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5 Simple Ways to Attract Volunteers with Specialized Skills

Guest post by Kayla Matthews Trying to recruit volunteers with specific skills can be tricky. It’s easy to get people to apply, but hard to get them to stay and show up when they agree to. This gets even more difficult when you’re looking for help with a position that a person would usually be…

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Nonprofit Spotlight: A Beacon for the Blind & Visually Impaired

January is National Braille Literacy Month. The name honors Louis Braille — a blind inventor who created the system of raised dots to help people with total or profound vision loss read and write. While Braille was introduced in the United States in 1869, it wasn’t officially recognized until 1932. From that point into the…


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Encourage the Young Ones: Inspiring Students to Volunteer

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. Guest post by Nicole Boyer Volunteering is more than spending one’s time actively participating in…

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[Webinar] Nonprofit Insights: How Design Thinking Helps You Increase Impact and Innovation

Nonprofit organizations provide some of the most basic and essential services to those who need them most: clean water, food, shelter, etc. However, despite often Herculean efforts, many organizations lack resources and find themselves understaffed and underfunded.  For organizations to survive, thrive, and fulfill their missions, the key is constant innovation. During this free webinar,…


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Countdown the 10 Most-Read Engaging Volunteers Posts of 2016

Before we start making our New Year’s resolutions and lists of goals for 2017, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the most-read Engaging Volunteers posts of 2016. As the saying goes: you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. We’ve churned the data and compiled a list…

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[Video] How to Donate to Food Banks (Like a Boss!)

http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Final-Donate-Food.mp4 Did you know that hunger affects 1 in every 8 Americans? For context, that’s nearly 42 million people, including 13 million children and more than five million seniors. Fortunately, food banks and food pantries across America are here to help. But they can’t do their work without your support. This can mean volunteering, but…


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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Volunteer Management

Written by Jeff Gordy, NeonCRM The rate of volunteering in America is at a ten-year low, but nonprofits still need volunteers to help their efforts and programs prosper! So, what can we do? While the reason for this decline is undetermined, there are certainly a few general practices you can implement to acquire, retain, and…

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Do You Screen Volunteers? We Want Your Opinion!

Last year, VolunteerMatch partnered with SureID® to conduct a survey that assesses volunteer screening practices at nonprofits across the United States. Of those surveyed, we found that 31% of nonprofits do not currently — and have never — run background checks. The main reason? Background checks can be costly, and, sometimes, nonprofits do not have…


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Happy Holidays from VolunteerMatch!

‘Tis the season for eggnog lattés, holiday parties, and philanthropic giving. It’s also the season for reflection and giving thanks. And this holiday season, we want to share that we’re thankful for you. We’re glad you’re a part of our community, whether you’re a volunteer, nonprofit member, or socially-conscious company. Thank you for the work…

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3 Ways to Encourage Volunteer Giving on Social

This post appears in full on NeonCRM.com Volunteers are a critical lifeline for many nonprofit organizations. Often altruistic people, volunteers provide passionate support for work that might not get done without them. Many times, their giving doesn’t stop there. According to a Fidelity Charitable report, half of volunteers say volunteering leads them to give more…