Tag Archives: Freemasonry

Thanksgiving Day parade volunteers

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  The question I have been asked is do the volunteers of the many holiday parades incur the same health benefits as the volunteers who are engaged full time with groups supporting charities? The answer is that I have yet to find studies or evidence to support this idea.   There is no doubt that […]

Social-Media for the Empowered Volunteer

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  For most people social-media is like the moon, it is available and useful, up to a point. But like the moon, which is something that really doesn’t add value to our life directly, only through it’s influence on the tides and the earths rotation social-media is all around us without most of us really […]

Giving in the real world, both unknown and famous

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Man giving a rose to a lady, who accepts it gracefully Men have given ladies gifts ever since couples have gathered into families, perhaps earlier! In the real world, ladies admire men who can set the gift giving bar high as well. Volunteering is giving of your time and expertise over money, something that is […]

charitable contribution scams

Charities world wide

    The report shows a list of the 50 worst charities. Some of these charities seem little more than scams from the audit reports on how the contributions distributed to those in need were unearthed. Many have names which are easily confused with legitimate charities. This type of issue hurts everyone who is trying […]

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 […]