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

The Power of Visual Storytelling

Is Visual storytelling on your nonprofit’s radar? In 2016, visual storytelling is cheaper and more in-demand than ever before. If you consider that you’ll generate up to 94% more post views by adding compelling visual content, incorporating visual storytelling into your nonprofit’s media strategy is a no-brainer. Images are immensely powerful. Not only do they [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Knowledge Center, Nonprofit Resources, Resources|7 Comments

6 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Volunteer Managers

When I ask people about their New Year’s resolutions, they most often respond with a personal goal. I’ve heard things like, “This year, I’m going to run my first marathon,” or “I want to take a pottery class.” Last year, I resolved to drink more water and keep up with my laundry. (While I am [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Knowledge Center, Nonprofit Resources, Resources|0 Comments