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CE–Free Help for Nonprofits, Philanthropic Individuals/Organizations & Community Volunteer Orientation
August 16, 2016
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Get Help for Nonprofits, Schools, Social Ventures or Other Philanthropic Organizations—Give Help to Nonprofits, Schools, Social Entrepreneurs Other Philanthropic Organizations–Seminar for Individuals & Organizations who Want to Work Together to Make the World a Better Place 🙂

Invitation to Cooperate & Coordinate All Nonprofit Efforts in a New Way by Working Together More Closely on Community Projects, Events, Referrals, Volunteer Recruitment and Food & Supply Donations


This meeting is an overview of how the power of the various features on the CommunityCause.org website can be harnessed to help your philanthropic organization. This seminar is perfect for Nonprofits, Philanthropic Groups/Individuals & Community Volunteers who want to learn how to use the FREE features on the CommunityCause.org website to help increase awareness about a cause or promote the services & needs of a philanthropic organization in our community.

***CommunityCause.org is a Makerspace, a creative & collaborative online Coworking Space, that provides DIY features & tools that individuals & organizations may use to get community help and make a positive difference in the world. We are a crowdsourcing website like Wikipedia. When you send in a “Request for Help” or Share Information & Resources in our Comment Section, you are directly communicating with hundreds of like minded community volunteers who share your interests & need help with their community projects***

    We want to meet you! Come introduce yourself and your organization! Bring your needs & questions and let us know how we can help! Come meet like minded people who want to help their community!

The CommunityCause.org Website is Being Built by You, with You & for Our Community. We look forward to Working with you to Make the World a Better Place. By Using Cooperative Collaboration—Together We Can Make a Difference!

Please R.S.V.P. and ask any Questions below so all can see the answers in the “Share Information & Resources” comment section below.

Would you like some Free tools to use to help create your community project? Would you benefit from some mentors, interns, donors, investors, sponsors or beta testers?

Do you volunteer for a nonprofit organization or other philanthropic organization that needs help getting the word out about the organization and the services they provide? Would you like to attract more volunteers and more donations? Would your philanthropic organization like to receive help to get the word out about your mission, your services, your volunteer & dontated item needs?

Do you have an idea for a Community Project or a social venture that would help to solve a problem for people, animals or the environment?

Are you a community volunteer who wants to have a positive impact on your community? Do you have good ideas or talents, experience or expertise to share with nonprofits that could help them fulfill their mission? Would you like to volunteer for a nonprofit organization or volunteer from home using your computer and/or Social Media to help nonprofits?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are invited to any of these Free gatherings held at :

********Gangplank Collaborative Workspace in Chandler on Monday, October 31st from 1PM to 2:30PM at 250 S Arizona Ave #2, Chandler, AZ 85225

********Mesa Main Library on Saturday, November 19th from 3PM to 4:30PM

******** Optional Networking time is available after the meeting to connect with others. Come meet like-minded people and get energized with new ideas!

—–>This meeting is open to anyone who wants to volunteer their time & their talents to help their community. Brand new community volunteers are welcome! So are volunteers of organizations who would like to use the skills they learn to help their specific nonprofit organization. This CommunityCause.org website feature overview meeting will be especially helpful to anyone who may want to use their home computer or social media skills to make a positive difference!

—–>This meeting is also open to any mostly volunteer run nonprofit or other philanthropic organization. We help any well meaning group or philanthropic organization with a mission to solve social or environmental problems. No need to have 501(C)3 nonprofit tax status to attend. Please tell your friends, family & colleagues! 🙂

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Think of CommunityCause.org as a megaphone. You can utilize the features on this web platform to reach out to a brand new audience thereby amplifying whatever message you are trying to get out to our community! You can also access our community volunteers who act like your extra staff helping to find you the information & resources you need to fulfill your organization’s mission.
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**************Please bring your laptop, if you have one.**************** Also, please bring your Social Media questions or tips as well as a project that you are working on that our community volunteers may be able to assist you with. Are you hosting a fundraiser? Do you need something built or fixed? Are you offering classes or hosting a special event? Our community volunteers who love using Social Media can help get the word out and assist you in getting volunteers & donated items you need to successfully complete your project!

