What if the Holiday Volunteer Sign up List is Full? 3 Family-Friendly Projects to do at Home

This is a guest post by Heather Taylor. Taylor is a freelance writer, consultant and radio producer.  Since January 2011, she’s also happily served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program,  helping adults aged 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. You can follow her on twitter at @findingthejobs. Finding a volunteer opportunity during the holiday season–it’s a no-brainer, right?  Well, actually no, says Jenny Friedman, Executive Director of Doing Good Together, a nonprofit focusing on family …

Business Volunteers for the Arts: It’s a Win-Win Situation

This is a guest post by Heather Taylor. Taylor is a freelance writer, consultant and radio producer.  Since January 2011, she’s also happily served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program,  helping adults aged 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. You can follow her on twitter at @findingthejobs.  Rosemary Reed knows alot about how to succeed as a small business owner.  The proof?  Next year, her DC-based video and television production company, Double R Productions, LLC, …

Let’s go #GoodSpotting this Holiday Season!

This is a guest post by Jean Case, CEO and co-founder of the Case Foundation. A passionate believer in all things digital and the potential of technology to change the world for the better, Jean and her team focus the efforts of the Foundation around many of the same entrepreneurial approaches she and her husband Steve cultivated throughout their business careers. The Case Foundation is recognized for its leadership in leveraging new technologies and applying innovative approaches to increase giving; catalyze civic …

Reed Sandridge: Breaking Down the Barriers of Self-Centeredness

This is a guest blog post from Reed Sandridge.  Sandridge lost his job in 2009 and did the unthinkable – he started giving away $10 a day to complete strangers!  He captured the story of every recipient atwww.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital.  Last Wednesday I had the honor to attend a very special event held at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC.  His Holiness Ogyen Tinley Dorje, the 17th …

Share your volunteer photo for a chance to win a Flip Cam!

“A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel.” – George H.W. Bush Are you a self-proclaimed do-gooder? Do you wake up in the morning eager and ready to tackle problems? Help your community? Make a difference? Then Create The Good has just the contest waiting for you on their ‘DO GOOD’ tab on Facebook! It’s easy to enter: Send a photo of yourself volunteering to CreateTheGood@aarp.org. Make sure to …