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Don’t let your “volunteer knowledge” walk away

Written By: Kim McFaul
August 3, 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?

Get your staff excited about volunteer involvement

Written By: Sammy Feilchenfeld
January 20, 2016

Recorded webinar: Getting the best from your volunteers through the SAVE approach

Written By: CharityVillage
September 24, 2015

In this recorded webinar presented by Lori Gotlieb, learn how to best support your volunteers and avoid difficult situations.

Four ways to create a more rewarding volunteer experience

Written By: Aaron Viles
September 23, 2015

Keep your volunteers happy and motivated with these tips.

Getting the best from your volunteers through the SAVE approach

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
September 16, 2015

Learn how to get the best from your volunteers with this comprehensive approach to volunteer management.

How to be a great skilled volunteer (recorded webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
March 26, 2015

Thinking about volunteering but scared you'll be stuck just stuffing envelopes? This recorded webinar introduces you to the concept of skilled volunteering.

Waiting but not idle: How to keep potential volunteers engaged with your organization

Written By: Susan Fish
March 25, 2015

How do you engage potential volunteers who don't yet have a role within your organization? We talked to the experts for tips.