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Millennials Tap Websites First for Info on Giving, Volunteering
Article,  BriefCASE Article Young adults are more likely to visit a nonprofit’s website when looking for information about volunteer opportunities or giving. That is according to a new study on millennials.

Think Outside the Box When Managing Volunteers
Article,  BriefCASE Article A CASE faculty member says colleges, universities and schools can improve how they manage and engage volunteers by adopting management strategies from other organizations in the nonprofit sector.

Fundraising Model Proves Successful for Smaller Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article With a bit of ingenuity and complete trust in its volunteers, a two-person advancement team at a community college in California raised US$40,000 in two weeks. Officials behind the campaign blitz say their formula for success is tailor-made for two-year and four-year institutions with limited staff and resources.

Learn to Run a Successful Volunteer Annual Fund Blitz
Article,  Community College News Article Last spring, the two-person advancement staff at Los Rios Community College District mobilized volunteers for an annual fund campaign that raised more than $40,000 in two weeks. In October 2011, officials behind the campaign will host a webinar on how to launch a similar campaign with limited staff and resources.

Study Finds Racial, Generational Differences in Online Cause Engagement
Article,  BriefCASE Article African-Americans and Hispanics are significantly more likely than Caucasians to believe that they can help support a cause or social issue through online social networks. And while younger Americans are also more likely to use social media to support causes, more than 40 percent still get information about causes through family, friends and television.

Six Behaviors that Grow Generous Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study indicates that what parents say and do when it comes to giving and volunteering can have a significant impact on the charitable activities of their children once they become adults.

Value of Volunteering Grows in U.S.
Article,  BriefCASE Article The value of a volunteer hour in the United States grew from $20.85 in 2009 to $21.36 in 2010.

Data Disputes Belief that Volunteering Grows during Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article Claims that volunteering during the recession soared in the United Kingdom were “premature and overly optimistic,” according to an analysis of national survey data by the Institute for Volunteering Research.

Internet Use Encourages Offline Participation
Article,  BriefCASE Article Internet users may once have been stereotyped as antisocial basement-dwellers, but a recent study has shown that the opposite is now true: Pew's Internet and American Life project found that three-quarters of all U.S. adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization, and Internet users are more likely than others to be active.

Study Says Time to Engage Younger Generation is Now
Article,  BriefCASE Article Now is the time to engage individuals under age 45 as volunteers and donors – just as they move into their peak earning years, a new study concludes.

Study Shows Number of Volunteers Up in 2009
Article,  BriefCASE Article Despite a tough economic climate, nearly 64 million individuals in the United States volunteered in 2009, an increase of 1.6 million over 2008 and the biggest jump in six years. That’s according to a recently released report by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Successful Affinity Group Reunions Require Strong Volunteer Participation
Article,  BriefCASE Article Motivating volunteers to play a significant role in planning and organizing is the key to holding a successful affinity reunion.

Relationship-Building Key to Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
Article,  BriefCASE Article All volunteers have three things in common: they care about the cause or institution, they want to enjoy their experience and they need to know they are valued.

Volunteerism Decline No Drop in the Bucket
Article,  BriefCASE Article Blame it on the “leaky bucket” phenomenon. A new study shows that the number of Americans volunteering has dipped for the second year in a row, which might signal volunteer dissatisfaction with the experience.

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