CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 19, 2008 - From 553 entries, Earthwatch Institute, from Maynard, MA, is the second of four New England nonprofits to win a $1,000 grant from good2gether . Each week, through mid-May, nonprofits have the opportunity to win a grant, simply by creating a free profile at www.good2gether.com/contest and posting events, volunteer opportunities and more.
We are thrilled with the opportunity to invite more people to become a part of the Earthwatch mission through the good2gether network," said Earthwatch's Webmaster, Kathy Santos. "It's an incredible opportunity for us, and the good2gether model makes it easy to get excited about the value of this far-reaching partnership."
Earthwatch Institute is an international organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch Institute supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. Today, the organization recruits close to 4,000 volunteers every year to collect field data in the areas of rainforest ecology, wildlife conservation, marine science, archaeology and more. For more information, visit: www.earthwatch.org.
Do Good New England, presented by good2gether, is a grant contest that awards $1,000 each week through May 16th, to New England area nonprofit organizations that join good2gether. Good2gether is a free search and social media Web service that connects people to causes through a broad network of major media outlets, corporate intranets, college / university Web sites, social networks and more.
"We're excited to offer these grants to our community and it is humbling to see the nonprofit work being done in this area," said Greg McHale, CEO and Founder of good2gether. "It's a wonderful way to introduce local organizations to our free service and to directly support the contributions they make to the community."
This contest is open to all New England area nonprofits that register their organization and enter their up-and-coming events at www.good2gether.com/contest. Nonprofits that have a community focus with strong volunteer cooperation and hold events that empower the New England community are strongly encouraged to apply.
There is no cost to nonprofits to use good2gether or to enter this grant contest. Visit www.good2gether.com/contest for full contest details.
good2gether is a new search and social media Web service that connects people to causes, through a broad network of websites, including major media outlets, corporate intranets, college / university websites, social networks and more. Built on a scalable, Web 2.0 platform, good2gether enables nonprofits to enter volunteering opportunities, events, in-kind donation needs, etc., once - t hen distributes this info across the entire network, to everyone's benefit: nonprofits leverage free traffic, media partners get local content and fresh ad revenue, sponsors deliver their social responsibility messaging in a targeted, scalable fashion - and people get an easy way to discover, share and engage with causes. Learn more at www.good2gether.com.
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Kristen Kusek, Earthwatch, 978-450-1281, email@example.com.
Earthwatch Institute is the world's largest environmental volunteer nonprofit organization. Its mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch was founded in Boston in 1971 and affiliate offices are based in the UK, Australia, and Japan. With approximately 120 projects fielding in more than 55 countries worldwide, Earthwatch focuses its research efforts on climate change, endangered species and resources, marine biology and ocean conservation, and threatened traditional cultures.