Case Study: The Carle Foundation

Posted Thursday, August 31st, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Headquartered in Urbana, Ill., The Carle Foundation is the nonprofit parent company of an integrated network of hospital and healthcare services, including the only Level I Trauma Center as well as Level III perinatal services in east central Illinois. For Carle, the majority of its hospital volunteers are comprised of pre-med and medical students at the…

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3 Super Tips for More Effective Volunteer Recruitment

Posted Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

When it comes to the nonprofit landscape, “one can never recruit too early, too often, or too well.” For many organizations, there can never be too many volunteers to help fuel your missions and make more changes in the lives of the communities you serve. A strong, passionate group of volunteers empowers you and your…

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7 Ideas for Recognizing Volunteers (and Staff!) from Volunteer Managers

Posted Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The act of volunteering makes volunteers feel great — simply because they are giving back and helping others. Still, volunteer recognition blogs continue to be some of Sterling Volunteers’ most popular posts with volunteer managers. Why? Volunteers (and staff) are the backbone of nonprofit organizations and their hard work and dedication can never be recognized…

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6 Things to Keep in Mind When Updating Policies and Procedures

Posted Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Melodie Bissell, President of Plan to Protect™, adapted by Sterling Volunteers

You may have read the title of this blog and thought to yourself, “My organization has a well written manual with comprehensive policies and procedures.  Why would we need to update it?” Most organizations carefully piece together policies and procedures that fit their particular mission when they first begin – but how long ago was…

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Top 3 Volunteer Background Screening Questions – and Answers from Sterling Volunteers’ Webinar, Volunteer Background Screening: Ask Us Anything! (seriously, ANYTHING)

Posted Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We recently hosted a fun and informative webinar, Volunteer Background Screening: Ask Us Anything! (seriously, ANYTHING), and had a great time answering questions from our audience. At the top of the webinar we discussed the most commonly asked questions we get asked by those in the volunteer management space.

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