I want to wish everyone a very happy Turkey Day! I am very grateful for your business and for your support over the years.
All of our organizations can be thankful for the work that volunteers contribute to our success. I strongly encourage you to go and see the move The Intern because it is soooo good. Directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo, it is the story of a retired executive bored out of his mind becoming an intern at an online fashion site. It is the story of how the two worlds collide and grow.
I currently serve as Executive Director of SCAN (Social Community Activities Network, www.scannj.com), an organization that provides educational and cultural opportunities, as well as benefit information and referrals to the 50+ population in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in NJ. Taking a cue from the movie, SCAN has implemented a Senior Intern program to capitalize on the skills and experience of the senior population in our community.
To help you plan for recruiting volunteers for your organization, Bohse & Associates has developed this resource: 75 Reasons People Volunteer.
GrantStation Releases the Fall 2015 State of Grantseeking™ Report
GrantStation is pleased to announce the release of the Fall 2015 State of Grantseeking™ Report. This report looks at sources of grant funding in several ways: any funder, the largest source of total funding, and the funder of the largest individual award. In addition, the median value of the largest individual award, in total and by various subcategories, is provided as a benchmark figure throughout the report. We hope that the information and benchmarks in the report will assist you in your good work.