How To Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution—in 6 Easy Steps!

Guest blogger Alice Fong is the Volunteer Initiatives Manager on the Volunteer Center team at United Way of King County. In her free time she enjoys promoting the volunteer culture and connecting people to volunteer opportunities. She believes volunteering is an act where people can focus on their similarities and bring the community together! Did…

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How Emerging Leaders Spent One Saturday Morning to Make an Entire Year Better

Guest blogger Kelly Clay is a volunteer on the Emerging Leader Marketing Committee and is a freelance writer and lifestyle advisor at Blog without Boundaries. She recently led a Second Saturday volunteer project for Emerging Leaders and recaps why this Saturday morning was time well-spent. How much did you love reading as a kid? In…

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The Best Anti-Poverty Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Rachel Aronson is an Emerson Hunger Fellow spending six months with United Way of King County. Her work is focused on increasing access to school breakfast as well as contributing to the Free Tax Campaign. Picture the word taxes. What are the first things that pop into your head? Most people associate taxes with frustration…

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Tired of ‘one and done’ volunteering? Getting the most out of giving back.

Many people, like you, want to volunteer at the end of the year, yet are disappointed to learn that nonprofits are maxed out. While our community’s nonprofits would love to use more volunteers, often they can’t because they don’t have sufficient capacity to manage those volunteers. United Way’s Volunteer Impact Partnership is working to fix…

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What Would it Take For You To Give Up Your Saturday Morning?

Guest blogger Constance McBarron is a volunteer on the Emerging Leader Marketing Committee and a PR professional at Barokas Public Relations. She recently led a Second Saturday volunteer project for Emerging Leaders and recaps why this was four hours well spent. Saturday was one of those crisp, clear autumn mornings when you know you’re going…

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