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From Volunteerism to Collectivism, a New Chapter at Seattle Works
December 7th, 2021
Our annual recap written by Pj Bergstrom. Lots of changes at Seattle Works in 2021, including new mission, vision, and values.

What "Diversity Gap" in Volunteering?
April 30th, 2021
Our content director, Pj Bergstrom, is featured in Civic Life Today speaking on the presence of white supremacy norms and institutionalization of volunteerism.

Reflections on Anti-Racism at Seattle Works in 2020
January 19, 2021
In 2020, Seattle Works continued our anti-racism work - read reflections from our Connector Director, Ben Reuler.

Seattle Works welcomes eight new board members 
February 21, 2020
This year, Seattle Works brought on eight amazing new board members.

2019 Gratitude Report is here!
February 20, 2020
In this report, Seattle Works reflects on our growth and impact while appreciating our partners and supporters in 2019.

NEW HIRES: Pj Bergstrom, Events and Communications Coordinator, and Cassie Whitebread, Program Coordinator
December 16, 2019
Seattle Works is excited to announce the arrival of new staff members Cassie Whitebread and Pj Bergstrom!

Reflections on dismantling racism in Seattle Works, a nonprofit organization, from Ben Reuler, Executive Director
December 16, 2019
Read Executive Director Ben Reuler's reflections on Seattle Works' ongoing evolution from a historically and predominantly white organization into one that is actively antiracist.

How nonprofits are refreshing their boards by drawing on the talents and diversity of recruits at Seattle-area companies
Seattle Times - October 19, 2019
Seattle Works has been working with nonprofits in Seattle for 30 years. Learn about The Bridge: Board Training with Facebook’s new employees to Seattle,an in-depth crash course on becoming a board member for one of the region’s hundreds of nonprofits.

VIDEO: Seattle Works 30th Anniversary
October 12, 2019
Acting locally matters. Check out our video in celebration of Seattle Works' 30th Anniversary! 

VIDEO: Seattle Works Day is a day to volunteer and help dozens of nonprofits in our area
Q13 FOX - April 29, 2019
Seattle Works Day brings hundreds of people together to support amazing nonprofits and communities in Seattle and beyond... Watch Video.

13 fun places to go for team-building experiences in the Seattle area
The Seattle Times - February 15, 2019
Cooperate on small- and large-scale volunteer projects with local nonprofits! Click to read to full article.

2018 Gratitude Report 
Seattle Works - January 15, 2019
Seattle Works is proud to present our 2018 Gratitude Report in which we reflect on our growth and impact in 2018. Enjoy!

Seattle Works Welcomes Stellar 2019 Board Class
Seattle Works - December 10, 2018
Seattle Works is honored to announce that it has welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors! Click to read to full press release.

Seattle Works celebrates Premera Blue Cross Social Impact Team
Seattle Works - September 7, 2018
Seattle Works is thrilled to announce that the Social Impact Team at Premera Blue Cross is the recipient of our 2018 Philanthropic Partner Award! Click to read to full press release.

What are Seattle's biggest needs?
The Evergrey - August 7, 2018
"A team of Evergrey readers pitched in along the Duwamish River Valley for Seattle Works Day last summer." Click to read article.

Cultivating the next generation of nonprofit leaders in metro areas
Brookings Institute - May 31, 2018
"Metropolitan areas must be bold in investing in leadership development. Achieving greater leadership equity means investing more in emerging leaders and organizations from historically marginalized or oppressed communities." Click to read article.

TOP VIDEO: Seattle Works Day connects hundreds of voluneers to dozens of nonprofits for a fun day of services.
King 5 - June 6, 2018
Premera teamed up with PAWS through Seattle Works -- an organization that connects volunteers with projects throughout the community, and their biggest event of the year is coming up... Watch Video.

NEW HIRE Michael Padilla Ocampo: Development and Communications Manager
Seattle Works-June 4, 2018
Seattle Works is excited to announce the arrival of new staff member Michael Padilla Ocampo! Michael has joined the team as the Development and Communications Manager. Click to read to full press release.

TOP VIDEO: Millennial volunteers look to buck ‘selfie generation’ image, make difference in rapidly changing region
Q13 FOX-May 30, 2017
Seattle Works is a non-profit and matchmaker of sorts. It connects local non-profit organizations desperate for a helping hand with companies providing a volunteer workforce and individual volunteers ready to pitch in. “It has to start somewhere,” says Ben Ruler, the Executive Director of Seattle Works ... Watch Video.

NEW HIRE LaTashia Treise: Program Manager, Leadership Development
Seattle Works-March 13, 2018
Seattle Works is thrilled to announce the arrival of new staff member LaTashia Treise! LaTashia has joined the team as the Program Manager for Leadership Development. Click to read to full press release.

How Does Seattle Works, Work? Let Us Show You.
Seattle Works-Jan 22, 2018
In 2016 we saw an influx of volunteers, community members, and companies dedicated to the growth of our region. Because of supporters like you, Seattle Works was able to implement strong public programs to deploy these amazing volunteers. Click to view the 2017 Gratitude Report (and here for 2016).

Call of a Global Movement: Helping Millennials Build Community Through Volunteerism
Points of Light-Nov 22, 2017
In Seattle, Ben Reuler, executive director of our affiliate Seattle Works, is committed to helping millennials who are new to the city build community ... With our global network of more than 200 affiliates, Points of Light will celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5, recognizing volunteers in ... Read More

What gives? Tech giant Amazon finally boosts its philanthropic rep in its hometown
GeekWire-Dec 14, 2016
“We are definitely hearing from more Amazon employees interested in engaging with nonprofits,” said Ben Reuler, executive director of Seattle Works, a nonprofit that helps facilitate volunteer activities and preps people for serving on nonprofit boards. That enthusiasm comes despite the fact that Amazon ... Read More

How altruism can help employers attract millennials
GeekWire-Nov 18, 2016
“Employee engagement, employee volunteerism is an HR issue,” Ben Reuler told a crowd of professionals and community organizers in downtown Seattle Friday. “The smart companies are realizing this.” Reuler is Executive Director of Seattle Works, a nonprofit that brings corporations and people together ... Read More. 

Can volunteerism mend the growing rift between Seattle's thriving tech community and those in need?
GeekWire-Feb 18, 2016
Ben Reuler has an idea that could help mend this growing rift and shift one image of tech workers — as an entitled, indifferent force that undermines the ... Reuler is the executive director of Seattle Works, a nonprofit founded 27 years ago that connects corporations and individuals with other nonprofits in ... Read More