Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Blog Post Archive

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.

5 Strategies to Convince Your Boss to Send You to VM Summit 16

VM Summit 16 is the place to collaborate with other volunteer managers who engage corporate volunteers. But how do you get the internal support to attend?

How to Evaluate Your Volunteers’ Work

When you have volunteers working toward a collective cause, it’s often not enough just to know how many hours they’ve contributed.

3 Ways to Volunteer for the 2016 Election

Wondering how you can go beyond voting this election season?From volunteering for a campaign to hosting your own polling place, here are a few resources.

Try These 7 Innovative Ways to Fight Hunger

In honor of Hunger Action Month™ this September, we’ve compiled this list of unique hunger-fighting solutions from those out in the field.

Do This and Tame Your Volunteer Management Workload

Sometimes what we need to improve our volunteer management is a better handle on our workload — and sometimes we need a technological assist to get there.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Save $$ on Transportation

Overhead expenses including transportation are necessary for nonprofits. But there are steps that volunteer program managers can take to help minimize them.

When Partnering with Companies, Communication is Key

Make deliberate, open communication the norm for the duration of your nonprofit's corporate partnerships. Why? To increase your community impact, of course!

Reduce Volunteer Excuses by Keeping Them Engaged

Retaining a consistent and returning pool of volunteers is often the most challenging task associated with running a nonprofit organization.

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