Bernardette Marie

53 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Followers | @Bernardette7eu6 | Social entrepreneur who uses business techniques to find solutions to social problems

Leading Volunteers Is An Art

Leading a team requires more than just a title and a good idea. And leading volunteers? That’s an entirely different animal.<p>Leadership comes with a …

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Volunteer Engagement

No matter your church’s size or type, all churches have one thing in common: people. Whether you are a church of 200 or 20,000, engaging volunteers …

Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

<i>by Amy Fenton</i>I am going to tell you something that may make you feel a little better today, maybe help you realize that you are not alone in this …

Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Volunteer Recruitment

<i>by Jim Wideman</i>“Hey there, I’m no photographer, but I can sure picture you as a part of our volunteer team.” Okay, so that line may not win you any …

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State of the World's Volunteerism 2015 - Transforming Governance

Youth Volunteerism

Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job

Hiring managers make the difficult decision of who the best candidate is for the job based not just on the specific job requirements but also basic …

Mastering the Art of Conversation: 7 Steps to Being Smooth

In The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure, Catherine Blyth gives some great tips on handling the subtle nuances of polite …

Self-help

Twitter Launches New Audience Analytics Tool Called 'Brand Hub'

As part of Twitter's ongoing efforts to highlight the strengths and benefits of the platform to a wider audience, the micro-blog giant has today …

Does the Year-End Bonus Still Motivate Your Team?

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The year is quickly coming to a close, which means employers need to start thinking about something a lot of employees have come to expect and maybe even rely on: the year-end bonus. When it comes to making the company’s holiday …

Employee Engagement

The Dos and Don’ts of Professionalism in the Workplace

The workplace can be an enthusiastic, exciting, and—let’s be honest—confusing place. It’s filled with new terms, a new schedule, and a new set of …

Philanthropy News Digest

Facebook is testing a new feature that makes it more like Craigslist

The company is testing a feature called "Local Market," based on screenshots sent to Adweek that illustrate a new way for people to buy and sell things on the site.<p>Earlier this year, Facebook launched For Sale Groups that let users list prices and pick-up locations for products they wanted to sell. …

Obamacare Deploys New Apps, Allies To Persuade The Uninsured

Ten million people still don't have health insurance two years after the Affordable Care Act went into effect.<p>Some never bought a policy. But 20 percent went to the trouble of signing up on HealthCare.gov, or one of the state insurance exchanges, and even made payments. Then, those 2 million people …

NFL Player Pierre Garcon Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel

Washington wide receiver Pierre Garcon has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of NFL players against the daily fantasy sports site FanDuel, alleging it misuses players' names and likenesses without proper licensing or permission.<p>NPR's Nathan Rott reports for the Newscast unit:<p>"Attorneys for …

US financial watchdog sets rules to ease crowdfunding

Crowdfunding -- the best-known example of which is probably the popular American website Kickstarter -- is a model of alternative financing that has developed enormously in recent years. But it has generally not been used to offer and sell securities.<p>Startup companies often use it to offer Internet …

A Brief History Of The Individual And Corporate Income Tax

The U.S. government has been taxing its citizens for most of its history. However, during the early years, the tax was minimal and applied only to the affluent. Beginning with the Great Depression and FDR’s New Deal, the government has been growing larger and requiring more and more revenue. Where …

Economics

Insurers Gear Up to Offer New Health Plans

As third enrollment season kicks off, insurers move to curb costs, boost premiums<p>The Affordable Care Act’s third open enrollment season got under way, with a new array of health plans that show how the law’s influence is starting to transform the insurance industry.<p>Sunday’s kickoff appeared to go …

Health Care

Attention Kmart shoppers: Blue light specials are back

Blue light specials and in-store announcements of "attention Kmart shoppers" are making a comeback as the discount retailer has reinstated the 15-minute flash sales that began 50 years ago.<p>"It's part of a larger rebrand effort for Kmart, where we're focused on re-energizing Kmart and trying to make …

Kmart