Senate approves bill to allow seniors to earn a property tax credit for volunteering - What's Up Newp
The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne to allow seniors to put their time and skills to good use helping their cities and towns, while reducing their property taxes. The legislation (2021-S 0103), which will now go to the House of Representatives, would authorize cities and towns to establish programs to […]
Predictions for 2021: Volunteering | PBA
While 2020 bore witness to a hastening of the effects of some key long-term structural trends in volunteering, 2021 affords us a chance to rebuild through greater collaboration, cooperation and innovation, writes Mark Pearce, in the latest in our series of social sector predictions for 2021.
Study shows corporate micro-volunteering boosts employee wellbeing - HR News
The ‘do good, feel good’ effect of volunteering means that 80% of employees who give up their time to help others will benefit from a positive impact on
HandsOn Suburban Chicago and HandsOn Tokyo Shape the Future by Impacting Youth - Points of Light
If you want to see some of the biggest and most challenging issues facing the United States today, look no further than the classroom. The education system in America is a microcosm of today’s most pressing national and global concerns — including discrimination, violence, and income inequality. And while the effects of these hot-button issues…
We Are Building Back Better, But For Whom?
As leaders of volunteer engagement, are you actively involved in ‘building back better’ discussions that are taking place in your post-pandemic organisation? Have you been invited to be part of these conversations? Have you asked if these conversations are happening, whether you can be involved, and if you can help lead them? Rob Jackson and Erin R. Spink ask these questions and more in this Points of View, and explain why these questions and your responses are especially important to…
Employee Volunteerism and the Impact of Purposeful Partnerships - Points of Light
Companies have a unique and critical role to play as partners in fostering a thriving society. As both business and civic leaders, companies are responsible for serving the diverse needs of employees, customers, community partners, investors and neighbors. At their best, they share their resources and act as trusted counsel, collaborators and problem solvers. Every…
Does Benchmarking Work for CSR? I’m Not So Sure
Benchmarking rarely encourages better Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices! Just here me out. “what are other companies doing to improve their CSR program?”, “what issues do they focus on?”, “how are they volunteering in their local communities?”, “how do our peers create programming with community partners?”, these are all legitimate questions to ask when creating, redesigning and improving a CSR program. To answer these questions, many companies engage in benchmarking to…