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September 21, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., September 19, 2009 — "Ask most people associated with most nonprofits how much money they think they can raise in a fundraising cycle and usually they'll smile and answer, 'As much as we can.' But that's a tragic mistake," says Dr. Stephen L. Goldstein, "the fundraising guru." Nonprofits need to set working goals and energize their boards to achieve them.

Youth Volunteering on the Rise
September 8, 2009

BOSTON, Ma, September 8, 2009 — An astonishing 73% of 12-17 year olds in the U.S., or 18.8 million youth, have engaged in a volunteer activity according to a recent study commissioned by The Volunteer Family and conducted by Harris Interactive®.

Public Service Is Cool Again
August 31, 2009

August 19, 2009, The Christian Science Monitor — Prashanth Gubbala always expected to help save the world – just not right away.

New Philanthropy Survey Shows Americans Over Age 50 Most Likely To Volunteer Time And Money
August 31, 2009

HARTFORD, Conn., August 19, 2009 —The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG), in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of its industry-leading AARP(R)-branded auto and home insurance program, today announced the results of a new volunteerism and charitable gift survey among the 50+ population. The new research reveals key insights into the leading causes supported by consumers and how support may vary by age and AARP membership.

MyGoodDeed and New York Cares Announce 9/11 Volunteer Programs to Help Children and Communities In New York City
August 27, 2009

NEW YORK, August 27, 2009 — MyGoodDeed, a prominent nonprofit group created by family members and friends of 9/11 victims and New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer organization, today announced two service projects to be held on September 11, 2009 as the city and nation commemorate the first ever September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Together, these groups will mobilize approximately 150 volunteers in Harlem, revitalizing Jenny's Garden in Riverside Park and participating in literacy projects with students at P.S. 76, the A. Philip Randolph School.

Recession Prompts Many Americans to Reduce Time Spent Volunteering, Study Finds
August 27, 2009

August 26, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Seventy-two percent of Americans say they have cut back the time they spend volunteering and performing other civic activities in the past year — largely as the result of the recession, according to the study by the National Conference on Citizenship.

Community Networking 101, Helpful Hints for Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Community Support
August 10, 2009

Arlington Heights, IL, August 8, 2009 — The Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago is offering a Marketing/PR Fundraising workshop entitled, “Community Networking 101, Helpful Hints for Positioning your Volunteer Program for Community Support.” The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday Sept. 23, 2009, at Forest View Education Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL.

'Obama Effect' at School: Black Parents Volunteer, Expect More
August 7, 2009

August 6, 2009, USA TODAY — A new survey suggests that President Obama's victory last November had a positive effect not just on the academic expectations of black Americans — it may have raised parents' interests in volunteerism.