Top Five Sterling Volunteers Blogs of 2017

Posted Thursday, December 21st, 2017 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

: Top Five Sterling Volunteers Blogs of 2017

This time of year we always seem to ask ourselves the same question: “Where did this year go?” It seems like it was just New Year’s 2017 a few days ago! It has been a busy year for Sterling Volunteers and we are glad to be able to share information, success stories and more on volunteer screening and volunteer management.

The most popular topic on our blog for 2017 was recruiting. We shared several tips for how to find the right volunteer for your organization.  How to recognize volunteers and organization staff was a close second in terms of popularity. We compiled a list of the top five highly read Sterling Volunteers blog posts of the past year just in case you missed them.

Volunteer Managers Share Ideas for Recognizing Volunteers and Staff

Volunteers (and staff) are the backbone of nonprofit organizations and their hard work and dedication can never be recognized enough. We asked volunteers managers to share ways they acknowledge the invaluable contributions these individuals make to their organizations. They suggested some great “thank you” ideas from simply stopping to say “thanks” to a volunteer for going above and beyond on a project to hosting a small birthday party for a longtime staff member in 7 Ideas for Recognizing Volunteers (and staff from Volunteer Managers.

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

In a very popular webinar in 2017, we offered tips for creating and managing a successful screening program, ran through all the various background screening sources and databases that are out there (and which ones volunteer managers should consider for their organizations) and shared tricks on how to run an efficient screening program on a limited budget. And that was just the start! Read more helpful tips in Top 3 Volunteer Background Screening Questions.

3 Super Tips for More Effective Volunteer Recruitment

A strong, passionate group of volunteers empowers you and your organization to make a greater impact. It’s great to you know you have a group that is eager to donate time and effort to creating change. But it’s not always easy to think of new ways to advertise your organization and its volunteer opportunities. We offer some ideas to help in our blog post 3 Super Tips for More Effective Volunteer Recruitment.

9 Quick Tips for Recruiting Volunteers

From utilizing social media to recruiting college or senior volunteers, the 9 Quick Tips for Recruiting Volunteers blog post provides tips to help you recruit the best volunteers for your organization.

Volunteer Experts Share Emerging Trends in Volunteer Management

We surveyed more than seven hundred volunteer experts to find out how they are managing their volunteer programs and how they conduct their volunteer screening. Who are they screening? How much are they spending? How are they developing risk management policies to protect their organization? Some of the results are shown in the infographic in the blog post, Volunteer Experts Share Emerging Trends in Volunteer Management.

As we wrap up the year, we look forward to all that 2018 has in store. We will continue to keep you updated on the latest topics and trends in the volunteer screening and volunteer management industry and can’t wait to share them with you so stay close to Sterling Volunteers Blog.

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

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