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Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:511
Posts / Week:3.1
Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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...

The Nonprofit Nerd Inside Each of Us

Eight years ago, I was twenty-two. I was a couple months away from graduating and heading off to start my PhD program in Neuroscience, then on to a life of research and labs. Boy, was I nerdy about the brain. … Continue reading ?

Connect to Who Your Volunteers REALLY Are

How well do you know your volunteers? How well do you NEED to know them? After all, we’re very busy people working at nonprofits, and isn’t it more important to run our events without a hitch and come in under … Continue reading ?

VolunteerMatch Now Connects Nonprofits Directly to 300 Million Skilled Volunteers

As of this week, every skilled volunteer opportunity on gets automatically posted to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace. Here’s some big news for your nonprofit: VolunteerMatch has created a game-changing partnership with LinkedIn to help you recruit the right skilled volunteers. Together, we’re … Continue reading ?

Summer + Teens + Volunteering = A Combination Not to Be Ignored

Summer is here! For many of us this means sun, smiles, and…teenagers with nothing to do. Fortunately, as nonprofit organizations, we’re always in need of more help! And lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of buzz about how great it … Continue reading ?

Big Hopes for Volunteer Engagement Folks at the Conference on Volunteering and Service

I’ve been attending the Conference on Volunteering and Service with VolunteerMatch since I started in 2007. (In fact my 3rd week on the job was at the conference in Philadelphia!) And while the conferences have been fun, and great for … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Tip of the Month: What You Can (and Should!) Post on VolunteerMatch

Here at VolunteerMatch, we want to help people find ways to put their skills and energy to good use – to help nonprofits like yours. We want volunteers to visit VolunteerMatch confident that they’ll have some legitimate, meaningful options to … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: A 360-Degree View of Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships, Part II

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 September, 2013, VolunteerMatch hosted a webinar that … Continue reading ?

Best Practices: Thanking Volunteers Using Online Surveys

Editor’s note: Sometimes it’s the tools themselves that provide the best inspiration. In this case, some folks from an online movie rental company have suggestions for how to show your volunteers some appreciation… Guest post by Brianna Weinstein & B.C. … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Boot Camp, Reinvented

This year’s Nonprofit Boot Camp conference is going to be different from what we’re used to – and that’s a good thing. As a long-time partner of the conference’s organizer, Social Media for Nonprofits, we appreciate how important (and difficult) … Continue reading ?

How Do Nonprofits Measure Volunteer Impact?

We want to find out. So we’re launching a survey with Software Advice, a company that researches and reviews volunteer management software in order to help people find the right systems for their organizations, to learn from you and other … Continue reading ?

How Writing a Volunteer Listing is Like Being in Grade School

Don’t worry – this isn’t a long list. But there is one important similarity between creating volunteer listings in VolunteerMatch to connect with great volunteers, and grade school: Spelling and grammar matter. Engaging volunteers in your work is all about … Continue reading ?

Get Even More of a Good Thing: Sign Up for Free Access to Cutting-Edge On-Demand Training

We promised we’d be back with more opportunities to get free access to cutting-edge on-demand trainings, and we always keep our promises! So today we re-launch our awesome partnership with the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation. We formed this partnership to provide VolunteerMatch training content to nonprofits … Continue reading ?

Blurred Lines: Turning Donors into Volunteers…into Donors

Does your organization label your supporters and potential supporters as either “donors” or “volunteers?” Mistake! Are your donor and volunteer databases separate? Mistake! Research shows an empirical link between volunteering and donating. For example, volunteers donate on average 10X more … Continue reading ?

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