Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:725
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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

What’s Behind the Why of Working with Volunteers

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. When you nurture what’s best in your volunteers, you hold some powerful change agents in your hands. Have you ever had a conversation so thought-provoking that … Continue reading ?

How Volunteering with Sick Children Changed Sharon Reasonover’s Life

Sharon Reasonover first started volunteering at the age of 16. It was the summer before her junior year of high school, and she hadn’t really understood the meaning behind doing something for others until that day. Sharon was accompanying a … Continue reading ?

Why “Tough Love” Produces the Best Volunteers

Guest post by Mike Devaney “Look, this has to work for you… what do you wanna get outta this experience?” she asked, squinting. Katerina (Kat), the hospital’s volunteer coordinator, was quietly putting to bed everything I thought I knew about recruiting … Continue reading ?

How To Use Positivity To Attract New Volunteers

Guest post by Kayla Matthews Finding qualified and capable volunteers for your organization isn’t always easy. Getting the word out is one challenge. Finding people willing to commit to the tasks at hand is another. Once volunteers are recruited, keeping … Continue reading ?

How to Boost Your Local Volunteers’ Motivation

Guest post by David Grover The ability to motivate local volunteers is a vital but challenging task. Volunteer organizations are notoriously fluid, people come and go, and very often, those who are very enthusiastic at the start lose steam as … Continue reading ?

VM Summit 16 to Bring Good Companies and Causes Together in Chicago, IL

Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer through pro bono volunteering, days of service, paid time off to volunteer, and more. Is your nonprofit effectively engaging these corporate volunteers? VM Summit 16, hosted by VolunteerMatch, will bring corporate responsibility and … Continue reading ?

5 Ways the Arts Can Enhance Your Volunteer Program

Guest post by Jordan Shue The arts have a tremendous ability to change individuals in positive ways. Now, imagine if that power was applied to entire teams of volunteers — specifically groups of volunteers from for-profit organizations. Not only does … Continue reading ?

8 Tips For Establishing Your Nonprofit On Social Media

Editor’s Note: At brand new or small nonprofits, people who run volunteer programs may be responsible for other functions within the organization, including marketing. Whether you’re taking on social media yourself, or working with a colleague to promote your volunteer … Continue reading ?

How the VolunteerMatch Support Team Keeps You Moving

Have a VolunteerMatch Question? Meet the Team that Has the Answers They have navigated their way through thousands of customer service inquiries. Now, they’re working on making VolunteerMatch support better, easier, and more intuitive than ever. In this Q&A, meet … Continue reading ?

5 Ways to Connect with Volunteers on the Go

Guest post by John Killoran Your volunteers are constantly on the move. When they’re not volunteering their time with your organization, they’re out and about: Working 9-5. Taking care of their kids. Making meals. Saving the world. Wherever they are, whatever … Continue reading ?

3 Ways Volunteers Can Maximize Their Impact During Disasters

Guest post by James Chiq In light of recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, people around the world are seeking ways to aid those affected by natural disasters, either from afar or in person. But good intentions can — and … Continue reading ?

Aligning Volunteer Engagement to the Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of Your Organization

Guest post by Michael Fliess Many leaders of volunteers agree that when volunteers are fully engaged, both the organization and the clients or cause they represent benefit. Being “fully engaged” can mean different things to volunteers. However, in a 2013 recognition … Continue reading ?

Retirees in Prime Position to Volunteer

Guest post by Carol Marak Not all retirees are ready to withdraw completely. Today, more than ever, seniors want to stay involved in the community because they understand that social isolation is a health risk. While at work, they could … Continue reading ?

How to Engage the Right Volunteers for Your Organization

Guest post by Rebecca Jee A first year University student, a stay at home parent, and a 68-year-old retiree walk into your office. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke. These are the people who could be your next … Continue reading ?

Twitter Chat Recap: Why is the U.S. Volunteer Rate Dropping?

We took to Twitter to discuss potential causes of the declining volunteer rate in the U.S., and possible solutions. Thought leaders, nonprofit representatives, and philanthropists weighed in — here's what they had to say. Continue reading ?

How Doing What Comes Naturally Leads to Amazing Volunteer Retention

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. When a heart-centered approach becomes part of your program’s routine, your volunteers stick around Does it surprise you that many ? and perhaps most of … Continue reading ?

8 Actions You Can Take to Continue the Energy of National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week! Throughout the week, we’ve been celebrating the amazing people who volunteer and make volunteerism possible by sharing easy ways to listen, learn, inspire, and act! Up today: Act. As #NVW2016 comes to a close, we want … Continue reading ?

Inspire Your Volunteers With These 18 Famous Quotes

We hope you’re enjoying National Volunteer Week! Here at VolunteerMatch, we’re eager to continue celebrating #NVW2016 by honoring the volunteers and people who make volunteering possible — you! Throughout the week, we’re providing fodder for your celebrations by sharing simple … Continue reading ?

3 Ways to Boost Your Skills During National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week! Throughout the week, we’re celebrating the amazing people who volunteer and make volunteerism possible by sharing easy ways to listen, learn, inspire, and act! Up today: Learn. We’ll show you 3 ways to boost your volunteer … Continue reading ?

Discovery Communications and VolunteerMatch Partner to Inspire Volunteerism

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Discovery Communications! Check out the press release below, followed by the PSA Discovery has created to encourage viewers to give back to their local communities! DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS AND VOLUNTEERMATCH PARTNER TO INSPIRE VOLUNTEERISM ACROSS … Continue reading ?

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