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19 states awarded volunteer generation fund grants totaling $4 Million
Points of Light Institute via CSRwire    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Points of Light Institute congratulates the 19 US state service commissions awarded Volunteer Generation Fund grants totaling $4 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service on Aug. 24, 2010. This is the first cycle of grants issued through this ground-breaking Fund which was created in 2009 as a part of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. "One of the primary aims of the Serve America Act was to expand the reach of and enhance the effectiveness of volunteer activities in response to national needs in education, poverty alleviation, health care, unemployment, and the environment," said Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn. More

i-Volunteer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ever since i-volunteer launched last year, micro-volunteering has been one of the hottest topics. It seems like a great way to get busy people involved in volunteering, but are there enough things for people to do? More

Volunteerism thrives as the economy dives
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Even during a troubled economy, more and more people are volunteering. Recent statistics show that laid-off workers are donating their time to non-profits rather than sitting around waiting for a job offer. More

Working with volunteers with extra support needs
Volunteering Magazine via Volunteering England    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The V Team was specifically designed to meet the support needs of volunteers with mental health problems, people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, people with learning disabilities and people with criminal records, as well as people with no confidence. The aim was to give them a successful and fulfilling volunteer experience. More

Take control of your pricing strategy
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It is difficult not to be drawn into commodity pricing models when what you're selling is a genuine commodity, but in those situations where there is some way to differentiate your offering it's vital that you apply as much science as possible when it comes to determining pricing. More

Three mobile web marketing tips for the holiday shopping season
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The ways shoppers make purchasing decisions in retail stores are undergoing a seismic shift. The shift is not driven by changes retailers are making to in-store promotions, store layout, retail design or packaging, however. It is driven by shoppers who have discovered that their mobile device offers a comprehensive tool set for making informed and confident decisions on what products to buy, which to pass on, or where else to make the purchase. More

7 truths about change to lead by
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Here are seven universal sayings that can comfort and guide anyone engaged in the effort of setting a new direction, orchestrating innovation, establishing a culture, or changing behavior — the Change Agent Bumper Stickers. More
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