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VolunteerConnect 2014 Newsletter

To Friends of VolunteerConnect,

In 2014, VolunteerConnect continued to grow at a strong pace, and it was only possible because of your continued support. Thank you! Please click the link below to read our full 2014 Newsletter.

2014 Newsletter

VolunteerConnect receives statewide recognition

“A New Jersey Joint Legislative State Resolution by Senator Turner, Assemblyman Gusciora and Assemblywoman Watson Coleman this week acknowledges VolunteerConnect’s accomplishments for community leadership, professional achievement and successfully connecting business, professionals and nonprofits to make a social and economic impact within the community-at-large…” Click HERE to read the rest of the article!

VolunteerConnect honors community leaders with awards

“VolunteerConnect will honor Marge Smith, The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer and Hill Wallack, LLP for their dedication to volunteerism in greater Mercer County…” Click HERE to read the rest of the article posted on!  

Times of Trenton Letter to the Editor

“In an age when we have a “National Week” for many worthy causes, I’d like to call attention to the importance of National Volunteer Week, which is this week.” Click HERE to read the whole Letter to the Editor written by our Executive Director, Amy Klein.

Princeton Foundation Awards Grants to 18 Mercer County Nonprofits

“LAWRENCE — The Princeton Area Community Foundation announced this week 18 nonprofits in Mercer County will receive grants totaling $460,000. The funds, issued through the competitive grant program Greater Mercer Grants, are awarded twice yearly to nonprofits to help support community service or specific programs that help low-income individuals and families.” Click HERE to read theContinue Reading

VolunteerConnect Featured on front page of The Times!

“VolunteerConnect links those with professional expertise with nonprofits” Click HERE to read the whole story!

VolunteerConnect Secures Funding From Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Princeton, NJ (November 21, 2013) – VolunteerConnect, the region’s only skills-based volunteer organization supporting local nonprofits, today announced it has received new funding for two mission-critical programs. VolunteerConnect’s mission is to expand the reach, impact and capacity of community organizations through effective volunteerism, thereby enriching the lives of Central New Jersey residents. The two newContinue Reading

Words of Wisdom by Eleanor Horne

The following speech was given by Eleanor Horne at VolunteerConnect’s, The Art of Volunteering Impact Awards cocktail reception, October 2, 2013.  Ms. Horne was the keynote speaker and won the Individual Impact Award for her dedication to Volunteerism and to VolunteerConnect.  We thank her for wisdom, guidance and perseverance in supporting Central New Jersey nonprofitsContinue Reading

VolunteerConnect leads Mercer County in Skills-Based Volunteer Services

According to the United States Department of Labor, approximately 64.5 million people volunteered in formal organizations in the 12-month period ending in September 2012.  An increasing percentage of those volunteers are not serving food, stuffing envelopes, or fundraising.  As non-profit budgets become more squeezed, and organizations are being asked to be more accountable, efficient, andContinue Reading