Author(s): Kutner, Gail; Love, Jeffrey
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

"When it comes to charity, older African Americans are more likely than those of other racial and ethnic groups to work through their churches to help the needy. Older Asian Americans are more likely to support museums and other cultural institutions. Older Hispanics donate the least money ンbut the most time ンto community organizations and people in need. Those are some of the findings of an AARP survey to be released today, the first in-depth look at the way older Americans of different ethnic and racial groups approach community service and philanthropic giving."

Author(s): Crites Price, Susan
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

The Giving Family outlines eight specific steps parents, grandparents, teachers, religious leaders and other adults can take to instill the spirit of giving and volunteering in children ages 5 to 18. It explains how children can learn philanthropy in and out of the home, how young people can become involved with nonprofit groups as advisors or even as board members, and how parents can learn from the experiences of family foundations. In addition, The Giving Family offers tips and activities as well as inspired ideas and real stories to foster volunteerism

Author(s): The Wallace Foundation Staff Writers
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2002

This article reports on the renowned, contemporary Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota which provides area teens with creative opportunities through an outreach program that now serves as a model for America's cultural institutions.

Author(s): Brooks, Arthur C.
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2002

This article takes the first steps toward characterizing both professional and amateur artists simultaneously and uses General Social Survey data to build probabilistic portraits of active arts participation.

Author(s): Price, Bob
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2001

In recent years, there have been substantial changes in levels and types of participation in voluntary associations. This paper reports findings from a series of in-depth interviews with the leaders of 32 state-wide voluntary associations in Texas.

Author(s): Independent Sector
Date of Publication: Oct 31, 2001

Independent Sector's Giving and Volunteering in the 2001 is the seventh in a series of biennial national surveys that reported trends in charitable behavior. For the 1.23 million charities, social welfare organizations, and religious congregations in the , giving and volunteering is at the heart of citizen action and central to their ability to serve their communities. This comprehensive study demonstrates once again the everyday generosity of Americans.

Author(s): Manitta, Sharon
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2001

This article examines some of the drawbacks of the use of volunteers in museums.

Author(s): Vineyard, Sue and McCurley, Steve
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2000

In Best Practices for Volunteer Programs, the authors share their best ideas in volunteer program management.

Author(s): National Docent Symposium Council
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2000

The Docent Handbook is a practical guide written by docents for docents at all levels of expertise and is applicable to every type of institution.

Author(s): Rankin, Tom, Editor with foreword by Ray Suarez
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2000

This stunning and inspiring book of photography and first-person narratives celebrates the remarkable people who, against staggering odds, are overcoming social, economic, and personal differences to improve their local communities and better people's lives.