Nonprofit Spotlight: Beep Baseball for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  Written By: Maria Thomas Fisher Two years ago, a friend of mine joined Rochester’s first Beep Baseball Team and introduced me to an extraordinary sport. Beep Baseball dates back to 1964 when Charlie Fairbanks, an engineer with Mountain Bell, implanted a beeping device inside of a softball. In 1975, the “beeping” baseball was presented…

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Volunteering for Creatives

    Volunteer needs go far beyond committee work. While very (very) valuable to its nonprofit recipients, soliciting donations for auction baskets, or working an event registration table is certainly not for everyone — and that’s okay! For those with creative talents looking to do some good, pro-bono services can be a blessing for organizations lacking resources…

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Ask FCP: How Do I Know How My Donations Are Being Spent?

  Written By: Amy Button Ask FCP is a regular post that answers your burning questions about getting involved in Rochester.  Have questions of your own?  Ask us via email, Facebook, or Twitter; we might use your question in our next installment! —————————————– You asked us:  “I’d like to start donating some of my money to charities.  How…

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Irondequoit Community Cupboard

  Written by: Maria Thomas Fisher The recent windstorm left almost 100,000 community members without power. The Town of Irondequoit and its residents were hit especially hard by the storm. What we don’t always think about is what happens to our neighbors who are dependent on weekly services when a devastating storm occurs. This is how…

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Conscious Capitalism in Rochester

  Written By: Andrew Brady Have you heard of Conscious Capitalism? It is a movement that emerged from the theory of corporate social responsibility…business enterprises and people that choose to follow a business strategy that benefits both human beings and the environment. It goes by many names — the aforementioned term Corporate Social Responsibility, Triple Bottom…

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