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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.

How to recruit paid volunteers

Written By: Joshua Schukman
November 12, 2014

Corporations are increasingly giving staff paid time off to volunteer in their communities. Are you taking advantage of this emerging trend?

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.

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.