Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Millions have participated. In 2008, 3 million people cared

The Value of Volunteer Time

USA Today recently did one of the "SNAPSHOTS" on the value of volunteer time using data from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Independent Sector. The generic hourly value of volunteer time is now $20.25. This is a useful figure to use to calculate the approximate value of the time your company's

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity with MicroMentor

Got a little time – want to help an emerging entrepreneur from the comfort of your own office?  Today I got an email from MicroMentor seeking new mentors.  MicroMentor is a nonprofit program that connects emerging entrepreneurs with volunteer business professionals in mentoring relationships.

2007 Values for Employee Volunteer Time

According to research done by the Independent Sector, the value of volunteer time increased in 2007. The estimated dollar value is now $19.51 per hour. Your company and the nonprofit organizations where your employees volunteer can use this estimate to quantify the enormous value your volunteers provide.  This dollar figure is appropriately used for service

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