Why a Month Fighting Hunger is Not Enough

17. January 2013 Inspiration 0
Late last year VolunteerMatch decided to dedicate our messaging and focus over the holiday season to one cause: fighting hunger. The issue of hunger is pervasive, and only by joining together to find solutions will we overcome this critical issue. So we asked all of you to join in. After spending the past month or ...

The President and CSR

06. November 2012 Inspiration 0
We don’t know (yet) who our President will be for the next four years. Leading up to today’s election there has been a lot of buzz about the positions each candidate holds on various hot-button issues like abortion, clean energy, healthcare, economic development… At VolunteerMatch, we focused on how the candidates would impact the areas ...

The Power of We in CSR: Blog Action Day 2012

15. October 2012 Inspiration 1
Today’s blog post is inspired by Blog Action Day which brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. The 2012 Topic is “The Power of We” and you can check out more on the Blog Action Day website. There is no place where ...

The Strength of the VolunteerMatch Ecosystem

27. September 2012 Inspiration 0
When I meet new people and tell them about what I do, I’m often asked, “What is VolunteerMatch?” Well, let’s see: We are a website, we are a network and we are a nonprofit. We are a technology provider, we are a consultant and we are a convener. We are a teacher, we are a ...

The Message of Volunteering on 9/11

11. September 2012 Inspiration 0
Do you remember where you were on 9/11? I remember where I was…. I was on vacation with my wife, a Canadian citizen, in Victoria, British Columbia. We had just gotten married and we were still delighting at the idea of being an “international couple,” truly citizens of the world. We were due to head ...