5 Clutch strategies for recruiting AmeriCorps alums as volunteers

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AmeriCorps alums are an incredible resource as you grow your volunteer program. They are experienced volunteers, dedicated change agents, and creative problem solvers. You can and should be recruiting them as volunteers - here''s how

Meet AmeriCorps

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Ben Sheldon 's tweet about picking up some postcards for the new Americorp web site peaked my curiosity. Luckily, Cheryl left me a comment pointing me to the Meet AmeriCorps site. Ben's Flickr Stream.

Let’s Help AmeriCorps Alums Use Their Experience to Keep Giving Back

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Ben Duda is executive director of AmeriCorps Alums and graciously agreed to share some thoughts on this as guest post. Let’s Help AmeriCorps Alums Use Their Experience to Keep Giving Back. Ben Duda is executive director of AmeriCorps Alums , a Points of Light enterprise.

AmeriCorps Alums Wants YOU to Redesign Their Logo

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AmeriCorps Alums wants you to design their new logo. Top prizes include a FLiP handheld video camera and AmeriCorps Alums Inauguration jacket (limited edition). In addition, the chapter that submits the most individual entries will receive a service grant and an assortment of AmeriCorps Alums merchandise. Tags: americorps design NPTech

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a.

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Disclaimer Wednesday, March 16, 2011 How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man posted by Michael Soto , 2nd Year Fellow – Public Allies Arizona / Arizona Citizens for the Arts Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to serve my country. Then, one lucky day, a friend told me about Public Allies, and I realized that I could serve my country — through AmeriCorps. A few months ago, I was shopping at the local grocery market, wearing my AmeriCorps sweatshirt.

Fighting for a cause

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I was in Alaska for the summer as an AmeriCorps Summer Crew Leader. how to start a nonprofit Dick Erwin AmeriCorps posted by. Dick Erwin. I recently completed a nonprofit internship, and it was a very difficult and challenging experience.

Finding Pride in American Service

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Not every country exports volunteers in the way our country does — the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Cross Cultural Solutions, Atlas Corps, Global Leadership Adventures. youth Dianna Schwartz impact Public Allies volunteering AmeriCorpsposted by.

More tech for Pittsburgh's nonprofits through volunteers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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More tech for Pittsburgh's nonprofits through volunteers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : That's why Hands on Tech -- a program developed through a partnership of the volunteer organization Hands on Network, AmeriCorps VISTA and Google -- is working to help connect technology experts with organizations that need them most

National Conference on Volunteering and Service: Tech Corps Will Boost Sector's Use of Technology

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HandsOn Tech Corps will activate 24 AmeriCorps VISTA members in communities across the country who will be provided with an in-depth technical education program and will then use that knowledge to build robust, long-term relationships with select nonprofits and local community members to help them implement technology tools that support their missions

Nonprofit Data: The Case of NTEN

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NTEN’s IT Director Karl Hedstrom has been working with the organization’s dashboard since he first joined as an AmeriCorps Volunteer six years ago. An organization learns to identify outcomes, define indicators, and gather and report data to track its own effectiveness in the community.

FoodCorps: Getting Kids Healthy

GroundWire

Like similar AmeriCorps programs, they will receive a monthly stipend and money for higher education. It has received early funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps), the W.K.

December 2010 Community Builder’s Chat Wrap-up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

Job announcements are permitted only for positions at AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps programs; at state commissions; with training and technical assistance providers; and at the Corporation. In this month’s chat,we had some good discussion around social media guildines and online community moderation.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

ASU Lodestar Center

AmeriCorps Coordinator. Tan is a Coordinator in ASU’s University Service Learning department, specializing in community partnerships and AmeriCorps programming. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man" by Michael Soto. posted by. Laura E.

How can nonprofit organizations improve accountability to the populations they serve?

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Natalia Winberry completed her undergraduate studies at Beloit College in 2007 and started her career in 2008 as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Phoenix, Arizona. posted by Natalia Winberry Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

I am part of the Digital Arts Service Corps, which is an initiative of the Transmission Project that pairs tech-savvy AmeriCorps Vistas with organizations dedicated to supporting community media and technology.

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Learning to Lead, Part 1: Why I Returned to Public Allies for a Second Year

ASU Lodestar Center

For my required Nonprofit Leadership Alliance internship, I chose to serve for a second year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Public Allies Arizona program at the ASU Lodestar Center, returning to Public Allies five years after I had served with Native American Connections.

Public Allies Arizona: Getting Things Done for America

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posted by Annie Bello Graduate Public Allies Arizona I quickly realized that Public Allies was no cop out when we were sworn in as AmeriCorps members. I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done. I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.

Public Allies: A Story of Impact

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My AmeriCorps service has been invaluable. posted by Taylor Polen Class 11 and class 12 Public Ally. My name is Taylor Polen, I was born and raised in Arizona and am passionate about finding creative solutions to inspire systemic equality and opportunity for all.

Paying Volunteers A Stipend: Does It Work?

ASU Lodestar Center

Volunteers received stipend support from several sources, including federal AmeriCorps programs, private foundations and school districts. posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D. Professor and Director. of Academic Programs. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Public Allies: A Story of Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

My AmeriCorps service has been invaluable. posted by Taylor Polen Class 11 and class 12 Public Ally. My name is Taylor Polen, I was born and raised in Arizona and am passionate about finding creative solutions to inspire systemic equality and opportunity for all.

Learning to Lead, Part 3: How Public Allies and ASU Expanded My Nonprofit Leadership Toolkit

ASU Lodestar Center

Although the Public Allies program is also a nonprofit leadership program just like the degree and certificate program and is all under the ASU Lodestar Center, Public Allies is a national program under AmeriCorps first.

