Tuesday, December 24, 2013

WaPo article on rise of professionals "donating" skilled work

An article in last weekend's Washigton Post caught our eye, as it relates to the work of the Pacific Islander Access project. And no -- Pacific Islanders are not mentioned, nor are underrepresented minority scholarships.

The connection? The article's description of professionals who are donating their skills to worthy causes, rather than just their money or unskilled labor. This is right in line with the model behind the Pacific Islander Access project, which we describe as "micro nonprofit." The key difference is that instead of moving from one nonprofit to the next, our idea was to create an organization to address the issue we care about, and find a way to make an impact with a few people, a few hours a week, and a few hundred dollars a year.

I've missed doing some of the charity work I've so enjoyed (building homes for Habitat for Humanity, working the food line for the hungry, etc.), but I truly feel that I'm making the best use of my time focusing 90 percent of my "give back" time on this one stubborn problem. Not to say that it's for everybody, or that it will always be the best option, but I've loved it.

You can read the article here: link


1 comment:

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Pacific Islanders are underrepresented in higher education......
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