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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12 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Radio Day

“Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.” – Harry von Zell. National Radio Day is August 20, 2015—a day for communities across the country to celebrate radio. As part of my Doer work for Brown Paper Tickets, I’m organizing the first annual coast-to-coast celebration in partnership with non-commercial radio stations
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Living + Giving in NYC

Wine and dine. Games and giving back. That’s how Brown Paper Tickets celebrates milestones. This past May marked two major ones—we recently opened a New York City office and our crew is now up and running in the Big Apple. We also celebrated our 15th Anniversary (woot). That’s 15 years of a beautiful relationship between
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Derby Blood Drives Rolling Out Coast to Coast

Roller derby is out for blood (yours). Brown Paper Tickets and the Red Cross team up again for the third annual Make ‘em Bleed blood drives. The efforts expand this year with New England leagues rolling into town and rolling up their sleeves. From August 2 to December 31, athletes from California, Massachusetts, Connecticut and
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