5 Tips to Build Volunteer Loyalty

5 Tips to Build Volunteer Loyalty

Just because you successfully attract volunteers to your organization doesn’t mean you’ll keep them. Here are five effective tips to maintain great relationships with your volunteers by building loyalty. Read the whole article on VolunteerMatch HERE.

4 Steps to Grow Your Volunteer Program with LinkedIn

4 Steps to Grow Your Volunteer Program with LinkedIn

When it comes to professional networks, there’s none better than LinkedIn.

You can be sure that all profiles are real, information is (usually) up-to-date, and people are ready to take on challenges that can help them gain new skills, build new relationships, and get their name out there.

Check out these 4 simple steps to make the most of this social network on VolunteerMatch!

Eres Voluntario? du bist ein Freiwilliger?

Eres Voluntario? du bist ein Freiwilliger?

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERISM LOOK LIKE AROUND THE WORLD?

Learn about volunteerism around the world. It’s so easy it is to get wrapped up in your day-to-day life. Step back and take a look at volunteering on a global scale, as reported by the UN in Transforming Governance: 2015 State of the World’s Volunteerism on VolunteerMatch’s blog! 

A Brave New World

A Brave New World

The world of volunteer engagement is changing. How will your volunteer program grow and thrive?

VolunteerMatch’s new book, Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World gives you the tools and ideas you need to take your program into the future.

Check out VolunteerMatch’s new book at https://www.energizeinc.com/store/volunteer_engagement_20_0.
Each chapter covers a unique topic, written by an expert in the field. Here are just a few:

Volunteer Engagement on the Social Web – NTEN
Partnering with Workplace Volunteer Programs – Realized Worth
Engaging Millennial and Younger Volunteers – DoSomething.org

Summer volunteering, expert advice, and kittens

Summer volunteering, expert advice, and kittens

Summer vacation. For many, it’s a time for kicking back and enjoying the sun. But often, young people want to do something meaningful with their vacations, too. How will you attract young people to your organization this summer? Get tips inside this VolunteerMatch’s summer newsletter: 5 Ways to Attract Young People to Your Organization.

Happy summer!

Hunger-Fighting Nonprofits, This One’s For You

Hunger-Fighting Nonprofits, This One’s For You

VolunteerMatch, in partnership with ConAgra Foods Foundation, has developed a free tool specifically for hunger-fighting organizations to evaluate their volunteer engagement programs.

What does this mean for you?

With just a few clicks, you’ll gain insight into where your program currently stands, as well as customized action steps and resources to improve your volunteer engagement. Get started here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w0bWPYa704hFi9kuOjApcKpuj5aqI4uikD4fnBnqYic/viewform.

5 Ways to Lose Volunteers

5 Ways to Lose Volunteers

Recruiting volunteers is one thing – making sure that they continue to be interested in what you’re doing is another. That’s when many nonprofits struggle and start to lose their volunteers.

Here are 5 examples of how to quickly lose the support of even your most dedicated volunteers. It’s a cautionary tale…

by Isabel Wiliams – Original article on VolunteerMatch: http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2015/02/23/5-surprisingly-easy-ways-to-lose-volunteers/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VolunteerMatch%20Nonprofit%20Newsletter&utm_content=NPNews_0315

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Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This VolunteerMatch webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. Tues, April 14, 2015, 11:00 PT/2:00 ET. Register at http://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars/telling-story-volunteer-impact.

VolunteerMatch’s New Organization Profiles

VolunteerMatch’s New Organization Profiles

VolunteerMatch has made some great changes to organization pages. The new Profile will boost your organization’s VolunteerMatch recruiting efforts, and serve as a quick and easy way to advertise across the Internet. Due to VolunteerMatch’s excellent search engine optimization, organizations registered in the VolunteerMatch network will most definitely have their profiles prominently displayed on Google search results lists. So take advantage of VolunteerMatch’s SEO, and update your organization’s profile page or register with our vast network of nonprofit partners and volunteers. Read More »

Last Day to Register for Jennifer Bennett Presentation

Last Day to Register for Jennifer Bennett Presentation

Register today for the next DOVIA-LA meeting on Mar. 20, 9:30 – 12:00 at the Braille Insititute. Dynamic and engaging presenter Jennifer Bennett, Senior Manager, Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, will discuss ‘Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes.’ No cost for DOVIA-LA members; $20 for non-members: https://dovia-march.eventbrite.com.