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Erin Halley

Erin Halley

Erin Halley is the Senior Manager, Business Development and Marketing for VolunteerMatch. She is passionate about making a positive impact and contributing to a better world. She has extensive experience in marketing from digital to events to tradeshows. Her background includes marketing for an international consumer electronics company, a leading national health advocacy nonprofit, a well-known healthcare institution and an arts non-profit. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike and doing yoga.

Recent posts by Erin Halley

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Social Justice For LGBTQIA+, Be Inspired To Continue The Fight

By Erin Halley on Jun 17, 2020

Huge strides have been made with the Supreme Court ruling this week that protects LGBTQIA+ from being fired because of their sexual orientation and gender identification. Before this decision, almost half the states lacked this legal projection.

“One big lesson from this opinion is don’t give up. You have to believe that you can change things,” said Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry. It’s inspiring to see how individuals can come together to fight against social justice and shape a more inclusive society. And now it is the time to build on this momentum and do even more. 

Topics: social justice lgbtq+
12 min read

Inequality Is Increasing. What Can You Do?

By Erin Halley on Jun 10, 2020

The widening inequality gap we are witnessing as we emerge from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the attention being paid to the killings of Black Americans including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and, most recently, George Floyd remind us of the absolute necessity of continuing the work to create a society that supports and values each of its members equally. How can we build a society based around compassionate communities, whose members are motivated and empowered to take action to actively improve the world for their fellow human beings?

Topics: social justice advocacy equality
7 min read

Be Inspired By Those Fighting Hunger

By Erin Halley on May 21, 2020

There has been an increase in overall demand for food from Food Banks across the U.S. because of COVID-19. It’s amazing to see our communities: individuals, businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations come together to support the people in need.

It shows that if we collaborate and work together, we can make a significant difference in fighting hunger in our communities.

Here are some inspiring ways people are working together to combat this growing challenge.

Topics: covid19 food insecurity csr food banks
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4 Ways To Make A Difference Now

By Erin Halley on May 14, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives, and many of us are feeling less connected to others. But, even as we learn to navigate these changes, it’s also empowering to see so many public illustrations of how we are connected — and that, when we each take actions towards helping our communities, and work together, we can make huge strides in combating these larger societal challenges.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering
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3 Ways To Maximize Social Impact In May

By Erin Halley on Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives in every way. As you are learning new ways of doing things, you may be seeking out more inspiration, wanting to celebrate what you and your teams have accomplished, or looking for ways to navigate in this new environment.

So how can you do this and connect with others virtually and learn from each other? Here are 3 ways you can be inspired, grow, and learn in May. 

Topics: events
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VolunteerMatch Launches #WeHeartHelpers in Honor of National Volunteer Week

By Erin Halley on Apr 21, 2020

VolunteerMatch is excited to announce a week’s worth of activities to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 19-25.

In an era of social distancing, VolunteerMatch is leveraging its website and social media channels to highlight helpers who are the heart and soul of our communities.

Topics: covid19 press release
3 min read

Every Website Can Now Be a COVID-19 Volunteering Outpost

By Erin Halley on Apr 2, 2020

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How to Cope With Volunteer Burnout

By Erin Halley on Mar 13, 2020

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Bigger Impact at Work Means More Engaged Employees and Loyal Customers

By Erin Halley on Feb 27, 2020

Technology helps us to be faster and do more, but how does it impact us? When it comes to doing good in your communities, it acts a powerful force and can also create a challenge. We have so many demands put on us within our daily lives. It makes it hard to find the time to do everything we want to do. 

With 90% of people saying they want to volunteer, the desire is there, but it’s the how that is the biggest obstacle. In 2018, only 30% of us volunteered through an organization. That means that 60% who said they wanted to get involved aren’t doing it. 

5 min read

Make Volunteering a Habit

By Erin Halley on Jan 30, 2020

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