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Survey: Nearly 60 per cent of staff would volunteer with support from employers January 14, 2011

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v, The National Young Volunteers’ Service, commissioned YouGov to conduct a research project to better understand attitudes of employees and employers towards employee volunteering schemes1. This report presents the findings from two surveys, carried out in the first half of November 2010, which compared and contrasted the perspectives of over 500 managers and over 1,000 other employees. Participants were drawn from a representative cross-section of (UK-based) private, public and charity sectors and size of organisation.

Some of the December 2010 report findings:
  • 58 per cent of employees stated that they would be very or fairly likely to volunteer if their employer offered them help to do so
  • 57 per cent of employees would be interested if their company allowed them to volunteer during work hours
  • 19 percent of employees said that nothing can encourage them to volunteer
Download the 38 page PDF December 2010 report findings entitled "Volunteering is the Business: Employers’ and employees’ attitudes to workplace based volunteering" from the following URL:

http://vinspired.com/uploads/admin_assets/datas/1541/original/Volunteering_is_the_Business_FINAL.pdf

For further information about virtual volunteering, visit Online Volunteering Tips, Technology and Tools or Pioneering Online Volunteering Program Developer Randy Tyler

When a Video Goes Viral, the Impact Can be Huge. See Story January 5, 2011

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http://d.yimg.com/nl/ynews/blog/player.swf

One can rarely be certain if, when or what type of video will go viral, but when it does, huge impact may follow as illustrated in this homeless man’s story.

WomenONCall Aims to Provide Skilled Online Volunteers for Non-Profits January 5, 2011

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Non-profits interested in learning more about WomenOnCall.org can call (800) 531-3543 to schedule a conference call with WomenOnCall.org staff and to brainstorm specific areas in which their organization can use volunteers with professional skills.

For further information about virtual volunteering, visit Online Volunteering Tips, Technology and Tools or Pioneering Online Volunteering Program Developer Randy Tyler

Firefox Overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe in December 2010 January 4, 2011

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Firefox overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to become the number one browser in Europe in December 2010 according to StatCounter (note: not a random sample), the free website analytics company.

Firefox took 38.11% of European market share, compared to IE's 37.52%. Google's Chrome browser in third place is gaining market share in Europe and has grown to 14.58% compared to 5.06% in December last year.

For further information about virtual volunteering, visit Online Volunteering Tips, Technology and Tools or Pioneering Online Volunteering Program Developer Randy Tyler