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We've just selected our volunteer project for 2011. What's yours?

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Every year we try to give back to the community in a real and tangible way. The website building business is lucrative and has a huge ROI for most business, but not all businesses can afford the services of a full-fledged development shop or even a contractor.

The Portland-based Brain Injury Support Community (or BISC) is a small non-profit devoted to helping survivors of with acquired brain injury and their families. Acquired brain injury includes, but is not limited to traumatic brain injury - also includes causes like stroke, overdose, anoxia, heart attack.... list goes on and on. Most recently, there has been a big uptick in traumatic brain injuries with soldiers returning from the wars abroad.

Our project to help BISC is an online directory of resources in an updatable format. It's very similar to a project we collaborated on last year, the Rose City Resource - a directory built for the local street newspaper Street Roots.

As service professionals, I feel it's important to donate time to worthy causes. And organizations (especially those with limited resource) are always appreciative of the work and time that is being given. The BISC directory is our project for 2011: what's yours?

Date posted: November 23, 2010

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