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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6 Tips to Retain Volunteers

Connection Cafe

Volunteers are superheroes! It’s imperative that you recruit a strong volunteer base and, more importantly, retain their commitment them by valuing their time, effort, and skills. . According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , volunteer rates have been declining over the past decade.

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9 Common Donation Page Mistakes (and Solutions!)

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If your online donation form is ineffective, it warrants immediate attention. The occasional mistake is inevitable, but given the high-volume traffic nonprofit donation pages receive, it’s crucial that your donation form is optimized to be as strong as possible.

Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Every year online donations are taking up a bigger and bigger chunk of total funds to nonprofits, so this is definitely something worth investing in. The more donation tools you have, the more data you can collect, which will later help you develop better online fundraising strategies.

5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

Connection Cafe

It is not a secret that nonprofits need volunteers and donors to achieve their goals and carry out their mission. The question is, is your organization focusing on the volunteer base that you already have? Here are 5 best practices to help you convert more volunteers to donors.

10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also important to be aware of is that 26% of online donations made in 2019 occurred on a mobile device. Having a mobile-compatible website is now a standard best practice and that is especially true for your nonprofit’s donation pages. 4) Experiment with default donation amounts.

4 Strategies to Increase Volunteer Sign-Up

NonProfit Hub

While donors are essential for funding your cause, volunteers are essential for supporting its ongoing functions, from day-to-day operations to fundraising event management. Check out the following reliable strategies for increasing volunteer sign-ups: Solidify your mission statement.

How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

NonProfit Hub

Turning one-time volunteers into longtime volunteers isn’t easy. That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities. Volunteers volunteer because they want to do something for the greater good.

Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question

TechImpact

What you might not have known, is that donations and volunteering often go hand in hand. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015. Donors or volunteers? Is it more important to reach out to Millennials to simply donate?

Donation Forms Dissected: Where We’re Winning & Losing in Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’ve filled out a lot of online donation forms. We constantly make small donations to some of our favorite causes to see exactly how well their donation forms perform. Was the donation form a scrolling or multipage experience? Were there suggested donation amounts?

10 Tips for Managing Volunteers on a Low Budget

TechImpact

No matter what kind of budget your nonprofit has, everyone can agree that volunteers are one of the best investments–primarily because they are free! Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team.

Demystifying Next Generation Donor Audiences to Drive Engagement and Donations

Connection Cafe

This year, along with our partner, Changing Our World, we conducted a nationally representative study , among Gen Z and Millennials (those born between 1981-2001) to better understand the donation habits of Gen Z and Millennials and uncover what it means for the future of fundraising.

Your Volunteers Are Not ‘Set It And Forget It’

TechImpact

What the tagline should not be describing is the way your nonprofit handles its volunteers. billion hours of service, worth an estimated $175 billion, volunteers are what makes the nonprofit sector go. Learn how to better manage your volunteers. “Set it, and forget it!”

6 Tips For Creating A Better Donation Form

TechImpact

Here are some great tips from The Nonprofit Times when it comes to updating or implementing a donation form on your nonprofit’s website. Today’s donors want mobile access to your website, that also means mobile friendly donation forms that are secure.

Understanding Volunteers and Donors With Analytics

Connection Cafe

Truly understanding your organization’s prospects and customer behavior can be the difference between successful and unsuccessful volunteer recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Many nonprofits forget that their volunteers and donors are also customers.

The voice and vision of the volunteer

ASU Lodestar Center

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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Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

Connection Cafe

For most non-profit organizations, corporate donations only make up a fraction of fundraising efforts. nonprofit donations in 2011. Corporations have a tendency to donate to organizations whose missions align with their own.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

From tracking donations and expenditures, the success or failure of fund-raising events, staff protocols and effectiveness, lists of donors large and small and so much more, the organization that shirks information management does so at their own peril.

[MCON 2015] Millennials More Likely to Donate, Volunteer When Recruited by Peers vs. Bosses

NonProfit Hub

According the the research, 84 percent of the millennials surveyed made a charitable donation in 2014. Of that group, 22 percent donated in a company-sponsored giving program, where their company partnered with a charity to raise money (i.e. Millennials are the people that make cool.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs Skills-Based Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

Kimberly Dulin is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Partnership Manager for Catchafire , a for-purpose social mission business that makes skills-based connections between volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Enter: Skills-based volunteering. There’s a volunteer for that!

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[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

NonProfit Hub

The lifeblood of most organizations comes in a few different forms, but one of the most important is the people who selflessly dedicate hours to your mission—volunteers. Only once you’re ready to handle a volunteer program, then it’s time to get started recruiting helpers.

