Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

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In light of that trend and all the recent travel upheaval due to COVID – 19, with increasing restrictions being placed on companies and their global workforce, we wanted to address creative alternatives to traditional volunteer events. . Skills-Based Volunteering.

Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness

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Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. To put this into perspective, in 2011 American’s volunteered almost 8 billion hours of their time, which accounted for over $170 billion worth of labor.

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3 Steps for a Successful Day of Skilled Volunteer Service

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Many of the companies we work with at Common Impact host a “day of service” as a way to give back to their local communities. Days of service are one of the most popular corporate volunteer programs. communities.

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Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

In-person volunteers are disappearing for key activities (e.g., – Hold virtual ‘town halls’ to educate the community on places people can go to get food. Inability to check in on vulnerable community members.

How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

NonProfit Hub

For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. They staff our fundraisers, set up for our events, spread the word in our communities and so much more. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers. Featured Volunteer Management

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward.

Volunteering as part of everyday life.

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What systems do you have in place for getting to know your volunteers? How do you tailor volunteer opportunities to match the professional background of your volunteers?

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Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members. Do you want to be sharing what you know and learn with other volunteers?

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York. Here are my slides from the VMNC: Twitter Basics for Engaging Volunteers. Twitter at use for Tu Diabetes community.

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had a very fun time presenting with my friend and colleague Debra Askanase at the 2 011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement.

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

Connection Cafe

In addition to attractive employee perks, building transformative employee volunteer and giving programs and embedding them within the organizational culture is key to promoting happy employees who stay with their companies. Volunteering benefits everyone.

4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

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April is National Volunteer Month! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole month dedicated to honoring volunteers across the country. Volunteers come to you with the desire to help out (for free!) Show off your awesome volunteers! Featured Volunteer Management

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Volunteer Recruiting. Use volunteer recruitment forms to reach the right people for your project. Volunteer Delegation.

15 Steps to Corporate Volunteering Success

Connection Cafe

Do you have a goal to make your company or organization more socially conscious, but are having difficulty motivating employees to participate in volunteer programs? and is also recognized by Points of Light as one of America’s most community-minded “ Civic 50 ” companies.

Encourage Your Employees To Volunteer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, if you are not already volunteering, what a great time to start. Make a commitment to yourself to start volunteering before next week starts! And, a growing number of businesses are rewarding employees who volunteer by giving them extra vacation time and other incentives.

Team Building And Volunteering

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Engaging in a community service activity is a great example. When you and your team are away from the workplace, working together and giving back to the community, everyone bonds in a way that is often difficult to do within the workplace.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Volunteer & Goods and Services Donations

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The agency has deployed Visionlink’s volunteer management and Goods and Services Donation solution to help coordinate response among volunteers for COVID-19 in Oregon. We are pleased to support the good work of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

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5 Ways to Find Volunteers on Facebook

Wild Apricot

Are you finding it harder to get volunteers these days? That’s what one Wild Apricot customer, Patty Foley, the Membership Chairperson of Newington Community Television, did to find her latest volunteer. Facebook Volunteers

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

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Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. The impact of volunteerism can be felt in communities of all shapes and sizes. No matter the size of the community, though, the impact of volunteerism is always huge. Wherever it occurs, volunteering exists to help others.

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

Connection Cafe

When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date. Rather than dinner at a fancy restaurant or a picnic in the park, that first date with your prospective volunteer is most likely a landing page on your website.

How to make the most of your holiday volunteers!

VolunteerMark

All too often we get a massive influx of volunteers and givers during the holiday season only to see them whisked away by the dawn of the new year. It''s unhealthy for us, for the volunteer, and for our community.

The voice and vision of the volunteer

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The lifeline of all mission-driven organizations is the volunteer. According to the Independent Sector, a national advocate for the nonprofit sector, “A volunteer can impact the quality of services in charities and congregations while reducing costs.” Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

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Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

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It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large

Community Impact: Using Patient Data to Measure Program Success

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For example, how does a hospital, health system or community health program demonstrate its impact within and on the community without violating patient rights? Healthcare Nonprofit Marketing Outcomes + Impact community benefit community impact Outcomes Measurement

Team-Up for Textbooks: Volunteer to Help Students with Disabilities

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To meet that need, the Benetech Volunteer Program is piloting a new initiative—and we’re inviting you to join us! Volunteers can now help fulfill students’ book requests faster during periods of peak demand by joining Benetech’s newest volunteer initiative: Team-Up for Textbooks.

