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Looking for a job? Don’t forget to consider working for a non-profit. These organizations offer challenging work in many different industries with the ability for employees to serve others or positively impact a cause that is near and dear to their...
by Jade Floyd
Our nation is experiencing some of the greatest challenges in a generation - from a skills gap, to global poverty, the digital divide, striking homelessness in our urban centers, to a widening education gap in our inner cities - but it presents a...
by Derrick Feldmann
As the song says, we’ve come so far. Five years ago, Achieve and the Case Foundation foresaw the influence that the generation dubbed “Millennials” would have on our way of life. We also realized that powered by the strongest desire to safeguard and...
by 3p Contributor
Over the last decade we’ve seen a steady increase in corporate volunteer programs in the U.S. Since the global recession, in particular, companies of all sizes – from startups to the Fortune 500 ranks – have embraced employee volunteerism as a...
Congratulations to the MCON14 Be Fearless Pitch It finalists! New this year at the Millennial engagement conference, MCON14, the Case Foundation will host the first ever Be Fearless Pitch It challenge exclusively for Millennial social entrepreneurs...
by Mark Bezos
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected — but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
by Philip Moeller
The following article comes from the U.S. News ebook, How to Live to 100, which is now available for purchase. Helping our fellow man has long been seen as an altruistic behavioral model. But it turns out that more selfish motives—pleasing...
by Jean Case
Below is a transcript of Jean Case’s remarks to graduates at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy commencement ceremony, delivered May 11, 2014. Thank you, all. And thank you, Dean Tempel, for this great honor you’ve conferred on me...
by Elyse Greenberg
One of the most meaningful things I do during the week is volunteering with Share our Strength (SOS). This inspirational organization has pledged to eradicate childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs (e.g., school...
by Allyson Burns and Emily Yu
We went, we saw, we conquered. SXSW 2014 Interactive is now officially closed, but there is still much to be done—from cementing new partnerships, and applying what we have learned, to sharing new ideas with our colleagues. Here is a brief recap of...
by Allyson Burns and Emily Yu
We’re packing our suitcases and heading down to Austin this week for SXSW Interactive—a five-day festival that showcases a mix of digital creativity, emerging technology and unique networking events. From March 6 through 11, members of the Case...
by Lindsey Roberts and Lauren Scanelli
The Neutral Zone — a place created by teens for teens so they could socialize, learn, teach and grow in a safe space — was named one of the winners of the 2013 Independent Sector Pitch Competition hosted by the Case Foundation. By using innovative...
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).