For the thousands of volunteers, non-profit leaders and professionals that look forward to the National Volunteer Conference, this year’s conference gets underway on Monday June 27th in Detroit, Michigan! Ahead of this amazing event, I wanted to share some thoughts and reflections of last year’s conference. Continue reading
With the recent surge in corporate social responsibility and startups supporting the charity scene – a trend that became more visible at the Social Good 2.0 conference two months ago– AltruHelp has partnered with multiple nonprofits in the community (Animal Rescue League of Boston, Playworks Metro Boston, American Red Cross and more) to pioneer “IMPACT Networking For Charity,” a fun series of speed-fundraising, volunteering & networking events aimed at increasing Millenial volunteerism and community IMPACT.
On January 26th AltruHelp hosted it’s first Winter Impact networking event to kick off a new year of social impact! Borrowing a page from speed dating, we matched professionals and college students with various speed-volunteer/fundraising stations enabling them to support multiple nonprofits in one night, under one roof, while forming meaningful career connections!
Over the course of just 2 hours, 100+ local Bostonians generated some awesome IMPACT for the nonprofit community:
- 150+ Postcards for Postcards From Farr Away
- 80 Letters To Our Soldiers & Military Families for The American Red Cross
- 52 Fleece Blankets Made For The Animal Rescue League of Boston
- 52 Booklets Made For Playworks Boston
- 50+ technology surveys completed for the members of Tech Goes Home
- 30+ video interviews for the City of Cambridge
- 20+ books donated to Horizons for Homeless Children
What’s more, the event also raised more than $2000 for Charity! Think of it this way: while attendees were sipping on ice cold Narragansett Tallboys, eating tasty Boloco Burritos/Panera sandwiches, and expanding their professional networking connections, they created more good for the greater community on a Thursday night than the average person does in a year! If that doesn’t deserve kudos, we’re not sure what does! Continue reading
This past Saturday morning, the AltruHelp team joined dozens of professional groups, families, and individuals at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in Brighton, MA. This nonprofit organization works year-round to provide children up to twelve years old with many of the necessities we often take for granted, such as clean, presentable clothing; school supplies not typically provided in the classroom; new or gently used toys; and other goods that add to the key senses of happiness and security in a child’s life.
During our time at Cradles to Crayons, all volunteers split into small teams and worked together to build winter clothing packages for children in need. The AltruHelp team Continue reading
Boston, MA, is best known for it’s rich history, but in recent years this New England city has become a hot spot for technological advances and innovative minds. Academic research, clean energy, and health care are some of the most prevalent fields of business here, but beyond these powerful industries is a buzzing (and buzzed-about) progressive startup community that’s causing a stir out of positivity and new media advancements.
One of the strongest branches of this young community is an added element of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and altruism never so clearly seen before in the tech world. New technology has innovated processes in the nonprofit community Continue reading