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 Energize Bookstore is pleased to announce that we have back in stock print copies of four of Linda Graff’s books! A long-term friend of Energize, she is president of Linda Graff and Associates, Inc., based in Ontario, Canada and is internationally acknowledged as the volunteer field's leading expert in risk management issues. Her books have remained consistent best sellers from our store in e-book format, and there’s a good reason.
We’re happy to announce that the e-book version of Volunteer Program Management: An Essential Guide, 3rdEdition is now for sale in the Energize Online Bookstore. We’re particularly delighted because we are introducing the electronic version for the first time, making this important book easily available internationally.
Here’s an interview about a brand new book from Volunteer Vancouver, A People Lens: 101 Ways to Move Your Organization Forward. I spoke with Colleen Kelly, executive director of Volunteer Vancouver, and Aaron Sanderson, Philanthropy Coordinator for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and a key volunteer who helped produce the book. You can listen to Colleen’s and Aaron’s answers to my questions by clicking "Audio", or read a transcript of our conversation by clicking the “Read More” link below.
Do you have a question about engaging highly-skilled volunteers or implementing a people lens model in your organization? Post your question as a comment or email it to us. Aaron and Colleen will pick a question to answer in a future blog post, and we’ll try to provide some advice for everyone who writes in. You can purchase the e-book of A People Lens from the Energize Inc. Online Bookstore for only US$8.50. If you prefer the paperback, visit the Volunteer Vancouver website.