Fun in the Sun: 3 Summertime Treats to Show Volunteer Appreciation

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Summertime is almost here and along with the gorgeous weather, vacations at the beach, and the meaningful work your organization does for your community, comes lots of fantastic opportunities to show your group of volunteers some sunny volunteer appreciation.

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Case Study: Girl Scouts of Maine

Posted Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Despite the universal nature of Girl Scout troops, Girl Scouts of Maine faced a range of challenges when recruiting the 4,000 volunteers they depend on to lead troops and provide support. Most working parents simply don’t believe they have the time to volunteer. A volunteer screening and onboarding process that was painfully slow often served to discourage potential volunteers.

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3 Steps to Finding the Perfect Volunteer – an Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 2: Recruiting & Onboarding Recap

Posted Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We recently hosted the second webinar of our three-part series, Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle. In Part 2, Recruiting & Onboarding, we discussed recruiting strategies to help you find the best volunteer candidates in your local community. We also talked about onboarding – how can you create an efficient and (somewhat) effortless onboarding process?

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Best Practices in Volunteer Recruitment

Posted Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

A nonprofit’s operation often depends on the enthusiastic work of its volunteers. Whether the volunteers provide childcare, help with taxes, or sort in-kind donations, they are an integral part of many organizations.

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10 Common Policy Gaps for Nonprofits Working with Vulnerable Populations

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Volunteer Managers, with all the hats you wear as part of your job, it can be tempting (and understandably so!) to put off revamping the policies and practices that keep you, your organization and volunteers safe and working as efficiently as possible. But make sure you don’t give into that temptation. After all, problem areas exist in most nonprofits’ policies and practices, especially those working with vulnerable populations, so there is likely room for improvement in yours.

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