Every two years, since the early 2000s, the US Census Bureau, in partnership with AmeriCorps, releases a study tracking volunteerism in the US. This year’s report, released in late January, found that the national rate of volunteering through organizations dropped from 30% of all Americans in 2019 to 23% in 2021—the largest drop since the study began in 2002.
I really really love chicken wings and grilling. I also love warm temperatures that allow me to go outside without freezing and participate in my favorite hobby, fishing. I love watching flowers bloom and even the thoughts of yardwork. And the extra hour of daylight when the time changes, well don’t get me started. I love Spring.
Recently, I turned the final page on Adam Higginbotham’s excellent book, Midnight in Chernobyl, a seemingly minute-by-minute account of the human-made events leading up to and following the 1986 nuclear disaster in North-Central Ukraine.
Last weekend the Armstrong McGuire team was busy at our yearly retreat and internal strategy meetings. On Sunday and Monday, we learned, laughed, and reflected on our work and processes. One throughline to many of our discussions was diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), why it is important as a value that each of us and the company holds, and how it impacts our work.
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