Top Nonprofit Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/nonprofit The latest Nonprofit IAmA's collected from Reddit NonprofitIamA American volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece for mostly Syrians. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5857/iama-american-volunteer-at-a-refugee-camp-in My short bio: Quinn - 27male, live in Chicago, filmmaker. Just got back from spending weeks volunteering at Ritsona Refugee camp on mainland greece. About 750 residents of all ages/genders. Mostly Kurdish Sryian's but people from all over the world.

My Proof: www.facebook.com/echo100plus I volunteered with Echo 100 Plus - you can see me tagged in their most recent facebook post on their page announcing this AMA

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are No One Left Behind - a Veteran run nonprofit helping military interpreters who have been threatened for their service. President Trump just banned our clients. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5777/we-are-no-one-left-behind-a-veteran-run-nonprofit A clip from "Alive Inside" of Old Man in Nursing Home Reacts to Hearing Music from his Era first went viral on Reddit!

"Brian's Songs" is a story of Love, Friendship, Music and ALS https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1406732546/brians-songs-love-friendship-dreams-and-als

My Proof: https://twitter.com/be_alive_inside/status/824806802315423745

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI am Dr. Kinari Webb, founder of a health clinic in Indonesia that works with communities to stop illegal logging with health care incentives. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5689/i-am-dr-kinari-webb-founder-of-a-health-clinic-in UPDATE: Thanks everyone for all the questions. I really enjoyed chatting with you today! I'm signing off for now, but may be back to later to answer a few more questions!

I established a unique community clinic in Borneo called Health in Harmony where patients can pay for health services with non-cash means like seedlings, handicrafts or labor, and regardless of the currency they use, patients get a 70% discount if they live in an area where illegal logging activity has stopped. Our mission is to improve the health of local residents while creating social pressure to stop illegal logging in and around the park, which is a haven for wildlife like the endangered Bornean orangutan.

At the clinic we use a technique called Radical Listening, which involves reaching out to the local community to find out what they see as solutions and implementing those. I originally went to Borneo as a young researcher to study orangutans and how their dwindling environment endangers their survival. What I didn’t expect was to discover the intimate connections between poverty, logging, poor health, substandard education, unsustainable farming practices and, of course, the orangutan. It was after returning to the US to become a physician that I established Health and Harmony.

I’m joined here by Natalie from PRI’s The World who will help me in answering your questions today. Read the recent piece The World wrote about the health clinic here.

Ask me anything!

TL;DR I’m Dr. Kinari Webb, founder of Health in Harmony and ASRI, a health clinic based in West Kalimantan, Indonesia that works with communities to stop illegal logging with health care incentives.

Here’s my proof: https://twitter.com/pritheworld/status/811929779712774144

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Nonprofit-LiveWe rescue orphaned rhinos that have had their moms killed by poachers. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5647/we-rescue-orphaned-rhinos-that-have-had-their Other thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5ggbfi/on_thursday_we_rescued_an_orphaned_baby_rhino/

Please visit our website at: http://careforwild.co.za/

To donate: http://YouCaring.com/Rhino or http://careforwild.co.za/donate/

For larger donations that can go through a registered 501(c)(3) charity please PM /u/Bafana_Bafana

To Volunteer: http://workingwithrhinos.org

Proof: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcareforwild%2Fposts%2F914015635400033

/u/crossborderman will be answering questions as well as she also works at the sanctuary!

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are campaigners fighting to stop an EU copyright law that introduces massive censorship - and that could wreck Reddit. AUA http://www.topiama.com/r/5637/we-are-campaigners-fighting-to-stop-an-eu Howdy Reddit, we are indie pop trio Jukebox the Ghost here to answer all of your questions!

A bit about us; we have been a band for over a decade and we are releasing a live album this Friday (12/2) called Long Way Home. We hope you will enjoy :)

PROOF https://www.instagram.com/p/BNXbMZjB-Do/?hl=en

OKAY EVERYONE>>> THAT"S IT!!

