Featured Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Howard

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Howard

The OCP Blog Featured Volunteer of the Month: Melissa Howard “When a person is enlightened his or her words become like seeds, full of life and energy. And they can remain in seed form for centuries until they are sown in a receptive, fertile heart.” –...
Redemption

Redemption

The OCP Blog Redemption The day misspent, the love misplaced, has inside it the seed of redemption. Nothing is exempt from resurrection. -Kay Ryan, poet To be human is to embrace memory, or to grasp recollection the way a child squeezes a rubber ball in his tiny,...
On Top of the World

On Top of the World

The OCP Blog On Top of the World  On a clear, sunny day in May, the staff and 20+ community members took a field trip to Reddish Knob and later a picnic at Hone Quarry. If you are local, you know that Reddish Knob is one of the highest points in Virginia, rising 4,397...
Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb

Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb

The OCP Blog Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb “Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board,...
Why Staff Salaries are Not Overhead

Why Staff Salaries are Not Overhead

The OCP Blog  Not long ago the nonprofit information service, Guidestar, along with two other prominent competitors, published an open letter titled “The Overhead Myth.” The letter sought to dispel a common perception among funders that money spent on “overhead” is...
Featured Volunteer of the Month: Troy Huskins

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Troy Huskins

The OCP Blog To cope with the turmoil and bumps in the road that we go through on a daily basis, it is helpful to remain diligent and develop a way to positively welcome what life puts in our path. Only this way can we go about our day with peace, joy and serenity. It...