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Children (and adults!) return to school in the U.S. and throughout the world this month. But, many lack the tools and resources to get the most out of their education. It's a great time to get together with your fellow colleagues and discuss ways you can give back, whether it is a "fill a back pack program" or assisting with meals and more. With August being National Non-Profit and National Back-to-School Month there are plenty of resources for you to support your community. Below are a couple of articles to inspire you.
How to Start Volunteering
Volunteering can be intimidating or you may not know where to start. Here are a couple of resources to help you in your journey to help others.
→ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Resources for Volunteering
→ National Council of Nonprofits: Volunteer Resources
→ The Balance Small Business: Volunteering Resources & Advice
Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.
By Ryan Scott, Forbes.com
Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, “whenever there’s a spare moment to get to it.” Followed by: “But let’s get real: it’s an extracurricular for others, the ones who have the luxury of time.” How can CSR leaders shift the narrative, for both employees who are weighing their time and senior leaders who are weighing resources?
→ Read more at Forbes.com
Helping others makes us happier – but, it matters how we do it
By Elizabeth Dunn, TED
Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.