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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


International Volunteer Day:  A Global Celebration of Volunteers

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In recent months I’ve enjoyed sharing news about volunteering from around the world:  Australia, Taiwan, and RomaniaInternational Volunteer Day (IVF), celebrated each year on December 5, is the perfect day to shine a spotlight one more time on inspiring volunteer engagement in places outside the U.S.

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12/05/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering May be the Key to Happiness and Health (Really!)

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The good news keeps coming in: volunteering not only contributes to good physical health as we age, but also good mental health and happiness as well. A recent study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to examine peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.

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12/03/14

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


3 Ways Millennials are Changing the World of Giving

The world of giving is changing rapidly. People are giving in different ways and for different reasons and at the forefront of this transformation are Millennials. Here are three ways that Millennials are shaping and changing charity.

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12/02/14

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Kassaundra Escalera

By Kassaundra Escalera


Women give more. Here’s why that matters.

It doesn’t often hit the headlines, but women are driving community impact all across the world. Women volunteer more, step up more as advocates, and get engaged more deeply in their causes.

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12/01/14

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


Helping Ferguson

United Way of Greater St. Louis has created the Ferguson Fund to support a coordinated approach around community building, mental health needs, basic needs and long-term strategies.

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11/26/14

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