Even with all three of us a different computers frantically typing we couldn't get to all of your questions but we had so much fun! Thank you for joining us here... we love you all dearly. So nice to hear from so many of you who have been listening to us for so long.

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!

-Ben, Tommy, and Jesse

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are the American Honey Bee Protection Agency! We're here to talk about bees and bee conservation! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5638/we-are-the-american-honey-bee-protection-agency Hi everyone, I’m Leah Remini, author of Troublemaker : Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. I’m an open book so ask me anything about Scientology. And, if you want more, check out my new show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, tonight at 10/9c on A&E.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/ri3zbip14g0y.jpg

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are middle school kids in West Africa learning science and technology through the Level Up Village program run by Exponential Education. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5629/we-are-middle-school-kids-in-west-africa-learning We are some of the foremost leaders of the microbiology field, three of us are national academy members. Dan Portnoy is working on Listeria and collaborating with Aduro Biotech to help reach a cure for cancer. Michael Thomashow works to understand the mechanisms to help plants handle freezes and drought, in order to reach the potential of crops. Steven Lory works to understand how soil based bacteria cause diseases. John Mekalanos is the former chair of microbiology at Harvard and works on the mechanisms and vaccine development for cholera.

Here is the link to each of our labs and proof: https://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/portnoy/Portnoy_Lab/Welcome.html

http://imgur.com/QqHDpIZ

http://mekalanoslab.med.harvard.edu/

http://imgur.com/VhHkwMN

http://lorylab.med.harvard.edu/

http://imgur.com/BwMn27i

https://prl.natsci.msu.edu/people/faculty/michael-thomashow/

http://imgur.com/Cw7Ome3

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are part of a Girls Leadership Program in a village in Ghana, West Africa AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5499/we-are-part-of-a-girls-leadership-program-in-a J%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% New proof! More proof! Sorry :)

https://plus.google.com/107357811745985485861/posts/TePpnHGN1bA

There is a post on my Google Plus account of me holding up my prison ID which has my picture and inmate number on it, there is another picture there with my face in it also. Then also got a piece of paper with my account name on it and the date.

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Well, I was just in federal prison for importing chemicals from China. I had a website and was importing a particular chemical, MDMC. The chemical actually because Schedule I ten days AFTER I was indicted, I was indicted in 2011 with violating the "controlled substances analogues enforcement act of 1986", which actually charged me with importing MDMA.

I was sentenced to 92 months, which was dropped to 77 months thanks to "All Drugs Minus Two" legislation that was passed. Then I was immediate released less than a week ago pursuant to a motion the government filed on my behalf.

The security level prisons I were in were FCI (Medium) and USP (High). I was in the following prisons:

FCI Otisville (NY) FCI Fairton (NJ) USP McCreary (KY) FCI Jesup (GA) FCI Estill (SC)

I also was in the transfer center in Tallahassee, FL, as well as the new prison for the Virgin Islands, also located in FL. I went through another transfer center in Atlanta, GA; as well as in Brooklyn, NY (MDC), and the FTC (Federal Transfer Center) in Oklahoma.

The worst prison I was at was obviously the USP in Kentucky called McCreary. Lots of gangs and violence there, drugs, alcohol, etc.; but the rest of the federal prisons were very similar.

I'm also a nerd and happen to be a programmer (php/sql mostly, I've developed proprietary software for a few companies), and a long time music producer. Been heavy on the internet since the 1990s and I'm 29 now.

My proof is here:

https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

I was inmate 56147018 if you want to search me. My real name is Timothy John Michael, and I am from Saint Petersburg, FL. My friends and family all call me Jack.

https://plus.google.com/107357811745985485861/posts/TePpnHGN1bA

Updated proof with more pictures :)

Ask away!

