Case Study: Mary and Frances Youth Center

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

The Mary and Frances Youth Center opened in 2007 on Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Monroe Park campus in Richmond. Its facilities include two private tennis courts and a number of classrooms designed for youth-centered programming and training. The youth center’s flagship program since opening has been Lobs & Lessons, a nationally recognized tennis and learning…

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5 Steps to Utilizing Analytics for Your Nonprofit’s Success

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

There’s a great deal of pressure put on nonprofits and their volunteer managers. What kind of pressure are we talking about? Well, there’s pressure to better the communities they serve. Then there’s the constant stress of recruiting, training and retaining volunteers. And to top it all off, there’s the need to show tangible data to…

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Common Misconceptions of Volunteer Background Screening: An Interview

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

It’s easy to make assumptions when it comes to volunteer background screening, especially if you are someone who has worked in the nonprofit world for some time. If you deal with volunteers day in and day out, recruiting, onboarding and screening volunteer candidates, you may think you know all there is to know. But even…

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Sterling Volunteers Celebrates National Make a Difference Day with VivaVolunteer

Posted Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

What do we mean when we say, “I want to make a difference?” In an age where many people seek out emotional fulfillment from both their work and personal lives, what does it mean to want to influence change in the world – and can it really be done? One of Emily Dickinson’s most famous…

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