Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Power of Positive Leadership

by Elizabeth Cole This time last year, I was a coordinating the big annual event for a youth mentoring group. I had two weeks left before 15 buses were going to roll on campus carrying several hundred extremely excited second … Continue reading

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How Saving Energy Can Power Organizational Goals

By Alisa Conroy As the connection between environmental sustainability and economical stability become even more prevalent, many non-profits are navigating unchartered territory in an attempt to address both, while keeping within budgets and up with demands. With that, a practical … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leaders

By Ann Swain Not all non-profit organizations utilizing volunteers recognize the importance or significance of identifying ‘volunteer leaders’ and often don’t view volunteers as leaders. However, many volunteers have actually come from years of the corporate world and can offer … Continue reading

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Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

by Mary-Anne Beal It’s a privilege for me to share my thoughts on the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. My history with the award goes way back to the 80’s, before it was even called the GSA or held in the … Continue reading

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What Role does Governance play in Fund-Raising?

By Noble Smith Too often, because development officers either don’t undertake thorough research or don’t know their development committee Board members and key fund raising volunteers well enough, the wrong solicitors are matched with the wrong prospects (“suspects“). Too often, … Continue reading

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National Volunteer Week

by Michael Aiguier In order to celebrate the work of volunteers in the United States, Richard M. Nixon signed an executive order in 1974 to establish a period of time set aside as “National Volunteer Week”. Since that time, every … Continue reading

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“Power of Ask” and the Amazing Tool of Collaboration

by Margaret Petrarca National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 by President Richard Nixon to establish an annual celebration of volunteering. What a terrific idea! It is all too often that we forget to celebrate the hours upon hours of … Continue reading

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Tips for Increasing Traffic to Your Nonprofit’s Website

by Marc A. Pitman I was recently asked if I knew the best way for a website to come up on search results when people type in key words. I’m not an SEO expert, and I’ve never played one on … Continue reading

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Four Traditions of Philanthropy

By Anne Schink At a recent AmeriCorps conference I participated in a Civic Reflection exercise that used a short piece of writing to stimulate conversation about civic engagement. In flipping through the Civically Engaged Reader text afterwards I came upon … Continue reading

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