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Question: Nonprofit Sustainability? Answer: Volunteers!!

In the face of ever-growing community needs and persistent economic strains on nonprofits, volunteerism isn’t just a nice thing. It’s a necessary thing. Volunteerism is a strategic choice to use human resources to build capacity, and recent data shows it works. The Points of Light Service Enterprise Initiative research finds that organizations that leverage volunteers across [...]

By |2015-04-30T19:34:33+00:00April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteer Onboarding [Free Webinar]

Next month we're partnering with Wild Apricot to offer a Free Expert Webinar: Converting Volunteers From Joiners to Stayers on the topic of volunteer onboarding. It’s open to anyone and is free. Also, after the formal webinar presentation, we’re trying something new – we’re going to stay online for a more informal discussion. So, stick around after! [...]

By |2015-03-19T17:56:03+00:00March 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The New Volunteer Coordinator: The First 90 Days – 22 Big Picture Tips to Rock Your Volunteer Program

How do you, as a volunteer coordinator, connect with volunteers who share the same passion for your cause? And, how do you work in partnership with them to bring about change for the common good? These questions may be simple, but designing a smart volunteer program takes a little savvy. That’s why I wrote this [...]

By |2014-01-05T05:16:17+00:00January 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are Your Greatest Volunteer Program Needs?

When I'm writing or designing content, my motto is "No fluff, just helpful stuff," and I work hard to delver on that promise. We're expanding our website, and I'm asking our blog readers and fans to share their most pressing volunteer program needs, so we can create easy-to-use resources, products, training, and services that truly [...]

By |2013-10-30T14:01:45+00:00October 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Future of Volunteerism is Virtual AND Mobile: Part I

In recent years there has been a fair amount of discussion about virtual volunteers and how to engage them in the work of nonprofits.  However, little has been written about the changing nature of the workplace and how technological advances may directly affect how we lead volunteers and view volunteerism. Consider these fascinating statistics -- [...]

By |2013-10-28T18:18:56+00:00October 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment