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Strategy

Archived Webinars/Presentation Slides

Introduction to Advocacy Playbook Webinar (Archived)—Alliance to End Hunger

Introduces strategic volunteerism initiative and the role of the Alliance to End Hunger. Explains the purpose of the Advocacy Playbook.

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“Don’t Take Hunger Along on Your Summer Vacation”—Alliance to End Hunger

Describes the importance of summer meals and the need to reach additional children, and calls for Congress to pass a strong child nutrition reauthorization bill.

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Case Studies—Taproot

A collection of case studies from Common Impact that highlight successful pro bono projects.

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Fighting Child Hunger One Voice at a Time—VolunteerMatch

The St. Louis Area Foodbank feeds hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engages its community in the fight against hunger.

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Pro Bono Junkie’s Blog—Taproot

Collection of pro bono success stories, thought leadership, pro bono news, pieces to educate on pro bono, etc.

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VolunteerMatch Nonprofit Insights Webinars—VolunteerMatch

Our Nonprofit Insights Webinars, presented by VolunteerMatch, brings together thought leaders in volunteer engagement and nonprofit capacity building.

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Engaging Skills-Based Volunteers Webinar—Taproot

Informational webinar that talks through the Assessment Tool and gives a brief overview of pro bono touching on best practices to scope, secure and manage pro bono projects.

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Articles & Blog Posts

Addressing Summer Child Hunger in San Angelo, Texas: A Congregation-Based Case Study—Texas Hunger Initiative

Published in the “Journal of Family and Community Ministries” 28, 19-31; Written by Nolen, E., & Krey, K. (2015)

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Advancing Childhood Food Security Through Organizing Strategies—Texas Hunger Initiative

Published in the “Journal of Applied Research on Children” 3(10), 1-15; Written by Singletary, J., Everett, J., & Nolen, E. (2012)

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Community Collective: An Online Newsletter for the Community Partner Program—Texas Hunger Initiative

Stories highlighted in this newsletter feature organizations that have become Community Partners and how the Community Partner Program benefits their clients and organization.

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Setting the Table for Systemic Change: The Official Blog of the Texas Hunger Initiative—Texas Hunger Initiative

Stories highlighted on our blog seek to raise awareness about food insecurity and highlight efforts to make Texas and the United States more food secure.

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The 11-Year-Old Nonprofit President and His Fight Against Hunger—VolunteerMatch

This story captures the journey of Joshua Williams, a Florida youth that founded Joshua’s Heart Foundation at the age of 5.

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Hunger Volunteer Research & Data

Volunteer Program Improvement Tool—VolunteerMatch

An online tool that helps evaluate your organization’s volunteer engagement program, and provides action steps and resources to help the organization better engage volunteers.

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Skills-Based Volunteer Engagement Tool—Taproot

Assessment tool developed with Points of Lights as part of our work with ConAgra Foods Foundation to help organizations assess their readiness to engage in a skills-based volunteer engagement.

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Project Finder—Taproot

Interactive tool that provides an accessible catalog of over 100 of the most common pro bono projects, each matching different nonprofit needs and professional expertise.

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Interactive Tools

Volunteer Program Improvement Tool—VolunteerMatch

An online tool that helps evaluate your organization’s volunteer engagement program, and provides action steps and resources to help the organization better engage volunteers.

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Skills-Based Volunteer Engagement Tool—Taproot

Assessment tool developed with Points of Lights as part of our work with ConAgra Foods Foundation to help organizations assess their readiness to engage in a skills-based volunteer engagement.

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Project Finder—Taproot

Interactive tool that provides an accessible catalog of over 100 of the most common pro bono projects, each matching different nonprofit needs and professional expertise.

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Signature Events

VolunteerMatch Summit—VolunteerMatch

A place for professionals in employee engagement and corporate responsibility to get together, share best practices and learn from industry experts.

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Pro Bono Week (October 25-31)—Taproot

A global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference.

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Together at the Table—Alliance to End Hunger

This year, Alliance to End Hunger is co-sponsoring Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit with Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.

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Regional Office Hunger Summits—Texas Hunger Initiative

Dates and more information about these events are published on the regional office Web pages and on the Texas Hunger Initiative’s social media accounts.

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Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit at Baylor University—Texas Hunger Initiative

An opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.

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Conference on Volunteering and Service—Points of Light

The largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world come together to learn, share, and get inspired to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

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Static Resources/Toolkits

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 (Book)—VolunteerMatch

Ideas and Insights Changing the World, curated and edited by VolunteerMatch, explores the innovative volunteer engagement approaches that are reshaping nonprofit, and shows how you can adopt these approaches.

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Cities of Service Playbook—Cities of Service

A guide for city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan—a comprehensive strategy that outlines goals and specific actions to successfully implement impact volunteering initiatives.

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Hunger Free Communities Network Map—Alliance to End Hunger

Searchable map of Hunger Free Community Networks across the country.

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Hunger Free Communities Online Resource—Alliance to End Hunger

Database featuring toolkits, case studies, research, online tools, community plans and other resources generated by HFC members.

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Current Legislative Priorities—Alliance to End Hunger

Describes Alliance to End Hunger’s current domestic and international legislative priorities and links to briefing papers.

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Briefing Papers—Alliance to End Hunger

A series of papers discussing hunger from the perspective of various frameworks, including a hunger overview, hunger and health, hunger and agriculture, and more.

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Texas School Breakfast Report Card 2012-2013—Texas Hunger Initiative

This Breakfast Report Card serves as a resource for learning about the School Breakfast Program, alternative breakfast models and breakfast program implementation.

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National Summer Meals Sponsor Survey 2014—Texas Hunger Initiative (THI)

The purpose of the project is to better understand how a Summer Meals program operates and what might incentivize sponsors to return to and grow the program year after year.

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Common Impact’s Project-Specific Readiness Checklist—Taproot

Outlines requirements to set your skills-based project up for success.

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Understanding Your Pro Bono Need—Taproot

A worksheet to help you translate some of your organizational needs into specific project types.

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Getting Started With Pro Bono—Taproot

Learn more about where nonprofits generally use and need pro bono services, and what principles can help make sure your pro bono engagement is designed for success.

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SNAP Ambassadors Blueprint—Cities of Service

A guide for mayor’s and other city leaders to engage citizen volunteers to help increase the number of eligible people participating in SNAP and improve their ability to access nutritious foods through the program.

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Community Tables Blueprint—Cities of Service

A guide to help mayors and other city leaders provide more children with access to healthy food during the summer school break.

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Videos/Podcasts

2014 Global Pro Bono Summit—Taproot

Highlight reel from the 2014 Global Pro Bono Summit where leaders of the pro bono movement convened to share challenges and best practices among peers.

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Cities of Service—Our Model (Video)—Cities of Service

Cities of Service gets citizens, communities and government to work with each other and create solutions—together.

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Strategic Anti-Hunger Volunteerism—Hunger Free America

Strategic volunteerism allows people to use their skills in a way that will maximize their impact in the fight against hunger while providing career building opportunities.

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