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VolunteerMatch President Greg Baldwin reflects on the lessons and inspiration of Nelson’s Mandela’s life. As we all say goodbye to a figure who often seemed larger than life, one thing is certain – he has contributed more than we could ever express to the world of service and volunteerism. You will be missed, Mr. Mandela.
Fifteen nonprofits in the Sacramento area collaborated to hold a “Speed Matching” event for individuals looking to volunteer in the community, based on the classic “speed dating” or “speed networking” model. Click through to read about how the event went and how other organizations might apply this new model…
Jane Leighty Justis, executive director of The Leighty Foundation, writes on the Reimagining Service blog about the need for funders to help nonprofits build up their volunteer resources. After all, in today’s tough economic climate, the best chance nonprofits have is to make the most of the volunteers who want to help.
WhIn one of Susan Ellis’ recent “Hot Topics” posts for Energize, Inc., she urges nonprofits to document the contribution of volunteers to their causes and organizations. It’s critical for us to have records, both visual and textual, of the difference volunteers make in our society, or this important influence will be lost forever. Susan also shares some great ideas for how organizations can do this.