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Help Hacker Dojo Raise Funds With Help From Makers 4 Good

Our friends at Makers 4 Good are teaming up with Sparkfactor.org awardees Hacker Dojo with a great social media campaign aimed at helping the Dojo raise some funding in advance of the grand opening of their brand new space in Santa Clara, California. Makers 4 Good will donate $10 to Hacker Dojo for every qualified photo posted to social media sites throughout the month of September.

For more details and sign up, visit Makers 4 Good's "Picture This!" page on their Web site.

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The Connectory Connects Families with STEM Opportunities

The Connectory provides parents of children with interest in STEM topics with a database of program providers in a number of disciplines pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and math. Parents can search for programs in their local area based on a number of criteria, and can then connect directly with the providers for more information, or to sign up for activities. It's very handy resource for parents, and a great help to the smaller nonprofits who offer these sorts of programs as well.

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VIDEO: SCU Maker Trailer - Volunteer Plans

Dr. Christopher Kitts of Santa Clara University discusses his plans to staff the university's forthcoming Mobile Maker Lab through offering course credit to engineering students for time spent working on the program.

Sparkfactor.org is proud to sponsor the Mobile Maker Lab, which will soon begin visiting Bay Area schools to offer educational programs featuring 3D printers, laser cutters, and more. Watch this space for more information over the next few months.

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Makers4Good - Cause Marketing Matchmakers

Don't forget to check out Makers4Good, one of our major projects. The idea at its core is that makers of new products in today's Kickstart-y economy need help with marketing, and that nonprofits need help raising cash to fund their efforts. When we spot a nonprofit whose goals relate to those of a specific products' targeted customers, we act as a matchmaker of sorts. We're in love with the idea, and we're hard at work in putting it into action.

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