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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Exploring Volunteering and Youth Development 7,000 Miles from Home

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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

12/09/13

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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

12/06/13

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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

12/05/13

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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

09/06/13

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Mandela Day Inspires Volunteers throughout the World

Nelson Mandela once said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." More

07/18/13

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