Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:628
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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Last Chance to Shape the 16NTC Agenda!

In today’s world, volunteer engagement and technology go hand in hand. In our recently-published book Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, we dedicated an entire section to technology shifts and their impact on the volunteer engagement space. … Continue reading ?

Don’t Keep All That Volunteer Engagement Knowledge to Yourself!

VolunteerMatch is now accepting Nonprofit Insights Webinar session proposals. Has your organization done something out-of-the-ordinary with your volunteer program? Have you witnessed new trends or conducted research around volunteerism? Are you simply a volunteer engagement rockstar? Don’t keep all that knowledge to yourself! … Continue reading ?

3 Good People, 3 Good Causes, 3 Perfect Matches

A senior trying yoga for the first time. A bobcat that can’t go back into the wild being cared for. A brother and sister strengthening their English skills after school.  These vastly different activities have one thing in common. They’re … Continue reading ?

4 Ways to Build an Ineffective, Disengaged Nonprofit Board

Your board of directors. They are responsible for the governance of your organization. They are also volunteers. It’s an unfortunate truth that many nonprofit organizations struggle to effectively attract and engage board members. And for good reason – it’s not … Continue reading ?

Why Fundraising Events Are About More Than Money

Does your nonprofit fundraise through major events? Unless you’re part of an 18% minority, the answer is yes. And these events come with a myriad of upfront costs and planning time. So, how do you know if you’re making the … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Spotlight: Becky of JourneyCare

Due to shifting life events, Becky recently found herself with time on her hands. What did she do? Turned to Google, of course! This led her to VolunteerMatch, which in turn led her to JourneyCare, a hospice and palliative care facility. … Continue reading ?

Multiple Personalities and How to Speak Their Language

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Volunteers and donors come in all shapes and sizes. Start speaking each person’s language with personas. Last month I introduced you to Trudy, the persona … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Deirdre White & Amanda MacArthur, PYXERA Global

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Today’s … Continue reading ?

Bring VolunteerMatch (and Volunteering) to the NTC Agenda

I don’t mean to brag, but VolunteerMatch’s Engagement Manager Stephanie Hong ROCKS at Google AdWords. In just a few months, she’s taken VolunteerMatch’s previously under-used Google AdWords Grant and ran with it. In June 2015, she: Increased traffic from Google AdWords by 12%. … Continue reading ?

Put Some Spark in Your Volunteer Program!

For many people, July is the time of year for  fireworks and camping. For many volunteer program managers, it can also be the time of year when needs and programs increase, and volunteers go on vacation. When I worked at … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Aria Finger, DoSomething.org

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Today’s … Continue reading ?

6 Tips for Hosting Youth Volunteers

Guest post by Lacey Helmig Youth volunteers can be a great way to boost the energy of an organization — and get a lot done. Youth can provide enthusiasm and excitement while contributing in a large way to the organization’s mission. The … Continue reading ?

July Food for Thought: What Are the Experts Saying?

At VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the fields of volunteer engagement and nonprofit management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Here’s some food for thought to get … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Katherine H. Campbell, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA)

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Today’s … Continue reading ?

A Closer Look at the Volunteer Program Improvement Tool for Hunger-Fighting Organizations

A few months ago, we introduced you to the Volunteer Program Improvement Tool, a free tool developed exclusively for hunger-related organizations. Today, let’s take a closer look.At VolunteerMatch, we recognize that a successful volunteer program isn’t just about attracting volunteers. It … Continue reading ?

What Does Volunteerism Look Like Around the World?

If you’re like me, you know how easy it is to get wrapped up in your individual, day-to-day life. With so many pressing and immediate tasks to take care of at our nonprofits, it’s hard to step away from our … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Linda Jacobs Davis, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL)

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Today’s … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Tobi Johnson, Tobi Johnson & Associates

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Today’s … Continue reading ?

What to Expect When You Are Expecting (From Volunteers, That Is)

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. You can measure some pretty high expectations from volunteers – IF you market to the ones who will deliver. I hear a lot about how … Continue reading ?

Session Recap: Tech Platforms for Volunteering

“How many of you work for nonprofits?” Joel Bashevkin, Executive Director of Taproot Foundation, posed this question to a packed room in downtown San Francisco last week. As might be expected at an event for the group San Francisco Tech4Good, a … Continue reading ?

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