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Guest Contributer

Guest Contributer

This article was written by a VolunteerMatch Guest Contributor.

Recent posts by Guest Contributer

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Senior Prom celebrates life, love, and legacies of resistance for LGBTQ+ retirees

By Guest Contributer on October 4, 2022

Guest Post by Luisa Conlon, Director of Senior Prom

As we celebrate National LGBTQ+ History Month this October, we can work together to raise up the experiences and voices of our LGBTQ+ elders, and learn about the sacrifices so many of them made to get us here.

Topics: social justice inspiration advocacy Films
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Hire Heroes USA: Capacity Building During a Pandemic

By Guest Contributer on March 30, 2022

Michele Wiesner is the Director of Capacity Building at Hire Heroes USA, a national nonprofit empowering U.S. military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Her work focuses on supporting service delivery through partners and stakeholders to increase organizational reach, effectiveness and efficiency.

Topics: virtual volunteering nonprofit resources inspiration
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California Volunteers and VolunteerMatch: A Partnership for the Greater Good

By Guest Contributer on February 17, 2022

Guest Contributor: Josh Fryday, California Chief Service Officer within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.

The Kindhearted Cities Index recognizes the incredible work of volunteers, nonprofits, service members, and community leaders who have embodied the spirit of kindness to give back to communities across the country. Through the Kindhearted Cities index, we can better understand what it is that drives action, change, and impact—and show others how to make a difference. We are beyond thrilled to see six California cities recognized for their efforts, the most of any state.

Topics: press release government inspiration local volunteering
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Groupon Leaps into Local Communities — New York City Ranks #1 for Most Opportunity to Do Good on Leap Day 2020

By Guest Contributer on February 20, 2020

 

Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis round out the top 5

According to the Independent Sector, 63 million Americans volunteered a whopping 8 billion hours of time, talent and effort spent strengthening local communities in 2018. That got us thinking… if we’re given one extra day this year, how and where are Americans most likely to donate their time?

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How to Boost Engagement and Build a Recipe for Volunteer Success

By Guest Contributer on November 22, 2019

2020 is around the corner and you might be asking yourself several questions, like, “What CSR activities can we participate in?” “How can I engage our employees next year?” and “How can my company help the community?”

Topics: volunteer engagement inspiration
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5 Ways to Build a Better Volunteer Program with Technology

By Guest Contributer on April 3, 2019

Many aspects of traditional nonprofits, such as collecting donations, raising awareness and planning campaigns, have moved online.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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How to REALLY Know That Your Volunteers Deliver on Your Mission

By Guest Contributer on March 12, 2019

It’s trickier than you think to describe impact – and that’s good.

Every time I offer a volunteer impact measures training, I’m struck by some new takeaway that helps me better explain how to master this complex-but-valuable process.

Topics: nonprofit resources volunteer engagement
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How Nonprofits Can Use Texting to Communicate Effectively with Volunteers

By Guest Contributer on March 4, 2019

Regardless of the size of your volunteer engagement program, you need to be in touch regularly with your volunteers to ensure your organization's goals are being met. While most volunteer managers use emails, phone calls and social media to stay in touch with their volunteers, texting may actually be the most effective communication tool. In fact, text message open rates are as high as 98% while email open rates, for comparison, are typically 20%.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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Truth: Volunteer Programs Have Fun With Strategic Plans (AND Reach Their Goals)

By Guest Contributer on January 31, 2019

Want to increase volunteer retention? Here’s how to do it and enjoy the process.

It’s start the New Year by taking a show of hands. How many of you subscribe to this belief?:

Topics: nonprofit resources inspiration
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How to Use Instagram to Spread Your Nonprofit's Mission

By Guest Contributer on January 23, 2019

While traditional methods of volunteer recruitment and fundraising remain effective, technology has allowed nonprofits to innovate new ways to attract supporters to their cause. Organizations have expanded on their previous efforts by adopting new strategies, and social media is no exception.

Topics: nonprofit resources
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