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Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:549
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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

14 Engaging Volunteers Posts That Ruled 2014

It’s been a long, exciting year for volunteer engagement, and hopefully a successful, meaningful one for you and your volunteer program. To make sure you didn’t miss anything important, let’s review the 14 most popular blog posts published on Engaging Volunteers … Continue reading ?

A Whole New World of Volunteer Recruitment

Last week, VolunteerMatch rolled out some really exciting new features to our free volunteer recruitment tools. Processes are now even simpler, which means less clicking and more connecting with the right volunteers for your organization! Here are the details: Fewer … Continue reading ?

For the Love of Animals

The dog glanced back, eying the person holding his leash mischievously. And in a flash, he wiggled out of his collar and took off. Nimbly weaving through the downtown farmers market, the dog ran through a car wash, jumped over … Continue reading ?

VolunteerMatch Volunteers! An Afternoon at the SF-Marin Food Bank

Rice. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds of it. Scooping, weighing, packing. Talking, singing, laughing. Such was the afternoon for VolunteerMatch staff a few weeks ago at the SF-Marin Food Bank. At least once a quarter, VolunteerMatch chooses a group volunteer activity … Continue reading ?

Expert Snapshots for December – International Volunteer Day Edition!

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. And since today is International Volunteer Day, here’s … Continue reading ?

A #GivingTuesday Message from Your Social Good Enabler

For close to 100,000 nonprofit organizations, VolunteerMatch is content – proud, even – to fade into the background. We are an easy-to-use, free tool for nonprofits to use when connecting with volunteers. We witness with pleasure the impact created by … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: How to Socialize Your Volunteer Recruitment with Google Ad Grants

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. Question: What difference would it make for your … Continue reading ?

How Do You Keep Your Organization Safe?

When your organization engages potential volunteers, how do you screen them? How do you ensure that, not only are they the people you really need, but that your nonprofit’s information, reputation and clients will be protected? Furthermore, how do you … Continue reading ?

Why Online Petitions are Crucial to Your Volunteer Recruitment (and Retention)

By Aaron Viles, Care2 These days, every nonprofit organization has a website, usually chock full of articles, reports and blog posts about the issues and programs they support. The role of the Internet as a platform for sharing information with … Continue reading ?

A Formula for Elevator Pitches

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Recently, I had the privilege of leading a training hosted by Volunteer Fairfax for RSVP workstation managers on the art of the elevator pitch. I … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: The Brave New World of Engaging Skilled Volunteers

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. In today’s connected world, new ways of involving … Continue reading ?

In One Word: the Magic of Volunteer Managers

You are magic, don’t let anyone tell you differently. And today, on International Volunteer Managers Day, we celebrate your passion, dedication and impact. Because as important as volunteering is for making a difference in the world, it doesn’t exist in a … Continue reading ?

Adaptability, Volunteer Engagement, Chickens and Eggs: Which Come First?

Guest post by Beth Steinhorn, JFFixler Group To learn more about leveraging volunteer talent, join guest blogger Beth Steinhorn, JFFixler Group President, for a free webinar at November 19. Click here to register! Scan the shelves of the business section … Continue reading ?

How to Get the Most Out of Your Words

Which is more likely to inspire you? “Help support your community by volunteering to build houses for those in need.” “Housing is a right everyone should have. Create new neighbors by lending a hand!” Whatever the purpose: engaging volunteers, raising … Continue reading ?

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 ?

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