If you cannot attend, please send one of your volunteers, colleagues or friends and we are happy to give the training to them!

The meeting topics are exactly the same each time we offer this topic.

Here are the topics we plan to cover:


1. We will have a brainstorming session to discuss what nonprofits need in order to fulfill their organization’s mission (specific types of volunteers, donated items, donated services, etc.) That will become the “shopping list” for our community volunteers to find for you! 🙂 Find out what Free Help is available for nonprofit & other philanthropic organizations.

2. We will discuss tips for using social media to help your cause or your favorite nonprofit organization. We will also share how our community volunteers, who are “Social Media Lovers for a Cause”, can help promote your events and get the word out about your needs. Please bring your laptop computer with you so we can show you how to access and utilize the various features on the CommunityCause.org website.

3. We will introduce community volunteers and nonprofit organizations to the various Free features on our CommunityCause.org website that may help the mission of any nonprofit organization. We will share information about how community volunteers can help their favorite nonprofits right from home from their own computer. We will also discuss how to connect with the On Call Community Volunteers.

4. We will teach you how to use different parts of the website to communicate what you need to community volunteers. All services offered on CommunityCause.org are offered by community volunteers and all services are completely Free to nonprofit organizations. If you wish, you will receive help creating your own project (like Kickstarter or GoFundMe for nonprofits) so that we can get to work finding you what you need to make your project a success.

5. Finally, we will get a head count of how many people might be interested in attending a nonprofit conference, also Free, to learn new skills to help nonprofits. We also want to find out who might want to work together to help plan such a nonprofit conference. Here are the details:

When?

********Gangplank Chandler on Monday, October 31st from 1PM to 2:30PM

********Mesa Main Library on Saturday, November 19th from 3PM to 4:30PM

******** Optional Networking time is available after the meeting to connect with others. Come meet like-minded people and get energized with new ideas!

What to Bring?


*****Thank you for helping to make this meeting a success! What to bring: Please bring a project your organization needs help with as well as a list of your volunteer & donated item needs and we will get you started on receiving free help from CommunityCause.org Please bring your laptop computer so that you can learn as you experience using different website features. This will be an interactive, practical, hands on workshop.

Where?


Where? :

********Gangplank Chandler on Monday, October 31st from 1PM to 2:30PM

********Mesa Main Library on Saturday, November 19th from 3PM to 4:30PM

******** Optional Networking time is available after the meeting to connect with others. Come meet like-minded people and get energized with new ideas!

The meeting held at the Mesa Main Library at 64 E. 1st Street in downtown Mesa. From downtown Mesa’s Main Street, between Country Club and Mesa Drive, take Center St. North to E. 1st street. Look right and you will see the Post Office. The next building to the right is the Main Library. From downtown Mesa, the Main Library is 1 block north of Main and just East of Center St. We will be meeting on the 2nd floor in the boardroom to the right up the stairs. Here is the Map Link to the Mesa Main Library–Click Here!

Would you like to meet like-minded people willing to help nonprofits? Would you like to volunteer to help nonprofits? Would you like to hear more about becoming a social media volunteer or a community volunteer on call? Could your nonprofit do more if you had access to more volunteers, donated items & donated funds?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then please join us at any the meetings we offer. We would love to meet you! The community volunteers helping at CommunityCause.org want to do what we can to help make your nonprofit a success!!

You can help this project by posting any relevant tips, ideas, advice, information & resources in the comments section below. Your community needs your help!

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Anther upcoming event that may be of interest:

Coming Soon!–How to use the Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding projects on CommunityCause.org & Create Your Own Project! Learn how to use Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding projects to Help your Cause and your Organization. Please bring a new project or program that you would like to create. You will Create Your Own Project! You will also learn how to promote your Community Project using the features on the CommunityCause.org website. Please bring your laptop computer so that you can learn as you experience using different website features. This will be an interactive, practical, hands on workshop.

