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    I need help with the following questions for part of a presentation on The Peace Corps. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

    a. What current issues is their organization facing at the present time?
    b. How would they evaluate their fundraising program?
    i. Do they need more funds?
    ii. What's the most effective method for them in raising funds?
    iii. What are the obstacles in raising funds from their perspective?
    iv. Do they see changes in the fundraising area? What kind?
    v. Their view on the nonprofit community? Anything new or different?
    vi. Do they feel they are still focused on their mission and is it as relevant today as when the organization was founded?

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    a) The current issues facing the Peace Corps are problems related to budget and expansion, there are issues relating to safety and security, the imposition of the Five Year Rule, and Volunteer access to abortion. The issues relating to budget is that the Congress has not provided the necessary funding. There is concern in the Congress as to how the volunteer force is made up, the programming of volunteer project assignment, and support of volunteers in implementing the projects. The safety and security concerns include the perception that volunteers are susceptible to crime. Also, there is feeling that the safety and security of volunteers is being compromised. In 2011, an investigation reported that more than 1,000 American women have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last decade when serving as Peace Corp volunteers abroad. Another issue is whether Peace Corps appropriations have prohibited funds from being used to pay for abortions. There is need for health insurance coverage for volunteers where there is rape, incest, and the mother's life is endangered.
    b) They evaluate their fundraising programs based on the adequacy of the funds for the project that they have undertaken. They also evaluate the fundraising on the sources from which funds have been raised. The other criteria are the ...

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    The answer to this problem explains the current issues and funding of Peace Corps. 830 words with references.