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Who is volunteering in America? How much do they volunteer, and with what organizations? How can nonprofits best engage Americans in their causes?
The new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service, “Volunteering and Civic Life in America,” has some answers. Drawn from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau surveys of tens of thousands of households, the report and its accompanying website show how cities, states, age groups and other demographics rank and interact when it comes to volunteering and community involvement.
What does this mean for nonprofits? How can you use this data to increase support for your organization’s efforts? Why does it matter that parents volunteer at a higher rate than non-parents, or that two out of every three Americans are volunteering informally in their communities?
Who is Volunteering in America? A Data Dive with the Corporation for National and Community Service
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
11am – 12pm PT (2-3pm ET)
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For this month’s Nonprofit Insights webinar, join VolunteerMatch President Greg Baldwin for a special conversation with Dr. Christopher Spera, Director of Research & Evaluation at the Corporation for National and Community Service. They will discuss the history of this research report, the trends it reveals, and the many ways nonprofits can make best use of the information contained within.
About Our Speakers:
Dr. Christopher Spera, an experienced senior executive and applied social science researcher and evaluator, is currently the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Dr. Spera develops and oversees the agency’s diverse research and evaluation portfolio. He manages a staff of 8-10 researchers with advanced degrees, represents the agency to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and interfaces with the research community. He is currently overseeing 10+ studies, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), quasi-experimental studies, piloting of agency performance measures, longitudinal studies, etc.
Currently, he is heavily involved with leading groundbreaking studies and evaluations of CNCS’ major programs, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). He is also involved in conducting an annual survey to measure volunteering and civic engagement through a supplement to the current population survey (CPS) administered by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Dr. Spera leads a CNCS research agenda rooted in a “research-to-practice model” whereby research results are used to inform program and policy decisions, thereby infusing best practices into everyday program operations. Dr. Spera has over 20+ peer-reviewed publications and holds his Ph.D. in Human Development and Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland.
Greg Baldwin joined what is now VolunteerMatch in the spring of 1998 as its Chief Imagination Officer to finish hotwiring the Internet to help everybody find a great place to volunteer. Today, VolunteerMatch is a leader in the nonprofit world. Its popular web service is strengthening communities and organizations across the country by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.
Greg appreciates the power of a big idea. He began his career at the Leo Burnett advertising agency where many big ideas were born and later tested his own as a co-founder of 2d Interactive, Inc. — a Boston-based technology start-up. Greg completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1990 with a degree in Public Policy.
He is a life-long volunteer and regularly speaks at nonprofit events and conferences on the subjects of volunteering, communication, and the Internet. He is also proud to serve as the Board Chair of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.
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