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VolunteerMatch Gifting Free Membership

By VolunteerMatch on February 17, 2021

Inviting America's 1.5 Million Nonprofits to Join the Movement in Our Nation's Recovery from COVID-19

 

OAKLAND, Calif., February 17, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, today announced a gift of free membership for a year to nonprofits with operating budgets of less than $1 million.

Topics: covid19 press release nonprofit resources volunteer engagement
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VolunteerMatch and Newwave Foundation’s “Money Talk$” Panel

By VolunteerMatch on February 17, 2021

Written by: Abelard Lormond

VolunteerMatch and the Newwave Foundation are hosting the first of webinar series, "Money Talk$" focused on developing financial wellness and bridging the information gap for communities of color left behind by current educational practices. This need is particularly urgent within the Black community where, according to a 2020 study on the Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index), only 38% of African Americans were able to correctly answer a financial literacy questionnaire, compared to 55% of white respondents.

Topics: inspiration advocacy
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Ten Inspirational Quotes to Uplift and Inspire Us into Action this Black History Month

By Abelard Lormond on February 16, 2021

Written by Abelard Lormond

Note: This VolunteerMatch Young Ambassador Series post is written by Abelard Lormond. The Ambassador series blogs offer practical insights into causes and volunteer opportunities championed by VolunteerMatch or members of our partner network, to provide personal insight and shine a light on the unique work of our nonprofit partners.

Throughout the years, and even today, many people have displayed their acknowledgement for the unique injustices faced by African-Americans and sought to create a more equitable society for all. Some have taken physical action, while others have used the power of their words. Today, we take a look at some empowering quotes from 10 of these inspirational, quotable people. 

Topics: inspiration
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VolunteerMatch Adds Nine New Cities to Apple Maps Guides

By VolunteerMatch on February 11, 2021

Thousands of volunteer opportunities available in support of healthier communities during American Heart Month

 

OAKLAND, Calif., February 11, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, today announced the release of 9 additional community-based Guides in Apple Maps. Residents and visitors in Austin, DenverMinneapolis, Portland, and Nashville can now use the Maps app to identify meaningful places to volunteer in-person and virtually.

Topics: covid19 press release virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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13 Ways to Celebrate and Honor Black History Month

By Darcy Hughes on February 4, 2021

Black History Month in February is a great time to celebrate, honor, recognize, and delve deeper into Black history. Here are 13 things you can do to celebrate Black History Month to expand your knowledge, share with others, and get involved in your communities.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering food insecurity inspiration advocacy youth volunteering
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VolunteerMatch and Newwave Foundation Launch “Money Talk$” Financial Empowerment Educational Series for BIPOC Youth

By VolunteerMatch on February 2, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., February 2, 2021 — VolunteerMatch and Newwave Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of their new financial literacy educational series, “Money Talk$”.

The series plays a role in developing financial wellness and bridging the information gap for communities of color left behind by current educational practices. This need is particularly urgent within the Black community where, according to a 2020 study on the Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index), only 38% of African Americans were able to correctly answer a financial literacy questionnaire, compared to 55% of white respondents. 

Topics: press release
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3 Ways You Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

By Laura Plato on January 27, 2021

While getting vaccinated right away may not be right for everyone, large-scale vaccine distribution has been cited as a critical step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the US.  

Unfortunately, numerous logistical challenges have already arisen for local health departments, hospitals, and other providers, and many local communities have called for volunteer support — both medical and non-medical — administering vaccines and organizing and managing vaccine clinics. 

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VolunteerMatch Launches Art-as-Advocacy Match Studio Collaborative; Issues Call for Artists

By VolunteerMatch on January 19, 2021

As part of its MLK Day 2021 community activations, VolunteerMatch announces the launch of the Match Studio Collaborative.

Topics: press release advocacy fundraising
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VolunteerMatch Launches Guides in Apple Maps in Major Metro Areas to Help Activate 100MM Volunteers

By Erin Halley on January 15, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., January 15, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network with the most volunteer opportunities, today announced the launch of new community-based Guides in Apple Maps to easily find great places to volunteer. Available in 11 major metropolitan areas, VolunteerMatch Guides feature local in-person and virtual service opportunities in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, DC, and other major cities.

Topics: press release virtual volunteering youth volunteering local volunteering
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Today's Young People Are Transforming Giving Back: Mobilizing 25,000 Hours of Volunteer Service

By VolunteerMatch on January 6, 2021

Topics: press release

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