Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Thinking About How Volunteer Managers Think (Among Other Things)

Leaders of volunteers, do you feel you don?t have the resources to get the job done right? Try a different point of view.

[Infographic] Debunking Common PSA Myths for Nonprofits

They only air at night when everyone else is asleep. They?re only available on smaller stations and have limited reach. Have you heard these or other common misconceptions about PSAs? In reality, public service announcements (PSAs) are an effective and cost-conscious marketing tool for nonprofits to reach potential supporters. Every year, Connect360 analyzes a vast […]

12 Random Acts of Kindness

Fortunately, Random Acts of Kindness Day doesn?t require much preparation. And even the smallest act of kindness can help make someone?s day.

What We Learned in the First Year of Our Volunteer Program

At the end of 2015, my organization was presented with a goal and an expectation: to build a world-class skills-based volunteer program in the next year. Gulp.

[Podcast] Understanding the Impact of Volunteer Leaders

I had a chance to speak with Tobi Johnson from VolunteerPro about the Volunteer Management Progress Report's findings. Listen here.

Why It?s the Best Time in History to Post a Volunteer Opportunity

With volunteerism on the rise, more VolunteerMatch opportunities in more places, & enhanced nonprofit functionality, now's a great time to find volunteers!

VolunteerMatch?s Site Traffic Hits All-Time High Post-Inauguration

January 21-27, 2017, marks the volunteer engagement website?s busiest week in its 19-year history.

3 Reasons to Not Miss MAVA?s 2017 National Summit

When was the last time you attended a conference focused on volunteer managers?

What 500+ Hunger-Fighting Volunteer Program Managers Have Taught Us

In 2015, VolunteerMatch launched the Volunteer Program Improvement Tool. Since then, 500+ hunger-fighting rockstars have used the tool. Here's what we learned.

Thanking Volunteers on National Compliment Day

On January 24, 2017, we'll celebrate National Compliment Day ? a day of giving gratitude. Will you be thanking your volunteers? Here are some ideas.

Guiding the Masses: 4 Qualities of a ?Perfect? Leader

When leading volunteers, you often come across problems that go beyond what others experience in their workplaces.

5 Simple Ways to Attract Volunteers with Specialized Skills

Trying to recruit volunteers with specific skills can be tricky. It?s easy to get people to apply, but hard to get them to stay and show up when they agree to.

Nonprofit Spotlight: A Beacon for the Blind & Visually Impaired

The nonprofit Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind uses VolunteerMatch to find local and virtual volunteers with expertise in professional areas.

Encourage the Young Ones: Inspiring Students to Volunteer

Starting to volunteer at a young age provides an opportunity for students to learn and grow into valuable members of society.

[Webinar] Nonprofit Insights: How Design Thinking Helps You Increase Impact and Innovation

Learn how innovative nonprofits utilize think outside-the-box to leverage existing resources, volunteers, staff, and social media presence to increase impact.

Countdown the 10 Most-Read Engaging Volunteers Posts of 2016

Let?s take a moment to look back. Our New Year?s prediction? That you?ll find some knowledge and tips in this list to carry you into 2017!

[Video] How to Donate to Food Banks (Like a Boss!)

The 1-minute video above will make grocery shopping for your next food donation a piece of cake.

5 New Year?s Resolutions for Better Volunteer Management

Volunteers are crucial to furthering your cause and must be treated with care. Subscribe to these 6 easy New Year?s resolutions for better volunteer management!

Do You Screen Volunteers? We Want Your Opinion!

The cost of not screening volunteers can be greater than the costs associated with screening. Take this survey to let us know what your policies are!

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