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.
SUTTON SCOTNEY, England, September 17, 2009 — The sounds of children's drumming, laughter and squealing fill the air at the Naomi House hospice in this quiet village in Hampshire in southern England. It's all a bit much for 20-year-old Amanda Ferguson.
North Palm Beach, FL, September 4, 2009 — Edmund Benson, former at-risk kid and founder of ARISE Foundation, is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving a gift to the international nonprofit community: the creative licenses for all of the 100 ARISE life-skills curricula materials. Benson will allow the materials to be translated free of charge into any language (except Spanish, which has been done), for use in life-skills training programs around the world.
Liverpool, England, August 27, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — University fund raisers’ views on the global economic crisis appear to be split by the Atlantic Ocean.
Seattle, August 18, 2009 — PATH, a nonprofit organization that uses innovative technologies and solutions to solve global health problems, has been selected to receive the 2009 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation presents the annual award, the world’s largest humanitarian prize, to an organization that is significantly alleviating human suffering. The prize will be presented on September 21 in Washington, DC, with keynote speaker Muhammad Yunus, who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founder of the Grameen Bank, and former Hilton Prize juror.
MIAMI, June 16, 2009 — Big Brothers Big Sisters this week will recognize its Big Brother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year at its 2009 National Conference, sponsored by Comcast Corporation. The "Bigs of the Year" are long-term mentors whose volunteer service exemplifies how Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor-based volunteer mentoring network, improves the odds for more than 255,000 of America's most vulnerable children.