Volunteer Engagement

Mixing things up: Why it's important to embrace change

Written By: Erin Spink
June 20, 2018

Are you doing things just because you have always done them that way? It might be time to mix things up a little!

We need to thank our volunteers by really listening to them

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
June 6, 2018

Are your volunteer recognition efforts falling flat?

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

Written By: Kathy Archer
May 16, 2018

In this follow-up article to part one, Kathy Archer explores how to use the Procrastination Equation to better understand and motivate your staff, using a real world example.

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

Written By: Kathy Archer
May 9, 2018

Understanding the Procrastination Equation can shed light on how to motivate yourself and your staff.

How volunteering can help you build skills for your career

Written By: Louise Sparrow
March 14, 2018

Here are six ways volunteering can help you build skills that will help you find career success.

Fighting the impulse to despair: How the current political climate impacts volunteer engagement

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
November 22, 2017

How are current socio-political events affecting fundraising and volunteer engagement? A Toronto-based researcher is working toward an answer.

Making the most of opportunities to volunteer as a family

Written By: Kim McFaul
October 11, 2017

Is your organization ready to welcome families who want to volunteer together?

Don’t let your “volunteer knowledge” walk away

Written By: Kim McFaul
July 28, 2017

Don't be left hanging when a valued volunteer resigns. These tips will help you succession plan for your volunteers.

Top five reasons nonprofit organizations need insurance

Written By: Volunteer Canada
July 28, 2017

Does your organization need insurance coverage? Find out in this article from Volunteer Canada.

Could individual social responsibility strengthen volunteering?

Written By: Volunteer Canada
July 12, 2017

Is Individual Social Responsibility the future of volunteering in Canada?

Nine things charities want companies to know about asking to volunteer

Written By: Volunteer Canada
June 14, 2017

If you're looking to get your employees involved in team volunteering at a local charity, you'll want to read this first!

How nonprofit organizations can make internships successful and meaningful for summer students

Written By: Susan Fish
May 31, 2017

Do you have students working at your organization this summer? Check out these tips on how to make it a successful placement - for your organization AND the students.

How to engage volunteers with vision loss

Written By: Kat Clarke
May 17, 2017

CNIB Ontario offers tips for welcoming volunteers with vision loss to your organization.

Understanding and protecting your volunteers' legal rights

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 5, 2017

Ignoring your volunteers' legal rights could be putting them - and your organization - at risk.

What is the value of volunteering while job searching?

Written By: Tina Hurd
April 5, 2017

Nine reasons you may want to add volunteering to the mix when job searching.

One year later: How Canada's nonprofit sector continues to support Syrian refugees

Written By: Susan Fish
February 22, 2017

A year in, we look at the how Canada's nonprofit sector is supporting the influx of Syrian refugees.

Is your volunteer program becoming an antique?

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
February 1, 2017

These tips will keep your volunteer program fresh and current.

Virtual collaboration superheroes and answers to your webinar questions

Written By: Ben Ziegler
January 25, 2017

Ben Ziegler answers questions that came up during our recent webinar on virtual collaboration.

Creating a brighter future: How immigration, environmentalism and the social economy transformed Canada

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 14, 2016

Part three in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

High-context communications in a low-context virtual world

Written By: Ben Ziegler
November 30, 2016

Improve your online communications with these easy tips.

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