Monthly Archives: December 2011

Volunteering for a Day with Good Shepherd Food Bank

by Nathaniel “Van” Beckman On December 10th, I and several other Maine VISTA Project members and State Planning Office staff had the privilege of volunteering for a few hours at the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s main warehouse in Auburn. GSFB … Continue reading

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Taking Holiday Collection Drives to the Next Level

by Laura Rog The holiday season often kicks off significant service experiences for the year. As I posted last month, this is a time of year with great opportunities for personal and societal reflection. It is also an opportunity to … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps as a Community Building Tool

by Krysta Lilly-Brown AmeriCorps is not only a useful tool for building capacity in Maine’s volunteer sector, but also a valuable asset that can be used to keep young Mainers in the state and reverse the “brain drain” effect. A … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Nonprofit Communications

by Daniel Martinage, CAE, CEG When I landed my first job at a nonprofit in the early 80s I learned that communicating with our key stakeholders was a lot like selling retail—give customers what they need/want and they’ll continue to … Continue reading

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How Your Organization Can Have Compelling Communications

by Anne Schink In previous posts I have referred to the book, The Charismatic Organization, written by Deb Jospin and Shirley Sagawa. Much of its richness stems from the principles that build social capital. A charismatic organization has a strong … Continue reading

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Youth Service Experiences During the Holiday Season

by Laura Rog The holiday season is a great time for reflection about the world, the service that we do, and our role as agents of change in the community. It is a time when many of us are reminded … Continue reading

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Planning for Successful Projects

by Matt Robinson Kudos to the folks at the Maine Youth Action Program (better known as MYAN) for the powerful and fun conference they held November 10-11 at the Augusta Civic Center. I was thrilled to again be at one … Continue reading

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