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Peggy Fan, a doctoral fellow at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, volunteered in Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. When she reconnected with the community a couple years later, she found that only one of the volunteer-based relief organizations was still going strong. Read her lessons for how to develop a flexible, strong and sustainable volunteer organization.
For April’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival Round-Up, nonprofit marketing consultant Nancy Schwartz presents thoughts about the methods and tools your peers use to stay focused, productive and happy on the job (or the barriers that keep us from getting there).
Undisputed virtual volunteering expert Jayne Cravens spent much of 2013 conducting comprehensive research of the state of virtual volunteering in EU countries. Her newly released report and its companion resources will prove useful for organizations, companies and governments all over the world looking to do a better job of engaging online volunteers.
Recently we announced that we’re beginning to expand our services to create a global volunteer engagement network. We’ve partnered with TechSoup Global to leverage their technology and help build the capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world. This post contains some top FAQ’s for nonprofits that will help your organization, no matter where you’re located, make the most of the growing global VolunteerMatch network.