non-profits

Area-Wide Giving Day for DC Nonprofits Scheduled for Nov. 9

Posted on 09/28/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Ifdy Perez. Perez is the Community Manager at Razoo.com A few months ago, the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs (NCACA) program’s federal budget was cut from $9.5 million to $2.5 million. The NCACA was established in 1985 to supplement the gap left by DC’s lack of art funding. Now many of the 24 organizations, including museums, theaters and musical societies slated to receive funds from them, will have their budgets slashed too, which could …

Reed Sandridge: Breaking Down the Barriers of Self-Centeredness

Posted on 07/20/2011 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis 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 …

Help the AARP Foundation Win A Classy Award!

Posted on 07/7/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringEach year, four million people 65+ years live on less than $10,000 a year. These same people often have to choose between eating, buying medication, and other necessities, often neglecting their hunger. Over the past year, AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger have been hard at work to raise awareness for senior hunger. Jim Moret, last year’s Classy Award host, explained that “the Most Effective Awareness Campaign award goes to the organizations with campaigns that continuously sound the alarm …

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/13/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s National Volunteer Week! Non-profits and volunteers alike are sharing in an annual celebration of volunteerism and civic engagement that began more than two decades ago! It’s a time to not only recognize the tireless efforts of individuals who give of themselves to help others, but it’s also a time to reflect on the impact of service in our communities and discover new ways to do good. Non-profits, this is your time to recognize your outstanding volunteers. Volunteers (or potential …

Doing Good: Craig Newmark Launches CraigConnects

Posted on 03/9/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringWe’re pretty jazzed today after learning that our pal Craig Newmark, the inventor of Craigslist, launched a new initiative and website called craigconnects. It’s all about “connecting” and “protecting” organizations that do good. Yeah, we like that here at AARP and Create The Good. On his blog, he says craigconnects is “a voice for the grassroots, the rank-and-file, for people who never had a voice until now.” We like the featured non-profit component he’s added to the site – maybe the …

President Obama Challenges Non-Profits to Innovate and Expand

Posted on 06/30/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringToday, the President will be challenging non-profits to think bigger and expand the ways they can make a difference. At AARP, we’re accepting that challenge by connecting our members to Create The Good where they can find and post opportunities to serve. In addition, we’re growing our library of free, downloadable “do-it-yourself” toolkits that give you all you need to make an impact with your friends, on your time, in your community. You can watch the President’s challenge live at …