Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Blog Post Archive

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 ?

How Volunteering Can Build New Skills

In today’s society, not everyone has the resources to dedicate to volunteering. Although some don’t like to volunteer, for many, it’s a way of life. Volunteering benefits local and global communities, and can even help you find new friends, learn … Continue reading ?

Word-of-Mouth Volunteer Recruitment – It’s Easier Than You Think!

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? Word-of-mouth volunteer recruitment. Check out … Continue reading ?

Tips for Creating an Effective Nonprofit Campaign on Social Media

Guest post by Mary Kleim No matter what your thoughts are about social media, you cannot deny the fact that some people who use it are full of compassion. They are always ready to help those in need, and nonprofit organizations … Continue reading ?

4 Takeaways from Our Shark Week Campaign

For years, VolunteerMatch has supported Discovery Communications by providing employee volunteer management software. This year — and for the first time ever — VolunteerMatch partnered with Discovery to dive into unchartered waters: Shark Week (6/26/16 – 7/2/16). Shark Week is … Continue reading ?

Make Time for Collaboration | VM Summit 16

Now is the perfect time to register for VM Summit 16. Why? Early bird registration rates end July 1, 2016. That’s this Friday. After July 1st, ticket prices will increase by $75 each. Save your nonprofit (or company) a little … Continue reading ?

VolunteerMatch on the Street | SHARK WEEK 2016

How many humans do sharks kill each year? How many sharks do humans kill each year? We took to the streets of San Francisco to find answers to questions such as these, while having a little fun along the way. … Continue reading ?

4 Things Sharks and Volunteers Have in Common

When our team first met to discuss how we could be involved with Discovery Communications’ Shark Week, we hoped our followers might ask: What does volunteering have to do with Shark Week? After a quick brainstorm and a few laughs, … Continue reading ?

Have a Volunteer Story to Share? Enter the #SharkFinbassador Instagram Sweeps

In case you missed it, we’re partnering with Discovery for Shark Week (6/26/16 – 7/2/16) — Discovery’s longest-running cable television programming event in history. During this week and next, we’ll share stories of volunteers making an impact on their environments, … Continue reading ?

Discovery and VolunteerMatch Team Up for Shark Week

Earlier this year, VolunteerMatch extended our partnership with Discovery Communications to inspire volunteerism among their passionate viewers. Discovery even created this incredible PSA to help. Beginning next week, our relationship will get a little more dangerous: VolunteerMatch is daring to … Continue reading ?

Top 10 Cities with the Most Volunteer Opportunities

Earlier this week, we shared five encouraging stats from our 2015 Impact Report that prove the nonprofit sector and volunteer engagement isn’t slowing down anytime soon. With 104,000 nonprofits on VolunteerMatch working to engage volunteers to make a difference in … Continue reading ?

How Volunteering Helps Your Career

Sometimes, nonprofits and volunteer program managers can have trouble presenting their volunteer programs in the best light. Consider the following advice on encouraging your volunteers and helping them with getting a job or advancing in their careers. What Skills Will … Continue reading ?

2015 Impact Report | 5 Stats That Tell Our Story

Each year, the team at VolunteerMatch crunches its network data to put together an Impact Report — our infographic version of an annual report. This year, we’re incorporating real-time stats to help illustrate the impact of VolunteerMatch’s network to-date. We’re … Continue reading ?

Meet the VM Summit 16 Keynote Speakers

VolunteerMatch’s annual conference — VM Summit 16 — brings together nonprofits and companies to work toward a common goal: More impactful partnerships. For more information, check out this press release which announces the upcoming event. We are thrilled to introduce … Continue reading ?

How to Impress Your Volunteers With a Video Training (and Get the Job Done)

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. When a video complements a live orientation, the results are powerful. I had dinner with my friend Gena the other night. What’s great about Gena … Continue reading ?

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