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI'm David Coman-Hidy, Executive Director of The Humane League. We've worked to get more than 100 major food companies to switch to using cage-free eggs. We just launched our campaign to reform the poultry industry. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5472/im-david-comanhidy-executive-director-of-the Hello Reddit! My name is David Coman-Hidy, and I'm the Executive Director of The Humane League. We're an animal protection nonprofit that organizes people around the world. THL has been named a 'top charity' by Animal Charity Evaluators for the last four rating periods.

We've had a lot of success fighting to end battery cages (cruel confinement for egg laying hens) and we've just launched our first campaign to reform the poultry industry: http://www.agonyataramark.com/

We would like to see Aramark publicly announce a broiler chicken welfare policy which includes, at a minimum, the following four basic welfare points:

  1. Commit to exclusively purchasing a specific breed - the breed of which Aramark would state publicly - that addresses the concerns related to fast growth, with a phase-in over the next four years.

  2. Commit to giving chickens more room by reducing maximum stocking density to 6lbs per square foot, with a phase-in over the next two years.

  3. Commit to installing environmental enrichments in line with Global Animal Partnership's enrichment standards throughout 100% of chicken housing, with a phase-in over the next two years.

  4. Move away from fully conscious live shackling and switch to some form of controlled atmosphere killing, with a phase-in of eight years.

AMA!

[proof] http://imgur.com/a/HjlWn

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe’re Canada’s first community foundation. In 95 years, we’ve granted $400 million to a wide range of local causes. We’re Rick Frost (CEO) and Megan Tate (Director of Community Grants) of The Winnipeg Foundation – AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5356/were-canadas-first-community-foundation-in-95 Hello, reddit! We’re The Winnipeg Foundation! We’re a community foundation based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and founded in 1921, making us the first one in Canada. We’re an endowment-based organization; the gifts we receive are permanently invested, and we distribute grants to local charities from a portion of the interest, so gifts continue to give forever.

We support all areas of the non-profit sector in Winnipeg - everything ranging from arts to the environment. Last year, we granted $27.7 million to more than 900 local charities, and to date, we’ve granted $400 million in our community.

Our CEO Rick Frost and Director of Community Grants Megan Tate are here to answer any questions you may have about us; for example: our granting, endowment funds, leadership initiatives, community foundations or even philanthropy in general! AUA!

Our Proof: https://twitter.com/winnipegfdn/status/761254926680989696

EDIT: Thanks reddit, we had a blast but Megan and Rick have to get back to work!

If you have any other questions about what we do, please don't hesitate to visit our website or give us a call. Thanks again!

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are American Heritage Trees, a Non-Profit Nursery dedicated to preserving and distributing historic and famous trees in America. AmA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5274/we-are-american-heritage-trees-a-nonprofit Our mission is to remember historical sites, people, and events by propagating living trees from seeds from the original trees. The AHT Nursery provides saplings of trees from important places throughout the U.S. We get these seeds from our partners, the centerpiece of American Heritage trees. We work closely with our partners to ensure the seeds we gather are authentic to the original tree. We then offer these saplings for purchase by individuals, schools, or organizations for their yard or garden. We collect seeds from other organizations that manage famous trees from around America. Here is a list of the trees that we grow:

  • Alex Haley
  • Alvin C. York
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Apollo Moon Tree
  • Birthing Tree
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • George Washington
  • Helen Keller
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Mark Twain
  • MSU Moon Tree
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Robert Frost
  • Space Gummy Tree
  • William Faulkner

We are in the process of adding more as well. Feel free to visit our website to learn more about these trees and more about what we do. http://www.americanheritagetrees.org

EDIT: Thank you so much for all of your questions. We had a great time doing this. If you would like to support us, visit our website to donate to our organization or purchase a tree! Have a great day!

Proof: http://imgur.com/8STSssd Further Proof: http://imgur.com/a/Sontd

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Nonprofit-LiveWe are staff, students and teachers at a village middle school in Ghana in West Africa. Ask us anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/5258/we-are-staff-students-and-teachers-at-a-village Hi everyone,

My name is Taylor Chustz, I'm a volunteer with a US based NGO called Exponential Education and I'm here with some students and tutors from Antoa middle school in Ghana.

