Nine things charities want companies to know about asking to volunteer

Interested in learning more on this topic? We've partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar on June 22 on how to engage employer-supported volunteers. Can't make the live session? Register anyway and you'll get the full recording by email....

How to recruit paid volunteers

Did that title grab you?? I sure hope it did. Because today, I have a quick guide about something I think could be one of the most revolutionary things to hit volunteering since its invention - get this - more...

A skills-based volunteering model that delivers value to both companies and communities

Reduce costs or invest in professional development? Seems more organizations are wrestling with this question every day. With economic uncertainty and fiscal restraint the new norm, business leaders are justifiably concerned about costs and demands on resources. A recent pilot...

Focusing on shared value: The changing nature of nonprofit and business partnerships

It wasn’t that long ago that nonprofits and charities had the corner on doing social good, and their relation to businesses simply revolved around asking them for money. In the last few years, however, the relationship between nonprofits and businesses...

Harnessing the potential of cross-sector partnerships

Against the current backdrop of sector challenges, nonprofits have a tremendous opportunity to use cross-sector partnerships to support their mission by accessing highly skilled and engaged volunteers. Unlike previous times when partnerships with corporations were mainly philanthropic in nature and...

Can corporate good be better?

Employer Supported Volunteer Programs. Corporate Social Responsibility. Dollars for Doers. Days of Caring. All good programs. But are they as effective as they could be? It's a dangerous question to ask, and I hope no one takes offence. Isn't volunteerism...

Getting the most out of employer-supported volunteerism

Volunteering typically begins for a person when they find a nonprofit with a cause that has a direct relation to their lives. This is an individual choice made to enrich one’s own life and the lives of others. A more...

Corporate partnerships: How we need to tap into this rich resource

Managing volunteer programs requires a unique set of skills to balance and organize many different groups of volunteer and their variety of motivations. Over the years I have found a trend is emerging that I believe has a long-term effect...