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Welcoming Back a Familiar Face at Peer Learning Session 3

Posted by HALO Award on November 30, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Earlier this month Cohort 7 met for their third Peer Learning Session at The California Wellness Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. Since the group is well into the development of their volunteer management plans, Blue Garnet led a focused discussion on “risk management” as it relates to implementing their plans...

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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Elizabeth House

Posted by HALO Award on September 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM


Kate Rhymer, Volunteer Awardee (left) & Debbie Unruh, Executive Director (right)


Please give a brief explanation of what you do at Elizabeth House?

Before the onboard of Elizabeth House’s new Volunteer Coordinator, my wor...

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Cohort 7 Meets Again!

Posted by HALO Award on September 1, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Last week, Cohort 7 came together for their second Peer Learning Session at The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities. This session focused on refining volunteer management plans and participating in Spotlight Cases from Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Both organizations presented a “spotlight” on a specific issue or challenge in their volunteer programs and then received feedback and suggestions from their peers to address th...

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2018 HALO Award Applicant Snapshot

Posted by HALO Award on August 2, 2018 at 5:50 PM

The 2018 HALO Award RFP was released on June 7th, eligible to nonprofits in and serving Los Angeles County. On July 12th, The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation received a total of 40 applications, of which 21 are new applicants and 19 are returning applicants, all hoping for support to build and/or strengthen their current volunteer programs.

Thank you to all the organizations who applied for and those who forwarded it across...

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First Ever HALO Award Alumni Convening

Posted by HALO Award on July 13, 2018 at 4:10 PM

The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation hosted the first cross cohort gathering of all HALO Award recipients at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on April 19th. The HALO Award Alumni Convening brought National Volunteer Week to a close with a memorable day focused on building connections with past and current HALO Award recipients, celebrating the successes of HALO Awardees and their volunteer programs, and providing new opportunities for capacity building support.

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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Posted by HALO Award on July 2, 2018 at 5:10 PM


Cindy Walkenbach, Volunteer Awardee, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden


Please give a brief explanation of what you do at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

I’m President of the two hundred-member RSABG Volunteer Organization and a member of the GardenR...

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Cohort 7's first Peer Learning Session

Posted by HALO Award on June 1, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Last week the 2017 HALO Award awardees had their first peer learning session as Cohort 7 at the LA84 Foundation. This was the first of four peer learning sessions that will take place during the HALO Award program year. At these sessions, HALO Award awardees focus on relationship building amongst the cohort organizations, addressing specific volunteer program issues, participating in facilitated discussi...

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Celebrating the 2017 HALO Award Winners!

Posted by HALO Award on February 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM


2017 HALO Award Winners


On Thursday, February 15, 2018, The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation honored the 2017 HALO Award winners at the historic Mari...

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A Bittersweet Farewell to Cohort 6

Posted by HALO Award on February 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM

On January 24, 2018, the 2016 HALO Award awardees met for the last time as “Cohort 6” for their final peer convening at The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities. The organizations reflected on their experience with the HALO Award program and how their volunteer management capacity has evolved since receiving the Award. All six organizations highlighted that formalizing their volunteer program with the creation and development o...

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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Strength United

Posted by HALO Award on February 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM



Cibele Souza, Volunteer Awardee, Strength United 


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