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Will you help us? Will you Help Get the Word Out about this meeting for community volunteers, social media volunteers, nonprofits & other philanthropic organizations.

Please forward information about this meeting to friends, family members & colleagues who may be interested in attending! The Social Media buttons at the top of this project page make it easy to share.

Do you have any ideas about how to get the word out to other nonprofits that there is Free help available at CommunityCause.org? Please help brainstorm ideas by posting them in the comment section below.

You can be part of the action and contribute important information that leads to this project’s success by subscribing to follow this project page! There is another relevant project that you may want to follow for Philanthropic Individuals, Volunteers, Nonprofits & other Philanthropic Organizations–Click Here!

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It is helpful, but not required, to RSVP to let us know you plan to attend so we can assure that we have enough seating available. You can RSVP by contacting us via the comment section below.
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Thank you for wanting to make a difference in your community! Looking forward to meeting you!!


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  1. RSVP for Oct 31st meeting. Joelle Green

  2. Reminder of Next Meetings for Free Help & Resources for Nonprofits & Philanthropic Organizations: ********Gangplank Collaborative Workspace in Chandler on Monday, October 31st from 1PM to 2:30PM at 250 S Arizona Ave #2, Chandler, AZ 85225

    ********Mesa Main Library on Saturday, November 19th from 3PM to 4:30PM

    Benefits of Partnering with CommunityCause.org

    ***We will have a group of volunteers whose services can be utilized by any nonprofit, school or other philanthropic organization. The volunteers will not be attached to any one organization. They will be a pool of volunteers that any partner organization can access. They will “float” between organizations as needed. Many volunteers in our Community Skill Bank have professional skills and expertise.

    ***We will have one group of volunteers whose sole mission is to secure donations of food & other supplies on behalf of us all.

    ***We will have an Outreach Team visiting Businesses, Senior Centers, Schools, Universities & Colleges recruiting volunteers. A Volunteer Coordinator will keep track of your volunteer needs and strive to help you fill positions. We will make connections with professors & students to spread the word out internship and capstone project opportunities with nonprofits.

    ***We will have a Marketing & Innovation Team that will work on increasing awareness about issues & services relevant to your philanthropic organization. They will also work to find innovative ways of increasing public awareness of the volunteer & donation needs of the participating organizations.

    ***We will have a Social Media Marketing Team of volunteers and a Fundraising Team that will work on projects to benefit us all.

    ***We will have a group of volunteers that do presentations, attend volunteer recruitment events, visit organizations requesting volunteers, donated items and resources on behalf of all of us. They will bring the information & brochures of all participating philanthropic organizations to every event and promote all organizations equally.

    ***We will keep you informed of events & training opportunities in the community that may assist you in managing your nonprofit, connect with supportive community organizations and promote the services & needs of your nonprofit or other philanthropic organization.

    ***We will help you to promote your classes, events, fundraisers and volunteer trainings by using our connections in the community and through social media.

    ***We will offer volunteer training for your volunteers. We will have the ability to do volunteer trainings to benefit all philanthropic organizations that want to use this service. You may send as many of your volunteers as you wish to the trainings free of charge.

    ***We will have a joint storage facility where donated items will be stored and any philanthropic organization can freely take the items they need from the storage unit. They can also drop off what they do not need and wish to share.

    ***We will have a Lending Library for items others are willing to Share & Lend. For instance, if one organization has extra resources or items, they can retain ownership of them and leave them at the storage unit. They are then available to lend out or to be “checked out” by organizations that need them.

    ***We will have a specialized team of volunteers who work to solve the problems that members of the public have. They will specialize in directing people to resources. There will be “Help Desk” volunteers who help the public solve common problems. There will also be Ombudsmen community volunteers who specialize in solving especially complicated problems. Ombudsmen will also help advocate in specific situations that need more attention or require system change.

