Tag Archives: Volunteering

Where Should Nonprofits Use Volunteers? Everywhere.

This post is by Tricia Thompson, vice president of training and consulting at Points of Light. For every dollar nonprofits invest in effective volunteer engagement, they can expect up to $6 in return – a six-fold return on investment. Organizations … 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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Being a Culturally Competent Volunteer

by Christine Laurel If you volunteer your time and talents through an agency or other community organization or if you work with volunteers, training or recruiting, then you know how important volunteerism is in Maine, providing services and minding the … Continue reading

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Veteran Volunteers

Eileen Reilly Buzzello In Maine we have over 136,000 veterans, and most of them are age 50 or older. Right now most Maine veterans served in the Vietnam War, but within the next ten years, the number of Vietnam War … Continue reading

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Micro Volunteering – The Wave of the Future?

Patricia Kimball On a recent troll through the internet for resources, I got lost in a few articles related to “micro-volunteering”. Have you heard of it? Apparently, the jury is still out about how much impact it will have on … Continue reading

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