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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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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


United Nations Volunteers: Recognizing the Role of Volunteers in Eradicating Poverty

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Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, perfectly summed up the important role volunteers play in our world.  Volunteering, he said, “is a source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and social cohesion. It brings positive social change by fostering respect for diversity, equality and the participation of all. It is among society’s most vital assets.

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02/09/15

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Mei Cobb

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United Way Celebrates Volunteers in India

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Throughout the world, volunteers make a difference by showing up, helping out and inspiring others to get involved. Volunteer events celebrating the contributions of volunteers, such as India’s second annual National Volunteering Week, held January 18-25, give United Ways and others a special opportunity to recognize the unique contributions volunteers give to their communities.

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01/26/15

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Mei Cobb

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Perspectives on Volunteering and Philanthropy from the Middle East

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The Emirates Foundation Youth Philanthropy Summit 2014 was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in early November and proved to be just as exciting and inspiring as the first summit held in 2013.  As I wrote then and found to be true again this year, it is so wonderful to meet and learn from people from around the world who are committed to volunteer engagement.

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12/15/14

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Mei Cobb

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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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