According to the 2011 Ghanaian National Education Assessment, only 16% of grade six students are proficient in math and only 35% are proficient in English. As well, many students who attend SHS struggle to pay for school fees. If students can not afford school they are forced to drop out and start a job to try and go back to school at a later time. Expo’s after school Peer-to-Peer tutoring program matches outstanding SHS students with struggling JHS students to provide free tutoring in math and English. Over the course of a term, the JHS students improve on average over 100% in math and 80% in English.

Five high-achieving senior high school (SHS) students are each matched with five struggling junior high school (JHS) students. Through activity-based learning, small group activities, in-the-moment feedback and extra opportunities for practice and review, JHS students reinforce their math and English foundations each week. The SHS tutors develop leadership skills, confidence in their mentorship capabilities and receive a stipend that helps offset the cost of their education. As well, at the end of the program, one SHS student is selected to receive a scholarship that can pay almost a year of school fees.

At Antoa JHS we run one of our peer-to-peer tutoring programs. The tutors come from Antoa SHS and the students come from Antoa JHS. They meet two times a week to learn in a fun atmosphere. Since the students are all local to Kumasi (the major town near our village) and near the same age, the middle school students are taught in the local language and their tutor is like an older sister or brother rather than a teacher.

The school serves a community of about 1500 people and most people in this village make their living as farmers.

If you'd like to help our organization out, please donate to our fundraising campaign. Any amount helps. All money goes towards our scholarship and stipend program to help SHS students stay in school. You can donate here: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/exponential-education-help-us-reach-new-students--2

We are hoping to expand our program to more schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana so we can help more JHS and SHS students stay in school (with scholarships and stipends to SHS students) and pass their classes and understand their courses (tutoring JHS students).

I'm here with our Program Associate, Charles Amponsha, who runs the tutoring program at Antoa JHS; SHS tutors Emmanuel and Sharifa; and JHS students Joseph and Georgina.

Ask us Anything!

Link to website: http://www.exponentialeducationprogram.org/

What is P2P?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czdlyur-ZdE

Link to a photo of us now: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5CO_R1CFj0PT1k5c0FIa2EzVW8/view?usp=sharing

**Note: the paper says "Hi! We are from Expo's Peer-to-Peer Program at Antoa JHS. Ask us anything!"

My camera is poor quality sometimes.

EDIT: Here is an updated picture with me and the students and my username. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5CO_R1CFj0PX0NnN09ua2NPQVE/view?usp=sharing

EDIT: Thank you for all the responses and support!I have sent the students home to go eat and help their families. Charles and I will answer questions maybe for another 30 minutes then I will take a break. My fingers hurt from replying! Thank you again!!!

Edit @17:29 GMT- Saturday: Thank you everyone for your questions and support. We have all enjoyed the questions, especially Charles and I. I am taking a break to actually make food and hopefully chat with some friends in Antoa. I will try to get back online later and answer more questions. Again, if you feel like donating please go to our donation page here: ttps://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/exponential-education-help-us-reach-new-students--2 Thank you again for your support!

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe’re former gang members and hardened social activists working to rebuild the neighborhoods we once destroyed, AUA http://www.topiama.com/r/5173/were-former-gang-members-and-hardened-social Edit: Thank you so much for your time. We have to head out but really appreciate all of the support and questions. You guys have really been amazing. If you're interested in what we're doing, please do check out the film and keep an eye out for the work we're doing every day. Much love.

We are former Los Angeles gang members and social activists who are now trained community interventionists working in the same neighborhoods we came up in. We work to break the cycle of violence that we once helped to create by developing protocols to restore communities.

A few years ago, we were approached by folks who wanted to make a documentary to tell our story. That documentary, LICENSE TO OPERATE, premiered today on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, and Vudu. The film is also debuting globally in Geneva July 6-8 at the Reviewing the State of Safety in World Cities Conference, organized by the UN. Check out the trailer: *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIkzA4U7UbE*

Pete Carroll, Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, was instrumental in helping to bring this group together. Here he is speaking about it on 60 Minutes.

