Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Save Time and Build Better Relationships with VolunteerMatch Premium

At VolunteerMatch, we love living out our mission of connecting good people and good causes. And we love that we can do this at no cost to the inspiring people and causes doing amazing work in their communities. We do … Continue reading ?

Including Volunteers in Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Efforts

Guest post by Kristen Gramigna Your volunteers have unique sets of skills and talents — and they’re passionate about your cause. So who better to go to for insights into the minds of your supporters? Asking for their opinions and ideas … Continue reading ?

How to Turn Away Volunteers and Still Have an OK Day

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. What’s the absolute, no doubt about it, worst part of managing volunteers? For me, it’s turning away the ones that are just not a good … Continue reading ?

A Match Made in St. Louis: Fighting Hunger One Voice at a Time

By Kori Reed, Vice President, Cause and Foundation, at ConAgra Foods. I am a child of the 80s whose mom played Barry Manilow’s albums throughout my formative years. So, what does this have to do with Volunteer Month? Rajan Taylor, … Continue reading ?

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: NYC Service and VolunteerMatch

Hey New York City nonprofits! Great news! Starting this week – just in time for National Volunteer Week – all your VolunteerMatch listings will automatically be posted to NYC Service. NYC Service is breaking new ground to become the first City … Continue reading ?

The Accidental Collaborator

When a short exercise went a long way towards staff engagement. Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. In my local DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies), one of the most common … Continue reading ?

Celebrate the Fun Side of Volunteering with #FestiVOL15

People volunteer for all kinds of reasons. One of the top reasons? It’s fun. This National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015), VolunteerMatch is celebrating the fun side of volunteering with our second annual FestiVOL. Time to put on those party hats, … Continue reading ?

Expert Snapshots for April: Prospective, Online, and Pro Bono Volunteers

At VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and management, and we want to help you stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends.  Here’s a snapshot to get your April going: Waiting … Continue reading ?

New Reason to Add Dates to Your VolunteerMatch Listings

“What are you up do this weekend?” Have you ever been asked that question by a coworker, friend, or acquaintance, and realized with sudden joy that you don’t have a single thing planned? It’s kind of a great feeling, isn’t … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: New Tools and Strategies for Managing Risk

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. When your organization welcomes new volunteers, how do … Continue reading ?

The 5 Love Languages for Volunteers

Guest post by Mazarine Treyz What love language do YOU speak? Do you wonder how to connect better with your volunteers? Do you wish you knew what would be really meaningful them? Why not try the 5 love languages? Have … Continue reading ?

4 Steps to Finding Your Volunteer Software Match

If you’re struggling to manage your volunteer program with Excel spreadsheets, manual emails, and shared Google Docs… you’re not alone. A new report from nonprofit technology review firm Software Advice shows that only 7% of small nonprofits (nonprofits with an annual … Continue reading ?

Volunteers OR Donors? Try Again.

Volunteer-donor hybrids are more common than you might think. This post looks at why this is the case and how to encourage it, as well as how to avoid some common mistakes. True or false? Volunteers donate their time because … Continue reading ?

Afraid of Losing Volunteers? Start Giving Constructive Criticism.

Guest post by Monique Goodyer You’ve shed blood, sweat and tears getting enough volunteers to join your nonprofit. (At least it feel like that sometimes; am I right?) And even when they need it the most, you are afraid to … Continue reading ?

Looking to Engage Tech Volunteers? Advice from #15NTC

Pro bono/ skilled volunteerism is a concept that’s been around for a while. Yes, it can come with unique challenges, but for the most part, it  tends to work well for both parties. So why do things tend to get … Continue reading ?

How To Move Beyond Intuition When Interviewing Prospective Volunteers

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. True or False? Our gut feelings about a volunteer are the best predictor of volunteer success. Since I’m asking the question – and it’s a … Continue reading ?

For VolunteerMatch, #15NTC Was About Appreciation

At the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#15NTC) held last week in Austin, TX, VolunteerMatch was lucky enough to have a booth in the Science Fair. Yes, the Exhibition Hall was called the Science Fair. #15NTC attendees know how to embrace … Continue reading ?

Going to SXSW Interactive? Come Find Us!

South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, TX is one of the biggest conferences out there when it comes to innovation and technology. This year, they’re introducing SXgood, a space for social do-gooders like you and me. We’re excited to host a Core Conversation … Continue reading ?

How Nonprofits Can Turn 25% into 62%

If you haven’t spent time exploring the latest “Volunteering and Civic Life in America” report, released by the Corporation for National and Community Service and National Conference on Citizenship, you should – it’s pretty fun. You can see statistics about … Continue reading ?

How to Have a Fun-Filled, Fullfilling #15NTC with VolunteerMatch

In less than one week, thousands of nonprofit nerds will be descending on Austin, Texas to learn, network and have fun at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Hooray! Whether you’re an NTC veteran or this will be your first time, … Continue reading ?

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