Book Review: Cause for Change

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I’m getting a jump on my summer reading! Colleagues Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann have published a new book called Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.

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Senator Hillary Clinton at the Service Nation Summit!

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In 1993, President Clinton formalized national service, like Kennedy did with the Peace Corps, and created AmeriCorps. " A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." -- James Keller Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) was one of the final speakers today at the Service Nation Summit.

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Elsbeth Pollack

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Elsbeth Pollack is a Program Manager for Public Allies Arizona (PAAZ) , an AmeriCorps program that engages service-minded young individuals in 10-months of paid leadership training, apprenticeships, and service opportunities in collaboration with local nonprofit partner organizations.

'I Truly Believe That Education is the Antidote for Ignorance, Poverty and War'

ASU Lodestar Center

Before becoming a Public Ally, I somewhat understood the nonprofit sector, since the year before I had served as a City Year Corps Member in Chicago through AmeriCorps. posted by Michelle Jimenez Class 12 Public Ally. I was knowledgeable enough about the fundamental role of specific nonprofits, but I never fully grasped the role of nonprofit agencies and their effect on social justice issues as a whole.

Is Cause Marketing Real Advocacy or Consumer Apathy at its Finest?

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Audra Buras is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Los Angeles, California. posted by Audra Buras , Grants and Outreach Specialist, Program for Torture Victims.

Nonprofit leadership has gone by the wayside — How to create a future of strong, capable leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

Click here to read "How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man" — a post from young leader Michael Soto about his experiences with ASU Lodestar's Public Allies Arizona program. posted by. Robert F. Long, Ph.D. Senior Fellow. ASU Lodestar Center.

Who's Behind That Voice on the Phone: Meet TechSoup Client Services

Tech Soup Blog

Gina Frassetto is one of a number of people at TechSoup who have come to us from AmeriCorps or the Peace Corp. As an AmeriCorps volunteer, she ran environmental stewardship programs for schoolchildren at Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire.

Upcoming Webinar November 7: Leverage Data for Mission-Driven Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

City Year , the nonprofit national service organization behind "Give a Year, Change the World," and program of AmeriCorps, recently received donations of SAP. Does your organization collect data. from web traffic, email newsletters, donors, volunteers, and other. channels? Is it collected in a variety of places, like Excel. spreadsheets, Googe Docs, email services, online channels, and more? How can you bring all of that data together in one place to serve your.

Class 12 Allies Begin Journey With CORE Retreat

ASU Lodestar Center

After hearing inspiring words from our staff and a PAAZ alum, our new allies took the AmeriCorps Pledge and joined the thousands of other service members changing the world, by starting in their local community. posted by Emily Barrett Capacity Building Initiatives; Public Allies Arizona.

Webinar: Welcome Messages That Work

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She has also recently served a term with AmeriCorps, leading a team of environmental education volunteers. Are you getting the most out of your new email subscribers? Are your open and click rates suffering, and you can't figure out why? Learn how you can make your new subscribers feel right at home!

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Mixed Reality Learning Lab: @techsoup at NCVS

Tech Soup Blog

For three days in New York City we experimented with new types of social media integration with Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS for short, which runs the AmeriCorps programs) and the Points of Light Foundation 's National Conference on Volunteerism and Service.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

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Kelcie Tacchi is serving as an AmeriCorps Knowledge Management VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) at Wyman Center. Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations.

Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Hatch Introduce Serve America Act of 2008 at Service Nation Summit

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Some of the elements of the Act are: Build on the AmeriCorps and create new "Corps" focused on areas of national need.

Nonprofit Management 101 Giveaway: One More Week to Enter!

Tech Soup Blog

Ryan Bancroft , AmeriCorps volunteer at the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology discusses the importance of incorporating social media into a broader, scalable communications strategy. You have just one more week to enter our Nonprofit Management 101 giveaway.

The Neuroscience of Purpose: Recharging in the Nonprofit World

ASU Lodestar Center

How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man" by Michael Soto. posted by. Peter Bonanno, M.Ed. Information Volunteer. for State Expansion. MindUp Program The Hawn Foundation. Paula couldn’t figure out why things had stopped running smoothly.

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Looking for Someone to Help You Geek Out?

NTEN

If it's accepted, you and the CTC VISTA Project will work together to recruit an AmeriCorps*VISTA member to work with your organization for one year. Have you been looking for that special someone to rock your technology world? Have you been hoping to do it for a very affordable rate? The CTC VISTA Project just opened their annual application cycle , so look no further!

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Anne Kotleba, Part 2

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to a new ASU Lodestar Center Blog series, “Get to Know the Lodestar Center!” We’d like to provide our readers with a peek into what we do each day to accomplish our mission by introducing members of the faculty and staff via short interviews and conversations.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Artists and Social Media, Be Bold Podcast, Miss Do-Gooder T-shirts and More!

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In Episode 13 we discuss starting a green jobs training program in your community and what other national, and regional agencies exist that are like AmeriCorps. Hi Have Fun * Do Gooders!

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Creating, Building, and Sustaining.

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How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: The Future is You: Philanthropy in the.

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How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

Research Friday: Corporate Volunteer Programs: Synergy in Business and Nonprofit Actions

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She previously served a term for AmeriCorps with an adult literacy program in Flagstaff. posted by Annette Sutfin , Kinship Program. Manager, Southwest Human Development. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit professional to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. We welcome your comments and feedback.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Making the Play: Successfully Engaging.

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How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

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