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. .

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.

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

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

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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.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

America has a long and rich history of national service, often turning to it as a powerful lever in times of crisis, as it did after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession of 2008. Thankfully, this pandemic will likely inspire a new wave of national service.

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

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Beecher Hicks III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN. Q: Prior to becoming President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), you had a long, successful career in investment banking and finance.

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What We’re Reading

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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

Senator Hillary Clinton at the Service Nation Summit!

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" 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. Clinton called America, "The" Service Nation, and said that service has never been more important than it is today. "As In 1993, President Clinton formalized national service, like Kennedy did with the Peace Corps, and created AmeriCorps. You can read my other posts from the Service Nation Summit here.

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

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National Conference on Volunteering and Service: Tech Corps Will Boost Sector's Use of Technology : "Tech Corps Will Boost Sector's Use of Technology HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute, is partnering with Google to create HandsOn Tech Corps, an initiative designed to increase the nonprofit sector’s effective use of technology.

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. During our country's current educational reform, leaders are emphasizing service learning, and they're demanding this principle be built into a national curriculum. youth Dianna Schwartz impact Public Allies volunteering AmeriCorpsposted by. Dianna Schwartz , Public Allies Arizona Alumna /.

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

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This morning at the Service Nation Summit , Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), represented by his niece, Caroline Kennedy, announced that they are introducing the Serve America Act of 2008. Some of the elements of the Act are: Build on the AmeriCorps and create new "Corps" focused on areas of national need.

Value of volunteer time rose nearly 5 percent in 2020

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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. The first National Conference on Volunteering and Service was held in 2010 kicked off in the Obama administration.

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. In fact, according to a study, performed by the National Institutes of Health, volunteering resulted in an 8.54% increase in mental health.

40 Volunteer Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

Volunteer Hub

One out of four American’s volunteer, two out of three Americans help their neighbor according to a study performed by The Corporation for National & Community Service. Take a look at these 40 volunteer statistics…they will blow you away.

FoodCorps: Getting Kids Healthy

GroundWire

Last week, we launched a website and database for FoodCorps , a new national service program on a mission to get kids off their over-processed, sugar-laden diets and into healthy food – an intervention that will hopefully extend into adulthood. 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.

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.

Volunteer administration: What has changed in recent decades?

ASU Lodestar Center

It follows up on a study that I conducted back in 2003, when I reported the country’s first national snapshot on the readiness of nonprofit organizations to provide good experiences for their volunteers. Note: The 2019 Volunteer Management Capacity Study was funded by AmeriCorps, a U.S.

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

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270M in funding, $135M each, for National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities to support arts and cultural organizations. 1B for the Corporation for National and Community Service , which includes funding for additional AmeriCorps positions.

How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

Goodwill, AmeriCorps and Girl Scouts are good examples in the nonprofit sector. But what about most nonprofits, without national recognition? 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.

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.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

ASU Lodestar Center

AmeriCorps Coordinator. Nelson Mandela spent four-plus decades as an activist and freedom fighter and 27 years in prison because the demeaning National Party policy of apartheid in South Africa impeded black South Africans’ ability to live with human dignity. 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.

Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission.Really?

ASU Lodestar Center

Goodwill, AmeriCorps and Girl Scouts are good examples in the nonprofit sector. But what about most nonprofits, without national recognition? 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.

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. Dane is also a member of the National Leadership Council for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is the Race Director of the Front Runners LGBT Pride Run in Central Park. 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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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. Welcome to a new ASU Lodestar Center Blog series, “Get to Know the Lodestar Center!”

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!

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. posted by Rachelle Wayne 2018 Alumna, ASU BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Class 12 Public Ally.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Through the dedication of students and the support of the community, ASU has evolved into the nation's leader among the more than 50 universities affiliated with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. I am excited about manifesting the national competencies into what we do on a local level, and bringing those into our classroom space. This is also an opportunity for them to get to know students across the country who are interested in similar careers, and create national networks.

The Neuroscience of Purpose: Recharging in the Nonprofit World

ASU Lodestar Center

His most recent project is the expansion of a national program for helping kids build the habits of mind to be successful and happy. 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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Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

As Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® began to be replicated across the nation, the need to capture learning in a more sophisticated way grew right along with the growth of replication. 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.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Crafting a Successful Third Generation.

ASU Lodestar Center

Recently, I interviewed the facilitators of " Third Generation: Nonprofit | Business | Relationships | Evolved ," a special three-hour workshop hosted by the National Bank of Arizona and organized by the ASU Lodestar Center. Jathan Segur, National Bank of Arizona : We support nonprofit organizations whose missions enhance the health, educational, economic, and cultural well being of Arizona citizens and communities. at the National Bank of Arizona in Phoenix.

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: Research Friday: Really, Your Tax.

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The National Center for Charitable Statistics notes that 90 percent of these organizations have never filed any kind of return. The fourth one is The Nations Missing Children, in Phoenix. I do find a link between the phone number and the National Center for Missing Adults. However, the EIN advertised as 501(c)3 on their website (13-3759639) is one digit off from The Nations Missing Children (13-3759539), suggesting a typo.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Social Media is all.

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As I led a workshop at the national convention of the Alliance for Children and Families that focused on these trends, the significant challenge was for each organization to become "futurists," studying the trends for a year at their board meetings in hopes of understanding how they can be embraced as a part of the organizations cultures. 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.

ASU Lodestar Center

The ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) is one of only 56 continuing education professional development programs in the nation. [2] Current nonprofit leaders say that because of the recent downturn in the local and national economy, there is increased competition for nonprofit positions. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: $250000 Collaboration Prize Finalists.

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The winner of the $250,000 prize will be announced in April, and is chosen by a Final Selection Panel of national experts chaired by Sterling Speirn , CEO of the W.K. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

It’s All About the People | Beaconfire Wire

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Shiloh has a dedicated career in the nonprofit sector, having worked with National AmeriCorps Association, Whitman-Walker Clinic and, most recently, Public Citizen, where he was the Web Manager in the Health Research Group. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving.

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Independent Sector and the National Council of Churches note the "extraordinary philanthropy of Americas givers to religion" in a recent study [3] that explores the relationship between faith and charitable giving. link] ^ [2] There is caution in applying these statistics as they are for national averages. National Council of Churches and Independent Sector. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Really, is the.

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Thirdly, Child digs into the Form 990 microdata in the Statistics of Income datafiles available from the National Center for Charitable Statistics. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday Guest Post: "State of.

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In Arizona, 35% of our survey respondents reported having less than 1 month of cash on hand (10% had none), which is fairly consistent with results nationally. A resounding 58% of respondents nationally, and 55% in Arizona, feel comfortable talking with their funders about program expansion, a generally positive topic. The survey primarily says no : 23% of national respondents were comfortable talking about their working capital needs.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: "Executive Compensation"

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I think that link that you provided gave some good insight into how to decide what is most appropriate with the national averages and the budget size of the organization. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.