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September 2018

Good News: Today and Tomorrow for Energize, Inc.

By Susan J. Ellis

As summer comes to an end in the U.S. and the northern hemisphere, President Susan J. Ellis rallies the Energize “troops,” giving us a positive update on her health, future plans, and the status of Energize, today and tomorrow

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In the July - October 2018 Issue

Episodic volunteering – as one-time or short-term volunteering is often called – is becoming the norm as times change and individuals move away from traditional volunteer roles that require consistent, long-term commitments. Technology has made it easy to find and sign up for events on the spur of the moment. It also makes it easier for organizations to organize such events and perform... read more | subscribe

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