Get Connected is online resource for volunteers, nonprofits

   June 16, 2014 1:00 am

Get Connected is a joint project of the United Way of Erie County and the Nonprofit Partnership that aims to match people who have┬átime, energy, skills and the desire to help — potential volunteers — with the community organizations that need them. It provides an online listing of local volunteer opportunities where members of the…

Volunteers needed for Erie outdoor cleanup projects

   April 13, 2014 5:00 am

United Way’s Days of Caring is an annual Erie event in which volunteers help spruce up outdoor spaces of local community centers and nonprofits. Projects are scheduled around the city between April 19 and 30 to help neighborhood groups, schools and nonprofit agencies get ready for warm-weather activities.┬áThe work typically involves outdoor yard work such…

Are you a volunteer? This is your week!

   April 9, 2014 5:00 am

April 6 through 12 is National Volunteer Week, when the nation recognizes the many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to keep our nonprofit and charitable organizations going. Throughout Erie County and the surrounding area, hundreds of groups rely on volunteers to feed the hungry, rescue stray animals, help clean up our natural resources, and take…

Learn about volunteer opportunities at lunch session

   February 26, 2014 5:43 pm

Interested in volunteering for a local organization, but not sure how to get started or where your talents can best be used? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Nonprofit Partnership, which has partnered with the United Way of Erie to sponsor Get Connected, a website that matches volunteers with needs,…

Make your donations go further on Erie Gives day

   August 2, 2013 1:05 pm

Get ready to give your favorite local charities a big boost. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, you can make an online donation to one or more local charities between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and the Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of each donation you make. The Foundation has set aside $100,000 in matching…

Boost your charitable donation on Erie Gives day

   July 3, 2013 2:12 pm

Mark Tuesday, Aug. 13, on your calendar. It’s the third annual Erie Gives Day. If you make an online donation to one or more local charities between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. that day, the Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of each donation you make. The Foundation has set aside $100,000 in matching…

How to find volunteer opportunities in Erie County

   May 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Volunteering is an excellent way to broaden your horizons, help your community, meet new people and lift your spirits. Many local nonprofits desperately need help from volunteers to accomplish their everyday missions and to put on special events. But how do you find out where your time and talents can do the most good? If…

United Way and The Nonprofit Partnership launch volunteer website

   November 12, 2012 12:03 pm

It’s getting a lot easier to volunteer in Erie County. United Way of Erie County and The Nonprofit Partnership launched its new online volunteer database this morning at a news conference. Get Connected, or getconnected.unitedwayerie.org, matches aspiring volunteers with local opportunities based on their skill set and availability. Users can also follow local nonprofits and…

Donate to your favorite nonprofit during Erie Gives day

   August 8, 2012 12:21 pm

Philanthropy meet the Internet. The Erie Community Foundation is hosting the second Erie Gives day, which encourages residents to make online donations to the local nonprofit of their choice, on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donors must give at least $25 dollars and can give to up to 10 nonprofits per transaction. Donations…

Nonprofit partnership talks skilled volunteering with Erie young professionals

   March 9, 2012 11:45 am

A common piece of advice in creative writing–or any writing for that matter–is “write what you know.” The Nonprofit Partnership seeks to use the essence of that message through what they call “skilled volunteering.” The Nonprofit Partnership discussed the concept of skilled volunteering at a YEP! (Young Erie Professionals) social event at the Watson-Curtze mansion…