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Limiting volunteers through insurance requirements
Susan J. Ellis via Energize Inc    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There will always be risk in the work of greatest importance that volunteers do, particularly if they are acting on a problem that no one else yet sees or wants to tackle. Do we really want to allow concern for liability and insurance to take precedence over the willingness of citizens to engage in a volunteer activity that has benefits to the community? More

Make your voice heard on the 2011- 2015 strategic plan
Corporation for National and Community Service    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking public input on its draft 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. This plan will define our mission, goals, and the means by which we will measure progress for the next five years. It will also inform our funding opportunities, program guidance, and other resource decisions. More

Online contests: What's in it for you?
Elisa Birnbaum via Charity Village    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing entered the online contest Vancouver's Next Top Charity they were self-proclaimed newbies, still learning about this novel opportunity to attain funds and PR that uses social media as its playground. But after conducting research on the event organizers and analyzing the pros and cons, they quickly jumped onboard, eager for a chance to secure some much-needed funding and publicity. A month later, the risk and effort paid off. As the newly crowned winner, the organization is feeling good. And why not? More

Recession pressures on nonprofit jobs
John Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recent unemployment and jobs statistics reveal huge challenges for our nation: 15 million Americans are still out of work, and the number who have been jobless six months or more has reached a record high of 6.8 million. Moreover, the private sector created just 41,000 new positions in May, far short of expectations for 150,000 to 180,000 jobs. But what does this mean for the nation's nonprofit sector, which is the fourth largest employer of all the nation's industries, behind only retail trade, manufacturing, and food services? More

Google apps for your business: The good, the bad and the ugly
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In case you hadn't noticed, it's not Bill Gates' world any more. Sure, Microsoft remains the dominant office software provider, with 450 million deployed users, according to data from the company. But its downcoast rival, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, has broken Microsoft's lock on office software products. More than 2 million firms and 25 million users now handle their e-mail, documents and other office tasks using Google's web-based professional office suite, Google Apps. And for good reason. More

5 great questions to ask vendors
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How easy are you to fool? Most of us tend to consider ourselves savvy professionals. After all, if you run a business, you clearly have some level of aptitude when it comes to the business world around you. Yet there are still situations where we may end up taken in, tricked, misled, or just plain romanced. More

Greenspan: Modest economic recovery 'in a pause'
The Associated Press via Google    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says he thinks the economy is having a modest recovery, but right now there's a "pause" in that recovery, so it feels like a "quasi-recession." Greenspan says long-term unemployment is pulling the economy apart even though large banks are doing much better and large companies are in excellent shape. More
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