Earlier 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:
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…