Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Andy Thurai

News Feed Item

Change Making Change Opens Enrollment to Smaller Non-Profits to Help Boost Local Fundraising Capabilities

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- Change Making Change Fund, (CMC) a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children around the world through the collection of pocket change, today announced it is opening its administrative capabilities for collecting and processing small change to all non-profit organizations conducting fundraising campaigns. Any legitimate charity, ranging from little league teams to social services organizations, can now partner with Change Making Change and utilize the power of convenient Coinstar® kiosks to collect and count coin donations, freeing up valuable volunteer time and extending the reach of a fundraising activity within its community.

"Hundreds of local organizations have found a coin drive to be an effective fundraising mechanism, but one of the obstacles is the daunting task of physically counting the money at the end of the event," noted Rich Stillman, founder and executive director, Change Making Change. "We are now able to take that headache out of the equation. By using CMC to process donated coins through Coinstar kiosks, any organization can quickly and cost-effectively see the results of its fundraising effort without wasting valuable volunteer time. It's just another way that Change Making Change can make a difference in communities across the nation."

To participate, a 501(c)(3) non-profit anywhere in the United States simply signs up with Change Making Change, identifies the individual Coinstar kiosks in its immediate locale where coin donations will be accepted, establishes a timeframe for its coin drive and promotes the fundraiser to its audience. Change Making Change will then tally and process the donations, sending a grant check to the recipient organization at the conclusion of the event (minus a 10 percent fee to cover Coinstar coin processing charges and defray CMC expenses).

Organizations interested in taking advantage of Change Making Change's new local partnership program should send an email introduction to [email protected].

Change Making Change also partners with larger US and international charities and today announced that it would support one each month in 2013, dedicating all donations during that month (other than those designated for local coin drives) to each respective charity. In February, the recipient will be the Chikumbuso Women & Orphans Project in Zambia; the money will be used to further the grassroots organization's efforts to provide education for children and adult training and community building activities for vulnerable women in Ng'ombe.

About Change Making Change

Seattle-based Change Making Change Fund (CMC) is founded on the belief that many people giving small amounts of money can do as much good as a few people giving large sums of money. Anyone can get involved by bringing a handful of spare change to a Coinstar kiosk and selecting CMC as the recipient. To learn how Change Making Change is helping small donations make a big difference for international and domestic charities, visit us at www.cmcfund.org, follow on Twitter @CMCfund or find us on Facebook.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Press Contact:
Rachel V. Berry
VOXUS, Inc.
253-444-5441
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.