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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


How Alternative Spring Breakers Are Changing Communities Across America

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Take a look back at the powerful impact the ASB movement made this year. 

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03/27/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Looking for Work-Life Balance? Volunteer.

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Feeling stressed, unhappy and like you have too much on your plate? Does the thought of volunteering seem impossible, given you don’t have a minute to spare? Consider this: working people who volunteer are happier with their work-life balance than those who don't volunteer.

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03/23/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Spending Saturday at the Mall, Volunteering

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When Greater Twin Cities United Way was looking for a big way to spread the word about volunteering, the organization picked a Minnesota landmark where lots of people go: the Mall of America. On Valentine’s Day 2015, United Way was one of eight nonprofit organizations offering “speed volunteering” activities during the 10th annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo, which included more than 80 nonprofits gathered at the Mall of America promoting their work.

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03/19/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Measuring Volunteer Impact

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When you volunteer, have you ever wondered if your service really made a difference beyond what you could see for yourself? Take heart; a recent study found that more than half of nonprofit organizations are exploring a range of ways to measure the value and impact of volunteer service.

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03/09/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What Causes Episodic Volunteers to Keep Coming Back?

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Understanding the motivations and satisfaction of episodic volunteers – those who volunteer on a periodic or recurring basis rather than in an ongoing capacity – is something we in the nonprofit community need to take the time to do really well. That’s the key takeaway from recent research that examines what leads episodic volunteers to return on a regular basis.

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03/09/15

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