Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Volunteerism Highest in 6 Years


Even in these economic times, Americans are reaching out to support one another at rates higher than for the previous six years.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, summarizing a report by the Corporation for National and Community Service, says that more than 63 million Americans (and that's only counting adults), volunteered to help a charitable cause last year.  That is nearly 27 percent of the adult population.  Read the details.

This is clearly a tremendous resource, and to help manage, coordinate, and leverage the time and talents of  these volunteers, VisionLink will be releasing a new Volunteer Management module in its Community Operating System software this summer.  Designed in partnership with a number of customers, including design and funding support from the Coordinated Assistance Network, it's a powerful solution supporting both individual and groups of volunteers.

Let us know if we can help your community make a difference!

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink