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

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. But even with all that valuable experience, Kyle was stuck working double shifts at a local pizza joint.

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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. Similar exchange systems were also established with the police department and local nonprofits that might refer youth to the shelter. 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.

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. Second , national policy must incentivize and prioritize the recruitment and deployment of local, proximate leadership.

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

Twenty Hats

For the past 16 years, I have coordinated volunteer programs within local government. The volunteers continue to work with local organizations to address needs as direct service volunteers, ambassadors for a cause, and resource development project leaders.

Announcing the Third Impact Lab on Climate Justice

Saleforce Nonprofit

Jennifer Anderson is the executive director of Trellis for Tomorrow, a nonprofit that works to build resilience and compassion in local communities through food justice and environmental sustainability efforts. “To address our climate emergency, we must rapidly, radically reshape society.

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

Twenty Hats

One was an airline company, so I assumed it would be their local employees signing up. “None of us were ready for this.

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

Double the Donation

The company was founded in 2011 when Adam Weinger, Double the Donation’s President, was working at a major bank and made donations to his university, the local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and LLS. 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

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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

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

Amy Sample Ward

After the session, she asked to reuse the game locally and I asked her to just let me know how it went: I recently facilitated a day long meeting with a group of 7 different community media centers in California. 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.

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. 350B in aid for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

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

sgEngage

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofit organizations seeking to amplify the voices of clients face decisions about selecting the right combination of mechanisms as they aim to implement tools and processes conducive to the local operating environment of the nonprofit. Natalia Winberry completed her undergraduate studies at Beloit College in 2007 and started her career in 2008 as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Phoenix, Arizona.

MEET AN ALLY: Samira Amin

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Public Allies Arizona ’s 13th class will graduate in June 28, the completion of a 10-month AmeriCorps program that places emerging young leaders at local nonprofits for full-time paid apprenticeships. posted by Samira Amin Class 13 Public Ally. Find out how you can get involved as an Ally or a Partner Organization. ) In this post, meet Class 13 Ally Samira Amin, who was placed at Mesa Arts Center Foundation. “A A leader must lead, but also be ready to follow.

MEET AN ALLY: Iyamidé May

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Public Allies Arizona ’s 13th class will graduate in June, the completion of a 10-month AmeriCorps program that places emerging young leaders at local nonprofits for full-time paid apprenticeships. posted by Iyamidé May Class 13 Public Ally. Find out how you can get involved as an Ally or a Partner Organization. ) In this post, which appeared in condensed form at PublicAllies.org , meet Class 13 Ally Iyamidé May , who was placed at Experience Matters.

Clone of MEET AN ALLY: Iyamidé May

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Public Allies Arizona ’s 13th class will graduate in June, the completion of a 10-month AmeriCorps program that places emerging young leaders at local nonprofits for full-time paid apprenticeships. posted by Iyamidé May Class 13 Public Ally. Find out how you can get involved as an Ally or a Partner Organization. ) In this post, which appeared in condensed form at PublicAllies.org , meet Class 13 Ally Iyamidé May , who was placed at Experience Matters.

Paying Volunteers A Stipend: Does It Work?

ASU Lodestar Center

All the volunteers were working as tutors in local elementary schools. Volunteers received stipend support from several sources, including federal AmeriCorps programs, private foundations and school districts. In contrast, Tschirhart, Mesch, Perry, Miller, and Lee (2001) found that stipended and non-stipended volunteers in their sample of AmeriCorps volunteers did not have a significant difference in satisfaction or the likelihood of future volunteering. posted by.

7 ways to increase volunteer engagement

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According to AmeriCorps, Americans volunteered an average of 7.8 AmeriCorps estimates the industry of volunteerism to be worth $184 billion. . To serve their industry and local community . Does your association’s volunteer program already have plenty of recruits?

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Elsbeth Pollack

ASU Lodestar Center

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. Welcome to a new ASU Lodestar Center Blog series, “Get to Know the Lodestar Center!”

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

Connection Cafe

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.

MEET AN ALLY: Channtal Polanco

ASU Lodestar Center

Public Allies Arizona ’s 13th class will graduate in June, the completion of a 10-month AmeriCorps program that places emerging young leaders at local nonprofits for full-time paid apprenticeships. posted by Channtal Polanco Class 13 Public Ally. Find out how you can get involved as an Ally or a Partner Organization. ) In this post, which appeared in condensed form at PublicAllies.org , meet Class 13 Ally Channtal Polanco, who was placed at Opportunities for Youth.

Class 12 Allies Begin Journey With CORE Retreat

ASU Lodestar Center

Over the next 10 months, this diverse group of up-and-coming leaders will serve full-time at local nonprofit organizations and learn the skills to start careers in the nonprofit sector. 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.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Examples of such partnerships include Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot or Pet Smart and local animal rescue shelters. 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 !

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

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The NLA program was originally founded as the American Humanics program at Arizona State University in 1980 with the support of the Phoenix Rotary Club 100 and local nonprofit organizations. I am excited about manifesting the national competencies into what we do on a local level, and bringing those into our classroom space. They’ll be working in committees to further promote the ways that the NLASA can get involved in the local ASU community and the greater Valley community.

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

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I would encourage everyone to start looking for community in their local area, but you’re not limited geographically. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o. ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us!

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Better Together: Collaboration and.

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With social media, organizations can create profiles and interact with local, national, and international partners in a myriad of ways. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Crafting a Successful Third Generation.

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One way they do this is by building mutually beneficial relationships with businesses that are also interested in positively impacting local communities. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: What It Takes to Lead.

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The study reveals that current leaders in the local nonprofit sector believe the skills most needed in the nonprofit workforce are financial literacy, communication (verbal and writing skills), knowledge of laws pertaining to the nonprofit sector, information technology, volunteer management, and donor cultivation. Current nonprofit leaders say that because of the recent downturn in the local and national economy, there is increased competition for nonprofit positions.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: All You Need is Love. and a Whole Lot.

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With keynote speakers Travis Manzione (Director of Assessment Tools for The Center for Effective Philanthropy ) and Charles Best (Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org ), and a panel representing local nonprofits and funders (including Ear Candy , Phoenix Youth at Risk , SRP , and Virginia G. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit

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Of course sometimes we have less to talk about with our local friends but now we communicate with so many more people, are more aware of society, of culture and of each other. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Making Philanthropy a Lifestyle, 365.

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How am I impacting my community, and why am I so gosh darn lazy when it comes to helping out local nonprofits? Although, I was able to donate a little to the United Way campaign through my affiliation with the Lodestar Center, and I'm a member of the local NPR affiliate. 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: Research Friday Guest Post: "State of.

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In reference to a nearly insurmountable financial challenge from 2010, one respondent shared that, "We survived almost 4 months without our major income source from the [local government] by laying off 2/3 of the staff and operating on minimal expenses. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: "If you have to leave, why did you.

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Posted by ASU Lodestar Center at 4:44 PM Labels: AmeriCorps , Laura Tan , Public Allies , United Way 8comments: Kayla said. I have never been a part of an alternative spring break, but I have been involved with a number of local youth programs. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.