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

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We regularly talk about the importance of social media for nonprofits – and also measuring and evaluating the success of your organization’s initiatives. Take a moment to check out some interesting tips and tools that that touch on these topics in a new way.

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Do You Have a Sex Offender Volunteering for You?

Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Through my daily conversations with Executive Directors, Volunteer Managers and others working at volunteer programs of all shapes and sizes, I have identified the Sex Offender search as one common area of confusion when it comes to volunteer screening. I get asked all the time about the difference between the National Sex Offender Public Website search (also known as NSOPW or Dru Sjodin) and sex offender searches conducted through nationwide databases. My answer each and every time I get asked the question?  The only way to be sure that you do not have a registered sex offender volunteering for you is to search NSOPW.

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Celebrating Volunteering in April

Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The month April plays host to two very newsworthy events in the Nonprofit Sector: National Volunteer Week (April 12th – 18th) and Global Youth Service Day (April 17th – 19th). The goal of each event? To educate people about the need in the communities around them, and motivate them to take action and be the change they want to see. With the volunteer rate in America at its lowest in more than a decade, these events can be an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about your nonprofit, and attract volunteers to support your goals.

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