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.

Multi Language & Localization to the Next Level

VisionLink

So it is only right that we provide sophisticated language and localization tools to support all the people in a community. Data Entry, Query and Result Options Visitors, volunteers, and staff can use forms and tools deployed in different languages and dialects.

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3 Steps for a Successful Day of Skilled Volunteer Service

Connection Cafe

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. First, consider using the day as a launchpad for ongoing volunteer engagement.

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

Connection Cafe

Borrow from political organizers to build a grassroots movement at scale by empowering supporters locally with the right messages and tools to spread your mission. In-person volunteers are disappearing for key activities (e.g.,

Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening. Check out Twestival Local.

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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 ?

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.

Team Building And Volunteering

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Or, they can provide a service at a local senior citizen center. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Volunteer Volunteer Programs Volunteering

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.

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? Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

It's a fact: volunteering makes employees better. Here's some data.

VolunteerMark

Ever wanted some data to show local HR reps how volunteering at your nonprofit will help their employees? Then you''ve gotta read this guest post from our friends at realizedworth.com - it will give you all the data you need in your arsenal to make a compelling case for HR folks sending volunteers your way

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.

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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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.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Steven has spoken at national and local conferences, and is frequently interviewed by media outlets for his expertise in digital marketing. _. For some nonprofits, volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization. Volunteers can be even more valuable than donors.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

Check out the interview below to learn more about how My Colorado Project is empowering local change! About a year or so ago Community Shares started using different terminology to describe our volunteers.

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?

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! Invite volunteers to join your nonprofit community!

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Steven has spoken at national and local conferences, and is frequently interviewed by media outlets for his expertise in digital marketing. _. For some nonprofits, volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization. Volunteers can be even more valuable than donors.

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. Get involved with the local Chamber of Commerce. Always attempt to convert volunteers into donor evangelists.

Benetech Statistician Megan Price talks to local ASA chapter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Megan Price I recently had the opportunity to present several of HRP’s projects to the local San Francisco chapter of the American Statistical Association (SFASA). In general the local chapter members were very excited about, and more than a little envious of, our work and the potential it has to impact human rights research. Quite a few are hoping to volunteer for us in the future!

Virtual Volunteering Can Help Charities And Their Volunteers | Paul DuxburyPaul Duxbury

AFP Blog

Virtual Volunteering Can Help Charities And Their Volunteers | Paul DuxburyPaul Duxbury : How Can Virtual Volunteering Benefit Charities and Not-for-Profits? Organisations looking for volunteers can now reach a wide range of people with precise skills from anywhere in the UK – or even across the globe. This means that for smaller local organisations in particular, rather than having to rely on a small band of people from the local community

5 Workplace Volunteer Coordination Tips

Connection Cafe

I’d like to offer some tips to anyone who is (or could be) organizing group volunteering opportunities in their workplace - be it non-profit or for-profit work environment. Make it Tangible – Look for volunteer opportunities that offer something tangible.

5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

It can sometimes be a challenge to attract enough volunteers to your organization or event. When traditional recruiting tactics start to return lackluster results, consider implementing these five creative and free approaches to attracting volunteers: Mine Your Social Network. Maybe the volunteers you’re looking for have been right under your nose the whole time. Ask your friends and family if they or someone they know might want to volunteer.

Five ways to incentivize volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

One of the greatest challenges facing nonprofit organizations is garnering volunteers and, more importantly, the right kind of individuals. Even though a volunteer may not consider their position that important, it is our job to dissuade such feelings.

Next #4Change Chat Topic: Volunteering

Amy Sample Ward

Social media and new technology are changing the way we recruit and manage volunteers. They’re also changing how we define the concept of volunteering. New forms of participation such as micro-volunteering, and web-generated events such as Twestival, are changing the way people are coming together to raise funds, donate their time and make a difference in their local and global community. How social media’s changing volunteering. Recruiting volunteers online.

