Destination Imagination Colorado (also known as DI Colorado) is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Up until 2012, the organization did not require background checks for its volunteers. Ms. Donelan first reached out to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, but found their process too cumbersome. Later that same year, she approached Sterling Volunteers and the results from the partnership have been overwhelmingly positive.
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. Click on the image below to read how the DNC Host Committee screened thousands of volunteers quickly and easily with Sterling Volunteers.
REACH does big things on a very, very small budget (just under $129,000 in 2015). The organization has only two full-time employees and a small office that’s overflowing with new and donated books. With limited resources, Leslie Clarridge, REACH’s Volunteer & Program Coordinator, is responsible for recruiting and managing over 200 local read-aloud volunteers. The volunteer application and onboarding process had been a time-consuming, manual, and paper-based system for many years.
For many years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee used a different background check provider. Myron Harvey, the agency’s Engagement & Enrollment Specialist – and the individual responsible for managing the criminal background screening process for the agency – found the turnaround times to be slow and inconsistent. Worse, the volunteers regularly pointed out omissions on background checks, putting their accuracy in question. Click on the image below to read how Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee switched to Sterling Volunteers – and improved their background screening process – in the complete case study.
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