Abita SOS Supports Gulf Coast Recovery

I am in New Orleans in the rain today...and am now the proud owner of yet another umbrella...  Earlier in the week, I facilitated the session, Transitioning to New Opportunities, at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) sponsored Gulf Coast Convening (Twitter - #gulfconvening).  148 people representing the nonprofit, government, and business sectors

New CNCS CEO Nominated!

I was very excited a few minutes ago to read that the Obama Administration has finally announced its choice for CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  CNCS is the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Through their Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, they provide opportunities for

Support to Nonprofits As Part of the Economic Recovery?

Because of my work with AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service, a colleague from JBS International - Aguirre Division sent me an email link today to a very interesting article in the Washington Post on Friday, November 28th (page A27) by Paul C. Light, Obama Must Mobilize Supporters to Help Nonprofits.  In the article,

The Power of National Service To Move Forward!

I have had the privilege of consulting and training nationally with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency responsible for funding nonprofits to run national service programs (AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America) for 14 years with the Aguirre Division of JBS International.  I added it up last week and

What is AmeriCorps? What is a State Service Commission?

Last week I was in DC helping run the State Service Commissioner Institute presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Project TASC of JBS International, and the America's Service Commissions.  As I sit here, back in Denver I am amazed that after my 14 years of working with state service commissions and AmeriCorps,

A Billion + Change: Greater Talent for the Greater Good

Last year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the federal agency promoting service and volunteerism for which I have been a trainer/consultant for 14 years) and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation launched an exciting new initiative, A Billion + Change to increase corporate pro bono service in support of nonprofits nationally. I

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