Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Activate Good Inc.

  • Raleigh, NC
  • www.activategood.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to activate volunteers to help charitable causes in our local community.

Activate Good works as a "force multiplier" for local causes with volunteer needs. Through our outreach efforts and online volunteer community, we help recruit and connect individuals, groups, and companies to fulfill volunteer needs with partnering nonprofits around the Triangle. Additionally, we empower the next generation of young volunteers and community leaders through our Activate Schools initiative by offering an elective leadership and service class in participating local high schools.

Main Programs

  1. Volunteer Community
  2. Activate Schools

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Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

Our service area encompasses Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, (the "Triangle") and townships near and in between those cities in North Carolina.

ruling year

2005

Executive Director

Self-reported

Amber Smith

Keywords

Self-reported

community service, volunteerism, volunteering, service learning, public speaking, advocacy, community, Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Garner, Zebulon

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EIN

20-3057526

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Between 2013 and 2014, we facilitated over 11,000 volunteer connections to Triangle area nonprofits.

In 2011 we launched an innovative new volunteer management system, our Volunteer Community, which operates as a social network platform where volunteers and nonprofits can create profile pages, sign up for volunteer activities, connect to one another, and track volunteer hours and impacts. 
 
In 2010 we successfully integrated a Community Leadership & Service elective class into two area high schools. The class teaches students about community and social issues and approaches to solving them, about how to get involved in volunteering, about honing their personal leadership skills, and developing and conducting their own service projects to benefit the community.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Volunteer Community

The Volunteer Community is our online platform that connects volunteers and nonprofits to one another while facilitating sign ups for volunteer activities, and tracking volunteer hours and impacts. The Volunteer Community also encompasses our large-scale days of service, such as National Volunteer Week, 9/11 Day of Service, and others.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Activate Schools

Through its Activate Schools initiative, Activate Good developed and integrated an elective curriculum into local High Schools that will teach students how to volunteer and find community resources about volunteerism and social change, how to create, conduct, and lead service projects and efforts and all about prominent social issues and causes and approaches to solving them. Students taking the course will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on service projects, discussion and debates, and to meet community leaders working on our area's issues everyday.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Budget

$30,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to facilitate 10,000 volunteer connections in 2015, and serve over 250 nonprofit organizations in the Triangle area.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

Our service area encompasses Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, (the "Triangle") and townships near and in between those cities in North Carolina.

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Funding Needs

We need funding support to build our organization's capacity as well as support program efforts. Please visit our website at www.activategood.org for more details.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Activate Good Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Amber Smith

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nicholas Turza

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?