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Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:524
Posts / Week:3
Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

People Make the Difference: The Joys of Discovery

You may have noticed lately that we’ve been highlighting the data and stats in our 2013 Annual Impact Report. And these numbers are exciting, don’t get me wrong. We’re data nerds with the best of them. But data isn’t the … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Tapping into the Power of National Days and Weeks of Service

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. For many nonprofit organizations, national events like MLK … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: The Beauty of Efficient Impact

Efficiency is important for nonprofits. No matter how big or small our budgets are, we never have a ton of extra cash lying around. It’s simply a reality of life in the nonprofit sector. In order to provide the best … Continue readi...

How and Why to Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Guest post by Beth Steinhorn, JFFixler Group Whether you represent a food pantry, youth program, senior center, theater, or other organization or agency, families are likely a key constituent of yours. They may be welcomed as members, program attendees, visitors, … Continue reading ?

The Responsive Tech that Powers Your Volunteer Recruitment

Here’s a fun activity: Take out your smartphone, open a Web browser, and go to www.volunteermatch.org. Looks nice, right? We just released a fully responsive version of our website. This means that when volunteers come to VolunteerMatch.org to search and … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: Our Economics are a Win-Win-Win for Social Good

There’s something special about VolunteerMatch – and yes, I’m biased. But it’s true, and I’ll prove it. It’s not just that we’re a free service that helps everyone – volunteers, causes and businesses – find a way to make a … Continue reading ?

What I Learned from Volunteering

Guest post by Dylan Manderlink This post should really be called: “How I learned more about my community and humanity once I stepped outside my college classroom.” You see, going to college in the heart of a city has an … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: Matching Volunteer Interests to Nonprofit Needs

At VolunteerMatch, we believe that everyone should have the chance to make a difference. And we REALLY believe that the best way to make sure this happens is to help connect good people with the good causes that need them. … Continue reading ?

Webinar Sneak Peek: Communicating and Innovating

Have you checked out the VolunteerMatch Learning Center lately? We’ve got a line-up of valuable and practical webinars about volunteer engagement happening every week – all for free. This month we’re focusing on two extremely important themes: communicating about your volunteer program … Continue reading ?

Tell Us: How Has Technology Changed Volunteering?

For many of us, technology has become such an integrated part of our daily lives, we barely even notice it. Can you remember life before cell phones? Before DVDs? And both of those things are already on their way out! … Continue reading ?

How to Cultivate a Spirit of Service

Guest post by Scott Miller, Garden Spot Village Generally speaking, retirement communities are desperate for volunteers. Overworked staff and lack of resources often leave administration with plenty of work to hand out to volunteers. That’s not the case at Garden … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Challenging the Status Quo – Rethinking the Value of 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. What if the way nonprofits and companies are … Continue reading ?

Creative, Fun and Easy Ways to Engage Skilled Volunteers

Our recent announcement of a new partnership to automatically post all skilled volunteer listings from the VolunteerMatch network to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace has shed a serious spotlight on the importance and potential of skilled volunteering. Check out this special series … Continue reading ?

Engaging Talent in Best Work

Guest post by Stephen Ristau Too often I hear from highly skilled and motivated people, “I just can’t seem to find a nonprofit organization that uses my professional talent well.” And despite the great strides that nonprofits have made in … Continue reading ?

Why It’s Still Hard to Volunteer (and How Nonprofits Can Help)

This post was originally published on the New York Cares blog. Guest post by Gary Bagley, New York Cares Since the report in February that volunteering numbers are down in the U.S., I have spent much of my time telling … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: Explore a Year of Impact

Everyone should have the chance to make a difference – wouldn’t you agree? That’s why VolunteerMatch makes it easier for people to connect with the causes they care about. To take a look at how far we have come, it … Continue readin...

How to Deepen Your Impact by Engaging Skilled Volunteers

Our recent announcement of a new partnership to automatically post all skilled volunteer listings from the VolunteerMatch network to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace has shed a serious spotlight on the importance and potential of skilled volunteering. Check out this special series … Continue reading ?

Thinking…Bigger about Skilled Volunteering for Nonprofits

Our recent announcement of a new partnership to automatically post all skilled volunteer listings from the VolunteerMatch network to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace has shed a serious spotlight on the importance and potential of skilled volunteering. Check out this special series … Continue reading ?

Unsung Listeners: The Story of Hotline Volunteers

Guest Post by Marc Wong Meghan watches her mother finish a telephone call. “Mommy, why are you crying?” she asks gently. “I’m ok,” mommy sighs, “I’m ok.” Meghan leaves the room and comes back moments later. “When I’m sad, I hold … Continue reading ?

A First-Hand Perspective about Students, Nonprofits and Volunteering

Guest post by Austin Hong. Hello there! My name is Austin Hong. I am 20 years old, born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. I’m a rising junior at Boston College, studying finance and computer science, and I think I … Continue reading...

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