Events

Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Tucson’s largest volunteer effort is gearing up for October event Days of Caring is a huge undertaking. Each year every nonprofit, day care, and school in Southern Arizona is invited to submit a project— painting, landscaping, reading to kids, you name it, to the United Way. And each year the United Way gathers thousands of volunteers, […]

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Handmaker Adult Day Program Health and Information Fair

We are hosting an exciting health and informational fair on September 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This free event will provide information from various agencies geared to our senior community. This event is open to the public. Healthy kosher refreshments will be provided. Also be sure to enter our door prize raffles.

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ICS “We Care” Golf Tournament

ICS “We Care” Golf Tournament

Registration is open for our 2014 fundraiser to be held Friday, November 7 on the lush greens at Omni Tucson National Resort. Gather your team and swing in for action to help raise critical funds for ICS programs to assist vulnerable adults and children in our community. Cost is $150 per player or $600 for a foursome. […]

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News

Volunteer Manager Voices Needed

Volunteer Manager Voices Needed

Research on public service motivation is rare, here is your chance to contribute Current information backed by research is hard enough to come by in the volunteer management field, but Dr. Nevbahar Ertas from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is trying to make a difference. He is inviting volunteer managers to participate in a […]

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Two cars to be given to Tucsonans in need

Two cars to be given to Tucsonans in need

Local companies team up to donate late-model cars as a part of their community service programs Caliber Collision and GEICO are giving away two refurbished cars again this year. Your nomination of someone or a family that really needs one is due by May 15. A lack of reliable transportation can be a real obstacle […]

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Discount flower purchases with a bonus for a good cause

Discount flower purchases with a bonus for a good cause

Just mention the Erik Hite Foundation for a 10% discount just in time for Mother’s Day Flowers For You / Campbell Floral is offering a 10% discount on flowers purchased during the month of May to customers who name-drop the Erik Hite Foundation when making a purchase. Flowers For You is one of many business supporters of […]

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Technology

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to ship a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite later this year in what would be the first major update to the software in nearly four years. via Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report.

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Facebook Tweaks News Feed Look

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Look

New look has “the best of both worlds” Facebook has announced a new look for the News Feed. It doesn’t look like the version they showed us a year ago. Testing showed that users liked the bigger photos but had trouble with navigation.  This is an update to the visual layout, and doesn’t affect what […]

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The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | Ars Technica

The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | Ars Technica

The Roku stick is a small dongle with an HDMI plug on one end and a micro-USB port on the other. The device requires a power adapter and must be plugged into either a USB port or draw AC power from the wall. Read more at The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | […]

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Health

More Americans exercise while they work

More Americans exercise while they work

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise. See on azstarnet.com

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Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent The latest fitness-tracking wristbands need to get in better shape before they’ll earn a spot on my wrist. See on www.technologyreview.com

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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S.   Ken Charvoz‘s insight: Back to regular soap and hot water… See on www.sfgate.com

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Volunteerism

Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Tucson’s largest volunteer effort is gearing up for October event Days of Caring is a huge undertaking. Each year every nonprofit, day care, and school in Southern Arizona is invited to submit a project— painting, landscaping, reading to kids, you name it, to the United Way. And each year the United Way gathers thousands of volunteers, […]

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Volunteer Manager Voices Needed

Volunteer Manager Voices Needed

Research on public service motivation is rare, here is your chance to contribute Current information backed by research is hard enough to come by in the volunteer management field, but Dr. Nevbahar Ertas from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is trying to make a difference. He is inviting volunteer managers to participate in a […]

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Speakers and Presenters Needed Arizona Summit on Volunteerism

Speakers and Presenters Needed Arizona Summit on Volunteerism

Requests for proposals open for December event The Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning is accepting proposals from presenters for workshops, exhibits, and community showcase projects. This 2-day annual event is the largest to focus solely on volunteerism and service learning in Arizona. Participants include a wide range of volunteer leaders and community organizations. Workshops are about hands-on […]

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Environment

Spring Greening Competition Recycles Items Into Functional Art

Spring Greening Competition Recycles Items Into Functional Art

Check out the finalists in inhabitat’s Spring Greening Design Competition. These are some ingenious uses of old magazines, CD cases, yogurt bottles, even video tape and film rolls. I’m making the one above to bring a little order to my desk (I hope). Read more at finalists « Inhabitat – Spring Greening Competition.

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Largest Capture of Glacial Calving Ever Filmed

Largest Capture of Glacial Calving Ever Filmed

“Chasing Ice” captures the rapid retreat of earth’s glaciers Chasing Ice is the awe-inspiring video documentary of the earth’s disappearing ice. This clip captures the calving of a glacier the size of lower Manhattan breaking off, the largest recorded event of its kind. Enjoy the clip, then take some time to visit the film website […]

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Keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful

This month, City of Tucson Environmental Services (ES), in partnership with Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc., will kick off the second annual “Know Where to Throw” waste diversion collection event. The goal of “Know Where to Throw” is to increase the community’s’ awareness about recycling and reuse opportunities available in Tucson beyond the blue barrel. […]

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Other Recent Posts

What people love about e-learning. Also what they hate.

What people love about e-learning. Also what they hate.

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you using e-learning in your organization, either internally or as a part of your mission? If not, it’s about time to accept that it’s the way education is done now. It’s not that 80% of organizations train online, or that  the top benefits include lower costs and the ability to learn any time, anywhere. It’s […]

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Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucson’s largest volunteer effort is gearing up for October event Days of Caring is a huge undertaking. Each year every nonprofit, day care, and school in Southern Arizona is invited to submit a project— painting, landscaping, reading to kids, you name it, to the United Way. And each year the United Way gathers thousands of volunteers, […]

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Handmaker Adult Day Program Health and Information Fair

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are hosting an exciting health and informational fair on September 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This free event will provide information from various agencies geared to our senior community. This event is open to the public. Healthy kosher refreshments will be provided. Also be sure to enter our door prize raffles.

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