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Blog Profile / Engaging Volunteers


URL :http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:479
Posts / Week:3.1
Archived Since:May 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Winning People Over to Your Cause – Part Four: Measure Success Based on Your Volunteers and Community

Editor’s Note: This series explores ways to apply content marketing strategies to help lead a successful nonprofit volunteer program. Using the wealth of information in Kivi Leroux Miller’s book “Content Marketing for Nonprofits” as a jumping-off point, this four-part installment discusses … Continue reading ?

Know the Facts: Volunteer Drivers and the “Ride-Sharing” Liability Controversy

Guest post by William R. Henry, Jr. If your organization engages volunteers to transport people, and the volunteers use their own vehicles, you may be concerned about liability. Now those worries have been amped up by the controversy over “transportation … Continue reading ?

Why and How VolunteerMatch Works with Sponsors

Yes, VolunteerMatch works with sponsors. It’s a good thing that helps us do even more good in the world. Over the past couple of years we have tested out ways to help companies, brands and other nonprofit organizations get their … Continue reading ?

Was VolunteerMatch Affected by the Heartbleed Issue?

On Monday April 7, we (along with many other Web services) received notification of a widespread internet security issue – called Heartbleed, impacting the popular OpenSSL technology – and we moved quickly to respond. We began testing the fix on Monday … Continue reading ?

Welcome to the Family

Congratulations! You just registered as a nonprofit on VolunteerMatch.org. You’re now part of a rapidly growing network of close to 100,000 organizations that have realized the value of engaging volunteers through our network. What now?   Good question – here’s … Continue reading ?

The Obvious Reason Volunteering is at a 10-Year Low

Editor’s Note: There’s been a lot of hoopla lately about a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the volunteer rate in the U.S. to be lower than it’s been in a decade. With our 16-year relationship with … Continue reading ?

Winning People Over to Your Cause – Part Three: Stay in the Conversation

Editor’s Note: This series explores ways to apply content marketing strategies to help lead a successful nonprofit volunteer program. Using the wealth of information in Kivi Leroux Miller’s book “Content Marketing for Nonprofits” as a jumping-off point, this four-part installment discusses … Continue reading ?

Use This Awesome Free Graphic to Say “Thanks!” to Your Volunteers

Happy FestiVOL! As part of this week’s celebration of everything that’s fun about volunteering, here’s a super cool graphic that you can customize to show your volunteers how much you appreciate them. Click here to easily customize and download the graphic, … Continue reading ?

It’s FestiVOL Season

Volunteering is the best, right? So this year, in honor of National Volunteer Week, we’ve decided to celebrate volunteers and the difference they make by launching a spectacular week-long FestiVOL – and we want YOU to join us! Why FestiVOL? … Continue reading ?

Winning People Over to Your Cause – Part Two: Get Everyone On Board

Editor’s Note: This series explores ways to apply content marketing strategies to help lead a successful nonprofit volunteer program. Using the wealth of information in Kivi Leroux Miller’s book “Content Marketing for Nonprofits” as a jumping-off point, this four-part installment discusses … Continue reading ?

Winning People Over to Your Cause – Part One: Welcome Change

Editor’s Note: This series explores ways to apply content marketing strategies to help lead a successful nonprofit volunteer program. Using the wealth of information in Kivi Leroux Miller’s book “Content Marketing for Nonprofits” as a jumping-off point, this four-part installment discusses … Continue reading ?

Are You One of the 3,000?

No, we’re not talking about the much-desired second sequel to the movie “300.” Even we aren’t that ambitious. Instead, we’re referring to the 3,000 connections made every single day on VolunteerMatch.org between nonprofits and volunteers. As the Web’s largest volunteer … Continue reading ?

Nonprofit Insights: How Nonprofit Data and Volunteers Can Save the World

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. Record-keeping is not an exciting word, and inspires … Continue reading ?

Lessons Learned and Good Times Had at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Almost two weeks later, the VolunteerMatch team is still processing our experience at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, D.C. VolunteerMatch was involved as an exhibitor and partner for the Day of Service event, and VolunteerMatch team members … Continue reading ?

Upcoming Nonprofit Insights: How Nonprofit Data and Volunteers Can Save the World

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. Record-keeping is not an exciting word, and inspires … Continue reading ?

The Chicken, the Egg, Volunteering, and Employment

It’s not often we dive into data here. Stories of impact are so much more inspiring, and tips and tools are so much more useful. However, sometimes it’s necessary to haul out numbers to glean relevant insights about volunteering and … Continue reading ?

Nonprofits: Connect with Corporate Generosity through Volunteer Grant Programs

Guest post by Adam Weinger, Double the Donation Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit organizations or educational institutions; without them, nonprofits would struggle to meet their goals and fulfill their mission. But did you know that corporations are increasing … Continue reading ?

How (and Why) to Design Traveler-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

We’ve all experienced it before – the call of the wild, that insatiable wanderlust that has us staring dreamily out of our windows imagining a completely different place. And we all envy those who turn our fantasy into reality with … Continue reading ?

Social Media for Nonprofits: It Just Makes Sense

As winter winds down (hopefully) and the polar vortex fades away (hopefully), it’s almost time for the start of another season of the Social Media for Nonprofits conference series. Each year we make a big deal out of these events, … Continue reading ?

Books, Volunteers, and Creating Inspiration on Two Continents

What if you had never had access to books when you were young? (This includes e-books on tablets, too.) How would your life be different now? How would YOU be different? Africa has the highest percentage of illiteracy in the … Continue reading ?

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