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Earlier this year at MCON—the Millennial Engagement Conference—we partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal to bring attendees the #GetInTheArena Peacock Lounge, where participants had a chance to jump into a chatbox and record their answers to the question, “How are you using technology and innovation to #GetInTheArena and inspire change in your community?” We received nearly a hundred #NBCUStoriesThatInspire videos from attendees about how they are turning their interest into action. Here are a few of the highlights!

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For those looking for opportunities and inspiration to Get In The Arena, here are a number of ideas to consider:
  • Volunteer with DoSomething.Org
  • Have your company join a Billion + Change
  • Donate to an entrepreneur or project on KIVA
  • Attend a conference like MCON to help you learn how to turn your interest in causes into action
  • Support a nonprofit through Network For Good
  • Run for office or help an amazing woman in your life take the steps to run for office
  • Contribute to an impactful open source project via
  • Commit to a year of service via City Year, Teach for America, Peace Corps or other opportunity
  • Volunteer with Code for America to help make government work in the digital age
  • Donate directly to those in need via Give Directly
  • Start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for a nonprofit near to your heart via GlobalGiving.
  • Dedicate your birthday for a cause. Turning 30? Ask for $30 donations to your favorite nonprofit instead of gifts!
  • Host a listening party about the spirit of giving. Get the handy NPR listening party kit here