How Habitat for Humanity Builds Volunteer Relationships

For many years, nonprofit organizations were bolstered by the hard work of loyal, recurring volunteers. People would dedicate significant amounts of time to an organization, week in and week out, typically for a single cause. But experts have expressed that the long-term volunteer is disappearing at an alarming rate. Now the “episodic volunteer” has catapulted [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Knowledge Center, Nonprofit Resources|0 Comments

Best Practices in Volunteer Recruitment

A nonprofit’s operation often depends on the enthusiastic work of its volunteers. Whether the volunteers provide childcare, help with taxes, or sort in-kind donations, they are an integral part of many organizations. Volunteers don’t just contribute physically; they contribute monetarily as well. A Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund report found that people who volunteered in the [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Knowledge Center, Nonprofit Resources|0 Comments

How to Set Up a Volunteer Orientation Program

Your nonprofit likely depends on the enthusiastic work of your volunteers. Whether they’re providing childcare, helping with taxes, or sorting in-kind donations, volunteers are often integral to the overall success of an organization. Your efforts should not stop once you’ve recruited a volunteer. You need to welcome them, introduce them to your organization, and carefully [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Knowledge Center, Nonprofit Resources|Comments Off on How to Set Up a Volunteer Orientation Program

Should You Volunteer Your Specialized Skills to a Nonprofit?

When we volunteer at charitable organizations, we often do so because we are passionate about the cause. We might not care if the work is unskilled, as long as we’re cleaning up our city’s river, fundraising for cancer, or collecting in-kind donations for a food bank. But increasingly, people are volunteering with nonprofits as a [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Knowledge Center, Resources for Volunteers|0 Comments

Need a Paying Job? Volunteer!

You may be a high school or college student, a recent graduate, or someone changing careers, but the lesson remains the same: Volunteering makes you a stronger job candidate if you’re currently unemployed. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a government agency that promotes volunteerism. In 2013, it released a study that quantifies the [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Knowledge Center, Resources for Volunteers|0 Comments