporating the quantitative and qualitative data into decision making. To start, Greatnonprofits.org is partnering with Fluxx – a new grant management software with a lofty goal of bringing all donor management data into one place for better decision-making.

3 Ways The Internet of Everything Is Improving Our World

by Kathy Mulvany
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This blog was originally posted on Huffington Post.

Every day, we’re bombarded with seemingly unsolvable issues — health care crises, struggling schools, poverty, and climate change are just a few. These issues may at first seem too big for any of us to solve. But in today’s technology-driven world, we actually have more power than ever.

AIG Funds New Uniforms and Athletic Equipment for KIPP Philadelphia’s High School Sports Programs Through CBS EcoMedia

KIPP Philadelphia welcomes AIG to KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy to give an inspirational lecture to students prior to a Fall sports pep rally and youth rugby clinic
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PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ – AIG has partnered with CBS EcoMedia Inc. through its EducationAd advertising program to fund the addition of much-needed new uniforms and athletic equipment for the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy’s football, basketball, track & field, and soccer teams.

Mashable: VolunteerMatch Among 10 Empowering Apps for Social Good

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This week, Mashable published an article entitled "10 Empowering Apps for Social Good." The article lists some of the most impactful apps that give consumers the ability to change the world. Moreover, we were thrilled that VolunteerMatch for iOS was included on the list. Here's what Mashable's Zoe Fox had to say about VolunteerMatch for iOS:
 

Skype Goes Under Water

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by Andrew Schmidt

“My grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, would grab my hand and say to me ‘Allons Voir’ (lets go see). It is this insatiable curiosity that has been my most treasured inheritance.” -Fabien Cousteau.

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

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Gillian Madeley is Teacher-Librarian, Literacy@School, Technology & Lead Teacher within the York Region District School Board (Ontario, Canada). She is an avid Skype Classroom user and promoter, and has recently joined the ranks of Apple’s Distinguished Educators, Class of 2013. Follow her on Twitter at @aljasngenietoo. Republished with permission.

MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA Introduces the Games for Impact Workshop

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Game design is a new innovation tool and a valuable skill for anyone working inside corporations, at non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs and designers of all kinds. The social impact games movement is one of the fastest growing and most exciting forms of social innovation -- a powerful way to engage employees and communities, reaching and energizing a new generation in the issues they will carry into their future.

The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

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For the students in Jennifer Hurst’s 4th grade class, most of their own exploring occurs just around their neighborhoods nearby their hometown just outside of Austin, Texas.  So when they had the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Oli Milroy, the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee Expedition, they were thrilled!

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