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Stacia Klim

By Stacia Klim


Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Community Leaders Conference

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The Community Leaders Conference (CLC) is only two weeks away, April 29-May 1 in Grapevine, Texas. Not sure what’s planned for the conference? Check out CLC highlights here – early registration ends Monday, April 13!

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04/13/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


From Tasmania: A New Take on the Value of Volunteering

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Recently I’ve shared insights from new research on measuring volunteer impact, why episodic volunteers keep coming back, and employee motivations for volunteering. Another report, from Tasmania, Australia, offers an interesting take on the economic value of volunteering.

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04/06/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Spending Saturday at the Mall, Volunteering

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When Greater Twin Cities United Way was looking for a big way to spread the word about volunteering, the organization picked a Minnesota landmark where lots of people go: the Mall of America. On Valentine’s Day 2015, United Way was one of eight nonprofit organizations offering “speed volunteering” activities during the 10th annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo, which included more than 80 nonprofits gathered at the Mall of America promoting their work.

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03/19/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteers Decide to Go Read Across America

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” So writes Dr. Seuss in Oh, The Places You’ll Go. On Read Across America Day, United Way volunteers have decided where to go to read this children’s classic: local child care centers and schools, to help build a nation of readers.

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03/02/15

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY

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A Conversation with Ann Stallard and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

It’s the ultimate women’s fireside chat – inspiring, funny, informative and provocative. Listen in on a candid dialogue between two women who have been pioneers in civic life, work and United Way’s mission of community change. 

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02/25/15

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