Engaging Volunteers

Engaging Volunteers

2016 Impact Report | Ushering a New Era of Advocacy-Based Volunteerism

At VolunteerMatch, we take pride in facilitating mission-driven impact in our communities. From day one that’s been our mission — to make it easier for good people and good causes to connect. And we’ve been doing so for 20 years, with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Typically, the data we collect helps influence many…

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#2017NationalSummit Blogger Recaps

Did you attend the 2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement? At this much-needed event, held on July 26-28 in St. Paul, Minnesota, over 500 leaders of volunteers came together to further the field of volunteer engagement. Many of them have shared their experiences via blog posts and other mediums. We’ve compiled a list of these…


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“We Needed This!” and Other Takeaways from the #2017NationalSummit

Guest post by Liza Dyer Do you remember the first time you felt understood as a leader of volunteers? Or when you realized that you’re not alone, and that other people experience the same challenges as you? Now, take hold of that feeling and multiply it by about 500. That was the essence of the…

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How to Start Attracting Skilled Volunteers

A couple months ago, we shared 12 tips for engaging pro bono and skills-based volunteers (SBVs). These are positions where volunteers use professional skills — such as HR, IT development, marketing, etc. — to help nonprofits achieve their missions. Today, we’ll share tips for identifying, finding, and rewarding these precious volunteers. In case you missed…


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Earn Your Stripes by Volunteering

Editor’s Note: Have you noticed something different about VolunteerMatch’s site and social media lately? We’re donning our stripes in the spirit of supporting Discovery’s Project C.A.T. campaign! Learn more. One aspect of volunteerism I love is the endless possibilities. There’s a virtually unlimited amount of ways for us to get involved. Don’t want to leave…

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How to be Inclusive of Hispanic & Latino Millennial Volunteers in 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. The U.S. Hispanic population continues to be one of the most powerful demographic segments in the country, both in terms of population size and…


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The Story of Trish: When Fiction Meets Volunteer Recruitment

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin. This post originally appeared on Twenty Hats. If you haven’t got all the volunteers you need, make sure that you diagnose the problem correctly. Once, there was a professional – let’s say a personal trainer named Trish – who decided to start her own business. Trish got herself a studio, gave…

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5 Reasons VolunteerMatch & AL!VE are a (Volunteer)Match Made in Heaven

Guest post by Dana Litwin Exciting news for everyone who works with volunteers! VolunteerMatch and the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) are partnering to bring the best professional support resources and member benefits to volunteer leaders nationwide. Here are my top five favorites benefits from the new match-up: Two Great Tastes That Taste…


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Volunteering in a New Home

Post by Lynne Taylor, VolunteerMatch Marketing Volunteer Moving can be daunting — whether it’s to a new city or an entirely new country. The good news? Volunteering can be a great way to settle into a new community, meet people, and learn valuable skills. That’s why we’re spotlighting Kajal Patil, a volunteer who recently moved…

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Empowering People to Protect and Conserve Wildlife

Post by Lynne Taylor, VolunteerMatch Marketing Volunteer Editor’s note: Across the world, many scientists and nature enthusiasts worry about Earth’s natural habitats and yearn to protect and conserve wildlife for future generations. In honor of Parks and Recreation Month this July, we’re spotlighting the work of Life Net Nature — an organization set up by…