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2014-05-12 23:05:52

43% say opportunities to work in non-profit organizations in their country of residence are few, according to the Bayt.com "Working for Non-profit Organizations in the Middle East and North Africa" poll. Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The Bayt.com "Working for Non-profit Organizations in the Middle East and North Africa" poll, recently conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s leading job site, has revealed that despite the majority of Middle East and Africa (MENA)...

Voluntary Sector Workforce Larger Than Previous Estimates
2012-06-12 11:24:33

New research from the University of Southampton suggests that there are more employees in the UK's voluntary sector than previously thought. The research uses data from the 2008 National Survey of Third Sector Organisations (NSTSO). It estimates that there were more than 1.1 million full-time equivalent employees in England in 2008, or just over 5 per cent of the workforce. This is higher than previous estimates, which are regularly calculated using data from the Labour Force Survey....

2012-05-31 01:21:14

New research by the University of Southampton has examined the role of voluntary organizations in promoting pro-environmental behavior change. It points to evidence of success around small-scale, local initiatives, but questions whether these can be scaled up to reach the wider public. The research review points to qualitative and quantitative evidence of third sector initiatives that have changed people's practices around recycling, reuse and home energy use. Evidence suggests third...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

The Board of Directors of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) concluded an extensive nationwide search by selecting Daniel Stoecker as National VOAD´s new Executive Director. ARLINGTON, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 The Board of Directors of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) concluded an extensive nationwide search by selecting Daniel Stoecker as National VOAD´s new Executive Director. Mickey Caison, President of the...

2011-06-07 15:27:52

Around one third of voluntary and charitable organizations in England receive public money to support their work and over 20,000 organizations say that the public sector is their most important source of income according to initial findings of research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). "It is very clear that public funding is more important to voluntary organizations than previously thought," says Professor John Mohan of the Third Sector Research Centre, who led the...

2010-06-25 16:22:40

The University of Southampton has played a key role in a major new piece of research that challenges the belief that the biggest charities are becoming increasingly dominant in financial terms "“ a development sometimes known as 'Tescoisation'. The research was conducted by the Third Sector Research Centre, led by the Universities of Southampton and Birmingham, and the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, a consortium which includes the University of Southampton. Over the past...

2009-07-21 14:14:00

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A "leadership deficit" in the nonprofit sector, projected at 101,000 open positions needing to be filled during 2009, makes attracting and retaining top talent a top priority, even in these economically challenging times. A new study from The NonProfit Times and Bluewater Nonprofit Solutions provides nonprofit decision makers the comprehensive salary and benefit information they need to successfully compete for qualified leaders from both...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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