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Community Involvement

International Volunteer Day

Dec 5, 2011

Today is International Volunteeer Day, and there are many opportunities for all of us to help out today, and every day!  Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme works closely with partners and governments to establish national volunteer programmes to create structures that foster and sustain local volunteerism […]

Philanthroper…a 21st Century Philanthropy Method

Dec 2, 2011

There is a LOT of ways to give money to worthy causes.  It seems, especially at this time of year, that you are constantly being approached by groups looking for support for their charity.  This just underscores how much need there is in the world.  Most of us just don’t know where to put our limited dollars […]

Growing World, Growing Thirst

Nov 30, 2011

The October, 2011 edition of Fortune Magazine has a great overview of the world’s growing water shortage problem and some ideas on how to solve it.  The thing is – everything we consume contains water, including steel and rubber gloves.  Flip through this easy to read gallery: http://cnnmon.ie/rtBhra

Lethbridge, AB Event Coming Up

Nov 28, 2011

Nerds On Site hopes to hold a Fill the Beetle…Feed the People even in Lethbridge Alberta on December 10.  The Lethbridge SuperStore is once again offering space to host this event, and the Lethbridge team hopes to see a large number of people turn out.  

Giving 2.0

Nov 18, 2011

Marc Andreessen is a well known figure in the technology world, having co-founded both Mosaic and Netscape, and now sitting on the boards of Facebook, eBay and HP among others.  Perhaps slightly less known in our industry is his wife, Laura Arrillaga-Andresseen. Laura is the founder and chairman of the Standford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society […]

An Attitude of Humility

Nov 17, 2011

Nerds On Site has a set of 6 principles that drives our team, 6 pillars that include ‘Honesty’ and an ‘Attitude of Humility’.  ‘Don’t Lie, Don’t Cheat, Don’t Steal’ really sums up these pillars, and also explains why community involvement is so important to us.  Check out this video that explains our underlying pillars. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ltD2p3tYw[/youtube]

Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last

Nov 16, 2011

A common phrase is ‘nice guys finish last’.  Too many of us think we need to be ruthless to get ahead, but a recent study by Harvard dispels that theory and shows that being ‘nice’ and ‘generous’ can help you get ahead. In real life, we get to control who we do business with, and […]

Upcoming Event in Roodepoort, South Africa

Nov 15, 2011

We are excited to report that our Johannesburg team is planning a Fill the Beetle, Feed the People event in the Roodepoort area during the first week of December.  Our Fill the Beetle, Feed the People events allows us to help our fellow citizens in our different communities.  At these events, we help to collect […]

Imagine If…

Nov 14, 2011

We honestly believe that the more creatively enterprising and entrepreneurial we become, the more transparency is created at all levels of government and business, allowing for more right and less wrong to be done. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaAOzLP46eY&w=640&h=385]