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From Volunteer to International Career

By Darcy Hughes on May 30, 2024

After graduating from Federal Polytechnic in Nigeria, Folashade sought to grow her professional skills through virtual volunteering. She studied Accounting for practical reasons and had not expected to find a volunteer opportunity that would ignite her passion and change her life. 

Through VolunteerMatch Folashade discovered Womenful Voice, a U.S.-based organization empowering women in Haiti. After three months of volunteering as the Executive Assistant to Womenful’s CEO, she was hired to do the role full-time.

Topics: virtual volunteering skills-based volunteering youth volunteering Stories from the Field
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5 Volunteer Tasks to Delegate At Your Next Nonprofit Event

By Guest Contributer on May 17, 2024


In America, volunteers donate approximately 4.1 billion hours of their time to nonprofits, and the value of each hour is estimated to be over $30. To make the most of valuable volunteer time at your next nonprofit event, you’ll need to set clear expectations for the roles they’ll fill. 

Topics: nonprofit resources
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5 Data-Driven Volunteer Management Strategies for Nonprofits

By Guest Contributer on May 17, 2024

Your nonprofit likely collects data about its donors, but what about your volunteers? Volunteers, although often overlooked, are the backbone of your organization. They work hands-on with your beneficiaries, ensure events run smoothly, and advocate for your cause.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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4 Volunteer Management Tips for Running Association Events

By Guest Contributer on May 17, 2024

According to 360MatchPro, the estimated value of a volunteer hour is $31.80, which represents the cost the organization would incur by hiring paid workers instead. Is your association making the most of this valuable resource?

Topics: nonprofit resources
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5 Ways to Build a Better Volunteer Program with Technology

By Guest Contributer on April 3, 2024

With a strong volunteer program, you can connect with supporters who are passionate about your cause, get assistance in delivering your mission and services to beneficiaries, and even discover more potential donors. 

Topics: nonprofit resources
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How To Recruit Volunteers Using Social Media

By Guest Contributer on March 24, 2024

How to Recruit Volunteers Using Social Media

Nonprofits can leverage social media in many ways, such as a news resource, a fundraising platform, or even an advocacy tool. However, one of the most valuable uses of social media for nonprofits is as a marketing tool to secure volunteers.

Topics: nonprofit resources volunteer engagement
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A Guide to Mobilizing Volunteers with Text Messages

By Guest Contributer on March 1, 2024

According to a 2023 VolunteerPro study, 34% of volunteer managers say their top priority is recruitment while another 13% say it’s boosting volunteer participation. No matter which one you prioritize, there’s a simple way your organization can further both your recruitment and participation goals—just look to the device in the palm of your volunteers’ hands.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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Virtual Volunteering: Engaging Volunteers in Online Events

By Guest Contributer on March 1, 2024

Online events are on the rise. Between their flexibility, convenience, and endless possibilities, online fundraisers are a great way to rally your community together—no matter where they are—and raise funds to advance your cause. However, you can’t pull off a successful online event without the help of a dedicated volunteer base!

Topics: nonprofit resources
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7 Ways to Show Volunteer Appreciation Using Your Website

By Guest Contributer on February 19, 2024

Taking the time to recognize volunteers is essential to increasing retention and recruiting new supporters. As your nonprofit’s online hub, your website can be an effective marketing tool for showing volunteer appreciation and engaging with volunteers year-round.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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Hot Take: Screen Volunteers as Early as Possible

By Jennifer Bennett on February 1, 2024

One of my favorite Hot Takes is the idea that being really clear and honest about what a volunteer role entails, including specific tasks, skills needed, and time commitment, will pay off by screening out more volunteers who are not the right fit early on.

Topics: nonprofit resources Hot Take