Introducing IndyHumane, Our Charity Pick for June

I spent the last 10 minutes watching cats sleep on the IndyHumane’s Live Cat Cams. It was magical. The live feed is just one of many awesome things about the independently run Humane Society of Indianapolis, our charity pick for June. Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates 5% of profits to a charity recommended that
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May Charity Pick: Homeless Prenatal Program

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates at least 5% of profits to a charity from a pool of online charity submissions. See last month’s selection. I’m thrilled to announce our May charity: The Homeless Prenatal Program.  This San Francisco-based organization partners with families to break the cycle of childhood poverty. As a new mother, I
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Charity Pick: April Showers Bring ‘A New Leaf’

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates at least 5% of our profits to a charity from a pool of online charity submissions that come through our charity page. We are pleased to announce that we have selected A New Leaf as our April 2017 charity. With so many great charities, choosing just one a month
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One Student’s Perspective of Maker Faire Kansas City

Author’s Note: That’s me wearing Eureka (more about that later). As I mentioned in a previous post, I got to help out at Maker Faire Kansas City. Rather than telling you about my experience as a maker, I’ll leave it to Chad, a business student who attended the faire and calls it a cross between
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Coast-to-Coast Roller Derby Blood Drives Kick Off

Sometimes heroes wear capes. Sometimes they wear fishnets and roller skates. For the fourth year in a row, the American Red Cross, Brown Paper Tickets and roller derby leagues will team up to encourage donors to give Blood for Life. Summer is one of the most challenging times for the Red Cross to collect blood
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My National Week of Making

As a Doer focused on encouraging creative reuse and empowering lifelong learners, I’m thrilled about the National Week of Making. From June 17-23, people across the U.S. will join together to teach, learn, share and inspire with hands-on projects of all kinds. I will show people how to turn Brown Paper Tickets‘ discontinued print materials
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Raising Funds for Freedom Project Seattle

In honor of GiveBIG Tuesday, here’s an outstanding example of Paid Time-On. If you’re unaware, each one of our employees gets 40 hours a year of paid time to volunteer at causes they choose. It is one of our most-loved perks and a finalist for GeekWire‘s Perk of the Year in 2014. “Paid Time-On is an amazing
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Roller Derby Beirut: Changing Minds, Changing Lives

I’m excited to announce that with Brown Paper Tickets’ help, we’ve been able to collect and send merchandise to a burgeoning roller derby league in Lebanon—Roller Derby Beirut (RDB). And now, we have new tools in place to collect more supplies and raise funds so this league can continue. The funds will be used to
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Help Burlesque Hall of Fame Shimmy Into a New Space

Brown Paper Tickets started working with the Burlesque Hall of Fame last year. We ticketed the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas and launched the Burlesque Hall of Fame Fund that allows producers to raise money for the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Las Vegas museum dedicated to preserving, celebrating and inspiring the art of
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Compassion Day at Pasado’s Safe Haven

Pig oinks. Donkey brays. Pony whinnies. As an animal-friendly office, we’re pretty used to dogs (and sometimes cats) running a bit amuck, but a few weeks ago we spent our workday with animals of a different sort (or snort). Our crew used a few hours from our paid time-on benefit at Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal
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