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Op4G's Non-Profit of the Month: Advocates for Adolescent Mothers!

July 7, 2014

Each year in the US, over 300 000 babies are born to teenage mothers. Often, these mothers struggle to complete their education and are vulnerable to abuse, stress, and social isolation. Thus, Op4G is pleased to reveal that our Non-Profit of the Month is Advocates for Adolescent Mothers. Founded by Lillian Harris, a former teen […]

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The World Cup Round-Up: The Ugly Truth behind the Beautiful Game?

June 17, 2014

World Cup action is officially underway in cities across Brazil. But amidst all the excitement, there are some troubling reports. According to eyewitnesses, stray dogs are being “rounded up and removed” by dogcatchers in host cities like Recife. And with little space to house the dogs, Humane Society International (HSI) fears an “organized extermination”. Unfortunately, this is […]

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The Clean Power Plan: Obama’s “Last Sweeping Effort to Remake America”

June 8, 2014

Earlier this week, President Obama unveiled his latest plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. Dubbed the “Clean Power Plan”, it calls for the power industry to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 (from 2005 levels). To achieve this reduction, the plan establishes individual targets for states. The targets reflect each […]

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Global Warming a “Death Sentence” for Coral Reefs

May 17, 2014

In April, I spent a sun-soaked week in Santa Lucia, a beach town on Cuba’s northern coast. At the encouragement of the locals, I went snorkeling in the nearby coral reef (one of the longest in the world). I was amazed by the diversity of sea life.  Among other creatures, I saw snappers, needlefish, and even […]

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Striking Out: Youth Participation in Team Sports Declining

May 5, 2014

In the coming weeks, summer sports leagues will kick off across the United States. Children and teenagers will take to the fields, diamonds, and courts. But don’t expect to see as many as in past years. According to recent data, youth participation in America’s most popular team sports—basketball, soccer, baseball, and football—has fallen. In fact, it fell […]

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Victims of the 4/27 Tornados in Oklahoma and Arkansas Need Your Help

April 28, 2014

After devastating storms swept across the middle part of the country on Sunday, residents are now left to pick up the pieces. Victims of these Tornados in Oklahoma and Arkansas need your help.  Please consider offering support though financial assistance. The Red Cross is currently taking donations to aid in the recovery efforts.  There are […]

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Are You a Green Investor? Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Heat Up

April 14, 2014

This week, Harvard became the first American university to adopt UN-backed guidelines for responsible investment. The guidelines require the Harvard Management Company to consider environmental factors when managing the university’s $33 billion endowment, the largest in the country. In addition, Harvard agreed to join the Carbon Disclosure Project and to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30% from 2006 […]

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The Race to Summer Contest for Non-Profits!

March 27, 2014

Non-Profits, Op4G is at it again with another great contest to support your mission. Come with us as we “Race to Summer” from April 1st to July 1st.  During this period, each and every new member a Non-Profit acquires will result in $1.00 added to your account.  Generate 10 new members, get $10… 1000 new […]

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We're heading to San Antonio Texas for the 2014 (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising

March 21, 2014

On March 23-25, Op4G will be in San Antonio Texas attending the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising. The (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 235 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. We look forward to meeting with everyone as well as […]

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The US Water Crisis: Can America Quench its Thirst?

March 14, 2014

Following its driest year on record, California is experiencing the worst drought in recorded state history (and perhaps 500 years). According to the US drought monitor, approximately 70% of California is in a state of “extremely drought” while 22% is in “exceptional drought” – the highest possible level. In response, Governor Brown declared a state […]

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