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Mayor and County Commissioners Recognition Day for National Service

Written by Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader A Day of Recognition Mayors and county commissioners stand out in the political spectrum as role models of good governance, creating networks and finding place-based solutions for the benefit of their communities.  In 1994, one of those solutions presented itself in AmeriCorps, and since then over one million people… Read more »

4 Reasons You Should Volunteer

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern  Everyday and in just about every part of the nation, groups and organizations could use a helping hand through volunteers. For some, volunteering is something they’ve never considered doing, while for others it is a regular part of their life. If you’ve been on the fence about donating your… Read more »

Collaborative Environment Between Officials and Community – Part 1

Written by Douglas Kelsey and David Gruber of Dispute Resolution Education Resources, Inc. (DRER) Local officials who wish to preside over a peaceful community might ask themselves how they and their constituents can create a collaborative climate in their town. In a collaborative environment, officials and citizens anticipate difficult issues and together seek solutions before… Read more »

Thanking Donors the Right Way

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Many nonprofits, regardless of focus area, spend time fundraising. Nonprofit employees work hard to create a project and everything that goes with it – logos, blurbs and marketing materials – and when it comes down to it, money is often an important part of making these projects or events… Read more »

4 Great Tips for Nonprofit Social Media Pages

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern __________________________________________________ “[…] thinking about social media from a professional aspect can shift what or how you may want certain postings to look and feel. You may also want to find ways to stay relevant or get shares to spread the word.” __________________________________________________ In today’s world, using a variety of… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Organizations Should Invest in Online Video

Written by Paul Schmidt, Production Manager at UnoDeuce Multimedia ______________________________________ “If you plan to have a foothold in the social media space, then adding online video is the very next step and it should be part of your online persona.” ______________________________________ In today’s world, a relative majority of the population has access to the Internet…. Read more »

AmeriCorps: Those Who are Willing to Serve

Written by Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader ____________________________________ “I feel that these life changes that I am making would not be possible without AmeriCorps offering me this incredible opportunity.” ____________________________________ AmeriCorps has always been bigger than one person. Since John F. Kennedy proposed a national service corps in 1963, over one million members have chosen to… Read more »

Michigan Cities Through the Eyes of NACEDA’s Executive Director

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Michigan: a state that can display the growth and prominence of great times, as well as how to pull through and endure difficult circumstances. Certain cities continue to grow exponentially, while others are struggling to  draw citizens back in. Recently, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)… Read more »