Michael D. Smith Takes Helm as New CEO of AmeriCorps

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Smith officially started last week as the new Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCorps. Volunteers Americorps Joe Biden MLK Day My Brother’s Keeper initiative Obama SenateMichael D. Nominated by President Biden in June 2021, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 8, 2021.

AmeriCorps Expands Commitment Advancing Equity and Racial Justice

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AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, launched its equity action plan in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. .


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A Helpful (Unofficial) Digital Training Guide for New AmeriCorps Members

Whole Whale

Just to be clear from the beginning of this guide, Whole Whale is not directly affiliated or funded by AmeriCorps (though there are alumni on our staff), but we ARE huge fans of the program.

AmeriCorps Launches 9/11 Day Search Tool for Nonprofit Service Opportunities

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A new search tool makes it easier for volunteers to find local causes participating in the annual Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers

Meet AmeriCorps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. The purpose of the site is: In our opinion, the best part of being in AmeriCorps is meeting other AmeriCorps and VISTA members. Ben's Flickr Stream. They're friendly, compassionate and dirt-poor, just like us.

AmeriCorps Alums Wants YOU to Redesign Their Logo


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

Donating your Time, Talent, and Treasure to Charities You Love

Charity Navigator

AARP AmeriCorps Midwest Food Bank UNICEF volunteer volunteeringAs someone who believes in giving back to my community, I’ve spent many years building meaningful connections with the nonprofits working in the causes I care deeply about.

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

Beth Kanter

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. He had spent his AmeriCorps term as a liaison between a mayor’s office and the homeless community, building relationships and creating resources. Meanwhile, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps alums are uniquely positioned to be the sector’s 21 st century leadership pipeline.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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. My internship took place at Fairbanks Youth Advocates in Fairbanks, Alaska. After a successful summer, I was asked to stay and help open an emergency youth shelter as the Emergency Youth Shelter Coordinator.

What We’re Reading


Cats can save AmeriCorps Nonprofit with Balls: AmeriCorps and other national service programs at risk of getting cut by the new administration. How did Nonprofit with Balls lay out the case for why AmeriCorps funding should be protected, and convince readers to call their legislators? With photos of cats. Lots and lots of cute, fluffy […]. The post What We’re Reading appeared first on The See3 Blog. fundraising tech

Finding Pride in American Service

ASU Lodestar Center

Not every country exports volunteers in the way our country does — the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Cross Cultural Solutions, Atlas Corps, Global Leadership Adventures. This year in AmeriCorps, and the lessons learned in regards to How to Be of Service, however, have pushed me to use a different qualifying word for what it is we do: progress. youth Dianna Schwartz impact Public Allies volunteering AmeriCorpsposted by. Dianna Schwartz , Public Allies Arizona Alumna /.

Nonprofit Data: The Case of NTEN


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. Chris Bernard. Editorial and Communications Director. Idealware. read more

Value of volunteer time rose nearly 5 percent in 2020


Bureau of Labor Statistics and uses data from AmeriCorps on volunteer hours. Reprinted from PND. Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States reached $28.54 in 2020, up from $27.20, or 4.9 percent, in 2019.

15 Historical Nonprofit Moments You Should Know

Whole Whale

Creation of Americorps in 1993 under Clinton administration with the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. When was the first volunteer organization created in the U.S.? Were donations to charities always tax-deductible?

4 Life-Enriching Reasons to Volunteer

Volunteer Hub

A Volunteering in America study, published by AmeriCorps, found that volunteering gives job prospects a 27% advantage over non-volunteers. Volunteering has the power to positively impact the community and provide you with life-changing benefits at the same time.

40 Volunteer Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

Volunteer Hub

According to an AmeriCorps report , people who volunteer over 100 hours a year are some of the healthiest people in the U.S. Take a look at these 40 volunteer statistics…they will blow you away.

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

AFP Blog

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

COVID-related National Service cannot just be gap year for privileged youth

ASU Lodestar Center

Chris Coons, addresses this inequity by proposing an increase of the AmeriCorps living allowance to offer greater financial support to all who are willing to serve. posted by Jaime Ernesto Uzeta, CEO, Public Allies. First published on Ozy.com.

How nonprofits engaged volunteers during the COVID shutdown

ASU Lodestar Center

Note: The Technology Evolution in Volunteer Administration Study is funded by AmeriCorps, a U.S. He is principal investigator of the Volunteer Management Capacity Study; the second wave was funded by AmeriCorps for 2017-2021 Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by Mark A.

