Archive for the ‘Nonprofit’ Category

Census 2010

Posted by Sam on November 10th, 2009 under Census 2010, Current Affairs, Nonprofit, Policy, governance and nonprofits Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

One of the projects that I have thrown myself into since I have been back in the country is around organizing nonprofits around the 2010 Census. The 2010 Census is important to Michigan because it will designate the number of seats we have in Congress as well as determine the amount of federal funding we [...]

Singh Around the World – Lansing City Pulse

Posted by Sam Singh on June 17th, 2009 under Current Affairs, Giving Back, Nonprofit, Policy, governance and nonprofits, Politics, Small World Experience, To the Readers of Singh Around the World, Travel  •  2 Comments

I was asked by the publisher of the weekly newspaper in the Lansing/East Lansing area to write about my journey.  It came out this week.  This is what I had submitted to them. 

The Kili Kids Wrap Up

Posted by Sam Singh on April 15th, 2009 under Giving Back, Nonprofit, Small World Experience, Tanzania  •  No Comments

Kili Kids—A Tough Good Bye
I enjoyed my two weeks volunteering with Kili Kids.  I thought the organization had a number of good things working for them.  They have a great system with an on-site teacher.  At the same time, like any other nonprofit, they have their struggles.  I was working with one of their [...]

Kili Kids: Part II

Posted by Sam Singh on April 14th, 2009 under Giving Back, Nonprofit, Tanzania  •  No Comments

Kili Kids is Expanding
Based on their current success, the local board and the international fund-raising board has decided to expand the services of Kili Kids.  The overall goal is to eventually work with 100 kids.  They are currently at 24 kids and are being prudent not to grow too fast.  They view their expansion goals [...]

Kili Kids: Part 1

Posted by Sam Singh on April 11th, 2009 under Giving Back, Nonprofit, Tanzania  •  No Comments

It is interesting the way life allows things to happen for a reason.  I received an e-mail a number of months ago from Laurie Loughridge-Wargo, a nonprofit fund raiser from the Detroit area.  She had been having lunch with one of my former colleagues and they told her to look up my blog. Laurie had done [...]

Can You Help A Peace Corps Volunteer Out?

Posted by Sam Singh on March 25th, 2009 under Giving Back, Lesotho, Nonprofit  •  No Comments

Dear Gentle Readers,
I was wondering if you would be able to help out a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho. As you might remember that I made a trip out to Lesotho in January and spent time with a few Peace Corps Volunteers that are working with teachers in a number of villages throughout the [...]

My Next Volunteer Assignment- Kili Kids

Posted by Sam Singh on March 10th, 2009 under Giving Back, Nonprofit, Tanzania  •  No Comments

Dear Gentle Readers,
This week I am climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro so I won't be posting to many lengthy blog posts.  I am excited that I will be working on my next volunteer project once I get back from the hike.  I am working with a group called "Kili Kids" through the support organization, Committee Assist.  I [...]

Catching Up with Friends in Singapore

Posted by Sam Singh on December 22nd, 2008 under Nonprofit, Singapore, Small World Experience  •  No Comments

Celebrating International Volunteer Day
I caught up with one of my nonprofit colleagues while I was in Singapore.  I met Jason Wee at the International Association of Voluntary Effort conference in Panama this past April.  Jason works on nonprofit engagement at the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre so you can imagine why we hit it off.  [...]

Habitat For Humanity- (Part III)

Posted by Sam Singh on December 3rd, 2008 under Giving Back, India, Nonprofit  •  2 Comments

A Fun Group of Volunteers 
Pictured: Kids in the village checking out the new volunteer team.
There is something to be said about the type of people that go on Habitat for Humanity Global Village build programs.  There is something unique about them.  They are adventurous.  They are passionate.  They are a hell of a lot of [...]

Habitat for Humanity in India (Part 2- Religion and Service)

Posted by Sam Singh on November 20th, 2008 under Giving Back, India, Nonprofit, Policy, governance and nonprofits  •  1 Comment

When Millard Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity, he was inspired by his Christian faith to help those in need.  "I see life as both a gift and a responsibility. My responsibility is to use what God has given me to help his people in need."  Though Habitat for Humanity is a Christian based organization, it [...]