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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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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 Surveys: The Best Questions to Ask (& Templates!)

A volunteer survey is a worthwhile addition to any nonprofit’s toolbox. According to volunteer professionals, surveys are a great way to gather data and analyze …

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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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Volunteer Management Software: 25+ Top Tools for Nonprofits

As a volunteer management leader, you’re likely busy organizing time sheets, setting up engaging events, and attracting prospects to your various opportunities. It seems that …

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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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Learn how to draft a long term disaster recovery plan

How to Create a Long Term Disaster Recovery Plan

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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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Make sure your organization is prepared with a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis!

The Disaster Manager’s Guide to Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

The prevalence of natural disasters, in addition to the potential for other civil hazards, has necessitated a common framework for assessing a community’s risk, vulnerability, …

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