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Hiring talent from diverse populations can be a powerful corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. In fact, the way a company hires can be one of the most effective ways to address diversity and inclusion (D&I) and inequality. It can also aid in solving other d...

In what’s becoming a series of posts by Meridian Swift (a renowned leader in the field of volunteer engagement) it’s suggested non-profit volunteer engagement professionals create more strategy to better engage companies in what’s coined “corporate volunteerism”.  She’...

I knew it would be difficult, just not this difficult.  What I’m referring to is my renewed commitment to incorporate sustainability principles into my everyday life.  For those just tuning in you may not know this, earlier this year I made a commitment to be more sust...

January 19, 2019

Ghandi once said “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.  We need not wait to see what others do.”  Ghandi believed that personal and societal t...

November 5, 2018

Today is International Volunteer Managers Day, and the theme is Time For Change.  Frankly, it's been time for change for years.  I’d even go as far to say the profession needed a good shakeup years before I came on the scene.  If you recall, my pledge to the profession...

There are things I know now, if known when cutting my teeth in the non-profit volunteer management years ago, would’ve helped me avoid pitfalls when engaging corporate volunteers.  I originally delivered this as a presentation for members of the 

Northern Virginia Assoc...

There’s a concept I want to socialize.  It’s called Non-profit Social Responsibility.  It isn’t a term I coined, nor is it widely used or accepted.  But It’s a concept non-profit leaders must strive to create shared vision around.  

I’d venture to say mos...

In the United States and Canada, we’ll be observing National Volunteer Week from April 15th to April 21st.  For non-profit organizations, companies dedicated to corporate social responsibility (CSR), local governments and communities everywhere, this is an opportunity...

Every year for the past several years it’s reported that volunteerism as an activity is declining in America.  However, anybody who’s anybody in the volunteer engagement field knows that tracking volunteer engagement can be incredibly 

elusive.  Whether through sur...

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