Remote Technology in the Pandemic: Rebalancing Toward Equity and Access

Non Profit Quarterly

In the spring and summer of 2021, with funding from AmeriCorps, our research team held focus groups with volunteer administrators about their technology use in the pandemic.

FoodCorps: Getting Kids Healthy


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.

Guest Post: Why it’s worth allowing volunteers to lead (even when it’s uncomfortable)

Twenty Hats

Krista Gilmore, CVA has worked for Cecil County (MD) Department of Community Services since November 2004 and currently oversees an AmeriCorps Seniors program. For CVA Krista Gilmore, the point of volunteer management is to cultivate volunteer leaders. Give away the good stuff.

Announcing the Third Impact Lab on Climate Justice

Saleforce Nonprofit

Jacqueline Yannacci oversees the California Volunteers Program Department which comprises the state’s AmeriCorps programs, California Climate Action Corps, Disaster Services, and Volunteer Services. “To address our climate emergency, we must rapidly, radically reshape society.

Guest Post: Stories of Volunteer Managers, Technology, and the Pandemic

Twenty Hats

She returned to the United States in 2017 to serve as the to serve as the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Refugee Women’s Empowerment Coordinator at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. “None of us were ready for this.

Volunteer administration: What has changed in recent decades?

ASU Lodestar Center

Note: The 2019 Volunteer Management Capacity Study was funded by AmeriCorps, a U.S. He is principal investigator of the Volunteer Management Capacity Study; the second wave was funded by AmeriCorps for 2017-2021 Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by Mark A.

How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

Goodwill, AmeriCorps and Girl Scouts are good examples in the nonprofit sector. You can think about Goodwill, AmeriCorps, Girls Scouts and many more to witness branding success. posted by Tomasa Ravines Burga Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Apple, Google and Starbucks all are famous brands in the for-profit sector. These are big ones, with big brands. But what about most nonprofits, without national recognition?

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.

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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. Tan , University Service Learning /. ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Public Allies Arizona: Getting Things Done for America

ASU Lodestar Center

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.

Life at Double the Donation | Meet the Team, Career Experience & More

Double the Donation

Before joining the Double the Donation team, I had been working as a Learning Coach in a 10-month AmeriCorps program for Hands on Atlanta immediately after graduating from Johns Hopkins University. Double the Donation’s Atlanta-based team is continuing to grow!

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

AFP Blog

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

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. Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. The room was full, and participants came up with some terrific examples and options for their organizations.

What You Need to Know About Video Interviews

Web Courseworks Associations

The difference between the support of other video services and a video interviewing platform is best summed up by Chad Karlsson, AmeriCorps and VISTA Manager at College Possible: “Previously, we would use phone screens or conduct Skype interviews.

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Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission.Really?

ASU Lodestar Center

Goodwill, AmeriCorps and Girl Scouts are good examples in the nonprofit sector. You can think about Goodwill, AmeriCorps, Girls Scouts and many more to witness branding success. posted by Tomasa Ravines Burga Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Apple, Google and Starbucks all are famous brands in the for-profit sector. These are big ones, with big brands. But what about most nonprofits, without national recognition?

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. This blog post was penned by Evonne Heyning , who works with TechSoup's Nonprofit Commons in Second Life and Community teams.

American Rescue Plan Act: Impact on Nonprofits and Other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

1B for the Corporation for National and Community Service , which includes funding for additional AmeriCorps positions. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law to provide an additional $1.9

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. October 5 through 9, 2015 is official Customer Service Week by dint of presidential proclamation.

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Senator Hillary Clinton at the Service Nation Summit!

Have Fun - Do Good

In 1993, President Clinton formalized national service, like Kennedy did with the Peace Corps, and created AmeriCorps. Since its formation, AmeriCorps has served thousands of organizations and nearly 3/4 of AmeriCorps' members continue to serve after they complete their AmeriCorps service, and often go into public service.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Natalia Winberry completed her undergraduate studies at Beloit College in 2007 and started her career in 2008 as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Phoenix, Arizona. After completing her AmeriCorps VISTA term, Natalia served in a variety of roles at the International Rescue Committee working on refugee resettlement programs. posted by Natalia Winberry Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Looking for Someone to Help You Geek Out?


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!

Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music


However, you actually began your career working in social good as a White House Fellow focused on the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps Promise Fellows programs.

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