Biking to work last week was like riding through that town in the Andromeda Strain: there were no other commuters, no car exhaust to cough on while waiting at lights. For better or worse, it was not a zombie apocolypse, but rather a quiet holiday week. There were signs of life out there in our community nonetheless, which we've wrangled together to help you get back into the swing of things. A grant money giveaway and a renowned speaking event are just a taste of the goings-on:
In June we learned that as part of their 'Be Fearless' campaign, NTEN member the Case Foundation would be a primary sponsor of TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 and that the event's theme would also focus on 'Be Fearless'. This week they announced that registration is open for the two-day event, so check out the incredible speaker roster that includes General Colin Powell, Jose Antonio Vargas, David Rubenstein, Melody Barnes, and um, yeah, a 15 year-old named Jack Andraka whose invention could potentially revolutionize cancer screening.
This week Chase launched the voting period for the 2012 Chase Community Giving program which will award $5 million in grants to 196 charities. From now through September 19, vote on your favorite of the more than 30,000 nominated charities by visiting Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving – or if you're a Chase customer, at Chase.com/ChaseGiving. The 30,000 charities were nominated in June by Chase customers and employees as part of the Chase Community Giving program, which has donated more than $20 million to charitable causes since its inception in 2009.
NTEN is excited to announce that we have teamed up with the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board (IMAB)! NTEN Communications Director Brett Meyer will represent NTEN on the board, and says of the partnership, "We're excited about the potential that the IMAB brings to the nonprofit sector and we're equally excited to lend our experience and knowledge to help the board deliver on its vision." Check out Brett's interview with IMAB's Katy Dubina and learn more about the partnership.
Mobile Citizen, a provider of low cost-mobile Internet for schools and nonprofits, announced this week that they are expanding their services nationally. As part of this, they are offering a special price for NTEN members and friends in their new expanded coverage area. Until October 31st, sign up to receive 15 months of service for just $120!
Does your organization struggle with long lines at their events? If so, CheckIn Tech is offering a unique tablet-based guest check-in service as an alternative to paper lists. In fact, their system is ten times faster than those lists and "recently processed 572 people in 21 minutes". Read more or visit their website to learn about their services.
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