On World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, UN Volunteers released “Volunteerism is Universal,” an extract from
the 2011 State of the World's Volunteerism Report, to encourage people and organizations around the world to support diversity.
Community Service Volunteers in the UK has conducted research to “review trends and developments within employee volunteering and to explore how to make its benefits accessible and meaningful to more public, private and third sector organisations and employees,” and has just released a new report
Our favorite organization advocating the best practices of the blend of recreation and service is VolunTourism.org, which has just released volume 9, issue 1 of its newsletter. This issue offers some wonderful articles, well worth reading.
In 2012, the IRS raised the “standard business mileage rate” to 56.5 cents per mile, a figure that has kept rising in recent years as the cost of gasoline climbs. However, the deduction rate for charitable driving remains at 14 cents per mile (where it has been for over a decade) because it is set as a fixed rate in federal statute. Guest blogger, Luxiaofei Liis discusses.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that the overall rate of volunteering has dropped by 0.3 percent, with the steepest decline occurring in the age group of 45-67, but is this really the whole story?
The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) in Singapore continues to produce initiatives and resources of value far beyond its city-state size. We’ve long been fans of its magazine, SALT, which launched as a print publication in 2003 and in 2010 moved to an online format, available to the world at no cost.
It’s easy to say that “people are the core of any volunteer-involving organization,” but do top managers act as though they understand and mean this sentiment? Two new books explore what it really means to engage volunteers as individuals.
In 1980 and 1990, Energize produced a mini-poster with the dramatic title of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Directing Volunteers,” which proved extremely popular. Susan considers whether the “sins” have changed now in 2013 – and asks for your help in generating a list for today.