Hands On Network Blog

New Funding Opportunity. NOFA for Second Round of VIRE grants now available!

HandsOn Network is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1,500,000.00 in grant funding to strengthen volunteer infrastructure and increase the number of Americans engaging in quality volunteer experiences that meet critical community needs. This opportunity will support organizations’ ability to directly engage volunteers and volunteer leaders in expanded volunteer opportunities in a specified geographic area.

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VOLUNTEER FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY!

HandsOn Network has joined the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and dozens of leading companies to help drive volunteer solutions for our nation’s economic crisis. Throughout the country, volunteers are taking action—helping in soup kitchens or re-training displaced employees.  Companies are reframing their resources to help with basic needs and individual leaders are organizing activities to get citizens back to work and neighborhoods and schools to a better place.
 

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Next Round of VIRE Grant Funding Opportunity!

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for 2009’s Second Round of Volunteer Investment, Retention, and Expansion Grants (VIRE) will be released by Friday, June 19, in a special edition of the Affiliate Update. This funding opportunity is made available through a Cooperative Agreement between the Corporation for National and Community Service (The Corporation) and Points of Light Institute (No. 08ERSGA001).

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Thanks for the Votes: Target "Bullseye Gives" Campaign Results

HandsOn Network would like to express deep appreciation for the incredible support demonstrated by our friends during the Target “Bullseye Gives” campaign. Thanks to your efforts, HandsOn Network will receive more than $120,000 from Target.

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Target "Bullseye Gives" Campaign Kicks Off Today!

Today is the kick off for the Target "Bullseye Gives" Campaign! If you aren’t familiar with the campaign, we’ve been chosen to be one of 10 charities participating in Target’s inaugural “Bullseye Gives” campaign, running May 10 through May 25.

The premise is simple: Target is giving away $3 million and letting Facebook users decide where the money goes. The charities with the most votes will receive the biggest share of the prize. Voters are allowed to vote once a day throughout the campaign.

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Welcome to the NEW HandsOn Network web site!

I am excited to announce the launch of a new online presence for HandsOn Network Generated by Points of Light Institute! This new site is user-friendly and will serve as a forum for interactivity and communication around the Network. It is my hope that the Web site will be a hub for storytelling and a place for all of us to share inspirational stories of volunteerism and to celebrate people creating real change in their communities.

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National Volunteer Week 2009

National Volunteer Week 2009, commemorated April 19-26, was an amazing week that truly demonstrated the meaning behind the theme of this signature week: Celebrating People in Action. Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Action Centers across the country held events and activities to honor dedicated volunteers and bring national attention to civic engagement.

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