Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:642
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Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

When Volunteers Fall Off the Radar

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. How do you manage volunteers who have dropped off the radar screen? Twenty Hats turns to a pro for the answers. What do you do … Continue reading ?

9 Quotes to Inspire Your Volunteers (And Yourself!)

Guest post by Lesley J. Vos Even the most devoted volunteers experience a lack of inspiration and motivation from time to time. As a volunteer leader, it’s you who can change this. You can encourage your volunteers, engage and motivate them … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Spotlight: Catholic Charities Community Services

In the 1970s, Linda Tailleart taught students in a Michigan classroom. It’s here that she first began working with volunteers. “Volunteer engagement became my passion,” explains Linda. Now, she’s the Director of Volunteer Services at Catholic Charities Communities Services in Phoenix, AZ. … Continue reading ?

Volunteers Are Your Advocates: 4 Tips to Ensure They Share Your Story Well

Guest post by Nisha Kotecha You spend time attracting great volunteers for your nonprofit. And they do a great job! But are you missing an opportunity by not encouraging your volunteers to share your nonprofit’s story, and share it well? Nonprofit organizations do not have endless … Continue reading ?

Starting Out as a Volunteer Manager: Advice from a Beginner

Guest post by Emma Bennett Starting out as a Volunteer Manager can be a tough task – especially if it’s your first time in the role. I spent years and years volunteering and management seemed like an appropriate new challenge. … Continue reading ?

Stepping Outside Your Geographical Comfort Zone: A Volunteer Story

Guest post by Dylan Manderlink After completing my first year of teaching in a public school in Arkansas, I decided to design my summer around volunteerism, giving back, seeing a new place, and restorative self-care. Luckily, as a public school … Continue reading ?

Meet Hannah, Volunteer Yoga Instructor

Meet Hannah. Hannah grew up with volunteering. However, it wasn’t until she started volunteering with Mercy Housing that she realized how truly enjoyable it could be. Using VolunteerMatch, she found an opportunity that perfectly fits her skills and passions – teaching … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Program Improvement Tool: What We’ve Learned So Far!

We launched our Volunteer Program Improvement Tool for hunger-related organizations with the hope of creating something that volunteer program mangers could use to take their programs to the next level. But we also wanted all of that sweet, sweet data. Since … Continue reading ?

August Food for Thought: What Are the Experts Saying?

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 to get … Continue reading ?

3 Ways to Recognize Volunteers That Will Appeal to (Virtually) Everyone

An animal shelter. An art museum. A digital library. A food bank. These are just a few of the types of organizations I’ve volunteered for. Sometimes, I’ve felt valued and important. Other times, I’ve felt like a ghost, passing through … Continue reading ?

It’s Not Rocket Science

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Marketing isn’t rocket science if you know where to start. I used to have a boss with a favorite expression. She liked to say “It’s … Continue reading ?

Last Chance to Shape the 16NTC Agenda!

In today’s world, volunteer engagement and technology go hand in hand. In our recently-published book Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World, we dedicated an entire section to technology shifts and their impact on the volunteer engagement space. … Continue reading ?

Don’t Keep All That Volunteer Engagement Knowledge to Yourself!

VolunteerMatch is now accepting Nonprofit Insights Webinar session proposals. Has your organization done something out-of-the-ordinary with your volunteer program? Have you witnessed new trends or conducted research around volunteerism? Are you simply a volunteer engagement rockstar? Don’t keep all that knowledge to yourself! … Continue reading ?

3 Good People, 3 Good Causes, 3 Perfect Matches

A senior trying yoga for the first time. A bobcat that can’t go back into the wild being cared for. A brother and sister strengthening their English skills after school.  These vastly different activities have one thing in common. They’re … Continue reading ?

4 Ways to Build an Ineffective, Disengaged Nonprofit Board

Your board of directors. They are responsible for the governance of your organization. They are also volunteers. It’s an unfortunate truth that many nonprofit organizations struggle to effectively attract and engage board members. And for good reason – it’s not … Continue reading ?

Why Fundraising Events Are About More Than Money

Does your nonprofit fundraise through major events? Unless you’re part of an 18% minority, the answer is yes. And these events come with a myriad of upfront costs and planning time. So, how do you know if you’re making the … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Spotlight: Becky of JourneyCare

Due to shifting life events, Becky recently found herself with time on her hands. What did she do? Turned to Google, of course! This led her to VolunteerMatch, which in turn led her to JourneyCare, a hospice and palliative care facility. … Continue reading ?

Multiple Personalities and How to Speak Their Language

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Volunteers and donors come in all shapes and sizes. Start speaking each person’s language with personas. Last month I introduced you to Trudy, the persona … Continue reading ?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Author Spotlight: Deirdre White & Amanda MacArthur, PYXERA Global

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 ?

Bring VolunteerMatch (and Volunteering) to the NTC Agenda

I don’t mean to brag, but VolunteerMatch’s Engagement Manager Stephanie Hong ROCKS at Google AdWords. In just a few months, she’s taken VolunteerMatch’s previously under-used Google AdWords Grant and ran with it. In June 2015, she: Increased traffic from Google AdWords by 12%. … Continue reading ?

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