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

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4 Life-Enriching Reasons to Volunteer

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Volunteering has the power to positively impact the community and provide you with life-changing benefits at the same time. For most people who volunteer, the motivation is to make a difference and give something back to society. Are you a nonprofit reviewing your volunteer program?

40 Volunteer Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

Volunteer Hub

Take a look at these 40 volunteer statistics…they will blow you away. Check out the following 40 volunteer statistics. Each demonstrates the impact of volunteerism and volunteer management on the world around us. Volunteer statistics. of all volunteers.

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

Beth Kanter

I will be doing a panel on using social media as part of volunteer recruitment and looking forward to hearing author Adam Grant talk about the ideas in his book, Give and Take. Another topic at the conference that I’m curious about is the notion of leveraging networks for capacity building and for career development for young professionals. Ben Duda is executive director of AmeriCorps Alums and graciously agreed to share some thoughts on this as guest post.

Value of volunteer time rose nearly 5 percent in 2020

Candid

Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States reached $28.54 Bureau of Labor Statistics and uses data from AmeriCorps on volunteer hours. Reprinted from PND.

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. She was an example for me throughout my childhood, bringing me along as she volunteered at soup kitchens, with the LDS cannery, and in the Scouts. 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.

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. Establish a "Volunteer Generation Fund" to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers.

15 Historical Nonprofit Moments You Should Know

Whole Whale

When was the first volunteer organization created in the U.S.? The Union Fire Company in Philadelphia , founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1736, was the first volunteer-based organization in U.S. Were donations to charities always tax-deductible?

Remote Technology in the Pandemic: Rebalancing Toward Equity and Access

Non Profit Quarterly

We wanted to know how technology use has changed in volunteer management, especially through the pandemic. So, we assembled a research team at Arizona State University and set off on an ambitious research project to survey and interview volunteer managers across the U.S.

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

Tech Soup Blog

from web traffic, email newsletters, donors, volunteers, and other. 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. 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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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.

Webinar: Welcome Messages That Work

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A life-long activist, she had volunteered with the Progressive Student Alliance, Amnesty International and Sierra Club. 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?

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The Neuroscience of Purpose: Recharging in the Nonprofit World

ASU Lodestar Center

Information Volunteer. 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. for State Expansion. MindUp Program The Hawn Foundation. Paula couldn’t figure out why things had stopped running smoothly.

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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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Need more volunteers for an event? Invite your friends from the nonprofit down the street to participate with their volunteers. With social media, organizations can create profiles and interact with local, national, and international partners in a myriad of ways. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte.

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: Research Friday: What It Takes to Lead.

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The ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) is one of only 56 continuing education professional development programs in the nation. [2] 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.

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. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Really, Your Tax.

ASU Lodestar Center

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: "Really, How Many.

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Friday, March 18, 2011 Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunteer?" A couple months ago, the ASU Lodestar Center released its 2010 report on Arizona Giving & Volunteering. The data were collected in the summer of 2009 by asking people to reflect on their volunteering during all of 2008. The main point of comparison is information on volunteering from the Current Population Survey (CPS), conducted by the U.S.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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: 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. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte. 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. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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. These studies, and others, indicate religious giving continues to be strong and supports the long-standing hypothesis that those involved in faith-based organizations are more charitable (giving and volunteering) than those who are not.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

ASU Lodestar Center

Students get first-hand interaction with cutting edge innovations in our nations most well-known charity watchdog. Anyone working in the nonprofit world should volunteer to do the same… to get an idea of how nonprofits might be measured in the future. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte.

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

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Pay too much, and you’ll raise the eyebrows (or ire) of donors, clients, volunteers, and anyone else who looks up your 990 in one keystroke. 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. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

In the past year, with the help of donations from his fans, Carlo has donated over $4,000 to charities across the nation. Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the Arizona. Research Friday: "Really, How Many People Volunte. How my mother and AmeriCorps made me a better man Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving Increasing o.

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