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How to Launch and Grow a Giving Day

Giving days are seemingly ubiquitous among colleges and universities. More recently, community colleges, cities, social impact organizations and K-12 schools have begun to follow suit. So what is the deal with giving days and why is everyone doing them?  Crowdfunding works because of a few key factors: time limitations, strategic…

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Simplify Summer: How Summer Programs Can Bring Together Community For a Cause

From summer camps to retreats and from academic enrichment to alternative breaks, summer programs offer a fun way to make an impact in your community. While summer programming is essential for parents, kids, and communities alike, it can also be difficult to manage, especially if volunteers are helping get your…

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How Chandler-Gilbert Community College Anchors Education in Service-Learning

This post is part of our Higher Education Spotlight series, where we spotlight our incredible partners. We are so thrilled that GivePulse has been able to work with these nonprofits, centers, cities, institutions, and corporations! The staff and faculty at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) broadly celebrate the importance of…

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The Power of Student Volunteers: How Sophia is Making an Impact

During this year’s Virtual Volunteer Week, GivePulse users joined social impact organizations from across the country to participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities. Participants ranged from individuals and families, to businesses for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, to student volunteers in K-12 and higher ed. While all Virtual Volunteer…

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Building a Dedicated and Engaged Volunteer Community

Earlier this month, members of our team attended the Texas Volunteer Management Conference. This virtual conference was centered on the theme “Shaping the Future of Volunteerism.” Sessions sought to improve the social impact organization community’s “ability to adapt to change, think innovatively about volunteer engagement, and prepare for the return…

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iOS & Android GivePulse Mobile App 3.0+ Updates!

With the GivePulse mobile iOS and Android app, community engagement and volunteer management are easily facilitated from the palm of your hand. Over the past year, we’ve built on our 2.0 version of the app to develop version 3.0, improving core functionalities while also making updates to meet the needs…

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Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas for Everything From Classroom to Community

Teachers play a vital role in shaping the futures of successful, strong communities. A common thread in the lives of most adults is the memory of a teacher who went the extra mile to encourage us when we needed support the most. For one week each year, it’s our turn…

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Virtual Volunteer Week: Make a Difference From a Distance

Make a difference from a distance this Virtual Volunteer Week, April 19-23! Join us through one of our highlighted events, or add an opportunity for your own community to get involved.  In keeping with our team’s mission of empowering social good, we regularly collaborate with incredible partner organizations, from volunteer…

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Campus Community Fundraising

Increasing engagement and accountability between students and community organizations through virtual fundraising Students sitting at a table collecting dollars or selling baked goods to benefit a nonprofit is a familiar sight to anyone who’s walked across a college campus (pre COVID-19). Students and campus organizations raising money to benefit community…

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