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Guest Contributer

Guest Contributer

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For the Love of Volunteering: A gift both given and received

By Guest Contributer on January 26, 2023

SNAPkids is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities by providing community-based swimming and fitness activities. By providing volunteers with a chance to work closely with our special swimmers, we open hearts, change attitudes and create more respectful, inclusive, and just communities. Learn more at: snapkids.org

Topics: inspiration local volunteering
4 min read

How to Build an Irresistible Corporate-Nonprofit Volunteer Partnership

By Guest Contributer on January 22, 2023

Corporate volunteer programs offer an incredible opportunity for nonprofit organizations to partner with businesses to advance awareness of and raise money for their cause. A nonprofit liaison with a company creates a situation where everyone wins: the nonprofit gets the assistance it needs while the business benefits from building their brand and generating positive impressions throughout the community.

Topics: nonprofit resources corporate volunteering
4 min read

Tutor a child, change a life.

By Guest Contributer on January 17, 2023

School on Wheels is an organization enhancing educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

  • 1/3 of unhoused people are under the age of 18
  • 1:20 children in CA don’t have homes
  • 64% of children experiencing homelessness do not graduate high school
Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration local volunteering
1 min read

4 Ways To Motivate Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers

By Guest Contributer on January 10, 2023

Guest post by Kelly Smith

As a nonprofit leader, you’re probably aware that volunteers are the heart and soul of your organization – it’s their smiles and hard work that move your cause forward. That’s why volunteer motivation is essential. Here are four smart ways to motivate volunteers:

Topics: nonprofit resources
3 min read

Does Your Volunteer Manager Know You?

By Guest Contributer on December 13, 2022

Guest Post by Courtney Tull

“Volunteers Needed.” After seeing this ad pop-up on your social media page for the fifth time this month, you decide to give your favorite nonprofit a call, and get signed up to volunteer. Volunteer, to do what, exactly? The post was extremely vague, so you aren’t sure what you might volunteer to do. All you know is that you’re free every Monday and you believe in their mission.

Topics: volunteer engagement
2 min read

Inspire the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs by Volunteering

By Guest Contributer on November 8, 2022

Guest post by Ed Grocholski, Junior Achievement USA

November is National Entrepreneurship Month. It is a celebration of those visionaries who strike out on their own to start and build businesses that meet customer needs while benefiting the community as a whole.

Topics: local volunteering
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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
6 min read

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
3 min read

6 Ways To Keep Your Volunteers Engaged

By Guest Contributer on January 15, 2022

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Guest post by Wendy Kirwan, Kars4Kids

For any organization that relies on volunteers to accomplish their mission, recruitment of volunteers is only the first step. The big question is how to keep the volunteers you've recruited active, engaged and committed to the cause. We’ll share with you five of the most important things you can do to keep your volunteers engaged:

Topics: volunteer engagement
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