Engaging Volunteers

Engaging Volunteers

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…

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10 Things to Do in the Twin Cities During the #2017NationalSummit

The following post is a collaboration between VolunteerMatch and HandsOn Twin Cities — a go-to resource for all things volunteering in the Twin Cities. For the first time in nearly a decade, volunteer managers far and wide will convene for the 2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota this…


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The One Thing That Intuitive Volunteer Managers Do Oh-So-Well

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin. This post originally appeared on Twenty Hats. If you seek the cooperation of others, start with your own trustworthiness Last week, I had lunch with a colleague. We had one of those wide-ranging conversations that cover nonprofit life from just about every angle. Eventually, the discussion turned to a personal…

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Volunteer Interviews: 5 Tips for Sharing Your Motivation

Guest 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. Because volunteering is unpaid, applicants will have different and various reasons for…


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5 Essential Safety Tips for Volunteers

Guest post by Maile Proctor Volunteering for a nonprofit can be an incredibly rewarding experience. In most cases, the people you meet and encounter are good people with good intentions. However, you still have to remember safety first in a volunteer environment. As a volunteer manager, one of the most important jobs you have is…

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Need to Raise Money? Put Your Volunteer Manager in Charge (She’ll Know Just What to Do)

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin. This post originally appeared on Twenty Hats. Your skills and vision ramp up every kind of outreach It’s clear to me that volunteer managers think differently from their nonprofit peers – and that’s a really good thing. We understand that an individual connected with an organization has the potential to…