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The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering, 2013
Urban Institute, October 2013, 8 pp.
Provides a profile of nonprofits and information on private charitable contributions and volunteering. more info >
All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement
CIRCLE, October 2013, 60 pp.
Studies youth political engagement, including a look at civic education and informed voting. more info >
Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment: Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work?
Corporation for National and Community Service, June 2013, 36 pp.
Government leaders, nonprofits, and news media have long provided anecdotal evidence that volunteering can increase employment prospects by helping job seekers learn new skills, expand their networks, and take on leadership roles. This report provides evidence of a relationship between volunteering and finding employment in the United States. more info >
Rural Pulse 2013
Blandin Foundation, May 2013, 6 pp.
Research study designed to give a snapshot of the concerns, perceptions and priorities of rural Minnesota residents. For the first time, the survey included the perspectives of urban residents as well as specific racial and cultural perspectives. Additional reports are available at http://www.ruralpulse.org/ more info >
Volunteering and Civic Life in America
Corporation for National and Community Service, December 2012
A comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life. Provides national, state, and large city data. more info >
Community conversations: Minnesotans talk about cities, services, and funding
League of Minnesota Cities, May 2012, 27 pp.
Findings from a series of community conversations conducted in 12 cities throughout Minnesota aimed at identifying potential solutions to service and funding challenges at the city level. more info >