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A corporation’s holistic approach to “doing good,” the CEP is about improving the quality of life, making a difference, and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, trust and motivation among people to give back. This includes programs and initiatives that provide and support activities such as volunteering, pro bono service, in-kind giving, philanthropy, sponsorship, cause marketing, neighboring, and nonpartisan information sharing. (See also: “Civic Engagement”) Organizations to which institutions make a specific commitment of time, talent, or treasure at least once per year. A corporation’s programs and policies that mobilize employees to engage in direct service on an issue or with a nonprofit organization. Common forms of this activity can include, but not limited to painting, environmental clean-up, mentoring, and tutoring. The process of individuals using professional skills (or donating skilled labor) in service on an issue or in service to a nonprofit organization. Also known as skills-based volunteering, this can include, but is not limited to, services such as accounting, marketing, finance, graphic design, and technology.
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Protect the Civic Legacy of Serve America ActOriginally posted on Roll Call by Ilir Zherka and John BridgelandFive years ago, President Obama signed the Serve America Act. The main goal of the Act was to expand national service and volunteering with hundreds of thousands of positions. Like so many other pieces ... April 23, 2014
New Federal Report Finds 1 in 4 Americans VolunteerAmericans Volunteered 7.9 Billion Hours in 2012; Gen Xers and Parents Lead the Way December 16, 2013
2013 Role Model of the Year Award Presentation: Alfred Morris October 18, 2013
Civic Health and the Economy: Making the Connection2013 Issue Brief September 18, 2013
9/11 Day of Service and Rememberance September 10, 2013
Volunteering as a Pathway to EmploymentCan volunteering be the difference-maker in your next interview? June 18, 2013
Michigan Releases its 2012 Civic Health Index Today2012 Michigan Civic Health Index April 24, 2013
Get Ready for Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28A guest blog from YSA (Youth Service America) March 25, 2013
Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 By the NumbersAre Americans Bowling Alone? February 26, 2013
Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 by the Numbers January 9, 2013
Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year HighParents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; schools are an essential hub for civic activity December 12, 2012
The Warrior’s HeartAn Interview with Eric Greitens December 10, 2012
CECP Releases Giving in Numbers: 2012 EditionCECP’s Director Margaret Coady answers our questions on their latest report November 13, 2012
Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin Discusses the Importance of NCoC Research October 22, 2012
Civic Engagement: A Softening Agent for Unemployment?By Paula Ellis, VP, Strategic Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Originally posted on CSRwire Talkback
October 9, 2012
Asomugha Named Role Model of the Yearby September 18, 2012
Public Policy Chat: Mary Ellen Ardouny June 26, 2012
Employment solutions: Can a town’s good deeds lower unemployment?By Leda Hartman, Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor / June 3, 2012 June 13, 2012
Public Policy Chat: John Bridgeland May 17, 2012
Julie A. Murphy April 18, 2012
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