Monthly Archives: September 2009

What’s all this talk about the Hands On volunteer leader model?

By Patrice Keegan Recent developments like the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, President Obama’s United We Serve campaign and the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s iParticipate initiative are elevating volunteerism in powerful ways that not too long ago would have seemed … Continue reading

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What AmeriCorps Experience Means

By Shannon Brown After four years of schoolwork, community service projects and other extracurricular activities, I graduated from Providence College in May 2009. While the vast majority of my friends, roommates, and peers headed home to wait out the economic … Continue reading

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The Weakness of Compassion?

By Martin J Cowling In a few weeks time, the Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism will convene under the theme: Compassion-Action-Change. As I prepare my presentations for the conference, I have been reflecting on these three words and particularly the … Continue reading

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Great Ideas to Implement

By Penny Kern I have been out of the volunteer management field now for about 2 years. I’ve been cleaning out some of my old books, papers, etc. and ran across this terrific book. I really didn’t get time to … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

By Ann Swain I’m sure most remember where they were when they heard the first plane and then the second had crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City; then a plane into the Pentagon and finally … Continue reading

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It’s All About Who You Know….

By Lori Tsuruda This seems like a tired aphorism, but it has some truth to it in terms of increasing corporate philanthropy and volunteerism via corporate partnerships. When developing mutually beneficial relationships, it’s about who you know well enough to … Continue reading

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Using LinkedIn to Find Volunteers Isn’t Easy

By Carla Ganiel Heather Banester Bassett’s recent post on the benefits of volunteering for job seekers got me thinking about how to reach the unemployed or underemployed. One of the first pieces of advice for job seekers in this age … Continue reading

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