How Does Community Development Help the Economy?

If you've read our recent posts, you've learned how sustainable community development can help cities and neighborhoods become healthier, safer, and more empowered. Today, the staff at COGUM Global wants to share how community development can help boost the local...

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Volunteering Without Barriers

In a world where we often find ourselves facing walls and barriers based on our backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and cultures, volunteering stands out as an equal opportunity activity. Volunteer work is open to everyone and everyone can make a difference. Today, the team...

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3 Signs of Empowered Communities

Community development is a vital part of how cities can grow and prosper. But how can any group know that it's achieved the standards of a truly empowered community? COGUM Global understands that you may have questions about becoming an empowered community in the Rock...

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How Does Volunteering Help You Gain Confidence?

The benefits of being a volunteer are endless. Although helping others in need is the best part of volunteering, there are other good things that come out of it. In fact, one of the major perks of volunteering is what it does for your self-esteem. If you're looking to...

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3 Benefits of Volunteering

Being a community worker is one of the most honorable things a person can do with their time. Have you ever heard the saying that helping others is the best way to help yourself? There are many benefits that come with volunteering. Here at COGUM Global, we've noticed...

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5 Sustainable Community Development Skills

Sustainable community development is a process that takes time. While the results don't appear overnight, there are some other tangible benefits that come along with this work. People who work in sustainable community development often develop the following skills:...

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Who Participates in Community Development?

Community development workers play a crucial role in neighborhood revitalization and other forms of activism. Although serving in a community development role is important—whether as a staff member, board member, volunteer, or donor—the good news is that just about...

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What Do Community Workers Do?

The lifeblood of any organization is its people. Without them, the goals and benefits of sustainable community development would take much longer to realize. But what exactly do community workers do? The work that an organization's staff and volunteers do varies from...

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