Tools & Tips

Eight awesome strategies to convert volunteers into donors

Written By: Jay Love
May 29, 2019

There is a lot of existing overlap between nonprofit volunteers and donors. Continue recruiting volunteers to become donors with these 8 awesome strategies.

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

Written By: The Good Partnership
October 15, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, get tips for managing volunteers from the Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto.

To call or to text: Who will answer next?

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
September 5, 2018

Engaging a younger generation of volunteers will require new strategies.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Recorded webinar: Maximizing the strategic impact of your volunteer program

Written By: CharityVillage
October 20, 2016

Volunteer management expert Stacy Ashton discusses how to strategically consider the impact of your volunteer program.

The seven policies your volunteer program must have

Written By: Sammy Feilchenfeld
September 7, 2016

If your volunteer program doesn't have these seven policies, your organization could be at risk!

From passion to professionalism: How to move your volunteer program from one to the other

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
August 3, 2016

How do you take your passion as a volunteer coordinator and turn it into a top-notch volunteer program?

How to get a solid commitment from your volunteers

Written By: Louise Sparrow
July 6, 2016

Having difficulty getting volunteers to follow through on their commitments? Try this seven-part checklist!

How skills-based volunteering can advance your career

Written By: Leigha McCarroll and Paula Speevak
June 29, 2016

Could volunteer experience help you get your first nonprofit job or a promotion?

How to recruit and engage introverted volunteers

Written By: Lesley Taylor
June 15, 2016

Are you doing the right things to recruit and engage introverted volunteers?

Criminal record checks: A valuable screening tool or a barrier to volunteering?

Written By: Susan Fish
May 18, 2016

Background checks are an important part of volunteer screening - but are nonprofit organizations relying on them too heavily?

Good for the sector, good for the students: Mandatory volunteering for high school graduation

Written By: Susan Fish
April 20, 2016

Many provinces across Canada require high school students to complete a set number of volunteer hours in order to graduate. Is this a good idea, for students and for the nonprofit sector?

Why online petitions are crucial to your volunteer recruitment and retention

Written By: Aaron Viles
April 13, 2016

Could online petitions be a key tool in helping keep your volunteers engaged with your organization?