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Take a Closer Look: 286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear

By Laura Plato on June 16, 2021

Today, VolunteerMatch celebrates the incredible dedication and passion of our community of 130,000 nonprofit partners, as we extend our heartfelt gratitude to MacKenzie Scott for her transformational gift to our organization, and for the recognition of the work we do together as a unified network of nonprofits, centered on creating more connected, compassionate and equitable communities.

Topics: advocacy
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Spotlighting May Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Lena Gray

By Darcy Hughes on May 11, 2021

Lena Gray, Artist. 

Charlotte, N.C. based artist and musician, Lena Gray is May’s Match Studio Collaborative artist. She began pursuing art as a method of expressing her gender transition. Originally a graphic designer, Lena uses her knowledge of digital media to create illustrations and paintings that provide empowering and reflective imagery of trans people of color that is often absent in popular media.

Topics: social justice inspiration advocacy lgbtq+ match studio collaborative art as advocacy
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VolunteerMatch Announces May's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Lena Gray

By VolunteerMatch on May 5, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its May Match Studio Collaborative artist, Lena Gray.

Topics: advocacy match studio collaborative art as advocacy
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Join Host R&B Artist, Raheem DeVaughn and Panelist VolunteerMatch Chief Solutions Officer, Laura Plato

By VolunteerMatch on April 22, 2021

For the on-line event Art as Activism: The Creative Call to Action:

 

Start Time: 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT

Link to attend: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ybNNdzmYRL-ePWz4JRaIFQ

Topics: press release advocacy National Volunteer Week
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Join R&B Artist, Raheem DeVaughn and VolunteerMatch Chief Solutions Officer, Laura Plato

By VolunteerMatch on April 15, 2021

Discussing Art as Activism on ClubHouse, Sunday, April 18 at 11pm EDT + Facebook LIVE on Wednesday, April 21 at 1:45pm EDT 

 

 

Oakland, CA – April 15, 2021 – VolunteerMatch announces a week of daily events to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 18-24. The week will showcase artists in multiple disciplines to highlight and encourage art as activism. Emerging from the past year of a global pandemic, VolunteerMatch is activating a call for volunteers of all kinds to return to service in their communities wherever and whenever possible. 

Topics: press release advocacy National Volunteer Week
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VolunteerMatch Announces April's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: DJ Agana

By VolunteerMatch on April 8, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its Match Studio Collaborative April artist, DJ Agana, spotlighting art as activism in celebration of Earth Month and National Volunteer Week.

Topics: press release advocacy match studio collaborative National Volunteer Week
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Match Studio's March Artist from Detroit's Soul Studio

By Abelard Lormond on March 10, 2021

Every month, VolunteerMatch's Match Studio Collaborative features an independent artist and cause, highlighting advocacy as art. Artists produce work that is then reproduced in highly accessible formats to fundraise towards a meaningful cause of each featured artist’s choice.

March’s artist, Jonathan Barnett, produces a large variety of art including, drawings, paintings, and sculptures with unique patterns. Click here to his collection on the Soul Studio website.

Topics: advocacy match studio collaborative
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VolunteerMatch Announces March's Match Studio Collaborative  Artist, Jonathan Barnett

By VolunteerMatch on March 9, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., March 9, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its Match Studio Collaborative March artist, Jonathan Barnett.

Topics: press release advocacy match studio collaborative
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Causes to Take Part in During the Month of February

By Abelard Lormond on February 23, 2021

Note: This VolunteerMatch Young Ambassador Series post is written by Abelard Lormond. The Ambassador series blogs offer practical insights into causes and volunteer opportunities championed by VolunteerMatch or members of our partner network, to provide personal insight and shine a light on the unique work of our nonprofit partners.

In January, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the third Monday of the month, as we do every year to show our love, respect, and honor for Dr. King and his legacy. One effective way that some decide to go about displaying their appreciation is through the works of different volunteer organizations that follow the teachings of MLK himself. 

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy
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VolunteerMatch and Newwave Foundation’s “Money Talk$” Panel

By VolunteerMatch on February 17, 2021

Written by: Abelard Lormond

VolunteerMatch and the Newwave Foundation are hosting the first of webinar series, "Money Talk$" focused on developing financial wellness and bridging the information gap for communities of color left behind by current educational practices. This need is particularly urgent within the Black community where, according to a 2020 study on the Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index), only 38% of African Americans were able to correctly answer a financial literacy questionnaire, compared to 55% of white respondents.

Topics: inspiration advocacy

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