Tag: volunteer

Seize the Day Events Make a Better Community Future

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Tucson Association of Realtors has a week-long series of community events kicking off Monday for its annual Seize the Day, Impact the Future event. Each event day focuses on a different need and location, beginning with a food drive, blood drive, and diaper drive on Monday. Pick at least one of these great events […]

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Is Your Nonprofit Risking a Lawsuit by Misusing Unpaid Interns?

| November 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this in your nonprofit recently:  “We need help with (insert job or project name of choice), let’s get an unpaid intern.” Not so fast. What you are describing is probably illegal. The primary rule of internships is that they cannot benefit the company or organization in any way (see #4 below). Internships […]

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Michelle Nunn: Peace Corps: 50 Years of Global Impact

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sept. 22, 1961, Congress approved legislation creating the Peace Corps. This organization was born not of politics, but rather the enthusiasm and idealism of students responding to a speech by President John F. Kennedy that lasted less than five minutes. These students gathered signatures on a petition expressing support for President Kennedy’s idea and, […]

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Helping Seniors Remain Independent in Southern Arizona

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I wrote about the importance of helping seniors remain independent in an earlier post Arizona’s looming $99 billion crisis. Since then we’ve seen cutbacks and the elimination of funding for dozens of neighborhood groups that relied on a few government dollars to pay for a phone or a web site but leveraged thousands of volunteer hours […]

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Why Does Our Motive for Volunteering Affect the Benefit It Gives Us? – Science and Religion Today

Why Does Our Motive for Volunteering Affect the Benefit It Gives Us? – Science and Religion Today

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

We study empathy and altruism in our research lab and have noticed that volunteer organizations often try to get volunteers to help by telling them about all the personal benefits that they can receive. We sometimes see this with students who need volunteer experience in order to get a job or to get into medical […]

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Volunteer to Remember 9/11 – Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to Remember 9/11 – Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you want to put a little elbow grease, or shoe rubber, in for a good cause to remember and commemorate 9/11? Here are a few local Day of Service opportunities that might be of interest. World Care 9/11 Walk World Care was at ground zero providing supplies and help. The proceeds from this event […]

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Save Service Day – Congress Considers Eliminating Funding for Corporation for National and Community Service

Save Service Day – Congress Considers Eliminating Funding for Corporation for National and Community Service

| August 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Congress is considering a proposal that would have a severely negative impact on service organizations and communities in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Today is Save Service in America day and you can voice support for the thousands of volunteers serving Arizonans through hundreds of nonprofits, schools, and agencies by contacting congress and saying no to eliminating the […]

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Attending the White House Event on Volunteerism and Community Service

Attending the White House Event on Volunteerism and Community Service

| July 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Recently I was honored  to represent the OASIS Institute as a panelist at the White House Event on Volunteerism and Community Service. The event was sponsored by the Administration on Aging and the Corporation for National & Community Service. We were welcomed by Karen Richardson, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement. Opening speakers […]

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Mission Statements

Mission Statements

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I like Mission Statements. Mission Statements capture the essence of an organization’s purpose and reason for existence. It  reflects the most altruistic wishes and goals. Many nonprofits were started because of a founder’s deep personal tragic circumstance, or of someone’s appreciation of the healing and cultural value of the arts, or sometimes in just seeing […]

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OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The OASIS Institute rolled out a new website interface this week along with a new mission statement and focus. OASIS is one of the nation’s largest nonprofits geared for the 50+ age , and is well known for producing a wide range of inexpensive community classes in the arts, humanities, and technology each year. OASIS’ […]

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