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The Ten Things You’ve Gotta do to Get and Keep Rockstar Volunteers

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How to Ensure that Our Organizational Efforts are Responsive to Change

Because of our continuously altered political, social, economic, and environmental landscape, I think it’s in nonprofits’ best interests to constantly re-examine their mission, purpose, organizational efforts, and methods of operating. Similarly to how for-profits challenge and question the relevancy and usability of their brand and product, I think it’s crucial for nonprofits to adopt a similar practice. Staying stagnant in our efforts, advocacy, and education will inevitably drive us into a roadblock where our ability to advance social change will be ineffectual.

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Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness

Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. To put this into perspective, in 2011 American’s volunteered almost 8 billion hours of their time, which accounted for over $170 billion worth of labor. This saved money across the board and helped many non-profit organizations stay afloat. So, you want to help better the world around you through volunteering? That’s great! Follow these guidelines and you will be well on your way to successfully bettering your community.

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Nonprofit Internship Tips: Your Co-Workers, You, and Your Passion

While navigating through my nonprofit internships as a college student and trying to make sense of my future and how to piece my nonprofit passion and experiences together, I found that my co-workers were extremely helpful and willing to support and further my passions within the sector. The relationships I was able to foster with my co-workers are part of the reason I am where I am today as a recent post-grad.

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The health of volunteering in the UK

A brief overview of the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom. I want to see the real aspect of volunteering across the pond, rather than the stereotypical soup kitchen support and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”style philanthropy of the US, compared to the Dickensian cliches of British Childrens Charities.

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Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society. But that’s not true at all. It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large.

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