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BOGOforGood

The folks over at WAKAWAKA are doing it right. They sell a great solar panel powered charger (hopefully! I’ll let you all know in the comments) for your phone or your tablet. Nice and simple. Their mission is the following : WakaWaka (‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili) develops, manufactures and markets high-tech low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are indispensable products both ...

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New Points of Lights Civic Accelerator Class Announced

Whew! That title is a mouthful. I was lucky enough this year to be involved as a judge for this contest. Check out our full announcement below. The Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator – the first national startup accelerator dedicated solely to investing in civic ventures – announced today the 13 startups selected to participate in its fall 2014 program, ...

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Are you ready for the CreateAThon?

Apply now to be a part of CreateAthon Austin! Through CreateAthon local professionals provide Central Texas nonprofit organizations with free creative consultations, services and materials such as logos, letterhead packages, brochures, posters, web design assistance and more. This year CreateAthon Austin is partnering with GiveCamp to provide a larger spectrum of pro bono services to nonprofits in our community. Several projects will be selected for both CreateAthon and GiveCamp and ...

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Want to attend SXSW? Doing amazing social good?

Here’s your chance! The SXSW Interactive Scholarship program recognizes individuals who are using innovative technology and new media to address significant community challenges. This program seeks nominees across all sectors and countries whose innovative, impactful work (whether as a career or avocational passion) helps others. Non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens, and civic-minded entrepreneurs are all eligible to win.At SXSW, we ...

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