    ***We will post cases on line and everyone will have the ability to see the new “Requests for Help” that are entering the system and comment on what their organization is able to do to help. A project will be opened up on each new case and all can work on the case and be fully aware of what others are doing to try to help.

    ***We will assist you in “marketing” your community projects, fundraisers & post your “Helping Hand” projects for on our website.
    ***We will assist you in getting Community Sponsors to help cover some of the costs of running your philanthropic organization. We will be looking for sponsorship from local business, schools & faith communities.

    ***We will have a Speakers Bureau of volunteers willing to go out to speak for Free on various related topics. Please let us know if there are topics that you are willing to give presentations on. Speakers Bureau of volunteers will go to schools, businesses, faith communities and anywhere else to increase awareness about animal issues.

    ***We will be giving Free seminars to the public on topics of interest to the community. We will be informing the public about where the local resources are for solutions to the most common issues that people face (issues related to Animals, Seniors, Veterans, Children/Teens, Women & Women’s issues, Social Equity Issues, the Environment, Physical & Mental Health, Education, etc. This is an effort to teach members of the community about how to respond to common questions that their own friends, family & colleagues may be asking them regarding common issues. Because they are known as a person interested in specific topics in their social network, we want to prepare them with current & accurate information. We want them to serve as “information booths” of good information to all those who know them.

    ***We will also be available to provide emotional encouragement & support to each other as we do this meaningful but difficult work in nonprofit and other philanthropic organizations.

    Get Help for Nonprofits, Schools, Social Ventures or Other Philanthropic Organizations—Seminar for Individuals & Organizations who Want to Work Together to Make the World a Better Place

    Invitation to Cooperate & Coordinate All Nonprofit Efforts in a New Way by Working Together More Closely on Community Projects, Events, Referrals, Volunteer Recruitment and Food & Supply Donations

    You are invited to an meeting that provides an overview of how the power of the various features on the CommunityCause.org website can be harnessed to help your philanthropic organization. This seminar is perfect for Nonprofits, Philanthropic Groups/Individuals & Community Volunteers who want to learn how to use the FREE features on the CommunityCause.org website to help increase awareness about a cause or promote the services & needs of a philanthropic organization in our community.

    ***CommunityCause.org is a Makerspace, a creative & collaborative online Coworking Space, that provides DIY features & tools that individuals & organizations may use to get community help and make a positive difference in the world. We are a crowdsourcing website like Wikipedia. When you send in a “Request for Help” or Share Information & Resources in our Comment Section, you are directly communicating with hundreds of like minded community volunteers who share your interests & need help with their community projects***

    We want to meet you! Come introduce yourself and your organization! Bring your needs & questions and let us know how we can help! Come meet like minded people who want to help their community! The CommunityCause.org Website is Being Built by You, with You & for Our Community. We look forward to Working with you to Make the World a Better Place. By Using Cooperative Collaboration—Together We Can Make a Difference!

    Please R.S.V.P. and ask any Questions below so all can see the answers in the “Share Information & Resources” comment section below at this link: http://communitycause.org/help-for-nonprofits/

    1. I (Cynthia Hardy) will be attending this Monday, October 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm Gangplank. Thank you so much for hosting these training session//end//

  3. I’ll be attending the Nov 19th event at the Mesa main library even though we don’t have non profit status yet. Am also interested in the upcoming crowdsourcing event. Thank you. Karen Kaminsky of Benny’s Hallelujah Sanctuary Hospice for elder cats.

  4. Reminder about tomorrow Saturday, September 10th event. Looking forward to meeting you all at 3PM this Saturday at Mesa Main Library on the 2nd floor in the Board Room for the “Free Help & Resources for Nonprofits and All Individuals & Organizations with a Philanthropic Mission”.

  5. We have had 5 people verbally RSVP to attend this September 10th event. Looking forward to meeting you all at 3PM this Saturday at Mesa Main Library.

    Clare at CommunityCause.org