Nonprofit Coalition Announces Military-Civilian VolunteerCampaign
November 12, 2009

November 11, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — A coalition of nonprofit groups today announced a campaign to unite civilian and military organizations in community-service projects to help military personnel, veterans, and their families — and described more than 30 specific projects.

Volunteering Levels Almost Unchanged in England
October 30, 2009

October 29, 2009, Third Sector Online — Volunteering levels have remained almost static over the past year in England, according to the Communities and Local Government department's latest citizenship survey, which was published yesterday.

UCLA Report Finds Volunteerism Up, Revenues Down at Los Angeles Nonprofits
October 26, 2009

October 23, 2009 — Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles are facing difficult fiscal challenges in the economic downturn, but many have fared better than expected in preserving staffing, programs and expenditures and have seen an increase in volunteers, according to a new report by the Center for Civil Society at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.

Task Force Proposes Ways to Help Volunteers Have More Impact
October 22, 2009

October 22, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — A task force of more than 20 nonprofit, government, and business leaders issued a report this week proposing ideas for better managing volunteers so they can have more impact.

Students Help Nonprofits Navigate Rough Waters
October 21, 2009

October 20, 2009, The Tufts Daily — Today’s rough economic times have hit nonprofits hard, and contributions from Tufts student volunteers have recently proven particularly helpful to a variety of organizations in the university’s neighboring communities.

Rockefeller Foundation Gives $2 Million to Help Cities Promote Volunteerism
October 20, 2009

NEW YORK, October 20, 2009 — The Rockefeller Foundation and
the newly formed Cities of Service coalition today announced the opening of
the application period for the first-ever "Cities of Service Leadership
Grants." Funded exclusively by the Rockefeller Foundation, the grants will be
awarded to ten cities, on a competitive basis, whose mayors have committed to increase the amount and impact of service in their communities. Each recipient city will receive $200,000 over a two-year period for the specific purpose of hiring a Chief Service Officer, an individual who will lead local efforts on behalf of their city's mayor to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to increase volunteerism. Today's announcement comes just five weeks after 17 mayors from around the nation convened in New York City to form the Cities of Service Coalition and six months after Congress passed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will result in the greatest federal investment in service and volunteerism in 75 years.

Obama Promotes Community Service at 'Points of Light'Event
October 20, 2009

October 16, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy President Obama made another pitch for community service today while praising President George H.W. Bush for ushering in a new spirit of volunteerism with his inaugural call for “a thousand points of light” 20 years ago.

Dont Waste Volunteers Time
October 20, 2009

October 18, 2009, STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —Volunteering remains a bright spot at a time when philanthropic giving is down and nonprofit groups are stressed by the economic slump. Yet, many nonprofit organizations fail to use their volunteers effectively and need to become more proactive in managing their volunteer talent, speakers told the audience at the annual Nonprofit Management Institute at Stanford.

Federal Web Site Stops Accepting Volunteers-NeededPostings
October 16, 2009

Washington, October 15, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Starting today, the Corporation for National and Community Service will no longer allow people to register volunteer opportunities directly on, the Obama administration’s volunteer Web site — a move that was welcomed by some nonprofit groups that operate their own volunteer-matching sites.

TV: It's Prime Time for Volunteerism
October 14, 2009

October 13, 2009, USA TODAY Even before TV's Stand Up to Cancer special raised more than $100 million for research with a star-studded, prime-time broadcast in September 2008, Hollywood and its leading charitable arm, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, were hunting for another major initiative to support.