Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

5 Strategies to Convince Your Boss to Send You to VM Summit 16

VM Summit 16 is the place to collaborate with other volunteer managers who engage corporate volunteers. But how do you get the internal support to attend?

How to Evaluate Your Volunteers’ Work

When you have volunteers working toward a collective cause, it’s often not enough just to know how many hours they’ve contributed.

3 Ways to Volunteer for the 2016 Election

Wondering how you can go beyond voting this election season?From volunteering for a campaign to hosting your own polling place, here are a few resources.

Try These 7 Innovative Ways to Fight Hunger

In honor of Hunger Action Month™ this September, we’ve compiled this list of unique hunger-fighting solutions from those out in the field.

Do This and Tame Your Volunteer Management Workload

Sometimes what we need to improve our volunteer management is a better handle on our workload — and sometimes we need a technological assist to get there.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Save $$ on Transportation

Overhead expenses including transportation are necessary for nonprofits. But there are steps that volunteer program managers can take to help minimize them.

When Partnering with Companies, Communication is Key

Make deliberate, open communication the norm for the duration of your nonprofit's corporate partnerships. Why? To increase your community impact, of course!

Reduce Volunteer Excuses by Keeping Them Engaged

Retaining a consistent and returning pool of volunteers is often the most challenging task associated with running a nonprofit organization.

4 Reasons to Attend VM Summit 16

Although it's called VM Summit 16 now, many of the reasons to attend VolunteerMatch's annual conference all about corporate volunteering remain the same.

How to Include Volunteer Experience on Your Resume

Guest Post by Mary Frenson Volunteering can be a fantastic way to spend your time. You get to learn new skills, build friendships and, in return, enrich your community. Volunteering can make you feel really good about yourself, and as an added bonus, it can enhance your resume too! When you have relevant experience as […]

Coming Soon: A Brand New Look for ‘Engaging Volunteers’

When we first started this blog, we set out to do something different: curate a space where nonprofits could go to learn about attracting and engaging volunteers. While volunteer recruitment and management were prominent topics on other nonprofit blogs, one-stop … Continue reading ?

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Killer VolunteerMatch Presence

You probably already know that your nonprofit provides exceptional value and service to your community. With the explosion of nonprofit organizations across the U.S., how can you continue to capture the attention of quality volunteers? One of the best ways … Continue reading ?

How a Volunteer Manager Played to Her Strengths and Discovered Her Purpose

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Great things happen for our programs when our work aligns with what we love to do The more I work with volunteer engagement pros, the … Continue reading ?

3 Ways to Build Volunteer Engagement Without Breaking a Sweat

Guest post by Andrew Koch Are 100% of your volunteers excited and engaged in their work? If the answer is “yes”, do you know how to keep that energy going for longer than a few months? I’d like to introduce … Continue reading ?

What Your Volunteer Program Really Needs: A Gourmet Salad Dressing

Editor’s note: In honor of VM Summit 16, which is all about corporate/ nonprofit collaboration, this series of volunteerism-related blog posts will take one topic and explain how it’s relevant to both groups. Today’s topic? Skills-based volunteering. Check out our … Continue reading ?

Don’t Say These 4 Things to an Angry Volunteer (and What You Should Say Instead)

Volunteers are often the eyes and ears of an organization—by giving time and expertise, they are personally invested—and their feedback is critical to our growth. Sometimes, that feedback may come in a form that is more emotionally charged than a … Continue reading ?

Is VM Summit 16 Right for You?

You may have already heard of VM Summit 16. This unique conference, brought to you by VolunteerMatch, brings companies and nonprofits together in one place to collaborate on how to create better, more impactful partnerships, while harnessing the power of … Continue reading ?

Be Good to Each Other: 294 Volunteer Opportunities to Disarm Hate

By Basil Sadiq and Tess Srebro As the aftermath of this month’s shootings continue to unfold, many of us at VolunteerMatch are having a hard time keeping silent. We know it’s times like these where we can look to our … Continue reading ?

VolunteerMatch’s Guide to 17NTC Session Voting

In case you missed it, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) announced their 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference (17NTC)—the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event. Held from March 23-March 25, 2017 in Washington, DC., the conference will house over 100 educational and collaborative … Continue reading ?

How I Found Purpose in Retirement

Written by Susan Miller  After I decided on an early retirement. I quickly realized I had plenty more to do (and give) — time, energy, and a desire to help others. I searched for volunteer opportunities online, and found VolunteerMatch. … Continue reading ?

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