In 2015, baby boomers numbered around 74.9 million in the U.S. Known as the Generous Generation, they will donate around $47 billion or more annually; making up 43% of the donations given yearly. Though in size, the Baby Boomers have recently been edged out by Millennials, they are a force to be reckoned with in terms of buying power and philanthropy. It is apparent that Baby Boomers are ready to part with some of their hard-earned money for a good cause, but how can seniors get involved further and make more than just a monetary difference in their golden years? We’ve rounded up several volunteer opportunities in the Pittsburgh area for the 65+ crowd.
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April has been a very eventful month for all of us here at the Tapolci Foundation! We’ve certainly been picking up the pace on our philanthropic efforts outside of the office in the past few weeks. To recap, we held our wildly successful event, #FundTheTruck, at Mad Mex in Robinson, exceeding our goal of raising $2,500 towards a 24’ refrigerated truck needed for the Greater Washington County Food Bank!
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This year is already flying by. I can’t believe we’ve already made it to February! Even though we’ve had a pretty mild winter (so far), I am so ready for spring. We in Pennsylvania have this quirky tradition of consulting a furry oracle of sorts as to when spring will actually begin. Of course I’m talking about Groundhog Day and our friend Punxsutawney Phil (who actually is a Philomina, I think)! By now we know that our “weather-animal” has seen his shadow and we can look forward to six more weeks of winter, but let’s all Think Spring anyway! Here are several volunteer opportunities and events that will help get you out of your winter funk and active in the community:
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Was your New Year’s resolution to read more? Or, maybe it was to volunteer more? Need some help getting started? Well, we’re here to help! We’ve combed the web for some great blogs that will help you to accomplish both of these. Check out these top blogs that will help keep you up-to-date on what’s going on in the non-profit world and show how you can get involved and volunteer more.
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We are a week into December, the holidays are quickly approaching, and the weather (sadly) started getting colder. The Season of Giving is here! At a time where we are running around working to complete our holiday to-do list, many others are struggling to just get by. This season, if you are looking to give back to the community there are many worthy options. Here are several organizations with volunteer opportunities for this December and beyond.
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Think about the last time you were hungry. Your stomach was churning with emptiness, your mind was wandering, you couldn’t focus, and you were downright starting to get hangry (That’s anger-induced hunger, folks). If you’re like me, this was probably right before lunch today. A lunch that you knew you’d surely be getting in only an hour, from that trendy new restaurant down the street, and if you saved the room, probably dessert too, because as they say, “Treat yo’ self.” But what if you didn’t know where your lunch was coming from or if it would be coming at all? What if you didn’t have a resource like the Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB)?
The GWCFB has been providing groceries and nutritional education to food insecure residents of Washington County for the past 30 years. Through their network of 45 distribution sites and seven agencies throughout the county, this nonprofit primarily relies on community support to help the over 25,000 people who are food insecure. This past Friday, a couple of us from ABG Capital, VoIP Innovations, and Inspira traveled to the Brownsville, PA, site to volunteer.
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You have many privileges as a business owner. The corner office, the awesome parking spot, your own business… just to name a few. Yes, those privileges of running a business are great, but there are also others that are somewhat more meaningful.
Have you ever thought of the benefits volunteering can deliver to your business? We have, and we’re here to enlighten you with seven ways supporting a charity can be helpful for your business.
1. Defining Your Corporate Identity
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