What’s Important for Nonprofits in 2015?

Posted Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

It’s the last day of 2014! It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Now it’s time to ring in a new one. But before you sign off to celebrate, I want to send you into 2015 prepared. What’s ahead for you in 2015 in the nonprofit industry? Let’s count down the top 5 trends* for you and your organization to be on the lookout for and to learn more about in the New Year.

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Volunteer Background Screening Made Better. An Update from Sterling Volunteers Partner Hands On Nashville.

Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We met with Brian Williams, President & CEO of Hands On Nashville, to get his perspective on the state of Hands On Nashville’s partnership with Sterling Volunteers. It’s been a while since we launched our partnership with the goal of making volunteer screening better and easier in the Nashville area…what’s up?

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Don’t Put Your Vulnerable Populations at Risk: Why You Need to Screen Your Volunteers

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

In the nonprofit world, the practice of volunteer screening is catching on, albeit a bit more slowly than in the corporate realm.  At present, the majority of large, reputable organizations are investing in volunteer screening processes that ensure the safety of volunteers, staff, and the larger community. Still, there are those organizations that have not adjusted their dated volunteer onboarding practices to incorporate more than a verbal assurance such as “He’s a friend of my sister’s neighbor. Don’t worry, he’s a good guy” Or “She’s never left alone with children.”

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Sterling Volunteers Partners with the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee

Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee is in good company. They recently joined FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), CVNL (Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership), and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children in partnering with Sterling Volunteers to provide their member organizations and volunteers with Verified Volunteer’s highly streamlined and shareable background  screening services.
The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee offers more than 400 nonprofit member organizations, hundreds of non-member nonprofits, and thousands of individuals a large number of tools and benefits.

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