Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program

VolunteerMatch will have a free training webinar on Wed, Jan 21, 2015, 11:00 PT/2:00 ET

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. Register at http://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars/creating-comprehensive-and-engaging-volunteer-training-program

How do you keep your organization safe?

How do you keep your organization safe?

When your organization welcomes new volunteers, how do you screen them?

It seems every nonprofit has a different process and set of standards, and we think it’s time to make the whole experience easier and better. How does your organization screen potential volunteers? Read More »

An App that Will Make Scheduling your Volunteers a Breeze

An App that Will Make Scheduling your Volunteers a Breeze

Thanks to VolunteerMatch for providing this resource!

You work hard. You deserve a break. Maybe something like…free tools? Great scheduling software? Our pals at When I Work (wheniwork,com) have some good news about that…

When it comes to managing volunteers, there’s one common challenge that every organization struggles with: scheduling. Read More »

Tapping Into Days of Service

Tapping Into Days of Service

Free webinar on Wed. Sept. 10, 11 am PST.

For many nonprofit organizations, national events like MLK Day of Service, National Volunteer Week or #GivingTuesday create not only another opportunity to build support, but also more work, more logistical challenges, and potential fatigue among donors and volunteers.

How can nonprofits balance the potential benefits of #GivingTuesday? Read More »

VolunteerMatch Now Connects Nonprofits Directly to 300 Million Skilled Volunteers

Every skilled volunteer opportunity on VolunteerMatch.org gets automatically posted to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace.
VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn have partnered to build a technology bridge to the future of skilled volunteering.

Here’s some big news for your nonprofit: VolunteerMatch has created a game-changing partnership with LinkedIn to help you recruit the right skilled volunteers. Together, we’re changing the way people connect with your organization to volunteer their time and expertise.

A joint team of product managers and engineers worked together to build a “technology bridge,” so that all skilled volunteer opportunities posted to VolunteerMatch.org will now automatically be posted to LinkedIn, as well. And now it will be dramatically easier for your organization to successfully recruit skilled volunteers and board members.

So far, skilled opportunities also posted to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace have seen 2-3 times as many sign-ups from interested volunteers – and we expect this trend to continue growing!

Here’s What You Need to Know:

  • When you create a listing in VolunteerMatch and specify a skill, we will “auto-magically” share it on your Company page on LinkedIn. Simply enter your LinkedIn Company URL after you’ve posted your listing. (Don’t worry, if we don’t know your Company page or you don’t have one, your listing will display as part of VolunteerMatch on LinkedIn.)
  • Volunteers will still sign up for your listing on VolunteerMatch, so you’ll still find out about interested volunteers the same way you always have.

Want to learn more about engaging skilled volunteers? Join us for a free webinar about how best to integrate skilled volunteers into your existing program!

As always, please share your thoughts about how this opportunity can be helpful to you by emailing support@volunteermatch.org.

And now, head to VolunteerMatch.org, post your skilled volunteer opportunities, and get ready for some great skilled volunteers!

Challenging the Status Quo: Rethinking the Value of Volunteers

Upcoming VolunteerMatch Webinar:

What if the way nonprofits and companies are currently engaging volunteers is all wrong? How can we make sure we’re strategically involving the core value of volunteers to provide maximum impact?

Research shows that organizations that strategically leverage volunteers outperform peer organizations on all measures of organizational capacity, AND have greater impact. However, less than 15% of nonprofits currently operate this way, and this obstacle stands in the way of success for the causes that so many nonprofits, companies and individuals care about.
Join Bobbi Silten, Gap Inc.; Amy Smith, Points of Light; & Karen Baker, California Volunteers; and Greg Baldwin, VolunteerMatch, on Wednesday, August 6, for a lively conversation about strategic volunteer engagement. Whether you’re a nonprofit professional, a company program coordinator or a dedicated volunteeryourself, you’ll learn more about the research, the implications and the opportunities of strategic volunteer engagement for maximizing impact.
Register for the free Nonprofit Insights webinar now!

VolunteerMatch Blog

Do you need new and interesting ways to engage volunteers? Check out VolunteerMatch’s “Engaging Volunteers” blog at http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/. You’ll get great new ideas and be inspired about all the things volunteers can accomplish!