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Aaron in Azerbaijan

It has been just over a week since my friend, Steve Hollier, passed away. Eli and I had been in a car on our way up from Lənkəran to Baku, looking forward to meeting up with Steve and his partner, Sandra, staying in Baku for a few days.

Aid Thoughts

Over the last week or two there has been a fair bit of chatter about a report released by the University of Virgina's National Marriage Project.

Aid Watch | just asking that aid benefit the poor

Today, after two years and four months, we end the experiment that was the Aid Watch blog. We think the experiment was a success. We've had a great time blogging here. Thank you all for reading and writing back, and to our wonderful guest bloggers, for helping to make Aid Watch a source for way-outside-the-Beltway commentary on aid.

Aid Worker Daily - Humanitarian News and Technology Reviews

If you are an aid agency going for a new look, a small non-profit with a limited marketing budget, etc, then you should consider Squarespace. Squarespace is a low-cost web platform that is changing the web design landscape. No longer do agencies need to spend considerable amounts of time and money setting up a website.

Ashley Jonathan Clements

travel | aid | photography

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Beneath the Mosquito Net

As for me, I have taken a challenge and conquer approach. I have been getting my little project ducks in a row and have begun to coach them, each in turn, about how to become beautiful swans. I learned how to knit socks and I wrote my heart out for National Novel Writing Month.

Birthright Armenia Blog

Araz Boghossian (Canada, AVC '12) The reason I took months to start writing my first blog was because I simply didn't know where to begin; I'm completely lost for words and at the same time I feel like I'm going to burst because I have so much to say, so many stories to share; it's a strange feeling.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator now has a DAF widget on oursite. Fidelity built the widget and Schwab DAF is the other participating fund. You can now recommend different organizations directly from our site via the widget (picture below) if you use one of these funds!

News in the Volunteer Field | News in the Volunteer Field

by Susan J. Ellis In 1980 and 1990, Energize produced a mini-poster with the dramatic title of "The Seven Deadly Sins of Directing Volunteers," which proved extremely popular. Susan considers whether the "sins" have changed now in 2013 - and asks for your help in generating a list for today.

News in the Volunteer Field | News in the Volunteer Field

by Susan J. Ellis In 1980 and 1990, Energize produced a mini-poster with the dramatic title of "The Seven Deadly Sins of Directing Volunteers," which proved extremely popular. Susan considers whether the "sins" have changed now in 2013 - and asks for your help in generating a list for today.

GeoVisions Blog | Teach English Abroad | Work Abroad - GeoVisions

After obtaining degrees in English Literature and English Secondary Education, Sean Lords packed up his bags and left to Seoul, South Korea where he lived for three years teaching English abroad. Sean has since returned to the States and is currently at work on his Master's degree.

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Sparked

Sparked

Mobile has become much, much more than another device to share content; it is an essential opportunity for brands to develop authentic customer experiences. 46% of users log in to social media through a mobile device and consumer engagement with mobile apps increased 85% from 2011 to 2012.

Travel People and Places - responsible volunteering - matching your skills to community needs

people and places match skills and experience to project needs - our role is to enable both volunteers and local communities to gain mutual benefits

VolunteerSpot

Volunteer Spotlight | Mr. Jamie S. Dent, Senior AmeriCorps Program Officer Through national service, more than 11,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to solve problems and build stronger communities in 66 projects across Tennessee.

Acronym: volunteer management Archives

Time for more insights from a content leader at the upcoming 2011 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo. Today, we've reached out to Jeff Beachum, CAE, executive director at the Interior Design Educators Council, Inc., who will lead an Annual Meeting Learning Lab titled "Love our Mission: Moving from Board-Centric to Extended Reach!"

Engaging Volunteers

The VolunteerMatch blog for social change organizations that work with volunteers to reach their missions - with tips, advice, research and articles.

Volunteering Is CSR: VolunteerMatch Blog for Business Leaders

The VolunteerMatch blog for corporations, campuses, and brands who want to engage volunteers as part of their CSR mission.

Bottom Up Thinking

Chewing the fat with a colleague recently we were musing upon what has happened to REDD. Clearly the biggest problem is the lack of any global agreement to mitigate climate change, and the consequent collapse in the price of carbon on many markets.

Tidbits from Tonga

The following is an article I wrote for work highlighting the hardships that our members face* The Kingdom of Tonga is a Pacific paradise. Gorgeous beaches, excellent diving and snorkeling, and friendly people define this tiny island nation. However beneath the picture perfect exterior is a weak economy, lack of career opportunities, divided government, high cost of living, and daily financial struggles.

Where have Charlie and Miranna Benin?

Despite what you may be thinking, we have not abandoned our blog. Life has just been very busy- which by our standards is a very good thing (it makes you forget about the heat...kinda)! So, since we last wrote, what have we been up to?At the end of September we went to Ghana for a week.

Jayne Cravens Blog

UNICEF Sweden has an image that's floating around the Internet and causing quite a stir: "Like us on Facebook, and we will vaccinate zero children against polio. We have nothing against likes, but vaccine costs money..." It's part of a fundraising and awareness campaign by UNICEF Sweden that includes this video (subtitled in English).

Dave's Boring Blog

June 21, 2011 One of my many character flaws, in some circumstances among the worst, is that I sometimes think I'm funny. This as we shall see is not the case. Recently there have been some tribal tensions in the Kunene Region between the Herero and Damara.