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Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:535
Posts / Week:3
Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Volunteer as Brand Ambassador

Guest post by Tracy Kosolcharoen, Eventbrite As #GivingTuesday quickly approaches, many nonprofits have a single point of focus: fundraising. Nearly one third of nonprofit events on Eventbrite occur in the last quarter of the year. And during this busy time, … Continue reading ?

From Technophobe to True Believer…My Journey to Using Technology to Bridge Inequality Gaps

Guest post by Denise Howell, VolunteerMatch CFO This post is part of Blog Action Day 2014. I remember listening to Mari Kuraishi, President of Global Giving, at the Independent Sector a few years ago. She spoke about how we can … Continue reading ?

The Nonprofit Welcome Wagon: How to Engage Newcomers and Build a Strong Community – Through Volunteering

Guest post by Dylan Manderlink Upon moving to rural Arkansas from Boston, I had anticipated the reality of how different my new life would be down south. From the great distance between towns, expansive farmland, to the welcoming and warm … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Making It Last with For-Profit Companies

The Nonprofit Insights webinar series brings major thought leaders and experts to you for thought-provoking presentations on a variety of issues related to technology and engaging your community members for social good. The world of corporate-nonprofit partnerships is shifting – … Continue reading ?

4 Minutes to Help Everyone Learn about Volunteer Appreciation

Boy, do we appreciate our volunteers. The time, passion and talent given by these generous people makes the difference when it comes to creating impact for our communities and the world. They are the best. But how do we appreciate them? … Continue reading ?

When People Inspire Us

People are amazing. And when their passion, commitment and talents inspire us, we’re even more energized to make sure everyone has the chance to make a difference. And we’re lucky, because people in the VolunteerMatch network inspire us, like, every … Continue reading ?

Here’s How You Measure Volunteer Impact

Remember back in May, 2014 when we launched a survey asking you how you determine the effect volunteer work has on your mission? The results are in! Check out this clean, easy-to-read, chart-heavy report we produced in partnership with Software Advice … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Engaging Volunteers on Facebook

The Nonprofit Insights webinar series brings major thought leaders and experts to you for thought-provoking presentations on a variety of issues related to technology and engaging your community members for social good. With all the buzz recently about Facebook and … Continue reading ?

5 Tips for Engaging Youth Volunteers

Guest post by Susan Ragsdale “[The world's hope] is to rely on youth... not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage … Continue reading ?

Fall Webinar Preview: New Heights for Your Volunteer Engagement

September always brings a new school year and a new television season – in the spirit of both, here’s my Fall Preview of all of the upcoming presentations and workshops on VolunteerMatch’s Learning Center. Focus on Foundations This Fall I’m … Continue reading ?

What Difference Does Mobile Make?

Last month we announced something geeky and exciting: a fully responsive version of VolunteerMatch.org. Almost a year in the making, this update to a fully optimized, mobile-friendly version of the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network is our natural response to … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: The Joys of Discovery

You may have noticed lately that we’ve been highlighting the data and stats in our 2013 Annual Impact Report. And these numbers are exciting, don’t get me wrong. We’re data nerds with the best of them. But data isn’t the … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Tapping into the Power of National Days and Weeks of Service

The Nonprofit Insights webinar series brings major thought leaders and experts to you for thought-provoking presentations on a variety of issues related to technology and engaging your community members for social good. For many nonprofit organizations, national events like MLK … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: The Beauty of Efficient Impact

Efficiency is important for nonprofits. No matter how big or small our budgets are, we never have a ton of extra cash lying around. It’s simply a reality of life in the nonprofit sector. In order to provide the best … Continue readi...

How and Why to Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Guest post by Beth Steinhorn, JFFixler Group Whether you represent a food pantry, youth program, senior center, theater, or other organization or agency, families are likely a key constituent of yours. They may be welcomed as members, program attendees, visitors, … Continue reading ?

The Responsive Tech that Powers Your Volunteer Recruitment

Here’s a fun activity: Take out your smartphone, open a Web browser, and go to www.volunteermatch.org. Looks nice, right? We just released a fully responsive version of our website. This means that when volunteers come to VolunteerMatch.org to search and … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: Our Economics are a Win-Win-Win for Social Good

There’s something special about VolunteerMatch – and yes, I’m biased. But it’s true, and I’ll prove it. It’s not just that we’re a free service that helps everyone – volunteers, causes and businesses – find a way to make a … Continue reading ?

What I Learned from Volunteering

Guest post by Dylan Manderlink This post should really be called: “How I learned more about my community and humanity once I stepped outside my college classroom.” You see, going to college in the heart of a city has an … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: Matching Volunteer Interests to Nonprofit Needs

At VolunteerMatch, we believe that everyone should have the chance to make a difference. And we REALLY believe that the best way to make sure this happens is to help connect good people with the good causes that need them. … Continue reading ?

Webinar Sneak Peek: Communicating and Innovating

Have you checked out the VolunteerMatch Learning Center lately? We’ve got a line-up of valuable and practical webinars about volunteer engagement happening every week – all for free. This month we’re focusing on two extremely important themes: communicating about your volunteer program … Continue reading ?

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