Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

A Quick Guide to Engaging Short-Term Volunteers

Trailblazing volunteer program managers: you don’t want to miss this quick and easy guide to creating short-term volunteer opportunities.

Going Greek – What it’s Like to Manage Volunteers for a Fraternity (when you used to be a brother yourself)

Allen Wente wants his volunteers to have the same meaningful experience that he enjoyed. Here’s how he does that.

Plan a Service Day You and Your Corporate Volunteers will Love

Despite new trends in corporate volunteering, the “Day of Service” remains popular. How do you plan a day of service that’s also beneficial for your nonprofit?

[Infographic] 6 Steps for Effective Volunteer Management

To help nonprofits learn what motivates volunteers, Assurex Global talked to several experts and created this infographic to share what they found.

3 Ways to Help Communities Affected By Hurricane Matthew

By the time Hurricane Matthew passes, millions may have experienced its devastating effects. Read this post to ensure your support has the maximum effect.

Good News About Including Volunteers in a Strategic Plan (Seriously)

As volunteer managers, we know how essential it is for nonprofits to engage volunteers. But more often than not, our leaders don’t fully grasp this potential.

This Week Only! Get $50 Off Your VM Summit 16 Ticket

On October 1, 2016, registration rates for VM Summit 16 went up. However, we don’t want price to deter you from attending this one-of-a-kind event.

Unintended Consequences of Volunteering — and They’re All Good

Volunteering, in addition to the great feeling that comes with giving back, can have real positive consequences in terms of career and connections.

Volunteer Managers – How to Take The “Ick Factor” out of Self-Promotion

As volunteer managers, we need to promote ourselves when we do something brag-worthy. Because self-promotion is good for your volunteer program.

Volunteer Spotlight: Fighting Hunger at Its Core

With 16 years of volunteering under his belt, Cameron Beck spends his Saturdays volunteering at Project Open Hand, a hunger-fighting nonprofit in San Francisco.

4 Techniques to Boost Volunteer Engagement

While a lot of nonprofits have highly developed strategies in place for engaging donors, many haven’t put as much thought into how to engage their volunteers.

Why You Should Volunteer Your Journalism Skills

Journalists are expected to keep up with the digital revolution and competition. Here's how volunteering just a few hours a week can help your career.

Become the Change: Tips for Creating a Local Nonprofit

Check out these foundational tips for setting up your very own nonprofit organization, so that you can become the change you wish to see.

Why We Need More Animal Volunteers

There are countless opportunities to volunteer with therapy animals. Get started today by searching for one in your community on

Debunk These 3 Myths and Watch Your Volunteer Program Grow

The more I coach volunteer managers, the more I'm convinced that the pride & satisfaction we gain from running a volunteer program hinges on one thing: Buy-In.

Prevent Volunteer Whack-A-Mole by Making the Implicit, Explicit

Some volunteer conflicts aren't conflicts at all, but a volunteer's misinterpretation of rules you may think are implied, but aren’t 'hard coded' anywhere.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Suicide Prevention for the Mobile Generation

To highlight Suicide Prevention Awareness Month & World Suicide Prevention Day, here's the story of a mobile app aimed at tackling suicide in the 21st century.

Metrics for Success: Evaluating Your Volunteer Program

Start assessing all facets of your volunteer program. Why? To ensure it’s built for success and allows you to maximize your volunteers' impact.

Blogging to Attract Volunteers: 18 Tools to Get Started

When you're looking to find new volunteers, you may be surprised to know that an engaging blog can help attract the right volunteers to your cause.

Tips for Writing a Winning Volunteer Cover Letter

Volunteer program managers want to know why you want to volunteer at their organization. A volunteer cover letter can help you stand out.

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