In the News: Student Volunteering + Modernizing Volunteer Screening

Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

August is almost here, and we’re in the heart of summer – the time of year for cookouts, farmers’ markets, vacations and, of course, volunteering. It’s the perfect time for students to get out and do some good in their communities. Plus, many families are making time to volunteer together, either at home or as part of their family vacation.

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Service Sector Snapshot: News and Tips for Nonprofits (July 2014)

Posted Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

In the ever-changing world of nonprofit organizations, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the latest developments that might impact your programs – and the resources available to you. Last month, we launched our new Service Sector Snapsot June 2014 series to offer a quick recap of the latest nonprofit news, with the goal of providing tips and tools to help your organization increase efficiency and effectiveness.

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Nonprofits and Social Media: How to Grow a Community of Online Supporters

Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for nonprofits. It can be used to raise awareness for your mission, recruit volunteers, bring in new donors and connect people around a common cause. But if your organization is on the smaller side or you’re new to using social media, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Fortunately, there are proven approaches you can employ to help position your organization for success.

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Partner Spotlight Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Posted Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

When we began our search for a nonprofit partner advancing the state of volunteering in Minnesota and the Twin Cities region, we started by looking for an innovative organization that shared our commitment to fostering more and better volunteering. As the largest state association of nonprofit organizations in the U.S., the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is now a trusted ally and shining example of innovation when it comes to supporting nonprofits and volunteer managers statewide.

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7 Low-Cost Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We have heard some variation of the following phrase from  many volunteer managers and other nonprofit leaders: “We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers.” In post-recession America, when many nonprofit organizations continue to operate with very limited staff and resources, volunteers fill in the gaps and provide much-needed support to keep things running smoothly. So it’s natural that you’d want to show gratitude and recognize the tremendous value of their service.

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Partner Spotlight: Hands On Nashville

Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Today we want to take a moment and introduce you to one of our regional partners: Hands On Nashville. This amazing organization is part of the Points of Light network and has been dedicated to changing the face of volunteering in and around Nashville since 1991.

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