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by Sonal Shah
Yesterday the White House announced its second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows. This new program started last year to pair some of the greatest innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with the best innovators in government. The goal is to make a change in...
by guest blogger: Max Wallace
We often say that Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure’s role is like that of Lewis and Clark — we go out into the wilderness, create new trails, and send back maps for others to follow. In our case, the wilderness is brain cancer. This year, our small expeditionary and experimental team will build the...
Charitable giving is a part of life for most Americans. 65 percent of households with incomes less than $100,000 donate, and 98 percent of high net worth households donate. I predict that the future of giving is getting even brighter. I think that more Americans will give, and I think that more...
by The Case Foundation
From the pulpit of a small church in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a message to his congregation that would lay the groundwork for his enduring legacy of service. In talking about the importance for individuals to be concerned with the broader needs of all humanity, he...
by City Year
Social Justice for All is one of City Year’s organizational values – everyday we dedicate ourselves to building a more just, equal, fair, and compassionate world by promoting educational equality for all – especially for those in the highest poverty communities – so that all students have the...
by Fast Company
In 2011, the overarching question for companies both large and small was simple: How can we innovate like Apple? This past year, with the tech giant showing some chinks in its armor, the business community found itself casting around for a new source of inspiration. That came in large part from...
by guest blogger: Barbara Van Dahlen
2012 was a year of astonishing growth and recognition for Give an Hour. In February we had nearly 6,100 mental health professionals in our network. These providers had collectively given just over 49,600 hours of free counseling and support to service members, veterans, and their families. Today,...
by guest blogger: Matt Repka
When I graduated college last year, like most of my peers, I was looking for the next step on my personal journey — a chance to be a part of something big, to make a difference in people’s lives. I found it — in a way I never would have expected. I joined City Year, an education-focused nonprofit...
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
More Americans volunteered in 2011 than in any year since 2005, a new study finds. Approximately 64.3 million Americans volunteered at charities last year, providing 7.9 billion hours of service valued at $171-billion. The 1.5 million additional volunteers boosted the national rate to 26.8 percent...
by guest blogger: Chad Jeremy Davis
When I chose to serve in AmeriCorps NCCC as an out LGBT individual, it was a way for me to Be Fearless and “Reach Beyond My Bubble.” I served between January 2004 and December 2005 in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) at the Atlantic Region in Perry Point, MD. I was 22 years old...
by Sarah Koch
Congratulations to Meghana Rao and the Portland Junior Scientists team! More than 10,000 votes were cast during the Finding Fearless Fan Favorite Voting and after carefully reviewing all of the ballots submitted we are pleased to officially report that the public overwhelmingly selected Portland...
by MTV Act Blog
The holiday season is all about giving back and our friends at the Case Foundation are giving away $25,000 in grants and prizes when you SPOT the GOOD in the world. #GoodSpotting is so easy, and actually quite fun! You can get involved 1 of 3 ways: either snap a photo, share...
5 Fast Facts
- Volunteers gave more than 8.1 billion hours, worth an estimated $169 billion
- Women volunteered at higher rates than men and working mothers have the highest volunteer rates.
- In 2008 and 2009 nearly 60% of citizens reached out to help their neighbors at least once a month, and 1 in 6 do so almost every day.
- 89% of Americans site they sit down to dinner with members of their households several times each week. Nearly 3 in 4 discuss political affairs with their families and friends at least once a month
- 63.4 million Americans volunteered in 2009, a jump of 1.6 million over 2008 (and the biggest spike in volunteering since 2003).