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You don’t have to start your own nonprofit to get the impact you want purpose

Sep. 1, 2021 3:55 pm

You don’t have to start your own nonprofit to get the impact you want

You know who really needs your passion for a cause? The people who are already on the ground, doing the work, says Generocity columnist Valerie Johnson.
Do nonprofit employees volunteer at organizations they don’t work for? purpose

Aug. 12, 2021 4:39 pm

Do nonprofit employees volunteer at organizations they don’t work for?

In our Generocity community, the answer to that is a resounding "yes." Four local nonprofit professionals share examples of how — and why — they volunteer.
4 ways that volunteering can be good for you purpose

Aug. 3, 2021 2:54 pm

4 ways that volunteering can be good for you

Volunteering helps others and supports communities. But volunteering also tends to benefit the volunteers themselves, says guest columnist Jennifer A. Jones.
Wanted: Volunteers purpose

Nov. 30, 2020 9:07 am

Wanted: Volunteers

When COVID-19 hit, hidden in the steady stream of dire public health news was the fact that volunteerism was flatlining. Many organizations that rely on volunteers have been significantly impacted.
Talking about change, and fighting through it, on the TEDx stage purpose

Jun. 12, 2020 11:30 am

Talking about change, and fighting through it, on the TEDx stage

Guest columnist Jennifer Robinson always wanted to give a TEDx talk. Neither a terrible accident nor a pandemic were enough to keep her from achieving her goal.
Resource list: Neighbors helping neighbors in the time of COVID-19 purpose

Apr. 6, 2020 10:37 am

Resource list: Neighbors helping neighbors in the time of COVID-19

The number of mutual aid groups that have sprouted up in Philadelphia since COVID-19 just goes to show that the city's heart is in its neighborhoods and communities.
Let’s be real, sometimes getting four rooms painted by a group of volunteers can cost more than help purpose

Jan. 31, 2020 8:55 am

Let’s be real, sometimes getting four rooms painted by a group of volunteers can cost more than help

"The time, effort, and materials that go into coordinating a successful volunteer day that is meaningful for the volunteers has tangible value," says columnist Valerie Johnson. 
New nonprofit connects life science pros to poverty-fighting volunteer opps purpose

Jan. 28, 2020 1:57 pm

New nonprofit connects life science pros to poverty-fighting volunteer opps

The tie makes sense because, as Life Science Cares Philadelphia's Peter Wolf puts it, those working in the industry "are used to dealing with those large, challenging issues."
Organized volunteering dropped to its lowest rate in over a decade purpose

Jan. 14, 2019 10:30 am

Organized volunteering dropped to its lowest rate in over a decade

But the internet has helped Philadelphians become more connected and learn about local opportunities to serve in recent years, according to the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service.
A comprehensive guide to choosing an impactful MLK Day volunteer experience method

Jan. 11, 2019 2:33 pm

A comprehensive guide to choosing an impactful MLK Day volunteer experience

Consider these 12 tips to pick a worthwhile event for both your employees and the partnering organization.

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