Exciting news! Verified Volunteers is now Sterling Volunteers

Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Today is an exciting step forward for the Verified Volunteers family as we rebrand to Sterling Volunteers.  We have always been the dedicated service sector unit of Sterling – the leading provider of background and identity services – and are proud to announce our new name, shared bold mission and focus on greater impact for...

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Why Volunteers Give Their Time: A Deep Dive

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We Asked Thousands of Volunteers Why They do What They do More than 77 million American adults volunteered through an organization last year. That’s a record – and it’s also about 30% of all people over the age of 18 in the entire country. Combined, they volunteered for almost 7 billion hours, or about 800,000...

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Engaging Volunteers Across Generations

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

No volunteer is like another, and the more you can tailor your programs to the unique needs of your volunteers, generational or otherwise, the better you can carry out your mission. In a recent webinar, which can now be viewed on-demand, nonprofit expert, Beth Steinhorn President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, shared how being generationally savvy...

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Training for Success

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

You’ve successfully recruited all of the volunteers and staff you need to support your cause. They’re eager, they’re ready to go, and now it’s time to begin training, but is your organization doing everything it can to ensure your training program is effective? In a recent webinar, which can now be viewed on-demand, nonprofit expert...

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The Volunteer Perspective – Industry Insights 2019

Posted Friday, March 15th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Each year, we report on the volunteer and nonprofit industry, asking the people who run volunteer programs about their operations and the challenges they face — particularly in regard to volunteer onboarding and background checks. This year, we turned our focus to volunteers themselves, offering the people who give their time an opportunity to share...

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How to Pick the Perfect Volunteer Management System

Posted Thursday, December 13th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

There are numerous advantages of a high-quality volunteer management system (VMS). Recruitment, engagement and data tracking for your volunteers are top priority, and you’re looking for a good fit when it comes to finding a VMS solution. However, you may just not be sure exactly where or how to start the search. In the latest...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sterling Volunteers

Posted Friday, November 16th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to celebrate what we are thankful for in our lives. At Sterling Volunteers, we asked the team to reflect and share some of their thoughts of gratitude. Enjoy! As we enter into the holiday season, I think about the kindness we see every day. I’m so impressed by...

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Turning a Volunteer into Donors

Turning Volunteers into Donors

Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Fundraising from a variety of sources is a daily task for nonprofit organizations. Did you know that over 90% of people who volunteer for a charitable organization also donate money to causes they care about? And where else would people rather give than to the organizations with which they feel the most connected? In our...

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Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Case Study: Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Posted Thursday, September 27th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Alliance of Therapy Dogs, founded in 1990, is one of the largest nonprofit therapy dog organizations in the United States with over 15,000 volunteers nationwide. The organization is dedicated to ensuring all dogs have the right temperament and well being for therapy visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools and nursing homes regardless of breed...

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