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Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:542
Posts / Week:2.9
Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Nonprofit Insights: How to Socialize Your Volunteer Recruitment with Google Ad Grants

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. Question: What difference would it make for your … Continue reading ?

How Do You Keep Your Organization Safe?

When your organization engages potential volunteers, how do you screen them? How do you ensure that, not only are they the people you really need, but that your nonprofit’s information, reputation and clients will be protected? Furthermore, how do you … Continue reading ?

Why Online Petitions are Crucial to Your Volunteer Recruitment (and Retention)

By Aaron Viles, Care2 These days, every nonprofit organization has a website, usually chock full of articles, reports and blog posts about the issues and programs they support. The role of the Internet as a platform for sharing information with … Continue reading ?

A Formula for Elevator Pitches

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Recently, I had the privilege of leading a training hosted by Volunteer Fairfax for RSVP workstation managers on the art of the elevator pitch. I … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: The Brave New World of Engaging Skilled Volunteers

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 today’s connected world, new ways of involving … Continue reading ?

In One Word: the Magic of Volunteer Managers

You are magic, don’t let anyone tell you differently. And today, on International Volunteer Managers Day, we celebrate your passion, dedication and impact. Because as important as volunteering is for making a difference in the world, it doesn’t exist in a … Continue reading ?

Adaptability, Volunteer Engagement, Chickens and Eggs: Which Come First?

Guest post by Beth Steinhorn, JFFixler Group To learn more about leveraging volunteer talent, join guest blogger Beth Steinhorn, JFFixler Group President, for a free webinar at November 19. Click here to register! Scan the shelves of the business section … Continue reading ?

How to Get the Most Out of Your Words

Which is more likely to inspire you? “Help support your community by volunteering to build houses for those in need.” “Housing is a right everyone should have. Create new neighbors by lending a hand!” Whatever the purpose: engaging volunteers, raising … Continue reading ?

The Volunteer as Brand Ambassador

Guest post by Tracy Kosolcharoen, Eventbrite As #GivingTuesday quickly approaches, many nonprofits have a single point of focus: fundraising. Nearly one third of nonprofit events on Eventbrite occur in the last quarter of the year. And during this busy time, … Continue reading ?

From Technophobe to True Believer…My Journey to Using Technology to Bridge Inequality Gaps

Guest post by Denise Howell, VolunteerMatch CFO This post is part of Blog Action Day 2014. I remember listening to Mari Kuraishi, President of Global Giving, at the Independent Sector a few years ago. She spoke about how we can … Continue reading ?

The Nonprofit Welcome Wagon: How to Engage Newcomers and Build a Strong Community – Through Volunteering

Guest post by Dylan Manderlink Upon moving to rural Arkansas from Boston, I had anticipated the reality of how different my new life would be down south. From the great distance between towns, expansive farmland, to the welcoming and warm … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Making It Last with For-Profit Companies

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. The world of corporate-nonprofit partnerships is shifting – … Continue reading ?

4 Minutes to Help Everyone Learn about Volunteer Appreciation

Boy, do we appreciate our volunteers. The time, passion and talent given by these generous people makes the difference when it comes to creating impact for our communities and the world. They are the best. But how do we appreciate them? … Continue reading ?

When People Inspire Us

People are amazing. And when their passion, commitment and talents inspire us, we’re even more energized to make sure everyone has the chance to make a difference. And we’re lucky, because people in the VolunteerMatch network inspire us, like, every … Continue reading ?

Here’s How You Measure Volunteer Impact

Remember back in May, 2014 when we launched a survey asking you how you determine the effect volunteer work has on your mission? The results are in! Check out this clean, easy-to-read, chart-heavy report we produced in partnership with Software Advice … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: Engaging Volunteers on Facebook

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. With all the buzz recently about Facebook and … Continue reading ?

5 Tips for Engaging Youth Volunteers

Guest post by Susan Ragsdale “[The world's hope] is to rely on youth... not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage … Continue reading ?

Fall Webinar Preview: New Heights for Your Volunteer Engagement

September always brings a new school year and a new television season – in the spirit of both, here’s my Fall Preview of all of the upcoming presentations and workshops on VolunteerMatch’s Learning Center. Focus on Foundations This Fall I’m … Continue reading ?

What Difference Does Mobile Make?

Last month we announced something geeky and exciting: a fully responsive version of VolunteerMatch.org. Almost a year in the making, this update to a fully optimized, mobile-friendly version of the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network is our natural response to … Continue reading ?

People Make the Difference: The Joys of Discovery

You may have noticed lately that we’ve been highlighting the data and stats in our 2013 Annual Impact Report. And these numbers are exciting, don’t get me wrong. We’re data nerds with the best of them. But data isn’t the … Continue reading ?

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