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Human Comments Welcome at EVRA

Humans welcome

                         Scott Beale / Laughing Squid” with credit to In the last 7 days I have received more than 6,000 comments that I have manually reviewed and approved or deleted. It turned out that the comments were not individually written by visiting humans. I […]

Social Rank in American Sports

Green Bay Packers

  American’s are not a classless society as we often think we are. This was observed by Michael Marmot in his book, The Status Syndrome, How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity. In this book he mentions that in their sports affiliations Americans break along class lines according to the size of the balls used in […]

Empowered Volunteer unsupported by SWOT or leadership


When the empowered volunteer starts prospecting, it needs to be his or her support staff ensuring that all inquires and requests for information are followed up with capable people who will close the sale or sell the prospect on joining. Very few solo empowered volunteer efforts will succeed on any kind of large scale. How […]

Symbols, like groups can be misunderstood

Nazi Swastica

The Hindu swastika means in rough translation, “I have value”. It is still found on Hindu Temples. This makes for some confusion for those who don’t know the history of the swastika. Rudyard Kipling used this ancient Hindu symbol to emboss his books. A British author who had spent considerable time in India, he felt […]

Civic Engagement & Social Capital in Action


Moses volunteering   I would ask you to consider the following quotes about human interactions and networking, called civic engagement and social capital by educators. We will then evaluate these concepts and how they apply to volunteering and the health of those who participate. Joining and participating in one group cuts your odds of dying […]

Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)

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For the purposes of the Empowered Volunteer, SWOT analysis is NOT going to require someone with an MBA or other high level training. Good people who want to improve their group are all that are needed for success. From Wikipedia we can get an idea of what SWOT is: SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT Matrix) is a structured planning method […]