Giving and Volunteering

Service to community and to others are critical ways individuals give back to community. Acts of service including formal volunteering through and organization, and less formal ways of helping others, such as working with neighbors to fix a community problem. Another way many people choose to give back is through charitable giving and philanthropy.

NCoC believes to address community issues and challenges in any area, research must be collected, discussion must occur, and solutions must be proposed. Here, you can see research, discussion, and solutions associated with giving and volunteering. This is meant to help explain and animate that focus area, as well as facilitate the process of moving from information to action within it.
Giving & Volunteering Issues:Research

Giving & Volunteering Research

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Americans Devote 8.1 Billion Hours to Volunteering in 2010Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social benefit to communities across the nation, with 62.8 million adults serving almost 8.1 billion hours through organizations in 2010, according to research ... August 9, 2011 press release
What does “social giving” look like?This infographic from Blackbaud illustrates what the “social giving ecosystem” looks like, thanks to the emergence of technology and social media. May 20, 2011 blog
Indicator 4: VolunteeringPennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
Indicator 6 and 7: Gave Time or Money to a Political Candidate, or Made a Contribution of $25 or morePennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
Indicator 13: Belong to At Least One GroupPennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
’Tis The Season For Solicitationsby Karlo MarceloTechnology and online engagement provide easy access and low cost ways for nonprofits to solicit donations. Mobile apps, celebrity campaigns, and bell ringers have all tried to capitalize on technology ... December 20, 2010 discussion
USA Today Citizen involvement helps build sense of communityUSA Today December 8, 2010 news
Formal Forms of Participation: Volunteering and PhilanthropyIllinois Civic Health Index 2010 December 2, 2010 civic health index
Formal Forms of Participation: Group MembershipIllinois Civic Health Index 2010 December 2, 2010 civic health index
Formal Forms of Participation: LeadershipIllinois Civic Health Index 2010 December 2, 2010 civic health index
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