Does your organization serve a vulnerable population? Make sure you are protecting them.

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The day NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy testified that his coach, Graham James, sexually abused him hundreds of times when he was a boy is the day that screening became a reality for many organizations. Kennedy not only settled the score with his coach by agreeing to testify but his admission also signalled the end of the unspoken agreement by many victims to stay silent about abuse.

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Case Study: DNC Host Committee

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Philadelphia was selected by the Democratic National Convention Committee to host the 2016 DNC. While the DNC was a partisan event, its staging was a non-partisan undertaking and required a huge amount of coordination and planning as well as civic outreach and communication. The budget for the convention’s security—of which volunteer screening was a critical part—came directly from federal funds.

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10 Signs You Are Chasing Volunteers Away

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

At the Registration System (TRS) we frequently see organizations encounter high-no show rates or low second year return rates for volunteers. Over the past 15 years our team has documented that these results are often indicators of poor volunteer experiences and fundamental change is needed. Take stock in your motivational toolbox. Does your organization…?

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