Monthly Archives: March 2012

Meaningful Involvement

by Anne Schink This final post using the framework of The Charismatic Organization focuses on meaningful involvement in the organization. If you have followed the principles of creating a charismatic organization, you will remember that building a strong organizational core … Continue reading

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Why Do You Volunteer?

by Kristen Sarah Jones For so many reasons. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to serve this year as an AmeriCorps member through Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. Volunteers learn as they teach, receive as they give, grow … Continue reading

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What’s so Interesting About Pinterest?

by Daniel Martinage, CAE Just when you think it may be a good time for your nonprofit to test the social media waterways, up pops another big internet fish—in this case, Pinterest. Pinterest debuted in March 2011 to lukewarm reviews. … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Members Support Efforts at Critical Health Nonprofit

by Brandy Dupper-Macy and Christine deLorimier AmeriCorps*National Members Brandy Dupper-Macy and Christine deLorimier are on assignment at LifeFlight of Maine, Maine’s only emergency medical helicopter service. While in different roles within the organization, both Brandy and Christine are supporting a … Continue reading

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VISTA: Fighting Poverty with Passion

by Monika Pardon When I mention that I am an AmeriCorps*VISTA and that I serve with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, the usual response is “huh?” That is when I attempt to say what AmeriCorps is and what we … Continue reading

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Finding a Way to Talk About What We See

by Caroline Fish Serving in the Great Strides Rural Education Corps in an area of Maine where poverty is prevalent and deep, I’ve wanted to find a way to talk about the extent of the hunger and need in an … Continue reading

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Can AmeriCorps Help Advance Service-Learning in Maine?

by Richard Higgins My service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Maine Commission for Community Service is just one month old, but, in recognition of AmeriCorps Week 2012, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the extraordinary impact that … Continue reading

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Volunteers Preserve Maine’s Past for Future Generations

by Rachel Miller Like many of my AmeriCorps colleagues, my position at the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Library encompasses a wide range of projects and responsibilities. However, unlike many other AmeriCorps members, all of the volunteers I manage … Continue reading

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Community Partners: Helping with the Solution

by Matt Robinson In two recent conversations with teachers about to start service-learning projects with their students, I was asked the same question. One teaches urban secondary students, the other rural elementary students. Since two individuals in different situations had … Continue reading

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