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Tips on Leveraging Key Alliances and Mitigating Risk for Volunteer Programs Amid a Pandemic

Posted Thursday, October 15th, 2020 by Kimberly Chochon, Vice President of Partnerships

Let’s acknowledge that creating a safe environment for your volunteers and members is important – whether in the middle of a pandemic or not. For nonprofit and service organizations, factoring in risk mitigation and compliance can help to better manage volunteer program implementation – particularly amid the challenges of COVID-19. While adverse impacts reverberate throughout...

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Ways to Sustain and Adapt Volunteer Engagement in Our New Reality

Posted Monday, October 5th, 2020 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Nonprofits are reimagining how re-engagement can continue to drive their mission during the pandemic. Mainly because organizations are facing external challenges such as stay-at-home orders, gathering limitations and unemployment; and internal challenges, including service limitations, budget constraints, and remote work environments. Many organizations are shifting toward new protocols for the services they traditionally offer, for...

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Adapting Training for Virtual Presentation

Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Adapting training materials for virtual presentation is a complicated and unique challenge for nonprofit organizations and should be handled with care. It’s important to remember that virtual training shouldn’t just be a lecture or a PDF of a handout – it should be a custom curriculum, designed to leverage technology. Perhaps Darlene Christopher, author of...

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Best Practices to follow for Virtual Volunteers

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Nearly everyone has had to shift the way they live and work in response to the global pandemic. More people are working remotely now, and it’s important for volunteer organizations to be prepared to engage and screen virtual volunteers – and set them up for success in new ways. In a recent webinar, which is...

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A Guide to Volunteering – 8 Ways You Can Help During COVID-19

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 by Christina Brown, Sterling Volunteers

Given the current COVID-19 environment and its growing sensitivity, many of us are finding ourselves wanting to help, but also wondering how. This is a unique time in our lives, and with it come unique needs that many communities are facing across the nation. With that in mind, let’s consider some of the ways to...

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Volunteer Engagement Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2020 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Nonprofits are rushing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and each organization is facing its own unique changes. Some are reducing services, some expanding; some are cancelling events, while others are announcing new online options. Remember we are all in this together and we’re here to help you develop your plan. In a recent webinar,...

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Why Screen Volunteers During COVID-19 Crisis?

Posted Monday, April 27th, 2020 by Kimberly Chochon, Vice President of Partnerships

The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is an unprecedented crisis that is impacting our nation, and the world, on a level unlike we have ever experienced before in the service sector. In other types of “disasters,” such as a hurricane, volunteers are screened and quickly deployed without hesitation. However, with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 disaster and...

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2020 Research Report

2020 Industry Insights – How Volunteer and Organization Perspectives Align

Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Whether it’s family, friends, or coworkers, the strongest relationships are built on trust, transparency, shared goals, and a mutual understanding of values. The relationship between volunteers and nonprofit organizations is similar. In the 2020 report, we explore the shared perspectives and commonalities between volunteers and organizations, as well as the differing points of view that...

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The 5 Most Useful Volunteer Management Software Features

The 5 Most Useful Volunteer Management Software Features

Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by Doss Church, Founder, Galaxy Digital

Technology is transforming the way charitable organizations manage volunteers. With over 77 million Americans volunteering each year, according to National Service.gov it’s no wonder more nonprofits are looking toward the latest software to help manage volunteers and track their impact. Fortunately, there are a variety of software options available for Volunteer Managers to choose from,...

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Sterling Volunteers Partners with Checkster

Sterling Volunteers Partners with Checkster

Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2019 by Kimberly Chochon, Vice President of Partnerships

Trusted Background and Reference Checks Sterling Volunteers is excited to announce our partnership with Checkster, whose simple solution streamlines the reference checking process and merges feedback into powerful reports resulting in uncovering deeper, important insights into candidates. Together, we are helping nonprofit organizations optimize the onboarding and screening process through automation. “We highly value our...

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