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Seattle Works, An Innovation Hub July 17, 2012

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Seattle Works recently became a part of a new HandsOn Network strategy called Innovation Hubs (iHubs).  HandsOn Network is an enterprise of Points of Light and the largest network of 250 volunteer action centers across 16 countries around the world.  The centers help people to find and engage in volunteer opportunities in their local communities.

HandsOn Network is using iHubs to engage “a cohort of our strongest, most progressive market leaders to formulate innovative approaches and pilot best-in-class initiatives with the intent of scaling the most impactful opportunities to benefit the entire network, and ultimately, the communities we serve.”

Last year, through a competitive application process, we were selected along with 9 other affiliates to comprise the initial iHub cohort.  As part of iHubs, we received leadership development training, coaching and $30,000 in seed funding to launch our own concepts of innovation from resources by Points of Light’s Service Generation Campaign.  HandsOn network is planning to expand to 30 iHubs by 2014.

The full article can be found on the Points of Light Blog.

 

Happy volunteers = happy workplace

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Does your company have an employee volunteering program?  Does it support volunteerism?  Here’s some food for thought on volunteerism and the workplace, re-posted from HandsOnBlog.

“Employee volunteering is essential to a company’s success because it builds employee camaraderie, creates a positive workplace, while also increasing or establishing loyalty. The following infographic illustrates the results of a study conducted by Deloitte.”