5 Relationship Tips for Your Volunteer Program

Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

I’ve loved Gretchen Rubin’s writing on happiness and habits for a long time. To me, her advice is like a practical, actionable version of the cute quotations we see on Pinterest.

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Case Study: Minds Matter

Posted Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

When Jade Keena, Director of Operations in Minds Matter’s national office, joined the organization in late 2014, it was still processing volunteer background checks by hand and on paper. Although a formal background screening policy at the chapter and national levels did exist, what was done was often piecemeal and inconsistent.

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One question you should always ask yourself when recruiting volunteers

Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Volunteer recruiting is tough. As cited by Points of Lights’ Toby Chalberg in our webinar, Volunteer Screening 2016: Research Results and Insights, it is getting harder and harder to find people that are willing and able to dedicate more than a few hours (if any time at all!) to your organization and your mission.

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