While working as a program associate at a San Francisco nonprofit, Giovanna Erkanat took an interest in volunteer management because of the relationships she built with some of her regular volunteers. Today, she manages development and a team of volunteers at The Arc San Francisco. Read her story in her own words.
The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind recognized the importance of Braille literacy services in Pasco, Florida early on. Since its inception, an estimated 20,000 people have walked through their doors. Today, the Lighthouse relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to ensure the success of their community operations.
After working in the mental health field, Christopher Munch quickly realized there were other options for preventing suicide. That’s when he set out to build a mobile app to revolutionize the intervention process. By providing a step-by-step guide to mediation, the app allows almost anyone to learn how to prevent suicide in just a few taps.
Pam Koner saw a discrepancy between the number of impoverished American families needing assistance and families willing to provide help. So, she did something about it and created a nonprofit organization where thousands of families support thousands of others.