Common Impact’s Jackie Hodgson is guest writing this week’s SCOOP, and has everything you need to get you over the Wednesday hump. Read on to learn more about the supply and demand of skilled volunteers, the new focus on multivocal leadership skills, and more!
Happy hump day! We know that Wednesdays are particularly tough in the summer, as we look forward to those long, summer weekends. To bring you into the home stretch, we’re sharing this week’s scoop focused on everything purpose and the challenges of nonprofit growth. Read on to find a few of our favorites from this week’s CSR chatter.
In the easy, breezy spirit of summer, we’re keeping the Scoop light this week with five recently released articles, blogs, interviews, and events that we think are worth sharing. As always, enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts, questions, and expertise in our comment section below!
The news about home building these days seems conflicted between the ever-growing trend toward tiny house living and the return of the McMansion. But both sync up perfectly with demographic trends.
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A Wall Street Journal blog this week expounded on the fact that the size of new homes sold in the United States just hit its largest median EVER: 2,415 square feet. But the writers quickly add that this figure may be short-lived—a blip in the market as we transition to the age of the millennial, the first-time, middle class buyer, who is expected to boost the market for smaller, first-time homes.
The Millennials are here; in fact, we now outnumber Boomers in the workplace.
By Amanda Minuk
We’ve been called everything from selfish and narcissistic, to lazy and entitled. As we shake off the (mis)perceptions people will realize that we’re a generation that wants to make a difference. In fact, meaningful work is an imperative for our generation.
March 23-25, 2015 | Crowne Plaza Manhattan Times Square, New York
The Annual Charities@Work Summit is one of the country’s leading conferences on employee engagement. Attendees include Fortune 500 companies across all sectors of business, each with philanthropic and employee engagement programs of varying sophistication and a desire to collaborate on best practices for practical improvements.