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6 Emerging Volunteerism Research Insights for 2019

6 Emerging Volunteerism Research Insights for 2019 Current volunteerism research data is hard to come by. The NCVO’s UK-based Time Well Spent study and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s US-based Volunteering in America report are notable recent examples of data specifically about the volunteer experience. Verified Volunteers has also contributed to this body [...]

By |2019-05-15T17:58:20+00:00May 21st, 2019|Featured, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

8 Free Service Learning Resources for Better Internships

8 Free Service Learning Resources for Better Internships If you are ready to stop scrambling and start generating a consistent pipeline of support, service learning is the answer. Service learning programs, or internships as you may know them, are structured volunteer opportunities with an educational component. Volunteer organizations most often partner with colleges and universities, [...]

By |2019-05-14T12:30:04+00:00May 13th, 2019|Featured, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

How to Boost Volunteer Commitment Without All the Nagging

Boost Volunteer Commitment Without All the Nagging Lack of volunteer commitment and follow through was a common pain point we heard from respondents in our Volunteer Management Progress Report survey. For many, it feels like finding dependable volunteers is an uphill battle that’s getting worse. But, without committed volunteers showing up as planned, how can [...]

By |2019-04-30T19:40:33+00:00April 21st, 2019|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

10 Free, Last Minute Ways to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

10 Free, Last Minute Ways to Celebrate National Volunteer Week This year’s National Volunteer Week starts in two days! The theme is Celebrate Service. In the hustle and bustle of new-year strategic planning and onboarding new recruits, you may not have had time to think about National Volunteer Week. That’s why we’re here, two days [...]

By |2019-04-16T14:44:05+00:00April 5th, 2019|Volunteer Appreciation|0 Comments

March Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Empowered Leadership

It's finally spring! How's the weather where you live? We cats in Knoxville just got buckets of rain. This month, we share wise resources for more empowered leadership for volunteer coordinators and and tips for improving communication within your team. Check out new ways to address passive aggression, offer meaningful feedback, deal with not knowing [...]

By |2019-03-26T17:40:32+00:00March 19th, 2019|Pro Roundups, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Volunteer Manager

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Volunteer Manager This post was originally published on tobijohnson.com. Have you ever been the lucky beneficiary of expressions of gratitude from clients and friends. Their heartfelt thank you notes really lift spirits during tough weeks. Have you ever stoped to think about the power of gratitude? How might it [...]

By |2019-03-20T14:02:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Volunteer Appreciation, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

5 Unappreciated Reasons Why Volunteers Quit

  If you're plagued by volunteer retention issues -- or want to encourage deeper volunteer engagement -- it helps to know what the research says about why volunteers quit. You may think you understand why a volunteer quit, but they usually don’t tell us directly. Giving critical feedback is difficult. Most people won’t come right out [...]

By |2019-04-01T19:07:58+00:00February 24th, 2019|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments