Volume VI, Issue 4, July 2006

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A number of research studies in the United States have shown that students from kindergarten through grade twelve make greater achievement gains when their parents are aware, knowledgeable, and encouraging about their school experience (Epstein, 1990; Henderson & Mapp, 2002).  In response to... Read more
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The following is based on an address presented  to the Toronto Association of Volunteer Administrators (TAVA)  Annual Meeting, June 21, 2006. I have a funny history as an administrator of volunteers:  I did not coordinate any volunteer program until my most recent full-time job as Director of... Read more
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The brands that will be big in the future will be those thattap into the social changes that are taking place.-- Sir Michael Perry, Chairman of Centrica PLC Introduction The nonprofit sector has long been the domain of organizations and individuals interested in philanthropic activities and... Read more
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Looking into the Crystal Ball One of the more interesting leisure pastimes is watching the Internet colossus Google release new tools and gadgets to supplement its basic search engine.  You can find a listing of the current set at www.google.com/intl/en/options/index.html, and some of them, such as... Read more
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Volunteering is generally thought of as a mechanism in which people choose to assist others. Recent work, however, has indicated that volunteering possesses a number of ancillary attributes in respect to positively affecting those who volunteer. Volunteering, for example, has been shown to... Read more
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I was a participant at a training aimed at middle managers of accounting firms. The enthusiastic middle-aged man running the “show” decided that we all needed to bond with the other participants. He gave us a list of twenty questions, divided us into pairs, and asked us to learn as much as we could... Read more
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The following was adapted with permission from “Ethel Andrus:  Founder of AARP, IIT Alum,” by Lily Liu, published in the Fall 2003 IIT Magazine, Illinois Institute of Technology, www.iit.edu/publications/iit_magazine/2003/10/aarp.html. While her name does not carry the instant recognition... Read more
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Introduction Andy Fryar, Convening Editor (Australia)   With the world’s largest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, recently winding up in Germany, we at e-Volunteerism decided it was time to turn our attention to the nuances involved in volunteering and volunteer management practices within the... Read more
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The earlier 2004 version of this report is available online at www.govolunteer.com.au/content/survey_report04.pdf Introduction GoVolunteer (www.govolunteer.com.au) is the recruitment Web site of Volunteering Australia and is run in partnership with SEEK, an Internet employment Web site. Launched in... Read more