Tool Makes Recruiting Volunteers Online Easy

I just love free tools and I wanted to share my latest discovery: Developed with school volunteers in mind, this free tool allows you to recruit volunteers for any number of activities.This is not a paid or prompted endorsement. I came across this in my volunteer work and think it makes the job of getting and organizing volunteers easier....more

The challenge of writing about the LIVESTRONG Challenge

I’m not sure how to write this blog. For one thing, I’m feeling a bit jet-lagged. The other is that my heart is so full and my mind keeps replaying so many memories from my recent trip to Austin that I don’t where to start. So if I babble through this, bear with me....more

Why I'm a cancer advocate (and how you can be too)

Two weeks ago, I went to the doctor’s for my annual ‘girl check up.’ All was going well until my doctor started the breast exam. He paused, made an odd face, then felt the breast again. Then he commented that he didn’t remember that lump being in my right breast....more

7 tips for finding a great volunteer activity

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week so I want to thank all of you who volunteer in your community! Volunteering is an incredible way of helping others and supporting your community and neighbors....more

NaBloPoMo (11/2015) - Day 18: Walk the walk and make a difference

 I learned about the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) in 2008. I was a participant on a forum and many of the other members were talking about the upcoming conference. So, I looked into the organization. It seemed interesting - all about lesbian literature; about bringing readers and authors together; about doing more than just reading the books.I signed up and became a member of the organization....more

Partnerships Equals Profits

Photo by Tax CreditsPartnering with othe...more

Midlife Cabernet: How to Avoid the Pending Doom of Civilization

 If we only relied upon the gruesome stories and gloomy reports in the media, most of us would trade our good silver for canned goods and a case of wine and then escape to a private bunker in the wilderness. We have visions of becoming the leather-clad, weapon-wielding character of Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. But most of us could never bend over long enough to fix all the laces and latches on those boots!...more

The Giving Game: Surviving Philanthropy's Schemers Dreamers & Volunteer Vixens - Come Hell or High Heels

Excerpted from The Giving Game: Surviving Philanthropy's Schemers Dreamers & Volunteer Vixens - Come Hell or High Heels, by Merri Lee Marks.“In doing good, there’s always a lot of self-involvement.”—Trent Stamp, Charity Navigator...more
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7 Ways To Volunteer This Holiday Season by Leigh “DANGEROUS LEE” Langston

Day 20:  Since my rents have passed.  I fly  solo and doing service in my community at my Church is an inspirational portal to God's grace and serenity through the Holiday Season.The holidays are a time of giving, and instead of doling out material possessions, considering donating your time through volunteering. If you’re interested in giving the best possible holiday gift, consider the following seven ways to volunteer this holiday season....more