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Transitioning to the Cloud

Transitioning & Using Cloud Software

The research company Gartner has made a prediction that $1 trillion typically used for IT spending will now be targeted towards cloud computing rather than conventional IT equipment. Companies are more commonly spending their budgets on software rather than physical equipment that performs the same duties. This industry shift in spending on the cloud indicates the increasing realization of its importance.

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HIPAA-Compliant Text Messaging and Why You Need It

HIPAA-Compliant Secure Text Messaging

Running a hospital presents a variety of unique challenges. It is like many other businesses as it requires effective leadership and communication to run smoothly, but the extra factor is the importance of timeliness. All businesses require quick employee response, but this could not be truer for a healthcare facility. Patients and their health can be unpredictable. There should be a method of reaching healthcare professionals in a timely manner while still protecting the sensitive information being transmitted.

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YourCause Takes the Greed Out of Profit

YourCause

How can a for-profit philanthropic company be more beneficial to a cause than a nonprofit? YourCause, an online platform for corporate social responsibility, answers this question with a guarantee held strongly from its creation: all donation funds are transferred directly to the charity organizations intended to receive them, with no money taken out to support the company itself. While most nonprofits subtract a fraction of their user's contributions to keep their business afloat, YourCause makes sure that the causes to which their users contribute are not denied a cent of what was intended for them. The program gains financial means instead through company memberships and investors that see promise in their purity.

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Pro Bono Week, October 23-29, 2016

Pro Bono Week 2016

The American Bar Association is encouraging everyone to join in the celebration of their eighth annual National Pro Bono Week, October 23-29, 2016. The event was created in 2009 to commemorate the efforts of volunteer lawyers and other social workers advocating for low-income citizens, and encourage the creation of events throughout the week to improve community justice efforts.

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Giva Salutes: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services is a nonprofit organization that serves communities impacted by mental illnesses. Their clients come from all walks of life, representing all ethnicities, ages, and communities as they face life-long battles with mental disorders, mental disability, and the crippling stigmas behind these personal health issues. Clients who have also experienced drug abuse and psychiatric stress are welcomed with open arms and understanding hearts.

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Giva Salutes: Humble Design

Humble Design

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

For families coming out of homeless and abuse shelters, finding a house is only the first step to restoring a sense of normalcy. After all, it isn't four walls and a roof that make a place a home. As Humble Design co-founder Treger Strasberg says, "Home is where your family is, and where you're comfortable, and where you can rest... and rebuild."

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Giva Salutes: Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, a small nonprofit based in Maui, Hawaii, preserves local island heritage and celebrates the spirit of art for all ages. Hui No'eau offers programs for lifelong learning in the arts with initiatives such as public workshops, classes, lectures, exhibitions, art events, historical tours, and education outreach programs for schools.

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Giva Salutes: SightLife

SightLife

Today, more than ten million people live with corneal blindness. But many patients cannot afford the medical care they desperately need for their eyes. SightLife is the world's largest global health nonprofit focused on restoring the eyesight of those living with this condition.

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Giva Salutes: National Institute of Aerospace

National Institute of Aerospace

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

Today, Giva salutes a national nonprofit dedicated to higher education and space exploration. The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), founded in 2002 as a project partner of the NASA Langley Research Center, works with more than nine different member universities, and is sponsored by NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. This nonprofit works to engage young scholars in conducting aerospace research, developing the world's newest technology, and inspiring innovation for the future.

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Giva Altruism Writing Intern Kayla Forcey Joins City Year

Giva Interns & City Year

It is always an exciting and proud moment for Giva when our accomplished interns take their interests and skills to new heights. Kayla Forcey, one of our recent altruism writers and researchers, has chosen to do just that with City Year, a non profit dedicated to educating disadvantaged youth.

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