Serve America: Volunteering in the Age of Facebook, YouTube & Twitter

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Presentation delivered on Thursday October 15th at "A Better Deal 2009" conference sponsored by Demos, in Washington, DC

Presentation delivered on Thursday October 15th at "A Better Deal 2009" conference sponsored by Demos, in Washington, DC

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  • 1. Serve America: What Is Your Impact?
    Volunteering in the Age of Facebook, YouTube & Twitter
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4. A Millennial Model of Civic Engagement
    Inclusivity, Transparency & Shared Decision Making
    Listen to conversations are existing & integrate into them
    Millennials are social creatures
    Combining forces to achieve goal
  • 5.
  • 6. A Civic Generation
    The 9/11 Effect
    The Age of Obama
    A Deep Economic Recession
    New Tools of Engagement
  • 7.
  • 8. ServiceNation Summit
  • 9. Volunteering in America: 2008
    61.8 Million Americans volunteered over 8 billion hours, worth an estimated $162 billion
    Half of new volunteers were ages 16-24
    9.8 Million Millennials donated over 1 billion hours of volunteer time
  • 10. Youth Volunteerism 2008
  • 11. A New Era of Service
    President Obama’s Inaugural Address
    The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
    United We Serve
    9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
    Application Rates for AmeriCorps, City Year
  • 12. Serve America Act
    Expands Number of National Service Participants to 250,000
    Focuses on specific problems by creating new corps
    Expands opportunities to serve for all ages
    Service Learning, Volunteer Generation Fund, Encore Fellowships
    Encourages innovation in Nonprofit Sector
    Social Innovation Fund
  • 13. United We Serve
  • 14. 9/11 National Day of Service
  • 15.
  • 16. Service As A Solution
    Problems must be addressed from the bottom-up; not the top-down
    Cross-sector, public-private partnerships must be forged
    Millennials are leading the way, through social media & Web 2.0 they are communicating about & taking action on issues like never before
  • 17. myImpact.org
    Engage More Young people in Service
    Increase the Effectiveness of Service Programs
    Advance Service as a Solution to National Problems
  • 18. Connect With Us
    Facebook.com/myImpact
    Twitter.com/myImpact
    @myImpact
    #myImpact
    YouTube.com/myImpactdotorg
    Flickr.com/photos/myImpact
    info@myImpact.org
  • 19. Tools for Engaging Volunteers
    Facebook
    Twitter
    YouTube
    Flickr
    Ning
    Serve.gov & All For Good
    Blog, RSS
    Mobile Applications
  • 20. The Conversation: The Art of Listening, Learning Sharing
  • 21. Facebook-Fan Page
  • 22. Facebook-Causes
  • 23. YouTube
  • 24. Flickr
  • 25. Ning
  • 26. Serve.gov
  • 27. All for Good