Nonprofit Insights: A 360-Degree View of Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships, Part II

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.

Join VolunteerMatch for part 2 of a special joint webinar about corporate nonprofit partnerships.In September, 2013, VolunteerMatch hosted a webinar that covered the key ingredients for a successful corporate-nonprofit volunteer partnership. The session was so popular, we’re bringing you back for round two!

In this special session we’ll dive into how nonprofits and businesses can increase both the breadth and depth of these cross-sector relationships.

A 360-Degree View of Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships, Part II

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
11am – 12pm PT (1-2pm ET)

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Join VolunteerMatch for a special joint edition of the Nonprofit Insights and Best Practice Network webinar series, as we welcome back three experts in corporate-nonprofit partnerships who will present from multiple perspectives: Nonprofit consultant Mazarine Treyz will represent the small nonprofit viewpoint, Desiree Adaway of The Adaway Group will provide the voice of large organizations, and Amanda Lenaghan from the Charles Schwab Foundation will present the corporate angle.

Registrants will walk away with new knowledge, practical strategies and tactics, as well as concrete resources and handouts. Whether you work at a nonprofit or a corporation, this webinar will enable you to move your program to the next level through successful partnerships.

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Get Even More of a Good Thing: Sign Up for Free Access to Cutting-Edge On-Demand Training

Get free access to nonprofit training from VolunteerMatch and the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.We promised we’d be back with more opportunities to get free access to cutting-edge on-demand trainings, and we always keep our promises!

So today we re-launch our awesome partnership with the Cornerstone OnDemand FoundationWe formed this partnership to provide VolunteerMatch training content to nonprofits through the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation’s Gift of Learning program.

And now, once again, we are giving 500 nonprofits the key to a training treasure trove absolutely free.

The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed by global cloud-based talent management leader Cornerstone OnDemand. The Gift of Learning program leverages Cornerstone OnDemand’s state-of-the-art learning technology to create an online career development tool that provides nonprofit employees and volunteers with access to a free collection of e-learning and other training resources provided by industry experts.

Through this portal you can have access to a customized curriculum that supports the most common job families in the nonprofit sector: Fundraising, Leadership, Accounting and Finance, Operations, Marketing and Communications, Volunteer Engagement, and Program Management.

All you have to do is fill out the form below. If your nonprofit is among the first 500 to respond, you can choose up to ten employees to access the online library of trainings and resources for three months, absolutely free. (If you can’t see the form below, click here to fill out the form on the web.)

Once 500 organizations respond, the offer is closed – so don’t procrastinate! If your organization is chosen to participate, you will receive a welcome email directly from the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation within a few weeks.

Some fine print: Your organization must have 501(c )(3) tax exempt status to qualify. Once 500 nonprofits have responded to this offer, requests for additional access may be considered.

(If you can’t see the form below, click here to fill out the form on the web.)

Giving You Free Access to Cutting-Edge On-Demand Trainings Was a Huge Hit

Giving You Free Access to Cutting-Edge On-Demand Trainings Was a Huge HitEarlier this year, we partnered with the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation to provide 500 nonprofit members of VolunteerMatch with free access to the Foundation’s Gift of Learning program, which also includes VolunteerMatch training content. The slots were filled in less than two days!

Not that we’re surprised. As a nonprofit ourselves, we know that when someone offers free training, we all say, “Yes, please!”

What gets us really excited at VolunteerMatch, however, is seeing how wonderfully all of you took advantage of this opportunity. You didn’t just let it languish in your inboxes, to be dealt with when you reach that mythical time of empty to-do lists. Instead, you jumped right on it, registering for close to 4,500 courses so far, completing over 850 of them.

The most popular categories of trainings among VolunteerMatch nonprofits are Development, Management and Volunteer Engagement. Check out some of the other trainings your fellow nonprofit professionals have been accessing from the Gift of Learning platform:

VolunteerMatch nonprofit members took advantage of free trainings from Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation

In the end, though, it’s the value that each of you has found from the program that really matters. Here are some examples of ways in which this on-demand access has helped people:

“The GOL (Gift of Learning) has helped tremendously with my ability to tune up my professional development skills and share what I have learned with others (board members, office staff, etc.).”
-Executive Director of Community Development Organization

“As someone who is in the midst of starting their own nonprofit organization, I’ve been focusing on the project management and effective leadership courses. I’ve found them complete, and filled with relevant information to do my duties and mobilize others to get things done.”
-Camilo Forero, Project Manager, Sembrando Sueños

“We gained not only from the training, but also from the consideration of how to best roll-out this learning opportunity to our personnel. Thank you, not only for the GOL training, but also for helping us to look inward and learn new things about ourselves!”
-Jim Musslewhite, Training Coordinator, STEM Pals

Jealous yet? Don’t worry – VolunteerMatch and the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation both recognize that it shouldn’t end here. So we’ve decided to offer the opportunity again, to 500 more nonprofit organizations!

Stay tuned for the announcement…

Nonprofit Insights: Fundraising with Businesses – 5 Strategies You Can Take to the Bank

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.

Fundraising with Businesses: 5 Strategies You Can Take to the BankWondering how your nonprofit organization can create strong partnerships with companies to raise more funds? Cause marketing is a great option.

But what IS cause marketing, what sorts of fundraisers can your organization run with businesses, and how can you leverage the support and passion of volunteers to make these projects a success?

Fundraising with Businesses: 5 Strategies You Can Take to the Bank

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11am – 12pm PT (1-2pm ET)

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Join VolunteerMatch and Joe Waters, expert author, consultant, speaker and fundraiser, to dive in to the exciting world of cause marketing and fundraising with businesses. Joe will present strategies from his latest book, “Fundraising with Businesses,” for how you can work with companies to diversify your funding options and become more sustainable in today’s tough economy. And through it all, we’ll discuss how volunteering plays a pivotal role in the present and future of business giving.

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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.

Upcoming Insights Webinar: How Nonprofit Data and Volunteers Can Save the WorldRecord-keeping is not an exciting word, and inspires equally drab reactions from nonprofits who work to fulfill record-keeping and reporting requirements. But there’s a secret many organizations are just beginning to discover: your data is the key to helping you fulfill your mission – and save the world.

How Nonprofit Data and Volunteers Can Save the World

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10am – 12pm PT (1-2pm ET)

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Join VolunteerMatch on April 8, 2014, for a free Nonprofit Insights webinar in honor of National Volunteer Week. Erinn Andrews of GuideStar and Lisa Pool of the Technology Affinity Group, who have partnered on the Simplify initiative, www.simplifynow.org, will share how data and record-keeping in the nonprofit sector is becoming so much more than just the IRS Form 990 – and why paying attention to this trend, and engaging volunteers to help you contribute, will help your organization get more funding and support.

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