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Jim Gibbons

Along the Leadership Walk: Growing as Leaders by Learning from the Past

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

On a characteristically hot and humid summer day in Washington, D.C., I ventured with a small group of Goodwill Industries International team members ...

Earth Day is Donate Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With spring weather (finally!) coming to much of the nation after a long and snowy winter, this year feels like one in which we should be particularly...

A New Tune for Our Heroes

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Do you remember that folk song from the 1960s, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" There is one lyric that asks, "Where have all the soldiers gone?" Certainly, many of our war heroes have died while protecting our interests abroad. Many more have returned home, however, and they've gone about the task of transitioning into civilian life. It hasn't been easy.

Goodwill is Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Did you know that approximately one in every six Americans is Hispanic? The 2010 U.S. Census counted the nation's Hispanic population at 50.5 million ...

All Parents Want Their Children to Have Productive, Fulfilling Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For young people with the most significant disabilities, the Special Minimum Wage Certificate means the difference between reaching their personal employment potential and having no job at all.

Goodwill and the Power of Work: Helping People With Disabilities Find Employment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In America, 80 percent of people with disabilities do not have jobs. This shameful statistic should encourage all of us to help people with disabilities earn employment.

Upgrading the Online Job Search

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is not about sheer volume nor is it ever a one-size-fits-all approach. It is about facilitating the best match between employer and job seeker to avoid missed opportunities and help both parties advance their goals.

On Earth Day, Don't Forget to Think Small

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Ys, on Earth Day and throughout Earth Week, we should all think big and call on our leaders in Washington and in statehouses to make a serious commitment to meaningful environmental leadership. But we cannot let the big be the enemy of the small.

Pop-Up Nation: 5 Reasons Why the Temporary Shop is Here to Stay

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Some have been quick to dismiss the pop-up phenomenon as a trend that is problematic for business, given the short-term nature of the model. But recent years have shown pop-up shops proving to be a long-term strategy for businesses, communities and nonprofit organizations alike.

Bridging the Digital Divide

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In a job seekers' world that is heavily reliant on the Internet, a lack of digital access means a job seeker must jump through extra hurdles to access up-to-date job listings, career development information, free online classes and other content that can help them find jobs and advance their careers.

Remembering Dr. King Through Service

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

This Saturday, as part of the inaugural events, thousands of Americans will fill the National Mall for the Service Summit,where attendees can find opportunities to volunteer with organizations both during the national day of service on Monday, and throughout the year.

Top 10 Things to Donate Before the End of the Year

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In a season when many of us are focused on gift buying or a tax deduction, December is a good time to think about another kind of giving: donating.

The Fight Against Unemployment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As the holiday season kicks into full gear and our economy continues to swing upwards, let's be sure to remember that every American deserves the chance to reach self-sustainability through the power of work.

Beyond Jobs - Giving Women the Tools They Need to Succeed

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

At Goodwill, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to create economic sustainability through the power of education and employment. The hard-working women in our lives are most deserving of this opportunity.

Goodwill Is Teaming Up to Clean Up Our Communities With Help From Family Circle

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For the fourth year in a row, Goodwill has partnered with Family Circle magazine to collaborate on a back-to-school clothing donation drive.

Goodwill Helps the Next Generation Open Doors to Success

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is important to have jobs in our society; not only do jobs provide our livelihood, they help ground us, give us purpose and provide us with a network through which we can build friendships and discover new opportunities. Often, our jobs define our sense of worth.

Jobs Beyond The Battlefield: Employing Those Who Have Served

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Nearly one in three Americans who have fought to defend our freedoms cannot find a job after their service is complete. This is unacceptable. Regardless of political affiliation, all Americans can agree that the men and women who serve our country deserve every chance to succeed once they return home.

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Older Workers

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We believe that every older American deserves the chance to live independently through the power of work.

A Complete Guide To Donating Electronics

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Throughout the holiday season, the Consumer Electronics Association reminded us that electronics -- especially tablets, laptops and TVs -- were the mo...

Businesses That Change Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

While the job market and small business climate may continue to look bleak, it is inspiring to hear stories about booming innovative social enterprises, even in the worst of times.

Building Prosperity: Finding a Job is Just the First Step

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Prosperity Centers are dedicated to assisting people in their community succeed financially. That doesn't just mean helping workers find jobs; it means giving them all the tools they need to build financial security.

Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Call To Hire Disabled Vets

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As a person who is blind, I often talk about the value of hiring people with disabilities. That is because they are uniquely equipped to confront chal...

Thrifting in My Backyard: Grand Opening and a Grand Old Time

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

My family and I had the opportunity to attend the most recent Goodwill store opening in our area this past Saturday. This new, exciting thrifting oppo...

It All Adds Up

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two billion pounds of used goods that aren't clogging up landfills have helped put 2.4 million people on the path toward self-sufficiency. That's what the Donate Movement is all about.

Philanthropists of Tomorrow Start With the Work We Do With Our Kids Today

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

From toddler through teenager, encouraging regular charitable giving is a great way to instill awareness of a greater good. Kids get tremendous satisfaction in being able to say they helped someone.