I’ll Blog for #12DOG
All you have to do is ask! (To meet those that answered my call – scroll to the bottom and get the links to their posts)
One of my favorite days of the year is just around the corner. Pittsburgh Gives Day of Giving is October 3, 2012.
Last year for PGDOG, I offered to donate blog posts for any nonprofit orgs that wanted an extra boost of awareness in the week leading up to Day of Giving 2011. Six wonderful organizations took me up on the offer.
This year I’ll be doing the same, but I am going to double my time and efforts and offer to do posts for 12 of you. I will start posting next week, at one or two new posts per day depending on the response, and will share and help promote them all throughout the days leading up to Day of Giving. Both Allegheny and Westmoreland county participating DOG nonprofits are welcome! I thought I should update, after receiving a few requests, that there is no criteria for being chosen. First come, first served – no discrimination against any nonprofit who would like me to help spread the word about their mission and raise awareness for Day of Giving.
Want to be part of the #12DOG posts?
Please contact me by this Friday, September 21st, so that I can start preparing and writing them. You can email “firstname.lastname@example.org” to let me know you’re interested and to connect so that we may share information. I try to make each post unique to the nonprofit I’m talking about – no “cookie cutter” posts here! Update: I’ve got a good start with those that reached out already and still have some spots available, so I am extending the contact deadlineto Wednesday, September 26th.
To take a look at last year’s posts, please search the tag #PGDOG Blog Donation.
Simply Put – Let’s Go #12DOG Go!
Meet the nonprofits included in the Blog for #12DOG posts:
Have you ever wanted to do more, be more involved, and be part of one of the great organizations you read about here?
Have you ever wondered how you can lend your talents, skills, and time to someone who will appreciate it?
Have you ever wished there was an easy way to find opportunities to volunteer?
There is. The place is called Pittsburgh Cares. They need your Pittsburgh Gives Day of Giving donation!
“Pittsburgh Cares, an affiliate of the HandsOn Network and Points of Light Institute, offers a flexible approach to volunteering by partnering with nonprofit agencies and offering service opportunities to people of all ages. We work to provide volunteers with a high-quality service experience that fuels further action, and we envision a day when everyone is inspired and equipped to be the change they wish to see in the world. “-from the Pittsburgh Cares website
You can find organizations to volunteer with here.
We can’t say we are too busy- they make it easy to give your schedule and decide when YOU are available.
We can’t say “someone else will do it”- the calendar of opportunities is always full and ready for us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Stay connected with Pittsburgh Cares on Facebook and Twitter.
There are several different programs that fit the volunteer efforts of different members of the community. More information on each can be found in the programs tab of the Pittsburgh Cares website.
Pittsburgh Cares makes volunteering easy for businesses of all industries and sizes throughout the region by assisting with the coordination of employee volunteer programs, the development of corporate citizenship initiatives, and the management of Days of Caring in partnership with the United Way of Allegheny County.
Pittsburgh Cares connects the local college community including Greek Life, student organizations, resident halls, individual students, faculty, and staff to a variety of volunteer and service-learning opportunities.
Pittsburgh Cares connects the public to one-time, ongoing, and skill-based volunteer opportunities based on their desired location, impact area, and time commitment. We also connect the public’s generosity with the needs of regional nonprofit organizations.
Youth Engaged in Service
Pittsburgh Cares connects individual youth and groups under the age of 18 to volunteer opportunities, leadership development experiences, and service learning projects. Through YES, we connect youth around the region through high impact experiences.
I asked a staff member at Pittsburgh Cares to sum up what they want readers to know.
“We want folks to know that our services to nonprofits are free. Our services to individual volunteers are free. We connect nearly 600 nonprofits to the community year-round to help organizations of all type – no matter the affiliation or meaning. Women’s causes, social services, homelessness, environmental issues, etc, – no one is left out when we work with so many orgs. Our operating costs are funded in part by donors and that’s why we reach out during Day of Giving!“
Show how much Pittsburgh cares and keep the mission of promoting and increasing community engagement throughout the area in mind as you make your donation list for October 4th’s Day Of Giving. Help Pittsburgh Cares continue to connect volunteers and non-profit organizations together!