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  Alteryx for Good & User Group Volunteer Week: April 23 rd , 2017-April 29 th , 2017   What is Alteryx for Good? At Alteryx, we’re passionate about giving back to worthy causes and invite you to join us in doing good.  Together, we can significantly impact our communities and the lives of others.  Alteryx for Good provides the state-of-the-art analytic platform for educators, students, nonprofit organizations and local government entities to be better analysts, enabling their information to make an impact and influence social change. Our program is empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  We’re for cause, passion, and the power of sharing.   What is Alteryx for Good Volunteer Week (April 23 rd -April 29 th )? A worldwide event encouraging Alteryx User Groups to give back to their local communities through volunteering activities and sharing their Alteryx data analytic software expertise to enhance their charity’s mission.  An opportunity to demonstrate passion and devotion to the betterment of their local communities where they work and live. By connecting our Alteryx User Groups with their local communities, Alteryx Users can show their charitable counterparts how to transform their information to make better engagement, fundraising, advocacy, and program decisions based on their data through Alteryx analytic tools. Participation is all voluntary, Alteryx users and User Group leaders can volunteer as little or as often works with their schedules.   FAQ How much time do I have to dedicate? Time is at your discretion. Participation is voluntarily and hours are flexible. Can I use company volunteer hours? Some employers offer programs to support volunteering efforts. We recommend checking if your employer offers volunteering programs. Do I have to volunteer in person? We highly encourage you to go out, volunteer physically, and support your local community by giving back as a team. When is Alteryx for Good Volunteer Week? Volunteer week is April 23-29. How do I select a Foundation at the User Group Meeting? Everyone can recommend a foundation. The User Group Leadership committee and/or the Alteryx User Group selects a foundation they would like to establish a relationship with. User Groups may select 1 of the 26 foundations with an Alteryx License. See list below. Luvin Arms AFG Volunteering blog – Tara McCoy, Alteryx, goes into depth of how she was able to use her Alteryx knowledge to help find a permanent home for Luvin Arms.  Who do I contact with questions? The Alteryx for Good Committee: alteryxforgood@alteryx.com What do I do after I select my foundation? Make sure that their operating income doesn’t exceed $10M in order to qualify for a free AFG License. Sign up for a GuideStar.org account to check their financials – it’s free! Reach out to the foundation and obtain a main of contact. Direct the contact at the foundation to fill out the alteryx.com/forgood application for their Alteryx Designer license. AFG Committee will review their request within 1-2 business days. The AFG and fulfillment team will send them their license key and online resources to onboard them. Help Wanted: Current AFG Approved Foundations Name Location Category Luvin Arms Erie, CO Animals Music for All Inc. Indianapolis, IN Arts Kids Play International Park City, UT Child Development The Commit! Partnership Dallas, TX Child Development Council for Exceptional Children Arlington, VA Child Development Best Beginnings London, UK Child Development Connect2Help211 Indianapolis, IN Community Relief Baton Rouge Food Bank Baton Rouge, LA Community Relief BiblicalTraining.org Washougal, WA Education Community Empowerment Fund Chapel Hill, NC Education FIRST Washginton Kent, WA Education Finger Lakes Performing Provider System* Rochester, NY Healthcare Pequeno Cottolengo Quintero, Chile Healthcare EURORDIS Paris, France Healthcare Denver Health and Hospitals Authority Denver, CO Healthcare Stiftung Wagerenhof Uster, Switzerland Healthcare Gary and Mary West Health Institute San Diego, CA Healthcare Lava Mae San Francisco, CA Homelessness Pathways of Hope Fullerton, CA Homelessness Strategies to End Homelessness Cincinnati, OH Homelessness Dan Church Aid Copenhagen, Denmark International Relief De Zibla and Samy Inc Lithonia, GA International Relief   Contact your local Alteryx User Group to help positively impact your community. Need an AFG Licenese or know a foundation you would like to recommend go to: Alteryx For Good.     Email Template for reaching out to Foundation Hi my name is [Insert Name] and I am from [Insert Alteryx User Group]. I currently use Alteryx, a software analytics tool that helps clean, prep, blend data to help me generate a greater and faster output with my projects. Alteryx User Groups are independent volunteer organizations created, organized and run by users who get together locally throughout the year. Our Alteryx User Group would like to reach out to see if there are upcoming opportunities to volunteer and also share expertise and experience with data prep and blending and introduce how Alteryx can further your mission to [insert their mission here]. I look forward to hearing from you and how our Alteryx User Group can help the integration of Alteryx within your organization. For more information about our group, please visit our user group page at: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/User-Groups/ct-p/usergroups. Best, [Insert Name]      
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Hello User Group Leaders!   Designating one person as the main organizer of Alteryx For Good in your User Group is a great way to kick off the  selection of your AFG non-profit organization and keeping all communication organized. This person will be acting as an Alteryx For Good Ambassador. Maybe it can be 1 leader on the team or perhaps a user group member!   The AFG Ambassador will be the main point of contact between the user group’s members and the non-profit organization (NPO). Their responsibilities include: Collaborating with the user group members to select a NPO and volunteer Posting the name of the NPO your group will be supporting on the UG Leader Board on the Alteryx Community Obtaining a main contact at the NPO for volunteering activities If it is a new NPO chosen by the UG, use the template to start the conversation. If it is an AFG NPO that already has an Alteryx license, request the introduction from alteryxforgood@alteryx.com. Our team will get you connected. Managing the event logistics: Organize an on-site volunteer event during Alteryx for Good Volunteer Week April 23-29. Communicate with UG members on the volunteer event info. Collect the number of volunteers participating, shift time, responsibilities. All UG Volunteers receive an AFG t-shirt!  Create the user group’s AFG t-shirt list by gathering quantity and sizes and following up with the AFG Committee to request the AFG t-shirts for distribution.  Assign an event photographer to capture the team’s volunteering efforts and help us tell the stories Send your event photos to alteryxforgood@alteryx.com. Briefly describe to us what the photo is telling: Who, what, where, when- what’s happening? Have your group follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Help support our AFG Awareness social media campaign by clicking “Like” or “Share” the AFG photos to your network
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     Links:   Top 5 Reasons to Attend Inspire Submit your story for a chance to speak at Inspire 2017 Udacity Information & Trial DataRobot, Alteryx Connector for SAP & CARTO Overview Recording User Group Meeting Deck
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