Volunteer Engagement

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.

Networking for good: How to represent your organization at events

Written By: Nadine Riopel
November 3, 2016

Not sure how to networking and mingle when representing your organization at conferences? These tips can help!

In pursuit of human rights: Defining the legacy of Canada’s labour, co-op and healthcare movements

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 26, 2016

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

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.

Vital Signs 2016: Exploring connection to community and belonging in Canada

Written By: Lee Rose
October 20, 2016

A new national Vital Signs report explores how a feeling of belonging to a community fosters a desire to give back.

The hidden strategic value of your volunteer program

Written By: Stacy Ashton
October 12, 2016

Are you engaging your volunteers on all levels, and not just as free labour?

Toward Equality: How Canada’s social movements moved the needle on social change

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 21, 2016

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

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?

The future of volunteering? It’s a campus thing

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 27, 2016

Are new partnerships between community volunteer centres and on-campus student centres the new face of volunteer recruitment?

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!

Building a stronger sense of belonging: Community foundations working hard to celebrate Canada's 150th

Written By: Susan Fish
July 1, 2016

Canada's community foundations are helping celebrate the nation's milestone birthday in 2017.

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?

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