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NEWS ON VOLUNTEERISM

  • Discussion Group for Volunteer Managers Moves
  • Food Charities Merge
  • Journal of Volunteer Administration Announces New Editorial Team
  • Giving Online
  • Award Nominations for Innovation on the Web - - Due July 17
  • Send "Volunteer Today" Your Recommendations


Discussion Group for Volunteer Managers Moves

CYBERVPM, the home of a listserv and web site, has moved its popular and long-running online discussion group for professional managers of volunteer programs to eGroups mail list service at http://www.egroups.com.

Formerly housed at America Online's, "Give Back to the Net" program, the move came about because eGroups offers more for subscribers. It brings subscribers access to chat, file sharing, and a common calendar.

Current subscribers have already been transferred to the new location. If you are interested in subscribing, send a blank e-mail to the following address to join the conversation: Cybervpm-subscribe@egroups.com.


Food Charities Merge
Second Harvest and Foodchain have merged to become America's Second Harvest. The merger creates a national network of foodbanks, numbering 350. The merger allows for the delivery of billions of pounds of canned and dried food each year. Deborah Leff, is the Executive Director of the newly merged organization.


Journal of Volunteer Administration Announces New Editorial Team

The Association for Volunteer Administration announced this spring the appointment of a new editorial team for its Journal. Paula M. Anderson, is the Editor and Chief. She is also the Coordinator of Volunteer Services with the city of Grand Junction, CO. Larissa Silver will serve as Associate Editor for Manuscripts. Silver is the Volunteer and Communications Coordinator with Sistering-A Woman's Place in Toronto, CA. Sandy J. Rowe, of Oak Park, IL is the Associate Editor for Citations. She is Director of Volunteer and Community Services at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Congratulations to all!


Giving Online

Volunteers, staff, clients, members, patrons need to know that online shopping can benefit their favorite charity. Several online sites allocate a portion of the proceeds of a sale to a charity designated by the buyer. The fine details vary from site to site and users are advised to check out the small print.

Examples of Online Sites:

  • http://www.Shop2Give.com
  • http://www.GreaterGood.com
  • http://www.Charitableway.com
  • http://www.iGive.com
  • http://www.shoppingmall.com
  • http://www.4Charity.com

If your organization is considering making recommendations for online shopping and giving sites, be sure the organization is signed up to receive donations and how much the online site is giving to the charity. That way anyone purchasing online is an informed user and the organization is getting the most money possible


Award Nominations for Innovation on the Web -- Due July 17

The Ericsson Internet Community Awards are presented to organizations for innovative nonprofit Internet ideas. Five awards of $100,000 for Web development will be presented. This award is open to any NGO in the world. For more information go to http://www.ericsson.com/erica.


Send "Volunteer Today" Your Recommendations

Volunteer Today is interested in your input. Are there Web sites you find indispensable? Are there sites you would like us to review for you and others? Do you have volunteer opportunities available on line that we could list on our "Volunteer Opportunities" page? Send your ideas and recommendations to Nancy Macduff at mba@bmi.net. Be sure to give us your name and e-mail address so we can give you credit.


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