Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers

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Blog Post Archive

3 Ways Volunteers Can Maximize Their Impact During Disasters

Guest post by James Chiq In light of recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, people around the world are seeking ways to aid those affected by natural disasters, either from afar or in person. But good intentions can — and … Continue reading ?

Aligning Volunteer Engagement to the Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of Your Organization

Guest post by Michael Fliess Many leaders of volunteers agree that when volunteers are fully engaged, both the organization and the clients or cause they represent benefit. Being “fully engaged” can mean different things to volunteers. However, in a 2013 recognition … Continue reading ?

Retirees in Prime Position to Volunteer

Guest post by Carol Marak Not all retirees are ready to withdraw completely. Today, more than ever, seniors want to stay involved in the community because they understand that social isolation is a health risk. While at work, they could … Continue reading ?

How to Engage the Right Volunteers for Your Organization

Guest post by Rebecca Jee A first year University student, a stay at home parent, and a 68-year-old retiree walk into your office. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke. These are the people who could be your next … Continue reading ?

Twitter Chat Recap: Why is the U.S. Volunteer Rate Dropping?

We took to Twitter to discuss potential causes of the declining volunteer rate in the U.S., and possible solutions. Thought leaders, nonprofit representatives, and philanthropists weighed in — here's what they had to say. Continue reading ?

How Doing What Comes Naturally Leads to Amazing Volunteer Retention

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. When a heart-centered approach becomes part of your program’s routine, your volunteers stick around Does it surprise you that many ? and perhaps most of … Continue reading ?

8 Actions You Can Take to Continue the Energy of National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week! Throughout the week, we’ve been celebrating the amazing people who volunteer and make volunteerism possible by sharing easy ways to listen, learn, inspire, and act! Up today: Act. As #NVW2016 comes to a close, we want … Continue reading ?

Inspire Your Volunteers With These 18 Famous Quotes

We hope you’re enjoying National Volunteer Week! Here at VolunteerMatch, we’re eager to continue celebrating #NVW2016 by honoring the volunteers and people who make volunteering possible — you! Throughout the week, we’re providing fodder for your celebrations by sharing simple … Continue reading ?

3 Ways to Boost Your Skills During National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week! Throughout the week, we’re celebrating the amazing people who volunteer and make volunteerism possible by sharing easy ways to listen, learn, inspire, and act! Up today: Learn. We’ll show you 3 ways to boost your volunteer … Continue reading ?

Discovery Communications and VolunteerMatch Partner to Inspire Volunteerism

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Discovery Communications! Check out the press release below, followed by the PSA Discovery has created to encourage viewers to give back to their local communities! DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS AND VOLUNTEERMATCH PARTNER TO INSPIRE VOLUNTEERISM ACROSS … Continue reading ?

Listen: Lending a Hand the Robin Hood Way

Happy National Volunteer Week! Let’s celebrate the amazing people who volunteer and make volunteerism possible. Throughout the week, we’ll give fodder for your celebration by sharing easy ways to listen, learn, inspire and act! Up today: Listen. Pam Koner of Family-to-Family shared this incredible … Continue reading ?

Happy National Volunteer Week from Your Favorite Volunteer Network (We Hope!)

Happy National Volunteer Week! Here at VolunteerMatch, we’re celebrating  #NVW2016 by honoring volunteers and the people who make volunteering possible — you! We know you’re always finding creative ways to thank volunteers. Now, we want to do the same for … Continue reading ?

VolunteerMatch’s Newest Addition: Meet Basil Sadiq, Marketing Associate

You may begin to notice a new name on Engaging Volunteers — Basil Sadiq. Basil recently joined the VolunteerMatch team after spending a few years in corporate and nonprofit communications, where he helped organizations leverage design, content, and their community … Continue reading ?

Twitter Chat: Why is the U.S. Volunteer Rate Dropping?

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued their annual report on volunteering in the United States. The report is packed with essential statistics and information on volunteerism. And it shows us that volunteer rates have been steadily declining in … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement Food for Thought: A Culture of Appreciation

At VolunteerMatch, we learn so much from other experts in the fields of volunteer engagement and nonprofit management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Here’s some food for thought help you … Continue reading ?

Why You Shouldn’t Give Gifts to Volunteers

You’ve gotten to know Roger well over the past 6 months. Without fail, he’s shown up every week to volunteer his time at your nonprofit organization. And never once has he shown up without a cup of coffee in his … Continue reading ?

The U.S. Volunteer Rate is Still Dropping. Why?

Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues a report on volunteer rates in the United States. This report tells us a lot. We can learn the total percentage of the population that has volunteered over the past year (from … Continue reading ?

Six Surprising Realities about the State of Volunteer Management

Guest post by Tobi Johnson, Tobi Johnson & Associates and VolunteerPro In the fall of 2015, we distributed our first ever Volunteer Management Progress Report survey. With so little information available about volunteer professionals, and a pressing need for advocacy for our … Continue reading ?

LinkedIn Commits Equivalent of $18.6 Million to Help Nonprofits Attract Skilled Volunteers

In June of 2014, VolunteerMatch announced a game-changing partnership with LinkedIn For Good that automatically reposts every skilled volunteer opportunity created on VolunteerMatch to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace — and with it the potential to reach LinkedIn’s 400 million members. This is … Continue reading ?

State of the Industry: Volunteer Management Progress Report [Webinar Recording]

What’s the current state of volunteer management? On February 24, 2016, VolunteerMatch joined up with Tobi Johnson, President of Tobi Johnson & Associates and the Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) of VolunteerPro and Trina Willard, Principal of Knowledge Advisory Group for a … Continue reading ?

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