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7 Ways to Show Volunteer Appreciation Using Your Website

By Guest Contributer on February 19, 2024

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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
2 min read

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
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Crafting an Effective Online Presence with Google Ad Grants

By Guest Contributer on January 30, 2024

Volunteers are an essential part of your nonprofit, putting in the work needed to run your programs, launch fundraisers, and keep your organization up and running. But how can nonprofits connect with volunteers in the digital age?

Topics: nonprofit resources
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10 Conversation Starters That Spark Volunteer Stories

By Guest Contributer on January 30, 2024

Guest Contributor: Carly Euler, Marketing Manager at MemoryFox

Nonprofits that are looking to tell impactful volunteer stories must channel their inner interviewer by asking the best questions that will elicit the best stories which will ultimately lead to the best content. But not every volunteer is a natural-born storyteller. Therefore, asking the right questions can make a real difference in getting that memorable, shareable content you need.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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3 Storytelling Strategies to Boost Volunteer Recruitment

By Guest Contributer on January 30, 2024

Guest Contributor: Carly Euler, Marketing Manager at MemoryFox

Your volunteers are the heartbeat of your organization - each with their own unique experiences and perspectives about why your mission resonates with them. And whether you’re a nonprofit who is just starting out, or you have a regimented volunteer program in place, it’s always helpful to keep your doors open to new faces willing to provide their time and talents.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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4 Types of Volunteer Stories that Inspire, Recruit & Retain

By Guest Contributer on January 25, 2024

Guest Contributor: Carly Euler, Marketing Manager at MemoryFox

Oftentimes, we think of nonprofit storytelling as capturing the experiences of those benefiting from the nonprofit’s programs, and using those testimonials to raise funds. While it's indisputable that these stories serve as a compelling means to humanize your nonprofit’s mission, they may not fully encapsulate the remarkable impact your organization is making.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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Telling Great Volunteer Stories

By Guest Contributer on January 25, 2024

Guest Contributor: Carly Euler, Marketing Manager at MemoryFox

Have you ever wondered who maintains the memorials on the national mall? 

Volunteers, led by the National Parks Service, are a huge part of keeping those larger-than-life symbols of our nation’s history suitable for over 25 million annual visitors.

Topics: Stories from the Field
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Why Virtual Volunteering is the Future & A Few Opportunities to Get You Started

By Guest Contributer on December 29, 2023

Guest Contributor: Joanna Tanger

For many people, working remotely has become a way of life. The pandemic changed how we work, with 57% of those currently working remotely stating that they had rarely or never worked from home prior to 2020. While the increase in working remotely originated from safety concerns during the pandemic, today’s workers cite a preference for remote work as their driving influence rather than health concerns.

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Magical Moments: The Story of Ridgebury Riders

By Darcy Hughes on December 22, 2023

“Magical moments happen daily at the farm” Haley Levesque, Program Coordinator.

On a repurposed dairy farm in Ridgebury Connecticut, "magical moments" are a regular occurrence. The farm is home to Ridgebury Riders, a nonprofit organization changing the lives of individuals, primarily children, with special needs through hippotherapy, which is occupational, speech, or physical therapy done on horseback.

Topics: inspiration local volunteering Stories from the Field
21 min read

25 Days of VolunteerMatch

By Darcy Hughes on December 15, 2023

 

Day 1

On December 1st, we launched the 25 days of VolunteerMatch to ring out the 25th year of our organization! Check out our fun facts, historical tidbits, and excellent resources below:

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    5 min read
    7 Ways to Show Volunteer Appreciation Using Your Website

    Taking the time to recognize volunteers is essential to increasing retention and recruiting new supporters. As your...

    2 min read
    Q&A with Ridgebury Riders’ Haley Levesque

    Haley Levesque, Program Coordinator and Trainer, manages Ridgebury Riders' highly successful volunteer hippotherapy...

    6 min read
    8 Volunteer Recognition Ideas to Show Your Gratitude

    Creating change requires a large network of people working together to get the job done. While your employees perform...

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    7 ways to Level-Up your Social Strategy to Recruit more Volunteers

    Every follower on your organization's social media is a potential volunteer—they just might not know it yet. Building...