Volunteering vs. Serving on a Nonprofit Board vs. Donating – What Nonprofit Role is Best for You?

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For many, the decision has been made to give back, but they aren’t sure if they want to do so by joining a board, or just volunteering, or simply being a generous donor. Volunteering vs. Serving on a Nonprofit Board vs. Donating – What Nonprofit Role is Best for You? Is the nonprofit managing their volunteers in a way that makes them want to return? Volunteer with a nonprofit. Donate to a nonprofit.

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It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact

VolunteerMark

Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

Connection Cafe

Simple math tells us that: If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 1% convert into donors, you’ll have 10 donors. But. . If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 3% of them convert into donors, you’ll have 30 donors. Online giving was up 13.5%

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

For some nonprofits, volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization. Volunteers can be even more valuable than donors. Every nonprofit can benefit from the help of volunteers, but recruiting and retaining new volunteers is easier said than done.

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.

Why You Need To Understand Your Volunteers

TechImpact

The more people volunteer, the better off your nonprofit is. We all know the hours donated to your nonprofit by ardent volunteers contributes both directly and indirectly to helping your nonprofit complete its mission. Volunteer surveys.

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.

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! Who better to champion your cause than those who already donate their time, and hopefully their money, to help you advance your mission? Ask your volunteers to donate.

Five Tips for Turning Advocates into Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

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. Featured Volunteer Management Volunteer Recruiting

5 Ways To Incorporate Mobile Tech Into Your Volunteer Program

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Today’s volunteers are tech-savvy, and very busy. So why not engage volunteers where they spend most of their time–on their mobile phone. Check out these 5 tips from VolunteerMatch.com , on engaging volunteers and supporters via a mobile device: Text Reminders.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

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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It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact

VolunteerMark

Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

For some nonprofits, volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization. Volunteers can be even more valuable than donors. Every nonprofit can benefit from the help of volunteers, but recruiting and retaining new volunteers is easier said than done.

Volunteers Do Their Best Work While Engaged

TechImpact

Truth be told, unskilled and highly skilled volunteers are having a difficult time finding volunteer opportunities that are both challenging, engaging, and keeps them coming back for more. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015. Volunteer management CRM.

10 New Ideas For Managing Volunteers On A Low Budget

TechImpact

No matter what kind of budget your nonprofit has, everyone can agree that volunteers are one of the best investments–primarily because they are free! Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 90% from 2012

Connection Cafe

More than 10,000 partner charities, volunteer organizations, corporations, community centers and foundations joined in the ‘giving spirit’ as they asked donors to give to their favorite causes from across the nation and around the world. GivingTuesday Donation Growth.

5 Ways To Manage Volunteers And Get Work Done

TechImpact

A for-profit business with hundreds of paid employees will run differently than a nonprofit business being supported by hundreds of volunteers. Here are a few tips from The Fast Track to help you the next time you’re having trouble getting your volunteers motivated.

10 Tips For #GivingTuesday Donation Form Optimization

TechImpact

With #GivingTuesday right around the corner, your nonprofit’s donation page could use some sprucing up. in 2013, and online donations grew by an astonishing 14%. Here are 10 common sense ways your nonprofit can optimize its donation form for this upcoming #GivingTuesday.

Facebook’s Donate Now Button: A Small Win for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Since the roll-out of Facebook’s new ‘Donate Now’ button, there have been a lot of voices chiming in about what this really means for nonprofits. No, Facebook’s new Donate Now button won’t send your online fundraising soaring any time soon.

7 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Implement to Engage Volunteers

TechImpact

While volunteers keep your staffing needs minimal, and allow your nonprofit to focus on the next big project, are you really getting the most out of your volunteers? Here are our top 7 tips to engage your volunteers and turn them into nonprofit ambassadors: Provide incentives.

How Small Nonprofits Can Recruit Entrepreneur Volunteers to Their Cause

NonProfit Hub

Your small nonprofit creates new volunteer opportunities. Remember to package your volunteer ask with in-kind donation requests too. Always attempt to convert volunteers into donor evangelists. Featured Volunteer Management Volunteer Recruiting

From Coast to Coast: How Healthcare Organizations are Handling the Outpouring of Support and In-Kind Gifts

Connection Cafe

This past weekend in my excess of time and growing desire to try to help , I taught myself to make face masks and donated blood – two things that a month ago I did not have on my schedule (and in the case of the mask, had never thought of before). .