Nonprofit Budget Tips: How to Stretch Your Dollars Further

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The recession may be over for some industries, but its effects are still visible within the service sector. Many organizations now operate with tighter budgets and more limited resources, all while working to provide additional services.

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Three Free Volunteer Management Tools to Improve Productivity

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

If you are a volunteer manager, you know that individuals in this role tend to wear many hats. They may have to balance planning and executing events, fundraising, marketing, and administrative work with their primary responsibilities of recruiting, onboarding, and coordinating volunteers. Combined with the limited resources and budget cuts that many organizations have experienced in recent years, this workload can put a tremendous amount of stress on staff members at service organizations.

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How Screening Volunteers Saves Your Organization Money

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We’ve discussed why volunteer screening is essential – it helps to protect your participants as well as the assets and reputation of your organization – but there’s also a financial savings that comes with volunteer screening that is often overlooked. For many organizations the recession has not ended. Many have even had to lay off staff due to budget restraints. It’s more common than ever for organizations to have to do more with less.

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Onboarding Volunteers: Five Tips to Improve Volunteer Retention

Posted Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Volunteers can help your organization connect with the community, increase the visibility of your organization, and get more done for less (or even nothing). But here’s a question you should consider: Once you’ve attracted volunteers, how do you keep them engaged with your program? The answer to this question is vital to the growth, sustainability and ultimate success of your organization.

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Sterling Volunteers Announces Partnership with Volunteer Houston

Posted Saturday, March 8th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We’ve been growing steadily in recent months, and that growth now includes the Lone Star State! Yes, we have now partnered with Volunteer Houston, a volunteer agency located in Houston, Texas that has proudly been connecting volunteers with nonprofit organizations for more than 40 years. Working with Volunteer Houston, our goal is to improve Houston’s background screening process …

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