Next #4Change Chat Topic: Volunteering

Amy Sample Ward

Social media and new technology are changing the way we recruit and manage volunteers. They’re also changing how we define the concept of volunteering. New forms of participation such as micro-volunteering, and web-generated events such as Twestival, are changing the way people are coming together to raise funds, donate their time and make a difference in their local and global community. How social media’s changing volunteering. Recruiting volunteers online.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

NTEN

This week is National Volunteer Week ! Involving volunteers is a way to reinvest in our Community and strengthen our collective power. NTEN has 11 staff members, but it is the magic and power of Community volunteers that make this organization what it is. Community volunteer

3 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

In the midst of all the planning craze, it’s easy to forget the volunteers that provide vital services and bring passion to your organization. This could highlight the many projects and improvements thanks to your volunteers, and you could even award a Volunteer of the Year.

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To help nonprofits recruit qualified volunteers and to assist individuals eager to volunteer with nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched a Volunteer Marketplace where nonprofits can post volunteer opportunities and LinkedIn members can search for volunteer opportunities in their local communities.

How to Use Holiday-Season Volunteering to Start a Long-Term Relationship

NonProfit Hub

For others, when the holiday season begins this year on Thanksgiving, traditions include giving back to their community and volunteering for local nonprofits. You can position your nonprofit to incorporate the giving spirit of people in your community into your volunteer program.

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

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Trends in Volunteering

Tech Soup Blog

Americans of all ages donate their time to schools, churches, hospitals, and other local nonprofits in an effort to improve their. Not only is volunteering. rely on volunteers to help them run their internal operations and. A study of nonprofit volunteer.

Breaking out of the Volunteer Data Silo

Connection Cafe

In many of my past jobs and internships, I worked with volunteers. And my bad hand-writing, use of acronyms, and cryptic notes might not have made that much sense to my colleagues or future volunteer coordinators. As my career progressed, so did the role of technology in my volunteer management and tracking. Even in an office of 5, the person in charge of asking for donations didn’t always know who had volunteered. Author: Amber Wobschall.

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits

AFP Blog

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits: "This past weekend, 100 computer experts donated their time to design Web sites and other products for local nonprofit organizations during the first Southern Maryland GiveCamp. Inspired by similar events held across the country since 2008, organizer Jim Pendarvis, a Web developer at NAVAIR, decided to organize one himself, he said

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

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25 Tips for Eating Locally on a Budget

Have Fun - Do Good

On Wednesday, I went to a talk about, "Eating Locally on a Budget," hosted by the Commonwealth Club at the Ferry Building. The panelists were: • Deborah Madison , Author, Local Flavors , Seasonal Fruit Desserts , Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and many more.

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FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up, Local or International – What’s best for ME?

BoardAssist

Do you want to serve locally, nationally or internationally? . From Giving Back : FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up, Local or International. The post FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up, Local or International – What’s best for ME? board service volunteeringYou’ve made the decision to join a nonprofit board and be an agent of change in the nonprofit community. Now what?

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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.

Ready to embrace episodic volunteers? Six questions to ask your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

Businesses and other associations are always looking for team-building activities that give back to their local communities as part of their corporate social responsibility programs. The best part: You don’t need a fully staffed volunteer program to make this work.

How Nonprofits Can Engage Volunteers in Advocacy

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Carletha Sterling Summer 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management Volunteer Board Member Wings for Women, Tucson, Arizona. Volunteers are considered the backbone of the nonprofit sector. However, volunteers can also be advocates.

How to Find Local People on Twitter

Wild Apricot

It’s great to interact with others around the world in social networks — to learn what other organizations are doing, and to reap fresh ideas for your own nonprofit — but what a many small nonprofit often needs most is to connect with potential volunteers and supporters in your own community. Here are a few tools to help you find local Twitter users.(

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Meet the Bookshare in-house summer volunteer team!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare , Benetech's online library for people who are blind or otherwise print-disabled, is fortunate to have a variety of summer interns and volunteers working in our Palo Alto office this year. We are sincerely grateful to our enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers.

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