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4 Simple Ways to Engage Millennial Donors and Volunteers Online

By Basil Sadiq on April 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
3 min read

Encourage The Young Ones: Inspiring Students To Volunteer

By Basil Sadiq on January 9, 2017


Guest post by Nicole Boyer'

Last month, we shared a blog post titled “5 Working Ways to Engage Students in Volunteering”. In this update, we’ll expand on that post to include additional tips that help you maximize your recruitment and engagement efforts for student volunteers.

Volunteering is more than spending one’s time actively participating in selfless acts or activities that benefit other people. It has a greater impact on society as a whole. Volunteers are of great help to the community as they immerse themselves in a pool of opportunities. These opportunities are one reason why we need to encourage more students to volunteer.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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4 Unusual Ways To Attract Volunteers To Your Nonprofit

By Basil Sadiq on October 24, 2016


Guest post by Nicole Boyer

It isn’t always easy to attract volunteers to help with your cause. There are just so many different nonprofits out there nowadays competing for the same pool of people that it can be hard to find new volunteers.

For that reason, you’ve got to think outside-the-box: come up with ways that not everybody is leveraging. Not feeling that creative?

Here are few ideas to help you get started.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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4 Techniques To Boost Volunteer Engagement

By Basil Sadiq on September 20, 2016

Written by Jeff Gordy, NeonCRM

While a lot of nonprofits have highly developed strategies in place for engaging donors, many haven’t put as much thought into how to engage their volunteers.

However, volunteers are key constituents in an organization. They contribute something as equally valuable as monetary donations — they contribute their time, skills, and passion.

Chances are, your organization wouldn’t be able to do the work you do (or be as successful at furthering your cause) without help from volunteers.

Topics: volunteer engagement
3 min read

Why You Shouldn’t Give Gifts To Volunteers

By Tess Srebro on March 30, 2016


You’ve gotten to know Roger well over the past 6 months. Without fail, he’s shown up every week to volunteer his time at your nonprofit organization. And never once has he shown up without a cup of coffee in his hand. You know that his favorite coffee spot is just down the street from your office.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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The U.S. Volunteer Rate Is Still Dropping. Why?

By Tess Srebro on March 25, 2016

Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues a report on volunteer rates in the United States.

This report tells us a lot. We can learn the total percentage of the population that has volunteered over the past year (from September – September). We can see which age groups and races volunteer the most, and whether men or women are more likely to volunteer. We can see if employment status, education level, marital status and more have an effect on volunteering.

Topics: volunteer engagement
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How to Design a Volunteer Program for Your Small Business

By Shari Tishman on October 15, 2014

Guest post by Scott Huntington

As a small business, finding ways to give back is important. Volunteering is a way to do something “better” for the community your business is in. It allows your employees to cooperate in a new way and creates a sense of empowerment.

However, creating a volunteer program for your business might not be the easiest task in the world. With thousands of choices available, how do you decide in which direction to proceed?

Topics: volunteer engagement
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6 Ways To Keep Your Volunteers Engaged

By Shari Tishman on January 31, 2013


Guest post by Wendy Kirwan, Kars4Kids

Like many nonprofits, volunteers are our most valuable asset here at Kars4Kids. With each of our paid employees leveraging dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers, we run on volunteer power.

For any organization that relies on volunteers to accomplish their mission, recruitment of volunteers is only the first step. The big question is how to keep the volunteers you’ve recruited active, engaged and totally committed to the cause.

Topics: volunteer engagement
2 min read

7 Ways To Appreciate Your Volunteers

By Tess Srebro on April 5, 2012


Written by guest blogger Chris Bautista

Taking the time to recognize volunteers is important if you want to retain volunteers and recruit new ones. In honor of National Volunteer Week, here are some tips that you can use during and after the time your volunteers serve:

Topics: volunteer engagement
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The Difference Between “Civically Engaged” And “Volunteer”

By Shari Tishman on October 17, 2011

Last month the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship released a joint annual report revealing that “a majority” of Americans are civically active in their communities.

Topics: volunteer engagement