American Volunteerism is growing. The growth of general philanthropy, coupled with the professional adjustments developing as a result of the high unemployment rate, point to a climate ripe for a renewed commitment to volunteerism in the coming decade.
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What does holiday giving look like this year for nonprofits and the funders that support them? FLiP explores the realities of the season of giving, and holds out hope that certain volunteer trends remain strong.
From Erin Barnhart, Director, Volunteerism Initiatives at Idealist.org: Global Volunteering Fair in New York City on Monday, February 1st, from 6:00-9:00 P.M. The fair will be held in the LeFrak Gymnasium of Barnard College at 117th Street and Broadway (3009 Broadway),and will offer you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives of organizations that coordinate [...]
Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network have partnered to create a virtual community for the hundreds of thousands of Americans volunteering this Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. There’s something for everyone. For those of you who will be busy helping out in your communities, you can find volunteer opportunities [...]
This Friday, September 11, marks the eighth anniversary of the attacks on America as well as the inaugural National Day of Service and Remembrance. Friday caps off the “United We Serve” initiative, a summer dedicated to addressing community needs in areas such as education, health care, energy independence, and economic renewal.
First Lady Michelle Obama officially launched the “United We Serve” American summer service campaign yesterday at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco. The Chronicle of Philanthropy quotes her as sharing that “This new Obama administration doesn’t view service as something separate from our national priorities. We have an administration that understands [...]
Holly Lillis from Changing Our World’s Sarasota office brings to FLiP another great article that I’m sure we all can relate to these days– how to keep on fundraising without adding extra costs. Holly has been instrumental to FLiP in bringing a grassroots perspective on all things non-profit. She will be hosting the first-ever regional [...]
Meet Elizabeth Goldberg, a DC FLiP who practices philanthropy in both her career and her volunteer experiences. As someone who sees both sides of the donation, Elizabeth talks about her experiences with the Master Chorale of Washington, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and how life and education have prepared her for where she is today. [...]
This month FLiP is pleased to meet Rachel Doyle, Founder & President of GlamourGals. The original CosmoGirl! of the Year award winner, Rachel embodies that magazine’s tagline, “Born to Lead.” Rachel began her nonprofit in high school, grew it as a Cornell undergrad, and now, in her early twenties, she plans to double the size [...]
Great post in the cheeky, chatty philanthropy blog Selfish Giving on the growing trend of young people and volunteering – volunteering to assure a good story to tell colleges that is. Selfish Volunteering takes a hard look at what motivates young people to wotrk at nonprofits, and then worries out loud that “may not be [...]