The Corporation for National and Community Service:FIRST THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT MOST VOLUNTEERING STILL HAPPENS AT LOCAL, ORGANIC LEVEL, THROUGH FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND SMALL LOCAL AGENCIES… Independent federal agency established in 1993 charged with promoting and supporting a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. CEO and Board are appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Proposed FY2011 budget of $1.4 billion up from approximately $1.1 billion in FY10 and a staff of roughly 600 people Provides grants and training and technical support to volunteer organizations that, in turn, deliver much-needed services to communities throughout the country where most service occurs. Operates “stipend” national service programs including AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps and Learn and Serve America through which: more than 1 billion service hours have been generated by Senior Corps volunteers more than 400,000 people have served through AmeriCorps more than 1 million high school students participate annually in service learning initiativesDevelops and cultivates knowledge that will enhance the overall success of volunteer and service programs.Serve America ActIncreases AmeriCorps from 75,000 to 250,000 positions by 2017Improves service options for older AmericansEstablished 9/11 Day of Service and invests in nonprofit sectors capacity to recruit and manage volunteersCreates SIF, VGF and Nonprofit Capacity Building grantsAuthorizes Civic Health Assessment
generationOn – 5 million dollar contribution and the merger of two other youth serving organizations-1,800 Kids Care Clubs, engaging over a million students in NY City..
MissionFishMissionFish helps charities to raise funds online through partnerships with eBay (eBay for Charity - http://pages.ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity ) and PayPal (Donate with PayPal - https://www.paypal-donations.co.uk ), which make supporting good causes a simple part of everyday life online. MissionFish UK (www.missionfish.org.uk) has helped raise over £19m for 4,500 UK charities since 2006. Despite uncertain economic conditions, MissionFish UK realized 90% growth in funds raised from 2008 to 2009 and continues to experience impressive growth in 2010Over 1 million users of ebay.co.uk have donated to UK charities through MissionFish in 2010 alone, raising over £500,000 for Haiti and £250,000 for Pakistan.Worldwide, MissionFish has helped raise $200m for good causes Business in the CommunityWe have signed a CSR 360 agreement with BITC to be part of their Global Partner Network. BITC is our London partner on our Visa employee engagement project and will likely be our partner in engaging several other corporations in London this year. We are also likely to engage BITC Ireland this year in a new corporate partnership. BITC has referred corporations to us when they have sought CSR work in the U.S.