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Columnist Illustrates Familiar Challenge for Human Service Organizations

May 2, 2019

The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently highlighted the incredible success of an eight year-old chess champion, Tani, who is a Nigerian refugee. In an initial column, “This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile,” he described how Tani, a third grader, catapulted from novice chess player to state champion in his category in […]

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Business Collaboration in the Age of Remote Workers

April 25, 2019

Companies are noticing that if they want to be an attractive destination for job seekers, they need to create flexible work environments that prioritize getting work done over spending long hours in the office. Roughly 63% of companies today have some form of remote workers, which isn’t surprising. Today’s employees would rather spend 30 minutes […]

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The Value of Volunteer (Professionals) – Message From the CEO

April 25, 2019

Recently, Independent Sector released its annual report on the value of volunteer service. The latest value of a volunteer hour is $25.43 on a national average. In Washington, D.C. (where we are located), the value of a volunteer hour is $41.72. If a volunteer contributed 37.5 hours per week, on an annual basis the volunteer […]

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Bill Highlight: People CARE Act (H.R. 841)

April 25, 2019

In January, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) introduced the People CARE Act to establish a People-Centered Assistance Reform Effort Commission with the goal to restructure means-tested programs in a way that would transition program recipients off of their benefits. This vast piece of legislation would impact “any federal program that is designed to specifically provide assistance […]

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FrameWorks Institute Encourages Communicators to Harness the Power of Explanation

April 18, 2019

For its 20th anniversary, our friends at the FrameWorks Institute released “Unleashing the Power of How: An Explanation Declaration” that shows why explanation is important, presents how communicators can benefit from using it, and provides useful tools. This newsletter issue provides some key takeaways from the publication to help human service organizations effectively integrate explanations […]

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