In November 2017, we set a goal: To raise enough money to sustain and improve our volunteer matching platform. Our amazing community of nonprofits and volunteers stepped up to help us reach that goal and give everyone a chance to make a difference! 😄
These donations are so important to our mission, as well as to the spirit of service across the U.S. and beyond.
Why? Well to start, VolunteerMatch.org witnessed some of its highest days of website traffic in 2017. In increasing numbers, volunteers are looking for ways to give more. If they can’t find vetted opportunities to do so, their community — and our world — misses out.
At VolunteerMatch, we envision a world where everyone who wants to volunteer has an easy and reliable way to do so. And where every nonprofit with a badass mission can find the volunteers they need to affect change.
So, to fulfill that vision, we’re working on building a better platform to handle that demand: one where people wanting to give back to their communities can find impactful ways to help, first-responders can mobilize to sustain crisis in disaster-struck areas, and nonprofits can secure the talents they need to make a difference.
We’ve already released a brand new homepage and nonprofit dashboard, giving nonprofits convenient access to the tools and reports they need to streamline their volunteer program. We’ll continue making updates to our suite of services so nonprofits can better secure the talents they need to make a difference and volunteers can find more purpose-driven ways to help.
As a nonprofit ourselves, we rely in part on donations to keep our work going. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to those of you who gave your hard-earned money to make volunteerism more accessible! We’re smiling ear to ear, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2018!
P.S. Didn’t get a chance to donate during our end-of-year fund drive? You can still support volunteerism year-round with a donation to VolunteerMatch.
Tess loves her role as VolunteerMatch's Senior Marketing Manager because she gets to put words to work for social good! When not reading and writing, Tess spends her time obsessing over her cat and getting excited about food. She holds a Master’s of Nonprofit Leadership and a B.A. in Public Relations.