At VolunteerMatch, we’ve been talking about volunteer engagement for quite some time. This particular blog, Engaging Volunteers, dates back to 2009. As we passed the 5 year milestone, we started thinking. What topics were people most interested in throughout the years? Which blog posts did people read the most? Since volunteer engagement has changed so much over the past five years, would these popular articles still be relevant today?
For the most part, the answer is yes. While some of the specifics may be outdated, the underlying messages – the reasons these posts were so widely received – are not. Without further ado, a countdown to the most popular posts on this blog over the last 5 years!
[INFOGRAPHIC] 2011 VolunteerMatch Annual Report
Raise your hand if you like 10+ page, wordy annual reports? Didn’t think so. We’ve never been fans of the traditional annual report format, but in 2011, we turned to the power of the infographic (and have been ever since).
Here’s What You Can Do to Help with Hurricane Sandy When disaster strikes, it’s human nature to want to help. While this post is specific to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, it also includes some timeless advice for you and your nonprofit regarding disaster relief.
And the number one most popular post over the past 5 years?
7 Ways to Appreciate Your Volunteers No surprise here. Advice for volunteer appreciation is one of the most frequent requests we get at VolunteerMatch. Why? It’s something that can make or break your program, but because there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy, it’s hard to master.
Keep an eye out in the next few weeks as we count down the 15 most popular posts of 2015!
Tess loves her role as VolunteerMatch's Senior Marketing Manager because she gets to put words to work for social good! When not reading and writing, Tess spends her time obsessing over her cat and getting excited about food. She holds a Master’s of Nonprofit Leadership and a B.A. in Public Relations.