Volunteers

How to Build Your Next High-Dollar Fundraising Volunteer
April 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

When we look at the people who serve on volunteer leadership committees for nonprofit peer-to-peer fundraising, we assume those people are our highest fundraisers and that’s how they came to be on the committees. Or we assume that these folks have a strong mission connection and that is why they are on the committee...

5 Trends Facing Nonprofits Now
April 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Evaluating—or re-evaluating—recruiting strategy, community outreach and ways to improve volunteer programs should include a thorough understanding of current trends and changes impacting the nonprofit sector. In conducting our latest research into the state of volunteerism and volunteer screening in America, we asked for feedback from more than 700 nonprofit professionals...

#GivingTuesday Donations on the Rise
April 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The day after Thanksgiving, the holidays hit full-force. And it’s not just the radio stations blasting “Here Comes Santa Claus” every half hour—it’s the shopping frenzies of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Thankfully, (no pun intended) for the past four years, we’ve had a day to shift the focus away from materialism and back to the true spirit of the holidays: Giving Tuesday...

Take the Lead: How to Use Technology to Develop a Volunteer Action Plan
April 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

When the time draws near for the yearly 10K run or the cleaning drive at the local park, nonprofits always call on their volunteers to take the lead and make sure things run smoothly. If your nonprofit hasn’t gotten around to setting up a workflow for volunteer management or if you’re still on the fence about using volunteers...

Grow the Number of Volunteers in Your Nonprofit
April 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

From 2015 to 2016, the number of nonprofit organizations with 50 or more volunteers increased from 55 percent to 76 percent. Growing numbers of volunteers could mean major benefits to the nonprofit sector. Volunteers are an important source of labor, expanding fundraising networks and saving many organizations thousands of dollars with their unpaid service...

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Suggested Giving Levels
April 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

I don’t sing because I am happy. I am happy because I sing. — William James I don’t lead because I fundraise. I fundraise because I lead. — Said No One Ever (Yet…) Here is a story for you: “I started reading palms when I was in my teens, as a way to supplement my […]

Managing Volunteers: Making the Most of Their Experience—And Yours
March 31, 2017 at 8:19 am

In 2014, more than a quarter of Americans (25.3 percent) volunteered some amount of time at a nonprofit organization. That’s 62 million volunteers—a big-time boost for nonprofits looking to increase organizational efficiency and reduce personnel costs...

Jewish-American Nonprofit Kicks Off Tour to Educate Americans on World Hunger
March 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

Hunger affects 42.4 million people (one in eight Americans), 13.1 million of whom are children and 5.7 million of whom are the elderly. The organization launched its most recent initiative, “This is Hunger.” With this initiative, MAZON is touring the country and giving people the opportunity to participate in a two-part solution to end world hunger...

Kutcher Speaks Out Against Modern Day Slavery
February 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

No one got "Punk'd" Wednesday morning when Ashton Kutcher came to Capitol Hill. The actor testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing on progress in combating modern slavery. Kutcher spoke on behalf of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization he co-founded with then-wife Demi Moore in 2009 to build software to…