Over the last few years, professionals from the public safety, local and regional municipalities, numerous universities and emergency responders have credited our work with aiding in the significant decrease of violent crimes in the neighborhoods we serve. Here’s a little more about each of us:

  • Alfred Lomas – Gang interventionist, former gang member from South Central Los Angeles, which he also now covers.
  • Aquil Basheer – Founder of the License to Operate movement and the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute which officially trains/certifies interventionists and other professionals to do this work.
  • James Lipetzky – Director of LICENSE TO OPERATE
  • Reynaldo Reaser – Executive Director of R.A.C.E. (Reclaiming America’s Communities Through Empowerment), Gang interventionist and former Raymond Crip now covering LA’s West Athens Neighborhood

We’re also here with Officer Stinson Brown (LAPD, Gang Intervention Liaison – Criminal Gang/Homicide Division), who has been a change agent in the collaborative mindset between interventionists and law enforcement. We are all proof of what can happen when everyone works together for a greater good.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitIamA Labrador Retriever Rescue Group AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5171/iama-labrador-retriever-rescue-group-ama We are Lab Rescue L.R.C.P, an all-volunteer rescue organization that saves and adopts out more than 1,000 Labrador Retrievers each year. We serve a 6 state area & DC in the US (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, northeast North Carolina, and DC)

Today we are answering questions after our monthly adoption event where hopefully we will find new homes for more than 20 dogs. Our volunteers have years of experience in rescue, fostering, and lab behavior and we'd love to answer your questions! Some topics we can answer questions about:

  • Rescue - what is it, how does it work

  • Fostering - we have a network of almost 100 foster homes who take care of our labs until we find them homes

  • Lab Behavior - we've seen it all!

  • Lost dogs

  • Labs and children interaction

  • How to house train/crate train your dog

We will take questions starting at 9am ET and will begin answering at 1pm after our adoption event!

If you'd like to learn more or donate to our work, we encourage you to visit our website: lab-rescue.org, and if you're in our service area, consider adopting from us!

PROOF:

  1. Visit our website at lab-rescue.org to see what we're all about and to verify our existence.

  2. We are one of the top rescues who utilize social media to its fullest with almost half a million followers - check us out on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You'll see our advertisement for this AMA!

  3. Here we are at our adoption event today

Note: Though we have a lot of experience with dogs (labs in particular), we are not medical experts. If you have a medical concern about your dog, you should see your veterinarian.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI’m Paul Niehaus of GiveDirectly. We’re testing a basic income for the extreme poor in East Africa. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5155/im-paul-niehaus-of-givedirectly-were-testing-a Hi Reddit- I’m Paul Niehaus, co-founder of GiveDirectly and Segovia and professor of development economics at UCSD (@PaulFNiehaus). I think there’s a real chance we’ll end extreme poverty during my lifetime, and I think direct payments to the extreme poor will play a big part in that.

I also think we should test new policy ideas using experiments. Giving everyone a “basic income” -- just enough money to live on -- is a controversial idea, which is why I’m excited GiveDirectly is planning an experimental test. Folks have given over $5M so far, and we’re matching the first $10M ourselves, with an overall goal of $30M. You can give a basic income (e.g. commit to $1 / day) if you want to join the project.

Announcement: http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/04/14/universal_basic_income_this_nonprofit_is_about_to_test_it_in_a_big_way.html

Project page: https://www.givedirectly.org/basic-income

Looking forward to today’s discussion, and after that to more at: /r/basicincome

Verification: https://twitter.com/Give_Directly/status/737672136907755520

THANKS EVERYONE - great set of questions, no topic I'm more excited about. encourage you to continue on /r/basicincome, and join me in funding if you agree this is an idea worth testing - https://www.givedirectly.org/give-basic-income

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Tue, 31 May 2016 0:00:00 EDT