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increase volunteer engagement with gamification

How to Gamify Volunteerism and Increase Engagement

People volunteer for all sorts of reasons. Some people are driven by the opportunity to work for a specific cause, while others may want to …

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deepen donor relationships

4 Data-Based Strategies to Deepen Your Donor Relationships

Maintaining strong donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. If you don’t build relationships with your supporters, you’re flushing all sorts of potential retained …

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Tech Features Your Volunteers Will Love in Your Volunteer Management Software

Many volunteer managers have turned to volunteer management software to support them in managing their programs and day-to-day tasks. There are many benefits of leveraging …

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Streamline Your Volunteer Registration Process with Smart Technology

Volunteer management is incredibly rewarding work, though it’s not without challenges. As a volunteer coordinator, you’re in charge of assigning qualified volunteers to appropriate roles, …

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5 Strategies to Foster Community in Your Association

You might not think of your association as a community, but that’s exactly what it is. Your members all share things in common. They want …

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How to Write Irresistible Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions

It’s time to sit down and create next month’s volunteer schedule. New volunteer opportunities are coming up and you’ve got to write the description to …

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Technology Advancements in Volunteer Engagement

On this episode of Sterling Live, Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Sterling Volunteers, and Doss Church, Founder and Chief Development Officer, Galaxy Digital, discuss technology advancements …

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6 Ways to Better Support the Volunteers You Already Have

Volunteers have gone above and beyond since the beginning of this pandemic. But it’s no surprise that volunteering during challenging times can take a toll. …

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recruiting volunteers for your charity event

7 Types of Volunteers You Need for Your Charity Auction

According to these 2021 giving statistics from OneCause, more than 32% of self-reported social donors have attended a fundraising event in the past year. That’s …

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This article explores the associated costs and profits of hosting nonprofit fundraising events.

A Guide for Nonprofit Fundraising Events: The Profits and Expenses of Hosting Hybrid and Virtual Fundraising Events

Virtual and hybrid events have become important aspects of the fundraising process. As these event types have gained popularity, many nonprofit and charitable organizations might …

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6 Best Ideas for Recognizing Your Regular Volunteers

COVID-19 has taken a toll on many nonprofits over the past year and a half, and volunteer programs have been hit especially hard. While some …

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3 Recreation Management Lessons To Bring Into 2022

The past year and a half has significantly impacted the operations of recreation management across the country. From social distancing to remote work to virtual …

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How Volunteer Data Can Unlock Funding

You know the value of dedicated volunteers in moving your mission forward through their regular shifts. However, without accurately tracking their hours, you could be …

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Non-Profit Virtual Events: Should yours be Live or Pre-Recorded?

If you’re planning a virtual event for the first time, or even if you’ve already hosted one, you likely have a few questions. For example, …

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Your Lapsed Volunteers: Here’s How to Get Them Back

A lot of organizations are having similar issues: many volunteers who were once consistent still haven’t returned to programming since March 2020. Organizations like yours …

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Volunteer Recruitment Ideas: 20 Awesome Ways to Get the Volunteers You Need

Are you relying on the same core group of volunteers each week to deliver your vital programming? This dedicated group is essential to keeping your …

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Here are some great tips for marketing your volunteer opportunities.

Marketing Your Volunteer Opportunities: How to Convert Prospects Into Engaged Volunteers [Plus Free Email Templates]

You have enough on your plate: coordinating volunteers is a sizable task on its own. But these days, volunteer professionals are asked to tackle much …

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How to Choose a Volunteer Management Software

Is your organization maximizing volunteer potential in your community?  Volunteer management is a core function of any successful volunteer program. But when organizations are stretched …

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A volunteer check-in app can simplify the volunteer management software process.

Volunteer Check-In Apps: The Top 11 Options for 2021

Recruiting volunteers is no simple task, but managing them once they’re in the door? That’s a unique challenge facing many volunteer and event coordinators. Activities …

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United Way of Greater Rochester Supercharges COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution with Get Connected

When the much-anticipated COVID vaccine arrived in the United States in early 2021, along with a renewed sense of optimism, the Governor of the State …

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