Eight awesome strategies to convert volunteers into donors

An effective volunteer program is a truly incredible feat. Your supporters are coming to your nonprofit to donate their time. With the hustle and bustle of the world today, it’s amazing that people have any free time at all, and...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Managing volunteers in small organizations with Camara Chambers

Volunteers! We can't live (or operate) without them. Volunteers have a huge influence on our sector, with over two BILLION hours contributed in Canada in 2017. For small organizations in particular, volunteers are mission critical. But that doesn't mean managing...

The value of volunteering

Interested in learning more on this topic? We've partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar exploring the value of volunteering in more detail. Join us on October 18! Is it important to demonstrate the value and impact of volunteering?...

Volunteering to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Interested in learning more on this topic? We've partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar exploring volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals in more detail. Join us on October 4! Volunteer Canada has been working with Employment and Social...

We need to thank our volunteers by really listening to them

As National Volunteer Week was celebrated a few months ago, many organizations made sure to thank their volunteers for all their support through parties, thank you letters, teas, tokens and other forms of appreciation. This type of formal appreciation does...

How the heck do you motivate yourself and your employees? Part Two

Motiving yourself to get to work and do what’s required of you is enough of a challenge some days. Add to that motivating less than eager employees and it’s no wonder you are exhausted by the end of your day!...

Making the most of opportunities to volunteer as a family

Many families, busy with jobs, school, chores, extracurricular activities, or even watching TV in different rooms of the house, find they don’t have the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time together. Volunteering as a family can bring families...

Don’t let your “volunteer knowledge” walk away

Knowledge loss is inevitable when a volunteer leaves your organization – and when somebody has been in a volunteer role for a long time, they can take a lot of knowledge with them. Not just the outlined tasks and responsibilities...

Top five reasons nonprofit organizations need insurance

Interested in learning more on this topic? We partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar - watch the recording here. 1. They have Boards of Directors. A nonprofit's board of directors and officers (many of whom are volunteers) could...

Could individual social responsibility strengthen volunteering?

On July 20, Volunteer Canada and Investors Group will present a free webinar on the expanding landscape of volunteer recognition. While recognizing volunteers continues to be an important dimension of volunteer engagement, Volunteer Canada’s new research highlights that community involvement...