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Laura Plato

Laura Plato

Laura is the Chief Solutions Officer at VolunteerMatch. She brings over 20 years of experience leading transformational change for both nonprofit and for-profit businesses to her role on the VolunteerMatch team.

Recent posts by Laura Plato

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How To Meet Surging Demand At Food Banks

By Laura Plato on May 6, 2020

Demand is up. Supply is down. How can you help beat food insecurity and hunger during COVID-19?

Topics: covid19 food insecurity food banks
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Celebrating 22 Years Of You, The Helpers

By Laura Plato on April 25, 2020

What an exciting week of activities it has been to honor all of our helpers in celebration of National Volunteering Week!

To all who participated as guests on our panels and in our events, to all of you who shared stories, asked questions, and helped amplify our message, a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU.

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93% of Volunteering Cancelled. How Can Your Website Help?

By Laura Plato on April 7, 2020


Turn Your Website into a Volunteer Action Hub.

At VolunteerMatch, we are continuing to look at ways to serve communities and nonprofits during this challenging time. Our approach has been to listen to all our stakeholders — volunteers, nonprofit and business leaders, government representatives, and anyone who plays a role in supporting the impact ecosystem.

Topics: covid19
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How VolunteerMatch Is Responding To The COVID-19 Emergency

By Laura Plato on March 27, 2020

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4 Ways to Shape Your Volunteering in Uncertain Times

By Laura Plato on March 6, 2020

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3 Surprising Reasons People Refuse to Volunteer

By Laura Plato on February 19, 2020

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The Time Is Now To Do Good For Others… And Yourself

By Laura Plato on January 24, 2020

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How collaborative innovation can spark a volunteer movement

By Laura Plato on January 22, 2020

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MLK Day: One Day Can Inspire a Life of Service

By Laura Plato on January 20, 2020