Eight Easy Ways to Recruit Younger Generations of Volunteers

Eight Easy Ways to Recruit Younger Generations of Volunteers

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by Lisa Bott, Offero Volunteer Management System

Sterling Volunteers is pleased to have a strong partner community that consists of non-profits, technology companies and services organizations of all sizes. We are committed to creating collaborative partnerships that help streamline efficiencies, provide resources, connect people, strengthen the volunteer community and safeguard non-profit organizations. Offero and Sterling Volunteers Partnership One of our partners, Offero,...

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What Information Do Volunteers Need for a Criminal Record Check?

Volunteers, Here’s What You Need to Know About Criminal Background Checks

Posted Thursday, August 9th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Background screening is becoming more prevalent for Non-profit organizations. As a volunteer, you may have already undergone a background check prior to volunteering or you might have to get one for a new group that you will be working within the future. No matter the timing of your background check, you are bound to have...

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Why Interviewing Volunteers is Crucial to the Success of Your Mission

Why Interviewing Volunteers is Crucial to the Success of Your Mission

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

This content originally appeared on VolunteerMatch’s blog, “Engaging Volunteers”, and has been repurposed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 62.6 million people volunteered at least once from 2014 to 2015. With so many people volunteering and even more wanting to help nonprofits, it’s important to make sure that you have the right candidate to...

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The Power of Volunteering with Your Teen

The Power of Volunteering with Your Teen

Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by Christina Brown, Sterling Volunteers

Let’s face it; adolescence is hard. Suddenly you are inundated by things of major importance – the basics of money, greater expectations and compounding pressure around your “future”. Gone are the days of recess and carefree bike rides, this time is now filled with the idea of your first job, saving for a car and...

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The Importance of Creating a Background Rescreening Policy

The Importance of Creating a Background Rescreening Policy

Posted Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

According to the Sterling Volunteers “Volunteer Screening Trends and Best Practices Report: 2018”, 60% of organizations are more optimistic about the future of volunteers at their organizations, increasing the need for volunteer background checks. In fact, 20% of the survey respondents stated they intend to screen more volunteers this year than in 2017. Every organization...

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How to Deliver Effective Feedback to Volunteers

How to Deliver Effective Feedback to Volunteers

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Volunteer managers have to juggle many things when it comes to managing their volunteer programs — from procuring volunteer engagement funding to creating a positive volunteer recognition program. Most do not have the time to give feedback to volunteers, nor do they feel comfortable doing so. Others believe that volunteers should not be criticized because...

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How to Take an Integrated Approach to Volunteer Onboarding

How to Take an Integrated Approach to Volunteer Onboarding

Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers and VolunteerPro Staff

It takes time and energy to find and retain the right volunteers for your organization. Once your volunteer has started working with you and your program, you want them to stay. But some volunteers show up for just one or two events. How can volunteer onboarding and your volunteer engagement strategy work together to help...

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How to Make the Case for Volunteer Engagement Funding

How to Make the Case for Volunteer Engagement Funding

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

While many leaders, funders, and partners accept and support the need for volunteers to help nonprofit organizations deliver programs, not all of them recognize the benefits of truly embracing volunteer engagement as a strategy throughout the entire organization. Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, understands the importance of volunteer engagement. She realizes that volunteer...

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Eight Popular Background Checks for Volunteer Organizations

Eight Popular Background Checks for Volunteer Organizations

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Sterling Volunteers’ “Volunteer Screening Trends and Best Practices Report: 2018” offers insights into the current state of volunteer programs, from current screening practices to challenges to be overcome. The report is based off a nationwide survey conducted on individuals who are involved in running volunteer programs to better understand their background screening needs and processes....

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How to Increase the ROI of Your Volunteer Program with Continuous Improvement

How to Increase the ROI of Your Volunteer Program with Continuous Improvement

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 by Sterling Volunteers and VolunteerPro Staff

Sterling Volunteers is pleased to announce our new partnership with VolunteerPro, an organization which provides online volunteer management training, coaching and an online community to volunteer leaders. VolunteerPro shares “research and best practices and emerging innovations in volunteer management, all based on engaging today’s volunteers”. Both VolunteerPro and Sterling Volunteers support a high quality, effective...

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