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Habitat for Humanity: Virtual Fundraising and Engagement Opportunities

Project Overview For our Interactive Qualifying Project, we worked with the Metro West/Greater Worcester branch of the global nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity to develop virtual fundraisers and engaging virtual events to help this branch of Habitat for Humanity be successful during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, many nonprofit organizations experienced financial trouble and…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Creating a Data Collection Tool

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Creating a Data Collection Tool

Abstract Our team worked with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater to construct a data collection tool. Prior to the creation of this tool, Habitat MW/GW had trouble communicating with its partnered families. This tool will enable the Habitat MW/GW to improve its relationship with families and convey the effectiveness of their organization to funders. Through research,…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity: Cultural Assessment of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStores

Habitat for Humanity: Cultural Assessment of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStores

Project Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/ Greater Worcester Numerous organizations, focusing on the amelioration of poverty, have sprung into existence around the world. Habitat for Humanity is a global Christian nonprofit housing organization founded in 1976, Americus, Georgia. The founders, Millard and Linda Fuller, developed the concept of “partnership housing.” They operate in approximately 70…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity Metro West Greater Worcester Playhouse Analysis and Design

Habitat for Humanity Metro West Greater Worcester Playhouse Analysis and Design

Welcome to the Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester project team website.  We worked with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester affiliate to improve their Operation Playhouse program. We focused on reducing the cost and waste for each playhouse built. Project Sponsor Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit housing organization, was founded in 1976 by Millard and…

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Habitat for Humanity: Website Redesign

A Makeover for the Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore Our project was in collaboration with the Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore to redesign their website and to market their website and new location. The updated design is more aesthetic, easier to navigate, and easier to use while maintaining its new identity. Research conducted on…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity (HfH): Increasing Youth Involvement

Habitat for Humanity (HfH): Increasing Youth Involvement

Welcome to the webpage of the Habitat for Humanity 2017 IQP. For our interactive qualifying project, our team worked in collaboration with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate of the MetroWest/Greater Worcester area under the direction of the local volunteer coordinator – Molly Pietrantonio. Our research was oriented around discovering the interests and motivations of local…

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Continue reading Habitat For Humanity: Telling the Story of a Local Non-Profit

Habitat For Humanity: Telling the Story of a Local Non-Profit

Project Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/ Greater Worcester No matter who we are or where we come from, we  all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Through…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity (HFH): Management of Volunteers and Build Sites Using Technology

Habitat for Humanity (HFH): Management of Volunteers and Build Sites Using Technology

During our interactive qualifying project we worked with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester to identify information management systems that would more efficiently track volunteer hours and communicate build site timelines. The implementation of technology into HFH’s volunteer and project management will allow them to grow as an organization and provide more affordable housing to residents in…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity (HFH): Management of Volunteers and Build Sites Using Technology

Habitat for Humanity (HFH): Management of Volunteers and Build Sites Using Technology

During our interactive qualifying project we worked with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester to identify information management systems that would more efficiently track volunteer hours and communicate build site timelines. The implementation of technology into HFH’s volunteer and project management will allow them to grow as an organization and provide more affordable housing to residents in…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Marketing and Recruiting College Student Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Marketing and Recruiting College Student Volunteers

Project Description The Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore outlet strives to eliminate poverty through housing. The ReStore uses the sales profit from donated items to fund Habitat for Humanity building days, days where houses are built for the community. To raise money for their builds, ReStore offers home improvement accessories, building materials, furniture and…

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