International Service Stories

International service stories are the focus of The Giving Net's Radio Show for the month of July. We've featured Jonathan Dunkley of International Development Services, Brittany Lane a Peace Corps alum, Brandee Lake a teacher in the United Arab Emirates, and our guest tomorrow is Charles Stewart a board member at Heifer…

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Happy 95th Birthday Mr. Mandela

Happy 95th Birthday Mr. Mandela! Transcript of Nelson Mandela's Inauguration Speech, Cape Town, South Africa, May 9, 1994 Mr. Master of Ceremonies,Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, My Fellow South Africans: Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but…

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Let’s Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day Tomorrow, July 18th

Tomorrow, July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day around the world. According to the Mandela Day website website, "The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to…

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Culture and Service: 5 Tools for Professional Public Servants

The quote, "culture eats strategy for breakfast" is often used in the business world, but it is also very relevant in the social sector. Many times, professional public servants come from communities and cultures that differ from those they serve. Their efforts are very honorable, however, in too many instances, the culture of…

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6 Ways to Get Involved in Your Community

The Giving Net's radio show guest, Anita Riley, challenged listeners to get involved in their communities through service. The list below provides 7 simple ways to get involved. 1. Support local businesses that give back to the community Businesses throughout the country realize the significance of serving the community. Their involvement in the…

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