Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:603
Posts / Week:2.9
Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

5 Key Data Points You Should Know About Your Volunteers

Guest post by Kim Becker Cooper Want to learn more about your volunteers as potential donors?There are five key data points that your nonprofit should find out, and all of this information can be found through the fundraising strategy of prospect … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Jayne Cravens

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Today’s … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Angela Parker & Chris Jarvis, Realized Worth

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, features chapters from 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. In this series of blog posts, get to know these #35experts and their areas of expertise. Up … Continue reading ?

5 Ways to Attract Young People to Your Nonprofit

Guest post by Tess Pajaron The Urban Institute reported that 1.44 million nonprofits were registered with the Internal Revenue Service in 2012. Many of those organizations struggle to attract young people – a group that typically has both the strength and … Continue reading ?

Meet Trudy

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. That’s Trudy, on the left. She is 51 years old, lives in Fairfax VA with her software exec husband, Lance, and her youngest daughter, Angie. Angie … Continue reading ?

Six Dollars for Doers Programs Doing It Right (And What This Means for Your Nonprofit)

Guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation Atypical children choose to mow the lawn before dad offers payment. As with any person with a job, kids want their hard work to amount to more than inherent byproducts, … Continue reading ?

2014 Impact Report: Volunteer Engagement Shows Signs of Recovery

“Our democracy works because ordinary folks, well-meaning people, each and every day are trying to make it a little bit better.”  -Barack Obama, May 4, 2015 Every year, VolunteerMatch crunches its network data to put together an Impact Report, our infographic … Continue reading ?

Expert Snapshots for May

At VolunteerMatch, we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and nonprofit management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends.  Here’s just a snapshot to keep … Continue reading ?

Bay Area: Want to Star in a VolunteerMatch Video?

Do you know a volunteer who fits these three criteria? Volunteers somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, Has a compelling and/ or heartwarming volunteer story, and Found their volunteer opportunity through VolunteerMatch. If so, we want to film them! Julia, our … Continue reading ?

The New Face Behind @VolunteerMatch (And Much More!)

The following post is by Stephanie Hong, one of VolunteerMatch’s newest employee. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie to the team! My first memory of volunteering was when I was 7 years old. My older brother was in the Boy … Continue reading ?

Help Your Volunteers Gain Skills They Can Use

Guest post by Amy Cowen According to LinkedIn, 41% of hiring managers say volunteer work is just as valuable as paid work on a CV. Therefore, as an organization that engages volunteers, it’s important to make sure the skills they gain through … Continue reading ?

3 Ways to Celebrate Older Americans Month at Your Nonprofit

Guest post by Amanda Marr, VP of Communications, LeadingAge. Seniors engage with their communities in many important and meaningful ways, including volunteerism. Did you know that more than 20 million senior volunteers give nearly 3 billion hours of service annually, … Continue reading ?

Is It Time To Spring Clean Your Volunteer Program?

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing – it’s finally spring time. If you’re thinking about brushing some of the cobwebs off your volunteer engagement program, VolunteerMatch has some great topics coming up in our Learning Center to help you revisit or … Continue reading ?

Hunger Nonprofits: Grow Your Volunteer Program with This Free Tool

What if you could improve your organization’s volunteer program with just a few clicks? If you’re a hunger-fighting organization, now you can. We’ve developed a free tool specifically for hunger-fighting organizations to evaluate their volunteer engagement programs. Why hunger organizations? This tool was … Continue reading ?

35 Volunteer Engagement Experts. One Book.

Fourteen months since I left VolunteerMatch to travel the world, I’m delighted to be back in the pages of EngagingVolunteers.org with an important announcement. On May 26, 2015, VolunteerMatch’s new book on volunteer engagement for nonprofits, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas … Continue reading ?

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 ?

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