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Keeping you volunteers and staff safe is a key part of resuming normal operations for your organization.

8 Steps Your Organization Can Take to Promote Safe Volunteering

Is your volunteer program ready to resume usual operations? Many nonprofits need skilled volunteers now more than ever. But how can you continue to have …

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Ask the right volunteer coordinator interview questions.

Volunteer Coordinator Interview Questions: Finding the Right Candidate for Your Organization

Volunteers make your program possible, and recruiting the right volunteers for your organization is essential. Equally essential? Hiring the right volunteer coordinator for your organization. …

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You can use a non profit press release to increase awareness of your organization's impact and updates.

Non Profit Press Release: Why You Should Write One and How to Do It

A non profit press release has many benefits and is an essential part of any nonprofit press kit. When you publish your press release online …

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A clear volunteer training program will help set your volunteers up for success.

Volunteer Training: How to Implement a Successful Training Program

Volunteer training–seems like a lot to plan, right? But organizations that take the time to implement engaging volunteer training are more likely to enjoy greater …

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Regular planning and training exercises are a core part of successful disaster preparedness

Training and Exercise Planning Workshop

A Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) is conducted to lay the foundation for the strategy and structure of the training and exercise program. A …

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It is important to establish disaster response partnerships before a disaster strikes.

Disaster Response Partnerships and MOUs

While disaster response begins locally, specific response and recovery efforts vary depending on a disaster’s scope and nature. Responding efficiently and effectively to disasters requires …

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Knowing the right volunteer interview questions to ask is a key part of the volunteer recruitment process.

Volunteer Interview Questions: Everything you Need to Ask & How to Conduct the Interview

The volunteer interview: It’s an important component of any program’s volunteer recruitment and screening process. What’s the key to a successful volunteer interview? Asking the …

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Using volunteer quotes in your outreach is a great way to boost volunteer engagement.

The Best Collection of Volunteer Quotes for Every Occasion and Organization

Aristotle once asked, “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” Americans are taking these words to heart; over 30% …

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How Willamalane Park & Recreation District Is Engaging Volunteers During COVID-19

The response we’ve seen from communities, nonprofits, and the volunteers that support them during this crisis has been truly inspiring. Nonprofits and volunteers nation-wide continue …

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A nonprofit newsletter is a great way to engage your donors, volunteers, and stakeholders.

A Step-By-Step Guide for Writing a Nonprofit Newsletter

In our experience, a nonprofit newsletter is a great way to engage volunteers and prospective donors. The goal of a nonprofit newsletter is to turn …

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It's important to begin to plan for the eventual shift from response to recovery in the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 Recovery: Preparing Your Organization and Volunteer Program

Many community-based organizations are in the midst of responding to COVID-19, while others are still bracing for its peak. While we don’t yet know the …

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A volunteer fair is a great way to connect community organizations with the volunteers they need.

Volunteer Fair: How to Plan a Successful Event

A volunteer fair offers engaged citizens the chance to browse local volunteer opportunities and find the causes they’re passionate about in a casual, engaging environment. …

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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 Keep 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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