Service Sector Snapshot: News and Tips for Nonprofits (February 2015)

Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The New Year is a time to rethink focus, strategy, and sometimes even leadership.  Our partner, Points of Light, just announced a new leader for their organization. Tracy Hoover, currently serving as President, is stepping into the role of CEO of the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

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The Fundraising Conundrum: Do You Need More Funds to Support Your Volunteer Program?

Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Regardless of your place in the nonprofit sector, so much of your work is dependent on adequate funding. Your volunteer program needs constant resources for recruiting, volunteer screening, onboarding and training. Your office needs supplies and staff. And, bottom line, your initiatives need funding in order to be successful. You need money for everything.

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Is Volunteer Screening Important? You Tell Us.

Posted Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

It wasn’t that long ago that nonprofit organizations needed to adapt to an increasingly online world. They invested in websites and built a social media presence. They started fundraising online too. The Internet is not going anywhere, so these organizations must continue to focus on their digital presence. Similarly, over the past few years, the importance of volunteer screening programs has risen to the forefront.

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Is Your Organization a “Service Enterprise”?

Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Is your organization a “Service Enterprise?” If you aren’t sure, think about how you would answer this question: How effectively does your nonprofit organization leverage volunteers’ skills across all levels of the organization to deliver its social mission?

At Points of Light, we call nonprofits that have adopted this model of volunteer engagement “Service Enterprises.”

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