8 Nonprofit Resources You Might Not Know About

Discover the many resources for nonprofits offered by VolunteerMatchA big part of what VolunteerMatch does is help nonprofits like yours recruit and manage volunteers to help with your work. The most famous ways in which we do this are via VolunteerMatch.org, where you can post your volunteer needs for free, and our Learning Center that offers free webinars on a range of topics related to volunteer engagement.

However, there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eyes. In fact, VolunteerMatch offers a whole host of free resources that you might not know about. Yet. So take a look at these great ways to gain more knowledge and capacity for your volunteer engagement program:

Community Powered Support Page

This is a place for you to ask questions about VolunteerMatch, suggest improvements to the site, and share ideas with us and other users. If you have a question related to volunteer engagement and/or VolunteerMatch, chances are you’ll find your answer on this site.

Nonprofit Insights Webinar Videos

We’ve now had five different experts join us as guest speakers for the new Nonprofit Insights webinar series. Don’t worry if you’ve missed one of these great sessions, though, because we record each one and make them available in a special playlist on our YouTube channel.

101 Volunteer Recruitment Secrets

In early 2013 VolunteerMatch mobilized our community members and released this guide to help you recruit great volunteers for your organization. It contains a wealth of volunteer recruitment knowledge gathered from nonprofit volunteer managers and local experts all over the world.

Boomer Volunteer Engagement Book

This is a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide to involving skilled Boomers in your work from some of the field’s top experts and co-produced by VolunteerMatch. Together with its companion Facilitator’s Tool Kit, this guide provides organizations with everything they need to tap into the abundance of goodwill and skilled support of today’s older adult volunteers.

Nonprofit Tools Training Videos

New to VolunteerMatch? In need of a refresher? Our Nonprofit Tools Training Series has you covered! We’ve created these short videos to help you become more familiar with our basic tools and services.

Volunteering Resource Library

VolunteerMatch has partnered with IdeaEncore Network and Issuelab to make it easier for nonprofit organizations to share their volunteer engagement resources with others and strengthen the work of the independent sector. The Volunteering Resource Library at IdeaEncore Network is a curated collection of hundreds of guidebooks, research reports, documents, presentations and handbooks submitted by your peers at nonprofit organizations.

Social Media for Nonprofits Discounts

Social Media For Nonprofits is the only educational event series devoted exclusively to social media for social good. Each event features an impressive lineup of local and national experts and practitioners that present best practices for you to use social media in your work. As part of a partnership, we’re offering special discounts to VolunteerMatch members for Social Media for Nonprofits conferences. Just use the code “VMatch” when registering.

Hunger Webinars and Map

Through our Fighting Hunger Together initiative, funded by the Walmart Foundation, hunger-related organizations get free access to VolunteerMatch’s premium tools, as well as specialized training and resources. Additionally, all of your volunteer listings appear on our unique Hunger Map.

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