Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

Connection Cafe

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.

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

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I’m delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program. It’s the first time we have engaged volunteers in this way, and our hope is to refine and replicate this pilot project.

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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

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

Community Impact: Using Patient Data to Measure Program Success

Connection Cafe

As I am sure we all have heard over the past few years (or maybe much longer), we need to demonstrate the results of our programs and tell our organization’s impact story in order to update our board, grow our donor base and develop new programs.

Turn Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers Into High Impact Volunteers

TechImpact

Volunteers give expecting nothing in return. And it is quite literally what defines them as a volunteer. However, getting the most out of your volunteer force can be difficult, and finding ways to help them achieve more can be even more taxing. Get Your volunteers more engrained.

How to Write a Volunteer Program Report That Proves Your Volunteers’ Impact

Wild Apricot

Want to help your organization see just how valuable your volunteers are? Elisa Kosarin, CVA, explains how to prepare a volunteer report that will prove their value

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? At CSAA Insurance Group, all new hires participate in a volunteer project as part of their on-boarding experience.

How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot

million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit organize VolunteersWith over 62.5

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

Connection Cafe

Tie in a strategic fundraising ask: Take advantage of a high-impact moment of engagement (e.g., In-person volunteers are disappearing for key activities (e.g., Host a virtual phone or text bank to get out the word about COVID’s impact on program changes.

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.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 124: Making Pro-Bono Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

Pro-bono volunteering can be a strategic resource for social change, benefitting companies, social good organizations and individuals. But what makes pro-bono relationships work for all partners, and how can your company or social good organization set up a pro bono program that has an impact?

4 bbcon 2019 Takeaways to Help You Maximize Your Foundation’s Impact in 2020

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In this post, I’ll highlight four of the key takeaways identified by our attendees as being the most critical to positioning their foundations for greater impact in 2020. bbcon Takeaway #3: Impact measurement must be baked into the culture of your foundation .

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs

Connection Cafe

But there have also always been people who want to engage and contribute but who can’t, for various reasons, volunteer in traditional ways. This episode is about understanding and expanding virtual volunteer programs. Standout examples of virtual volunteer programs.

5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

But beyond these basics, many companies are providing financial relief with charitable dollars for their impacted workforce. By addressing any of these five community needs, companies will help stem the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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

Connection Cafe

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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Exploring Data for Impact

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Mobile devices are breaking down the barriers to direct connections to staff, volunteers, clients, partners, communities, and the general public. They desperately need to use data better and multiply its impact, but they rarely have the skills or infrastructure to do so effectively.

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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.

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.

How can nonprofits leverage volunteer engagement strategies to maximize impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

Many charitable nonprofits rely on the help of volunteers to fulfill their missions. Whether it be packing food boxes, mentoring youth, or assisting with general office work, volunteers contribute valuable time and energy to help organizations succeed. Engage volunteers as leaders.

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? Here are a few ways Tech Impact suggests you can start reaching out and engaging with Millennials today.

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.

6 Tips to Know Your Nonprofit Is Ready for Skilled Volunteers

Connection Cafe

According to our research at Common Impact , most nonprofits spend only an estimated 2% of their budget to support key operations like marketing, technology or human resources, while peers in the corporate sector typically invest an average of 35% of their budget on these functions.

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The 6 Hidden Benefits Of Volunteering

TechImpact

As if contributing to a cause that’s bigger than yourself wasn’t reason enough to give your time, volunteering your time to a charitable cause has some hidden benefits, too. If it is so intuitively obvious that volunteering is beneficial to someone, why is volunteering at a 10 year low ?

3 Volunteer Engagement Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

But corporations can learn a lot from nonprofits, too, particularly around volunteer engagement. Since nonprofits realize the critical importance of volunteers to help achieve their mission, it’s only natural that they’d have lessons to share about getting the most out of volunteers’ time.

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.

Know Your Volunteers To Drive Better Volunteers

TechImpact

of of Americans over the age of 16 volunteered in some capacity between 2009, and 2013. Whether it’s through public out reach, word of mouth, or online recruitment, finding the best and brightest volunteers is difficult. Learn how to better manage your volunteers.

Building Tech Capacity with Pro Bono Volunteers

Connection Cafe

At Common Impact, we work to connect expert business volunteers to nonprofits that need help building organizational capacity in areas like marketing, finance, or HR. One of the most common requests for volunteer services from our nonprofit partners is technology support. Technical volunteer requests can range from help in implementing a new database to support for a website redesign. Yet, not all nonprofits are comfortable engaging volunteers for IT projects.

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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.

8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot

million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit Volunteers organizeWith over 62.5

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.

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

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.

Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

VolunteerMark

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

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.”

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VIP Volunteer Opportunities

Connection Cafe

One of the most important things we can do to is let our donors and prospects know how their gifts make an impact. Board Development Volunteers fundraising moves managementFor our major gift prospects this is the time to give them an experience deepening their understanding of us that brings them closer to making a gift.

How Can Exemplary Volunteer Management Practices Help Nonprofits Assure Impact in Using Skilled Volunteers?

ASU Lodestar Center

Many organizations in the nonprofit sector rely on the help of volunteers. Whether this is in office work, stocking inventory or helping to prepare for an event, the volunteers are a highly valuable asset. Skilled volunteers are a special type of volunteer.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

Case in point: one area of data management where many non-profits fall woefully short is in the organization of volunteer assets. And yet a huge majority—93 percent—report that “the most important functionality lets staff track volunteer activities and the number of hours worked.”

6 Ways Content Marketing Platforms Can Net Your Nonprofit Volunteers

TechImpact

Chances are good that without volunteers, your nonprofit does not function. The days of the newspaper advertisement, or flyer around town looking for volunteers is over. As a result, nonprofits and volunteers alike are turning to the internet to find, and fill, volunteer opportunities.

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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Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

Connection Cafe

What’s the sure fire way to make certain your constituents continue to volunteer for your cause – ensure they are emotionally invested to the organization. Enhanced Volunteer Directory - Volunteers want to network with those whom they will be working with.

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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.

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.