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The Corporation for National and Community Service report highlights a resounding 6% increase in volunteering over the previous year. The numbers are impressive: 30.3% of adult Americans volunteer at least once a year, 77.4 million Americans volunteered 6.9 billion hours, worth an estimated value of nearly $167 billion. Yes, this study looks at community volunteering. […]

Mariner received the 2018 Partner of Distinction Award from PRSA Maryland for our service as their management company. President Claudia Ciolfi announced the award at the chapter’s Best In Maryland Gala December 11 where the chapter showcases exemplary efforts in public relations, communications, and marketing by PR firms, solo practitioners, marketing agencies, associations, and corporate […]

Mariner’s Peggy Hoffman was among the five association leaders selected for ASAE’s 2018 Class of Fellows in June. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession. “I am been fortunate to have found an association that gives me so […]

The Power of A is why we are association professionals and built our business in this transformative industry. We see the power of A throughout the year as associations programs and efforts reach individuals around the globe from setting standards and guiding regulations and legislation to innovating products and processes to extending a helping hand. The power of A is on full display as the country attends to Hurricane Harvey.

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I was leaving the gym this morning when I encountered a trio on the elevator. The young man looking down at sandal-clad feet said to me “my mother has bunions too.” His mother immediately shushed him and turned to
apologize as I laughed and said and “she probably doesn’t like hers any more than I do mine, does she?” The mother said so sorry, he has autism and just says things.

My immediate reaction was there’s no need to apologize or explain; the beauty of our America is our diversity.

Did #NVW17 sneak up on you? There’s still time to act. Below are a few last-minute ideas. A week recognizing volunteers is nice but really showing #VolunteerLove means a commitment to your volunteers all 52 weeks a year.

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