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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Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

Posted Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 by Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve had a tremendous year building relationships and servicing thousands of organizations doing amazing volunteer work in communities across the United States and beyond. It’s humbling to be a part of the work you are doing and see the impact you are making. We are always listening and welcome any...

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Volunteer Background Checks in Disaster Situations

4 Reasons Why You Should Screen Volunteers in Disaster Situations

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2019 by Doss Church, Founder, Galaxy Digital

Guest post by Doss Church, Founder, Galaxy Digital Volunteers are often the first on the scene immediately following a disaster. In some cases, spontaneous volunteers in surrounding communities are the first to reach out to those in need, even before professional help arrives. Therefore, it’s essential that spontaneous volunteers are organized and prepared before disaster...

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Volunteering in the Digital Age

Volunteering in the Digital Age: The Volunteer Perspective

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

As the world becomes more connected than ever, we’re asking volunteers how they’re transitioning and how we can help. Volunteers come from every generation, career field and background, and that means each one has a different level of experience with modern technology — including the digital tools we use to support our volunteer programs. The...

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Unity and Community: Strengthen Your Volunteer Corps

Posted Monday, October 28th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Have you ever wondered why some volunteers leave while others stay? There are lots of factors that impact a volunteer’s decision. Here we’ll look at some strategies to strengthen your volunteer corps and improve retention. In a recent webinar, which is now available on-demand, nonprofit expert Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, shared her...

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