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How to Convince Your Boss to Approve Your Resource Requests

  How to Convince Your Boss to Approve Your Resource Requests If your requests for approval for volunteer resources have been shot down by your boss, you no doubt understand how deflating it can be and how it can tank your motivation. Believe me, I’ve been there. I’ve even experienced this in well-funded environments where [...]

By |2019-08-21T00:37:48+00:00August 20th, 2019|Featured, Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

5 Smart Nonprofit Investments That Pay Off Big Time

5 Smart Nonprofit Investments That Pay Off Big Time If your organization is short on time or money, then making strategic nonprofit investments in your volunteer approach makes a lot of sense.   Successful volunteer engagement is all about choices in your management and leadership direction. After all, why waste time spinning your wheels on [...]

By |2019-08-20T00:35:41+00:00August 14th, 2019|Featured, Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Promoting Resilience Through Citywide Volunteer Engagement Strategies

Promoting Resilience Through Citywide Volunteer Engagement Strategies Volunteer engagement is a powerful strategy to strengthen communities and increase civic resilience; however, it is rarely seen as a key solution to community issues.  Maybe it’s time to change that. What Keeps Communities Resilient? The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with Arup, developed The City Resilience Index based on [...]

By |2019-07-08T15:51:33+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Featured, Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

5 Surprising Myths About Volunteers and Donors

5 Surprising Myths About Volunteers and Donors Are volunteers and donors different kinds of people? Do they deserve different investments or treatment at our nonprofits based on their “value” as supporters? Should we consider volunteers as donors and vice versa? When we think about how volunteers and donors are treated at our agencies, they’re often [...]

By |2019-07-22T00:36:38+00:00July 9th, 2019|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

3 Key Takeaways from the Largest Volunteer Management Survey

What Over 1500 Volunteer Managers are Saying About Our Field For the last four years, VolunteerPro has conducted an extensive survey of volunteer managers, coordinators, directors, and administrators from all over the world. In this year’s state-of-the-industry volunteer management survey, we set out to learn top challenges, job salaries and number of volunteers engaged compared [...]

MLK Day: The Impact of Volunteering is Never Lost

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to Representative John Lewis of Georgia (February 2010) | Lawrence Jackson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This post originally appeared in our weekly update [...]

By |2019-01-29T22:45:44+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

How Will You Measure Volunteer Impact in 2019?

When you think of what your agency’s volunteers will achieve this year, have you decided how you will measure volunteer impact? You’re probably already tracking volunteer hours, and perhaps even using the Independent Sector’s Value of Volunteer Time to calculate the equivalent in wages that volunteers contribute. This is certainly a start, but this [...]

By |2019-02-19T12:51:11+00:00January 8th, 2019|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments