Aging Networks Volunteer Collaborative
Are you interested in learning how to use volunteers more effectively in your organization or do you have practices that you have found successful that you would like to share? This website, produced and managed through a collaboration between the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), the National Associations of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), and other national organizations, provides state-of-the-art information on volunteers in the aging network.
Charityguide.org, the "website for people that want to make a difference," posts listings of volunteer opportunities that take a minute, a few hours, or more--by state.
The Citizens League involves citizens in discussing public policy issues and coming up with solutions to them. Citizens can participate in study groups, read Citizens League publications, and attend open forums about local, metropolitan and state level issues.
Corporation for National and Community Service, The
The Corporation for National and Community Service engages Americans of all ages in service to help strengthen communities. The website has several searchable databases of volunteer opportunities.
These small-group, democratic, peer-led discussions give people opportunities to make a difference in their communities. Study circle programs bring diverse people into face-to-face groups to address critical issues. This site offers materials and articles that describe the study circle approach to community discussion and conflict resolution. You can find programs that have been effective in Minnesota
Global Ideas Bank
The Global Ideas Bank aims to promote and disseminate good creative ideas to improve society. It further aims to encourage the public to generate these ideas, to participate in the problem-solving process. The Global Ideas Bank is a project of the Nicholas Albery Foundation, a UK registered charity
Grandmothers for Peace
Grandmothers for Peace meets monthly in Minneapolis to stay informed about peace and justice issues and to support citizen involvement in influencing government policies. They've been involved with arms control, nuclear proliferation, gun violence, and issues related to children.
Grantmakers in Aging
Grantmakers in Aging, an educational nonprofit membership organization for staff and trustees of foundations and corporations, is the only national professional organization of grantmakers active in the field of aging. A Board of Directors, comprised of member funders, directs the work of the organization with the assistance of a full time staff in the Grantmakers in Aging office.
Gray Panthers, The
The Gray Panthers is an intergenerational organization working for social and economic justice, with national and local offices throughout the US.
IFSA's Tool Kit for Advocacy
This Tool Kit provides a step-by-step guide for starting your own training program and for enhancing your skills, including material on: Social Action, Public Speaking, Persuasive Writing, the Legislative Process and much more.
Making Your Case
"Making Your Case" is a handy, easy-to-read primer for how to use the legislative process to get things done.
Mapping Your Retirement
Mapping Your Retirement helps you plan a retirement based on your values, interests, and resources. The guide provides information and worksheets on three critical elements of a meaningful retirement: Living Your Life, Maintaining Your Health, and Managing Your Money.
This website connects you to House and Senate members, laws, employment opportunities and committee schedules.
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Coalition of women's organizations working for equality and justice.
No More Throw-Away People: The Co-Production Imperative
Describes a detailed philosophy and exchange system that values non-monetary contributions to community health. Cahn, E. S. (2000). No more throw-away people: the co-production imperative. Washington, DC: Essential Books. ISBN-13: 978-1893520028
Points of Light and Hands on Network
Points of Light & Hands On Network is a national nonprofit whose core mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. They transform people and communities through civic entrepreneurship. Through a national network, they inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.
Reinventing Aging - Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement
Waste Reduction Partners
N. Carolina ex-scientists clean up the environment as volunteers, and save thousands for local and state community in the process.