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Software for Volunteer Management: What We Want Now

Software for Volunteer Management: What We Want Now A few times a month, I get asked: “What’s the best software for volunteer management?”   My most common response is “It depends on your organization’s goals and needs for data management.”  And, then I refer folks to Chapter 6 of our free Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your [...]

By |2020-03-02T21:32:09+00:00February 18th, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

How to Have Fun at Dinner Parties and Why CVA Certification Matters

How to Have Fun at Dinner Parties and Why CVA Certification Matters   By Guest Author: Faiza Venzant CVA, CVRM, General Manager, Volunteer Development, YMCA of Greater Toronto and Board Member, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration  I love a dinner party. Meeting new people, yummy food, good music. I especially love the question that everyone (but me) asks [...]

By |2020-02-25T13:46:51+00:00February 11th, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Boost Volunteer Impact With Your Powerful Internal Network

Boost Volunteer Impact With Your Powerful Internal Network The primary responsibility of a manager is to develop influential partners and cultivate relationships that will help your team work better and be more productive. However, in the rush to check items off an overwhelming TO DO list, volunteer managers often resort to owning every task that [...]

By |2020-02-17T21:42:20+00:00February 4th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Best Practices for Volunteer Programs: How to Inspire Innovation

Best Practices for Volunteer Programs: How to Inspire Innovation I’m a person drawn to research and learning new, creative ways to think about my purpose and path in life. Currently, I am learning about astrology and lunar cycles and how I can work with both to commit to myself and the opportunities I want to create in my [...]

By |2020-01-30T16:23:46+00:00January 28th, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: The Guide You Need to Crush Your Volunteer Program Goals

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: The Guide You Need to Crush Your Volunteer Program Goals  January is viewed as a time of renewed focus. With the start of a new year comes a new and improved you, volunteer program, habits, etc. However, if you don't have the tools in place to create long-lasting change, you [...]

By |2020-01-30T16:30:24+00:00January 21st, 2020|Pro Roundups, Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Nonprofit Emergency Plans: What You Need to Know

Nonprofit Emergency Plans: What You Need to Know When the unexpected strikes, nonprofit emergency plans can prepare volunteer organizations and programs to respond appropriately. The complete and continued devastation caused by the wildfires in Australia, as well as other locales in recent years, has many of us asking — are we ready, even for what [...]

By |2020-01-30T16:31:03+00:00January 14th, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

This is How to Empower Your Volunteer Background Checks

This is How to Empower Your Volunteer Background Checks As a leader and advocate for volunteer involvement at your agency, you may feel conflicted about conducting volunteer background checks. After all, volunteers work for free, don’t they? Can we really expect this from them? What does it say about our level of trust? Nothing’s happened [...]

By |2019-12-10T13:47:28+00:00November 20th, 2019|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

The Best Ways to Advocate for Volunteer Administration in Just 15 Minutes

The Best Ways to Advocate for Volunteer Administration in Just 15 Minutes Last week, I pointed to some pretty troubling trends in the field of volunteer administration. This week, I’d like to focus on what we can do about it. Each year the responses to our Volunteer Management Progress Report survey paint a grim picture [...]

By |2019-11-26T02:05:58+00:00November 12th, 2019|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments