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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher


Five Reasons Volunteer Mentors Matter

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As we celebrate “National Volunteer Week” and lift up the nearly 11 million volunteers across the United Way network, I wanted to acknowledge one form of leadership that’s essential to creating the kind of lasting change we seek for our communities—the volunteer mentor. More

04/09/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Week

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Volunteers are an essential part of United Way’s work to advance the common good. During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, we celebrate hundreds of thousands of United Way volunteers across the U.S. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteering and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. More

04/07/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (IWD), which has been observed since the early 1900s, is celebrated annually on March 8. This year, thousands of events are planned to inspire women, celebrate their achievements and identify ways to help create more women leaders. More

03/08/14

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher


Individualism or the Common Good?  We need both.

The economic narrative is changing. Growth and recovery have been joined with talk of sustainability, inclusive success, and concerns about rising income and wealth disparities. Working towards the common good is becoming a norm. More

02/12/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


India Celebrates First National Volunteering Week

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Traditional bharathanatyam by kids trained by volunteers

In the U.S. we celebrate the spirit of volunteering throughout the year, such as during National Volunteer Week in April, United Way Day of Action on June 21, and the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11. More

01/28/14

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