Monthly Archives: January 2009

The I Have a Dream Café

By Lucas Rumler We have been called to remember Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. For many of us no call forward was needed. Over a quarter of Americans volunteer in any given year with … Continue reading

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Have a second?

By Ann Swain The phone rings and the caller says…”…have a second?” Before you can say a polite ‘no’, the caller is on their way with their multi-faceted barrage of questions, concerns, venting and who knows what else. At the … Continue reading

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What Mandates Now Face the Volunteer Movement Given Historical Events?

By Noble Smith These past few weeks have been momentous for this country capped by two life-long memories – President-elect Obama’s and the Mrs. Obama’s participatory, hands-on involvement with activities surrounding Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration of the … Continue reading

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Blog on Readiness to Lead- Part 2

Did you miss part 1? Click Here. By Anne Schink Recently I shared a report about whether those employed in nonprofit work are willing and ready to lead their organizations. An interesting feature of that survey was the list of … Continue reading

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Volunteerism in a Declining Economy

By Robert Moore Research conducted by Elizabeth W. Dunn, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, has indicated that even a small amount of money given to a charity, rather than spending it on oneself, leads to … Continue reading

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Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day ON not a day off!

By Julie D. Mulkern With my turn to post landing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it apt to post opportunities for all of us to get involved. A day of service is a way to honor Dr. … Continue reading

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Undoing Racism and White Privilege.

By Melissa Boyd I had heard the words undoing racism since my early twenties as a community activist and I thought at that time that I was working towards that end. It was not until a few years later when … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Change

By Chris Wolff I was reflecting recently on the upcoming Martin Luther King, Junior holiday, and the fact that it coincides with the beginning of a new administration in the White House. It made me wonder what MLK would think, … Continue reading

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HealthReach RSVP’s Martin Luther King Day Project

By Ruth Saint Amand The planning process for our event has been an interesting one. With the high cost of fuel and gas and a lagging economy, we wanted to do an event that would benefit the community, adults and … Continue reading

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Portland West- Martin Luther King Day Project

By Amy Klodzinski Planning for the Portland West “Free Book Fair Day” is going very smoothly. From the initial inception of the idea, until the present, the planning has been an enjoyable process. Portland West is planning to host a … Continue reading

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