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Five Tips for Turning Advocates into Volunteers

Intangible encouragement from advocates matters just as much as any monetary donation. Advocates aren’t just voices of support, though; they’re also a great resource when you’re looking to increase your nonprofit’s volunteer base.

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How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

Have you ever thought about asking your volunteers to help you fundraise? If not, you’re missing out on one of the best opportunities to deeply engage them. Let’s dig into four strategies you can use to help your volunteers get on track to raise funds and awareness for your organization.


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3 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Volunteers

It’s never too late to show your volunteers some love and start forming relationships with them. Here are three nearly-effortless things your nonprofit can implement right now to create a culture of appreciation for this essential group.

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How Nonprofits Can Maximize Their Disaster Response Efforts

After disasters, collaboration and coordination between agencies is imperative, and the development of public-private partnerships is also critical. Lessons learned must be quickly applied to future disaster scenarios. In fact, coordination among NGOs is the single most effective way in which we can make every dollar fulfill its potential. Above all, working together can reduce redundancy in acquiring situational awareness, which means less time wasted and—most importantly—more lives saved.


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How to Change the World in Five Hours or Less

I was reflecting on my long resume of community service and a lingering question haunted me: had my service actually transformed lives?

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How to Avoid Staff and Volunteer Burnout

Stretching yourself thin reaches a new level when you’re working for a nonprofit. That’s why staff and volunteer burnout can happen easily.


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[MCON 2015] Lessons from MCON via Twitter

A lot of successful, driven people sharing stories about how they are changing the world at MCON 2015. Here are some of the more poignant thoughts shared during the two-day conference.

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Corporate Volunteering: Turning Phil-entropy into Philanthropy

It can be a real headache trying to find something for an office’s worth of untrained volunteers to do in one day, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We can harness all of that well-meaning manpower and achieve great things.


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[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

Before you’re ready to find volunteers, the entire staff must make sure they’re ready to bring in them to the organization—because they’ll be working with everyone in your organization. Only once you’re ready to handle a volunteer program, then it’s time to get started recruiting helpers.

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[AFP 2015] How Your Organization Can Connect with Millennials

Just because some millennials can’t afford to make huge monetary contributions doesn’t mean they aren’t contributing to NPOs in other important ways.