Engaging Volunteers: The VolunteerMatch Blog for Social Change Organizations

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Engaging Volunteers: The VolunteerMatch Blog for Social Change Organizations

All content from this campaign is republished from the VolunteerMatch blog Engaging Volunteers. Engaging Volunteers is designed specifically for organizations that engage volunteers. It includes tips, news, best practices and stories about volunteering as a major focus in the nonprofit sector.

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Bring VolunteerMatch (and Volunteering) to the NTC Agenda
I don’t mean to brag, but VolunteerMatch’s Engagement Manager Stephanie Hong ROCKS at Google AdWords. In just a few months, she’s taken...
Jul 14, 2015 9:00 AM ET
How to Get the Most Out of Your Words
Which is more likely to inspire you? “Help support your community by volunteering to build houses for those in need.” “Housing is a right everyone should have. Create new neighbors by lending a hand!” Whatever the purpose: engaging volunteers, raising money, promoting an event, etc. – the words you use matter. Words with the highest value (i.e....
Nov 3, 2014 1:10 PM ET
VolunteerMatch and Software Advice Release Volunteer Impact Report
VolunteerMatch and Software Advice have released the results of a survey exploring how nonprofit organizations measure the impact of volunteers on their organizations, communities and causes. Check out this clean, easy-to-read, chart-heavy...
Sep 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET
After Irene: 5 Things Organizations Involved in Disaster Response Should Be Doing at VolunteerMatch
Following Tropical Storm Irene, like many disasters, the real work will begin after the storm settles. Widespread flooding and wavering federal support for cleanup means the communities affected by the storm will also need help from the independent sector.   If your organization is involved in disaster preparation and response, here are a few tips for making the most of...
Aug 30, 2011 2:15 PM ET
The Limits of Celebrity Endorsement in Volunteer Engagement
These days, when a trend is at its fever pitch, it’s trendy to say it "jumped the shark." That’s from the 1977 Happy Days episode where Fonzie water skis over a giant great white. Since then, the scene has become synonymous with absurd developments that signal the beginning of the end. The show may have limped along...
Dec 17, 2009 11:00 AM ET