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Guest Contributer

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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 Feb 19, 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?

4 min read

How to Boost Engagement and Build a Recipe for Volunteer Success

By Guest Contributer on Nov 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
10 min read

5 Ways to Build a Better Volunteer Program with Technology

By Guest Contributer on Apr 3, 2019

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

Topics: nonprofit resources
4 min read

How to REALLY Know That Your Volunteers Deliver on Your Mission

By Guest Contributer on Mar 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
6 min read

How Nonprofits Can Use Texting to Communicate Effectively with Volunteers

By Guest Contributer on Mar 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
5 min read

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

By Guest Contributer on Jan 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
5 min read

How to Use Instagram to Spread Your Nonprofit's Mission

By Guest Contributer on Jan 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
7 min read

Facebook Messenger Can Transform How You Engage With Volunteers

By Guest Contributer on Dec 13, 2018

With nearly 3 billion social media users across the globe, social good organizations are increasingly adopting a more digitized approach towards social activism and engaging their volunteers.

Topics: nonprofit resources
7 min read

Reject a Volunteer, Gain an Advocate [Part Two]

By Guest Contributer on Dec 12, 2018

Click here to read Part One of this two-part series.

A lot of well-intentioned people advise volunteer managers to treat “hiring” volunteers in the same manner staff is hired. It’s not that simple, and Part One of this two-part series explored why. In case you missed it, here’s that list again:

8 min read

Volunteering and Psychological Health

By Guest Contributer on Dec 4, 2018

Volunteering involves a commitment of one’s time, energy and/or resources to benefit others with no expectation of reward or compensation. Millions of Americans volunteer in many different ways, dedicating anywhere from a few hours per month to several hours per week to assisting others. There are a variety of motives for volunteering and plenty of rewards to be gained when helping others.

Topics: advocacy

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