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4 Ways To Prepare Your Nonprofit For Reopening

By Jennifer Bennett on May 27, 2020

What should volunteer engagement look like as we move forward with the next phase of COVID-19 response? While things are opening back up, we are not just returning to life as it was before March.

What should we consider before inviting volunteers to return, and how can we ensure that we’re doing our best to protect our volunteers, our clients, and others in our organization?

Topics: covid19 nonprofit resources volunteer engagement
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How to Boost Engagement and Build a Recipe for Volunteer Success

By Guest Contributer on Nov 22, 2019

2020 is around the corner and you might be asking yourself several questions, like, “What CSR activities can we participate in?” “How can I engage our employees next year?” and “How can my company help the community?”

Topics: volunteer engagement inspiration
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How to REALLY Know That Your Volunteers Deliver on Your Mission

By Guest Contributer on Mar 12, 2019

It’s trickier than you think to describe impact – and that’s good.

Every time I offer a volunteer impact measures training, I’m struck by some new takeaway that helps me better explain how to master this complex-but-valuable process.

Topics: nonprofit resources volunteer engagement
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7 Reward Systems For Recognizing Your Volunteers

By Kayla Mathews on Aug 28, 2018

Making change happen requires a large network of people working together to get the job done. It takes a big team to accomplish your organization’s goals, and while your employees contribute valuable mission-driven work every day, so do your volunteers!

Topics: volunteer engagement
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How To Recruit Volunteers Using Social Media

By Elysia Gabe on Aug 23, 2018

Guest post by Jade Anderson.

As the popularity of social media continues to rise with no sign of slowing down, the ways it can be used have increased dramatically. It is no longer simply a means to stay connected with friends and families. Now, social media is a news resource, a way of promoting products and services, a fundraising platform, and even a recruitment tool. If you run a nonprofit, you can use social media to attract and engage volunteers. In fact, every follower is a potential volunteer. Follow these tips to recruit individuals who are as passionate about your cause as you are.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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Writing The Perfect, Targeted Volunteer Opportunity

By Basil Sadiq on Mar 20, 2018

By Apakshit Sachdeva and Basil Sadiq

Today, nearly 120,000 organizations are looking for volunteers on VolunteerMatch. With more than seven million volunteers registered, the good news there’s plenty of talent to go around.

Before you post a volunteer opportunity, however, it’s important to identify your department or program’s needs. Once you do, it’s time to write your volunteer opportunity, or appeal. Think of this as your organization’s cover letter.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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How To Conduct Effective Volunteer Meetings

By Basil Sadiq on Sep 15, 2017

Guest post by Apakshit Sachdeva

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”—Erma Bombeck

In today’s world, volunteerism serves as a hope for restoring the virtues of compassion, empathy, and community-building. Since volunteers are such a rare and admirable resource for achieving peace and well-being, it’s imperative that nonprofits know how to utilize their potential to the fullest.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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Volunteer Interviews: 5 Tips For Sharing Your Motivation

By Basil Sadiq on Jun 28, 2017

volunteering-pic-768x328Guest post by Olivia Ryan

Whether through a job interview, a business deal, or simply a first interaction, you may have noticed: the first impression always counts. When talking specifically about volunteer interviews, there’s one important trait that will always impress: your motivation.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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From Recruitment to Retention: Modern Tools that Engage Boomer Volunteers

By Basil Sadiq on May 23, 2017

The following post is a collaboration between VolunteerMatch and Connect360 Multimedia — a marketing agency specializing in strategic PSA and integrated marketing campaigns using traditional media, digital, and social media platforms. 

Topics: volunteer engagement
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4 Simple Ways to Engage Millennial Donors and Volunteers Online

By Basil Sadiq on Apr 4, 2017

The following post is a collaboration between VolunteerMatch and Connect360 Multimedia — a marketing agency specializing in strategic PSA and integrated marketing campaigns using traditional media, digital, and social media platforms. 

Topics: volunteer engagement

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