NH Nonprofits Eager For Boost In Volunteers

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Leaders from several New Hampshire nonprofit organizations are getting together to discuss how they might benefit from the nearly $6 billion national service bill President Barack Obama signed in April.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is the host of Friday’s conference in Concord. She says New Hampshire, with its strong tradition of volunteerism, is well positioned to make the most of the funding.

The national service law will triple the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and establish a fund to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers.

The director of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, Mary Ellen Jackson, says that last piece is critical. She says volunteerism deserves and requires effective management.

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