Volunteer Engagement

The tool that every volunteer coordinator needs

Written By: Joshua Schukman
August 27, 2014

Don't risk losing potential volunteers - keep your volunteers engaged with this simple tool.

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

Written By: Susan Fish
August 13, 2014

Partnerships between nonprofits and businesses no longer revolve around funding applications and donation cheques. Instead, nonprofits and businesses are focusing on shared value.

The changing face of volunteering in Canada

Written By: Susan Fish
July 2, 2014

The traditional approach to volunteering in Canada is changing - but what does this mean for Canadian nonprofits? And how can your organization ensure you aren't left behind?

The science of motivation

Written By: Anna Spady
June 11, 2014

Learn how to use the science behind human motivation to create a positive, meaningful relationship with your volunteers.

Making time for time management: Five secrets from productive people to increase efficiency

Written By: Anna Spady
May 14, 2014

Try these proven time management tricks to help you make the most of your day.

Getting ready for the skilled volunteer

Written By: Andy Telfer
April 30, 2014

Volunteers today are increasingly skilled, with an interest in bringing these skills to work for your organization. Are you ready for them?

When it's no longer working: How an organization can gracefully exit from a volunteer relationship

Written By: Brock Smith
April 30, 2014

It's a situation no one wants to find themselves in - having to let go of a long-time volunteer. Learn how to do it with grace and compassion with these tips.

Nonprofit staff as volunteers: A risky proposition?

Written By: Susan Fish
March 5, 2014

Do your staff contribute unpaid work to your organization as volunteers? If so, you might be putting your organization at risk.

Top ten tips for volunteer management and retention

Written By: Andy Telfer
February 5, 2014

Having trouble getting your volunteers to stick around for the long haul? These tips on volunteer retention might help.

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment

Written By: Brock Smith
October 17, 2013

Want to turn your volunteer gig into a paid position? Check out these tips from people who have made the jump from volunteer to employee.

Marketing Volunteers: Orientation Package

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
March 19, 2013

Use this orientation package to introduce your marketing volunteer consultant to the nonprofit sector.

Marketing Volunteers: How to develop a volunteer relationship with a for-profit marketer

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
March 12, 2013

Once you've successfully recruited a professional marketing volunteer, follow these tips to foster a good relationship.

Marketing Volunteers: How to recruit and manage

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
March 5, 2013

Follow these tips to successfully recruit and manage a professional marketing volunteer.

Marketing Volunteers: Who we are and what we do

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
February 26, 2013

Considering hiring a volunteer marketing consultant? Read this article first.

How talent (not money) will transform your organization

Written By: Lynda Gerty
February 18, 2013

It's time to redefine volunteerism.

Planning for a payroll: Hiring your first paid employee

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 5, 2013

Transitioning from all-volunteer to paid staff isn't necessarily as easy as it might appear.

Unpacking backpacktivism: When good intentions aren’t enough

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
January 31, 2013

Does voluntourism do more harm than good?

“Won’t somebody please think of the children?” How – and why – nonprofits can engage the youngest volunteers

Written By: Benita Aalto
January 24, 2013

Is your organization ready to welcome young volunteers?

Volunteer Engagement Week Live Chats with Volunteer Canada

Written By: CharityVillage
January 24, 2013

Missed the CharityVillage live chats with Volunteer Canada in celebration of Volunteer Engagement Week? Check out these replays for valuable information on screening, recognition, and Volunteer Canada's Bridging the Gap study.

Playing for keeps: Recruiting and retaining volunteer staff in volunteer-run organizations

Written By: Alana Ferraro
January 23, 2013

Keep your all-volunteer organization running smoothly with these tips.

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