Expert Snapshots for August

Expert SnapshotsAt VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Check back every month for snapshots of what experts in the field are talking about.

What Inspires Me: 3 Insights that Just Might Change the World | Greg Baldwin

VolunteerMatch President Greg Baldwin shares useful insights that have been
“VolunteerMatch’s secret sauce of social innovation and inspiration for more than a decade,” even in the face of difficult, discouraging times. Learn the surprising revelations that have inspired Greg and our organization to keep on chugging.

Volunteering and Employability: Cause or Effect? | Energize, Inc.

Can volunteering help you get a job? The answer is… maybe. Probably. It depends. Susan J. Ellis of Energize, Inc. unpacks this controversial yet critical topic with data from recent studies and a logical approach to the factors involved with how influential volunteering can be in one’s career development.

Five Things Your Board Can Do to Lead with Accountability and Transparency | GuideStar

Often considered the “ultimate” volunteer commitment, board members have the potential to play an important role in the strategy and operations of your organization. Here GuideStar suggests five ways board members can take a leadership role in advancing a nonprofit’s commitment to openness and authenticity.

VolunteerMatch Introduces Profile-Based Service |

If you want to get updated on the latest resources and tools for nonprofits, Joanne Fritz’s guide is a great place to look. Joanne recently reported on the all-new VolunteerMatch Volunteer Profiles and Recommendations Engine, providing great context for how these new features will impact nonprofit volunteer recruitment. Thanks, Joanne!

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