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There is little doubt that technology, particularly Web and mobile, are pushing the message of the nonprofit sector to all corners of the globe. (Can a globe really have corners?) But incredibly, there are still a few bold-faced managers in the sector who can’t open and respond to an email.
The LEAGUE is a school and online system for service learning, with Learning to Give as its curriculum for teaching K-12 philanthropy. Learning to Give is a leading program that
Of the 2010 graduates who earned the Bachelor of Arts degree at Wesleyan, 21% earned double majors and 25%
Obama spoke to some 5,000 graduates and their families at the ceremony on the National Mall. She agreed to be their speaker after students, faculty and staff met her challenge to complete 100,000 hours of community service.
"I have one more request to make of you, one more challenge," Obama said during her speech. "Keep going. Keep giving. Keep engaging."
Thank you -- President Knox, faculty, graduates-to-be and most honored guests. President Knox thank you for that overly generous introduction. And thank you for embodying servant leadership and for embracing a vision for Wesleyan that restores to higher education its fundamental mandate to cultivate citizen and servant leaders for the world.
Most of the last year’s business headlines have featured financial bailouts, ethical lapses, Ponzi schemes, executive bonuses and a general erosion of confidence in corporate America.
Yet at the same time, corporations have shown extraordinary innovation in how they are leveraging their unique assets to generate positive change in communities.
Increasingly, corporations are seeing not only the philanthropic value of giving back, but also the business value of integrating their community investment into their business practices.
Read the results of the 2010 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey to learn more.
On the one year anniversary of Congress's passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, we can declare victory on the battle of ideas. Nearly two years ago, Candidate Obama embraced the agenda of social innovation, he later translated its principles into his Administration and the Congress responded to his call to pass a truly innovative Serve America Act.
Maybe Woody Allen had it wrong.
Maybe 90 percent of life is NOT just showing up because, every day, in countless ways, individuals, organizations and corporations around this country don't just show up; they show up and give back.
April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, an apt occasion to pause and celebrate the millions of Americans who have seen the needs in their communities -- financial hardship and poverty, a stubborn high school dropout rate, ongoing threats to our environment -- and asked, "what can I do to help?"
The appointments come as the Corporation marks the one-year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act – landmark legislation that calls for a historic expansion of
The release of this important figure comes just before National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 18 - 24, 2010. This year Independent Sector and Points of Light Institute are partnering to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation.
GenerationOn mobilizes the energy and compassion of young people, beginning at an early age, to discover their power to solve real world challenges. Through volunteering opportunities and education programs that instill a lifelong commitment to service, GenerationOn inspires young people to make their mark on the world.
GenerationOn is the