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Creative Names for Volunteer Programs: 50 Ideas to Engage More Volunteers

You’re a pro at initiating volunteer programs that inspire your community to take action; but composing creative names for volunteer programs? That can be tricky. …

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Mission creep is a common challenge to nonprofits and other service-focused organizations.

Mission Creep: 6 Steps to Keeping Your Organization on Track

Mission creep in nonprofit organizations: it’s something we encounter often, but it’s hard to find actionable resources to help avoid it. We’ve compiled some no-nonsense …

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A volunteer hours log is an easy way to make sure you are tracking the time volunteers devote to your organization.

Volunteer Hours Log: Resources for Tracking Volunteer Time

Organizations and programs that track and report volunteer impact are better prepared to win grants and develop strategy. One essential component of managing volunteers and …

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It's important for volunteer managers to know how to respond to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19: Actionable Steps for Volunteer Managers

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, communities are looking toward social service organizations for support. So how are Volunteer Managers keeping themselves and their …

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A volunteer survey can provide valuable information about your volunteer programs

Volunteer Survey Guide: The Best Questions to Ask and Easy Templates to Use

A volunteer survey is a worthwhile addition to any nonprofit’s toolbox. Surveys are a great way to gather data and analyze your volunteer program, and …

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Volunteer appreciation is a key component of a healthy and engaging volunteer program

Volunteer Appreciation: A Guide to Thanking Your Volunteers

Volunteer appreciation: It’s a term we hear often in the nonprofit world, but do we invest enough time into recognizing our volunteers and thanking them …

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5 Best Practices for Leveraging Corporate Philanthropy

Article by Adam Weinger, President at Double the Donation Corporate giving programs can rake in additional revenue for nonprofits—no matter the organization’s size. Businesses recognize …

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The Big ‘Screen’ – Volunteer Perspectives on Background Checks

Article by Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director at Sterling Volunteers and originally posted to their blog on October 4th, 2019. Volunteer background screening  should play an …

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Planned Updates to all Galaxy Sites

Dear Galaxy Admins, We’ve been listening and we’ve heard you loud and clear. With a little work, Galaxy’s volunteer management software (recently re-branded to Get …

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Understanding how to get volunteers for an event is an essential part of managing a volunteer program.

How to Get Volunteers for an Event in 8 Steps

We understand that you put a lot of effort into organizing your events. While recruiting volunteers can feel time-consuming, they’re an essential asset to any …

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Long term recovery plans are an essential part of disaster response.

How to Plan for Long-Term Recovery

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Emergency Response Activation Chart

An understanding of when your plan should be activated is critical for an efficient response. Activation criteria and procedures need to be clear and concise. …

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The Disaster Relief Organizations You Need to Know About

The United States has experienced a sizable influx of billion dollar disasters in recent years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the …

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Incorporating Emergency and Disaster Response Volunteers Into Your All-Hazards Plan

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The Disaster Manager’s Guide to Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

Everything You Need to Know About Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment The prevalence of natural disasters, in addition to the potential for other civil …

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7 Steps to Switching your Volunteer Management Software

When it comes to Volunteer Management Software (VMS), it’s absolutely normal to have questions. Of course, VMS’s are a fantastic way to keep you, your …

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The Only 5 Church Volunteer Recruitment Ideas You’ll Ever Need

If you’re looking to grow your church volunteer program, it may be time to reevaluate your recruitment methods. The best way to recruit volunteers is …

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How to Launch a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program in Your Community

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a CERT Program An emergency or natural disaster can shake your community at anytime. Because disasters happen with little or …

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The Role of Volunteers in All-Hazards Planning and Disaster Management

Though disaster management is complex, its mission is clear: to mitigate the harmful effects of disaster. A key component of mitigating the harmful effects of …

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Everything You Need to Know About Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)

Disasters are unexpected by nature, which is why it is important to have an emergency plan long before a disaster strikes. By creating a strategy …

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