Did you know that Goodwill Industries International (GII) has shared more than 1,000 original blog posts on Goodwill.org? The social good series is the newest addition to the blog, and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the content as its inaugural year comes to a close. In case you missed them, take a look at a few of the most widely read posts on current topics that are directly tied to Goodwill® and our mission.
Anthony Mitchell of Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s (MLT) makes the case for how culture, both within and outside of an organization, can serve as a vehicle for positive change.
This post takes a look at how the Great Recession impacted older workers as examined in the documentary Set for Life, in addition to providing possible solutions for the future. Watch it here for free.
Sustainability initiatives have long been a priority of GII. This piece highlights three local Goodwill organizations that are leading the way in helping the environment while still managing to reach other mission related goals.
If you’re intrigued by the concept of living off of what might be considered pocket change to some, check out this review of the bestselling book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. The reality, that many people face challenges in accessing the resources they need most on a daily basis, is brought to light as well as the fact that social welfare legislation and programs must be examined to ensure maximum efficiency.
Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorites, Ed Bolen, discusses the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the implications of eliminating the program in relation to those looking for work.
Thanks for continuing to learn about the issues that affect the populations we serve. Be sure to let us know if there are any topics that you would like to see covered next year in the comments section below!