Posts tagged ‘Volunteers’

Social Media Free Agents – Crashing into Nonprofit Walls

What’s a free agent? They are volunteers in your network (or maybe outside who found you). Free agents are passionate about your work, issues and want to make a difference.

Continue Reading June 22, 2010 at 9:25 am 2 comments

Give Back Chicago! – November 4

It is a great opportunity for professionals to donate their skills to specific nonprofit projects. If you are working, under-employed or looking for work, Give Back Chicago is a great way to share your expertise and help your community.

Continue Reading October 27, 2009 at 10:16 am 2 comments

Strategic Volunteering-Utilizing Professional Skills for Good!

Let’s think about all these new volunteers who want to give their time while not working AND the professional skills they bring with them. While filling traditional volunteer slots reading to children, talking with seniors, painting schools or stuffing envelopes is needed and rewarding “work”, think about their professional skills and how they can help you move your mission forward.

Continue Reading June 8, 2009 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Effectively Engaging Volunteers-New Ideas for a New Generation of Volunteers

Are you ready to engage volunteers effectively and make it a great experience for them and you? This post offers some alternative ideas to engaging volunteers; use your human and financial resources effectively and cultivate them as donors.

Continue Reading May 26, 2009 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Your Fundraising Needs to Change Now – SSIR Opinion and Response

As state, corporate and foundation giving decines, non-profits need to realize importance of individual giving for long-term success. From Stanford Social Innovation Review Opinion Blog.

Continue Reading May 22, 2009 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

Increase in Volunteering is Good News!

Create opportunities to engage volunteer time, talent and treasure.

Continue Reading May 22, 2009 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Five Reasons to Engage Volunteers Beyond Skills-Based Assistance

Engaging all volunteers, with skills or not, can create partnerships in challenging economic times.

Continue Reading April 6, 2009 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

Six Ideas to Empower Your Board to Fundraise

Empower your board to fundraise. Treat your board members like major donors and engage them in the process of fundraising. Sometimes a little training goes a long way!

Continue Reading April 3, 2009 at 8:11 am Leave a comment


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