Expert Snapshots for February

Expert SnapshotsAt VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Check back every month for snapshots of what experts in the field are talking about.

The Power of Being Networked

Allison Fine is a thought leader and author at the apex of the social change movement. She co-wrote “The Networked Nonprofit” with Beth Kanter, and she hosts a monthly podcast for the Chronicle of Philanthropy called Social Good. Her blog, A. Fine blog, is a deep and personal look at social change issues and challenges that she encounters during her research and travels. Amidst the recent uproar about Susan G. Komen, she also started a Cause on Facebook and has thus far raised over $17,000 in less than a week.
Read more from Allison on the A. Fine blog, and follow her on Twitter.

Get Your Corporate Sneak Peek

These days, many nonprofits are seeing a dramatic rise in corporations looking to bring their employees on special volunteering projects. No one knows this better than Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker over at Realized Worth. They run one the leading consulting companies for employee volunteering and CSR, and their blog provides important insight into the needs and processes of corporate volunteering programs. For example, you can learn about the tools companies can use to maximize the impact they can have for your organization and your community.
Read more from Realized Worth on their blog, and follow them on Twitter.

Anything But Selfish Giving

While we’re on the subject of corporations, Joe Waters runs an excellent blog called Selfish Giving that provides nonprofits and businesses like you the resources you need to run successful cause marketing partnerships. On the blog you’ll find examples of great (and not so great) cause marketing campaigns, industry insights, and practical tips and information for us normal people who aren’t cause marketing gurus.
Read more from Joe at Selfish Giving, and follow him on Twitter.

InnoVating is a Team Sport

JFFixler Group is a crackerjack team of consultants that are focused on one thing: helping nonprofits with their volunteer strategies. Their blog, the InnoVate blog, is a similar mix and match collection from the expertise of their impressive team. Whether you’re learning about the latest volunteer-related tools on LinkedIn or gaining more insight into volunteering trends across the country, you’re guaranteed to find something useful here.
Read more from JFFixler Group at the InnoVate blog, and follow them on Twitter.