Chron This Week: HP Grants for Micro Business Programs

Seen in the Chron….

Hewlett-Packardis accepting applicaitons for a program that provides cash, laptop computres and other equipment to non-profit orgnaizations that help low-income entrepeneurs build and expand small businesses in the United States. Deadline for grant applicaitons is June 5.

http://www.hp.com/go/hpmicroenterprise

Also, there was a very interesting article about volunteers; Charities Face Trouble Keeping Volunteers and Attracting New Ones, Study Finds. An excerpt:

The Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, in Columbus, Ohio, recently released a survey that reinforces the Corporation for National and Community Service’s findings about volunteers dropping out.

The Nationwide survey, based on online interviews with 462 adults, found that 57 percent of respondents do not plan to increase their volunteerism over the next year.

Moreover, 42 percent of people who don’t volunteer say it isn’t a lack of interest that prevents them from donating their time, but rather difficulty finding opportunities where they feel they can make a difference, use their skills, or act on personal values.

The full survey is available online.

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