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The City of Albuquerque Nonprofit Spotlight

What Does Volunteer Management Mean To You ? Part 1

A Volunteer Manager Spotlight Series Recent events have given us a lot to think about; they have brought us powerful stories of perseverance and creativity …

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The 5 Most Useful Volunteer Management Technology Features

There’s a lot that goes into managing volunteers. From recruitment to training to engagement, volunteer leaders have a lot on their plates. That’s why they …

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How nonprofits can stay the course during covid19

5 Ways Volunteer Programs Can Stay the Course During Uncertain Times

We may not know what volunteerism will look like in the future, but it’s clear that our communities will continue to rely on the services …

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Your guide to virtual volunteer recruitment

How to Promote Volunteerism at Home: A Guide to Recruiting and Engaging Virtual Volunteers

Over the past few months, virtual volunteers have become essential to the sustainability of nonprofits. Even if your organization is ready to welcome volunteers back …

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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

The nonprofit world is pivoting once again following the most recent safety concerns related to COVID-19. Many organizations had been comfortably holding events and hosting …

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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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Setting up a successful volunteer training program is an important part of retaining and developing your volunteers.

Volunteer Training: The Definitive Guide for Volunteer Managers

The best volunteers are both passionate about your cause and have the skills necessary to carry out the tasks that meet your objectives. While your …

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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

FREE DOWNLOAD: Ask the right questions and find the right volunteers with our Volunteer Interview Outline. Free Download: Volunteer Interview Outline Need help interviewing volunteers? …

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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

As part of COVID-19s ever-shifting impact on community needs, people are looking toward social service organizations for vital support. So how are Volunteer Managers navigating …

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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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