15 Ways to Volunteer from Home and Give Back During Coronavirus

Wild Apricot

Even when we're all staying inside to help slow the spread of COVID-19, there are still ways to volunteer from home, and our communities need it more than ever.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Community Mapping. >> Step 1: Identify all the groups within your community.

The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

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The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals. For Fidelity, the volunteers not only strengthened their existing skills, but learned new ways to approach their work.

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Make It Easy For Employees To Volunteer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, if you are not already volunteering, what a great time to start. Make a commitment to yourself to start volunteering before next week starts! And, a growing number of businesses are rewarding employees who volunteer by giving them extra vacation time and other incentives.

Volunteers Give 10x the Dollars

Connection Cafe

“As it happens, a lot of our volunteers are donors,” says Dora Chan. Well, for one thing, could your team answer this: “To what extent does our own volunteer list overlap with our donor list?” Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

Why The Best Volunteers Just Moved

TechImpact

Despite 10% of the American workforce working in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations still rely heavily on volunteers to complete its mission. That being said, nonprofits everywhere are constantly looking for enough volunteers, to bolster up its roster.

Top Five Tips from National Volunteer Week

NonProfit Hub

National Volunteer Week 2017 has come to an end, but treating your volunteers well should be a priority each and every one of the other 51 weeks. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we compiled our top five tips to motivate your volunteers and keep them coming back.

Online Communities Depend on Online Volunteers

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The Internet is a volunteer-rich environment on a global scale, and nowhere is this more evident than in its online communities. These online communities are mostly started by one or two highly motivated individuals and operate on the principle of exchange. If you manage an online community, here are some tips on thinking about your community members as your volunteers. community Community nptech nten Volunteers Susan Ellis.

Finding what motivates you while volunteering

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Whether you’re volunteering through extrinsic or intrinsic motivation, the opportunity to work alongside and serve others has the potential to be deeply personal and meaningful. What is YOUR reason for volunteering?

3 New Places To Recruit Volunteers

TechImpact

If your nonprofit uses volunteers, which it almost certainly does in some capacity, you’ve undoubtedly at times found it difficult to find volunteers. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

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Tips to Motivate Your Volunteers and Keep Them Coming Back

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. Finding a good volunteer is like finding buried treasure. Volunteers are valuable in themselves, but keep in mind that a committed volunteer could mean a committed donor, too! Build a Community.

Successful IT Volunteer Management

Idealware

A few weeks ago, Common Impact mentioned to us that they thought not enough nonprofits were utilizing IT volunteers or were not getting what they needed out of the relationship. How valuable are volunteers to your organization’s technology infrastructure? Why Engage IT Volunteers?

2011 National Conference On Volunteering and Service: Community Building Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns. Description : Integrating volunteers into online campaigns for requires a great community organizer. Traditional community organizing lays the groundwork for online campaigns and effective movements. During the workshop, we will present traditional community organizing principles, campaign mapping methods and case studies. Date : June 7, 2011, 8:30 am – 10 am. Location : New Orleans, LA.

How to Engage Volunteers in Your 2016 Giving Tuesday Strategy

Connection Cafe

If your volunteers are not playing a key role in your Giving Tuesday strategy , they should! As you begin to prepare for Giving Tuesday 2016, here are 3 easy ways to engage your volunteers on the day! Ask your volunteers to donate. Engage your volunteers as advocates.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

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However, for one volunteer at The HALO Foundation , it is the perfect way to recognize her contributions to the organization. HALO, which works with disadvantaged youth in Missouri and Africa, gives this award as part of a handful of awards at an annual happy hour to honor the volunteers. “We

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How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

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From elementary through high school, many students participate in community volunteer projects through their school or extracurricular activities. Generally someone coordinates these activities and students simply show up, are told what to do, and have fun while serving their community.

The Mission Driven Volunteer

SocialFish

—————— Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an abundance of engaged, highly motivated volunteers who are brimming with ideas your association actually implements? Unfortunately, our world tends to look more like this: Difficulty recruiting volunteers.

4 Easy Ways to Become a Better Volunteer

NonProfit Hub

Part of being a good volunteer manager is understanding how to be a good volunteer. Below are four things you can start doing right now to become a better volunteer, ultimately creating a bigger impact for organizations that serve your community. First things first: you should have a firm grasp of your volunteer organization’s mission and goals before you start. It’s always crucial to arrive at the volunteer site with a smile on your face.