Reed Sandridge

A World without Volunteers

Posted on 11/14/2011 by | Giving & Volunteering | Comments

Volunteering 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 at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. What would happen if all volunteers ceased to give of their time starting tomorrow? I was thinking about this question this morning and it is a …

Cable Companies Helping to Increase Volunteer Rates?

Posted on 11/9/2011 by | Giving & Volunteering | Comments

Volunteering 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 at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. A few weeks back I got letter in the mail from my cable provider, Comcast, informing me that I would need to order and install something …

AARP Stepping Up Commitment to Volunteerism

Posted on 10/12/2011 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. Late last month, it was announced that AARP and Experience Corps were “joining forces,” which has the potential to create a seismic impact on several segments of …

Are You a Philanthropist? Maybe…

Posted on 09/21/2011 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. The word philanthropy comes from the Greek language. Phileo means to love and anthropos means human.  You put them together and you have the idea of loving …

Ireland: The Best Place in the World in which to Grow Older?

Posted on 09/7/2011 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 at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. In my last article I shared a little bit of my recent trip to Ireland.  It was my kind of trip.  I was able to combine …

Volunteering Overseas: My Recent Adventure to Ireland

Posted on 08/25/2011 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 at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. A few weeks ago I wrote about combining travel with volunteer work.  For me this has been somewhat required this year given my commitment to volunteer …