Update: Engaging Volunteers updates went live on Friday, July 29 (the old blog design is pictured left). While we continue making smaller updates, please let us know what you think of the new design, readability and features by taking this brief survey.
When we first started this blog, we set out to do something different: curate a space where nonprofits could go to learn about attracting and engaging volunteers. While volunteer recruitment and management were prominent topics on other nonprofit blogs, one-stop shops for volunteer engagement tips, news, best practices and inspirational stories were less common.
Since our first blog post on January 20, 2009, we’ve posted over 1,000 articles, resources and stories to help nonprofits better recruit and partner with volunteers in order to reach their mission. From reporting on volunteer engagement trends to recapping our learning center trainings, our content covers 37 categories that help nonprofits and volunteer program managers succeed.
More recently, one of our blog posts even sparked an important conversation that continues to impact us all in the work we do today.
Now, 7 years later, we’re sending Engaging Volunteers in for routine maintenance; we’re revamping our look and feel. Over the next couple of days, you’ll begin to notice changes in the aesthetics and functionality of our blog. Don’t worry — all of our helpful resources will still be there, where you’ve always expected to find them.
What can you expect as part of this revamp?
- Easier readability: our homepage will be retrofitted to include more posts in plain sight, ensuring easier readability and navigability.
- Consistent branding: we’ll align our blog’s colors with our brand — from green and white, to VolunteerMatch.org blue and orange.
- Modern integrations: features such as our newsletter sign-up form, social connectivity and trending blog posts section will all get a facelift!
Before we get started, we wanted to keep you — our valued readers — in the loop. Thank you for your continued readership, and for embracing change with us during this time.
As always — and for now — happy volunteering (we’ll see you on the other side!).