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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

BE-BOUND to partner with United Way FRANCE to help reconstruction efforts in the Philippines

As a first step into social and humanitarian engagement, Be-Bound* is partnering with United Way to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in the Philippines following the Haiyan typhoon. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Exploring Volunteering and Youth Development 7,000 Miles from Home

Exploring Volunteering and Youth Development 7,000 Miles from Home main image

Recently I participated in the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development’s first ever Philanthropy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The summit brought together philanthropic, corporate and government representatives to learn from each other and debate how to better channel our collective resources to advance the common good. More


Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Reflections on Mandela

As we reflect on the loss of Nelson Mandela, I can’t help but consider the entirety of his life’s journey and influence. Few people leave a legacy as rich in lessons and timeless in their approach. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Celebrate International Volunteer Day

December 5th is International Volunteer Day. Established in 1985 by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day is a chance to celebrate and thank volunteers worldwide, and increase awareness of the value of volunteers. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Around the World, Corporate Volunteers Make a Difference

Recently I wrote about how on July 18th each year, Mandela Day inspires volunteers throughout the world. A few days later, I became even more inspired when I learned how United Way’s partner in South Africa, Pietermaritzburg and District Community Chest, engaged companies in celebrating the international day of service honoring Nelson Mandela. More


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