VolunteerHub Brief: Google Offers $15,000 NGO Impact Award

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VolunteerHub Brief

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February 2011

Google Offers $15,000 NGO Impact Award

One nonprofit partner has the potential to receive a $15,000 first-place award from Google.

Google is running an “Online Marketing Challenge,” open to interested undergraduate and graduate level students and a supervising professor.

Google will give each group competing $200 in AdWords credit to help build an online marketing campaign for a community partner – either a nonprofit organization or business.

Make sure to pass this information along to local colleges!

Registration deadline is April 21, 2011.

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SwipeGood Easily “Rounds Up”

Donations for Charities

SwipeGood, a new San Francisco-based company, provides an innovative way for credit and debit card users to donate to their favorite charities: by rounding purchases up to the next dollar.

Average amount given per donor is $20 per month.

There is no charge to charities registering on SwipeGood.

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NYT Takes a Look at Volunteerism and College Admissions

This New York Times article summarizes what admissions teams are looking for when it comes to potential students’ volunteerism records.

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High Tech on a Budget:

Free Color Printers for Nonprofits

FreeColorPrinters is providing either a free ColorQube 8570/DN color printer or Phaser 8560MFP/D color multifunction printer to nonprofits.

The program is recommended for organizations that print at least 2000 color prints each month (four reams of paper) and have printing costs of at least $125 per month.

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Tech Trend:

Pew Study Links Internet Use & Volunteerism

According to PCMag.com, “about 80 percent of Internet users participate in some sort of volunteer group, compared to 56 of non-Web users.”

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Random Acts of Kindness Week Begins 2/14

What is your organization doing for Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14 - 20)?

Share your stories at www.randomactsofkindness.org.

Inside VolunteerHub:

Customizing the User Form

VolunteerHub allows administrators to determine what information will be asked of volunteers who register on your Hub. These options include emergency contact, SMS opt-in, and more.

To edit the User Form:

  1. Click the Setup tab on the navigation bar.
  2. Click the User Form subtab.
  3. Click the Edit button to the left of the appropriate
  4. Adjust question as needed.
  5. Click the Save Question button.

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