5 Pitfalls of Underinvestment in Your Volunteer Program

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

During our recent webinar, It’s Budget Season. Is Your Volunteer Program Ready?, Amy Lytle, Executive Director of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, provided insights and tips for volunteer managers to make a compelling case to the “higher ups” in their organization for the budget they need to run a truly effective volunteer program. We covered a lot during the webinar and received an extremely helpful tutorial on ROVI (Return on Volunteer Investment) and how it can be used to make the case for increased investment. But let’s take a moment to remember what can happen to our volunteer programs if we fail to make a compelling case and do not get the funding we require.

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Case Study: Idaho 4-H

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

In 2014, the University of Idaho mandated that specific groups of volunteers in the 4-H program complete both a background screening and the University of Idaho’s Protecting Minors Training. The goal was to complete this process within a short three-month window. This presented a number of challenges.

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5 insights from our webinar: Volunteer Screening 2016 Research Results and Insights

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

I recently presented a webinar around Sterling Volunteers’ research study around the state of volunteerism and volunteer screening in America. I discussed key findings, insights, and trends from the report – and gave tips and best practices for attendees to put into action immediately.  Toby Chalberg, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Points of Light, joined me on the webinar and had some very interesting thoughts and insights of his own. I wanted to reiterate the 5 (arguably) most interesting insights he gave.

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