Volunteerism

For those who give their time.

Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide

Tracking volunteer time: sounds like another chore? Actually it can help you meet match requirements, improve your financial statement presentations, and reduce liability. In this article, CPA Dennis Walsh of North Carolina explains why and how to include volunteer time in your budgets and financials:

An all-volunteer suicide hotline was having a hard time raising funds. Its total budget was $45,000, which paid for a small office, telephone lines, and advertising. It asked for operating support, overhead and other funds in its fundraising proposals. Unfortunately, many foundations and donors are allergic to those terms. But when the hotline added up the time its volunteers spent answering phones, attending trainings and . . .

George W. Bush's Legacy: A Dramatic Increase in Volunteer Spirit

While Torie Osborn makes a case in this issue of Blue Avocado for the fresh start she thinks nonprofits can and should make in the wake of the Obama campaign, Carol Stone (right) argues that we would be well served to appreciate nonprofit strides made in since 2003 under President George W. Bush. What do you think?

The air is full of excitement about the new administration and the changes our new president says he is about to launch. I share some of that anticipation, but I will always be grateful to George W. Bush for publicly putting volunteering on the national map.

President Bush should be credited for making a dramatic impact on the nonprofit sector through increased volunteering. While many of our presidents have promoted

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