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If you go to a lot of corporate social responsibility and cause marketing conferences each year, the beginning of the year only means one thing: The budget is set and it's time to get to work!
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What does the most recent science on giving back mean for those who are programming the social web? Great essay in FastCoexist from my boss, Greg Baldwin.
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It's National Volunteer Week, folks. Betcha didn't know that nearly every nonprofit in America was started by volunteers?
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What if the closure of Craigslist Foundation is good for social innovation? In my latest piece at Huffington Post, I share some thoughts about the program overlap I noticed from the well-known San Francisco foundation.
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New report on volunteering is burying two HUGE myths: that unemployed volunteer more and that Gen X are slackers.
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Whoa. Just saw that there are more than 1,500 items in my browser History for this week.
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The brains behind the money behind the organization behind all the volunteering :)
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Google watchers may be interested in this peak at how the search giant uses employee volunteer engagement to develop leadership, build skills, and give back locally.
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More than 3,000 nonprofit folks have already downloaded our free guide to volunteer engagement secrets. Here's a teaser I recently shared with readers of +Nancy Schwartz 's Getting Attention blog.
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I did an interview with Yoga Journal magazine this week for their special issue on generosity. I had two suggestions for readers. One, cancel the overseas yoga retreat/volunteer trip and find a way to stay home and give locally. And two, it would be great to see more yoga studios embrace their role as community hubs and do more to connect their members with area nonprofits and worthy causes. What do you guys think?
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Generation who? It turns out the forgotten Xers are propping up U.S. volunteering rates! I'm proud to be an Xer, myself :)
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But but but...I thought it was the Millenials who are all about causes and changing the world? How can this be? /snark
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I'm looking for leads on designers who know how to create awesome infographics. Bay Area location preferred but not necessary. Who do you recommend?
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  • VolunteerMatch
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Director of Communications, VolunteerMatch. Live in Oakland, CA. Manx cat. Banjo. Running shoes.
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I'm director of Communications at VolunteerMatch. Through #marcom, #nptech, #sm4sg and #contentstrategy I support the independent sector by helping to build bridges between individuals, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. My philosophy is that we're all interested in making a difference -- connecting with others is the key to boosting our impact and feeling fulfilled in the process. 

At VolunteerMatch some recent projects include collaborations with companies like Johnson & Johnson, Newman's Own, UnitedHealth Group, Morgan Stanley, Target, Ben & Jerry's, and Pepsi; and nonprofits like American Red Cross and Taproot Foundation. I also launched the blogs EngagingVolunteers.org and VolunteeringIsCSR.org to increase thought leadership around volunteer engagement at nonprofits and businesses. 

I'm a frequent public speaker on these issues at places like SXSW, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, and Netsquared events. 
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