Every year, the Willamette Week folks compile the Give Guide, a collection of amazing nonprofits who call Portland home. And who make our community a better place — all on shoestring budgets. So if you’re looking to give back, look no further than these 150 organizations.
While I don’t run — I played keeper — I recognize that there are a lot of folks out there who do. Sometimes, even for fun. And while grokking that concept is completely beyond me, who am I to prevent you from running, having fun, and giving to a good cause? Because that’s exactly what the 4K 4Charity is designed to do.
If my Instagram feed is any indication, a number of you just spent the last weekend running in the Portland Marathon. So this may be a little early to pound the pavement again. But trust that I’m only asking you to get back on the road because it’s for a good cause. It’s time for another 4K 4Charity Run. Read More
Every year, as the holidays roll around, I am reminded of a time when we—as a scrappy startup scene—all pulled together as a group to do something amazing. It was truly a first. And it was a fortifying moment for what the Portland startup scene and its friends could accomplish when we put our minds—and hearts—to it. This year, it’s the five year anniversary of that event. It was called 30 Hour Day. Read More
Of all the respected and well known software development shops here in town, one of the most loved by Apple types has to be Panic, makers of fine software like Transmit and Coda. And while they’re relatively quiet, they do know when to be loud.
This is one of those times.
In an effort to help disaster relief in Japan, Panic will be donating 100% of today’s sales to Mercy Corps and the Japanese Red Cross Society. Read More
[HTML1]Without a doubt, 2010 showed us that mobile development was one of the most interesting and full-of-potential segments of the Portland startup community. We saw any number of startups—from individual app developers to full fledged companies—release compelling technology and collaborate with name brand clients, time and again.
For some, that success means they can do a little more. It means that they can share that success by giving back to the community. That’s why Portland’s Small Society—arguably one of the most successful mobile outfits around town—donated $10,000 to Portland area charities. Read More
It’s the holidays. And unfortunately or no, that’s when we think most about helping others. Even though we should be thinking about it all year round. It’s a time when people smile a little more easily, give a little more, and help out their fellow humans.
How can I resist that sort of thing? Well honestly, I can’t. So tell you what. Any revenue that Silicon Florist generates in December? I’ll be donating half of that—a full 50%—to the… hang on. Screw that. Two thirds—a full 66%—to the Oregon Food Bank. And whomever chipped in to create that revenue? They’ll be recognized in the donation and on the site on New Year’s Eve. Read More