Calling leaders who have at least three years of experience in engaging volunteers in nonprofit, government and community organizations in volunteer engagement! This June, a special seminar for experienced practitioners will be held immediately after the Conference on Volunteering and Service, in Washington, DC.
We were pleased when VolunteerMatch reached out and asked us to join their December 2012 focus on organizations fighting hunger. Naturally, as specialists in volunteer management, we immediately thought of how our everyday advice for volunteer managers could be narrowed down to the best ways to empower volunteers working on hunger-related causes.
The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 17, 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organizations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 December. Here are some ways in which that celebration will take place.
Energize is delighted to share the news that BoardSource and Points of Light have announced a new Board Member of the Month Award. We have long promoted the idea that board members are, in fact, volunteers and should be recognized as such.
On November 8th, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light Institute, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, announced the results of The Civic 50, a comprehensive ranking of the most community-minded S&P 500 companies.
When New York Mayor Bloomberg made the historic decision to cancel the NYC Marathon, tens of thousands of runners were left with free time (and a lot of energy!) in close proximity to storm survivors who needed help. Here are some of the more interesting ways in which this unexpected time to volunteer and unique pool of potential volunteers has played out.
In celebration of International Volunteer Managers Day on November 5th, Energize, Inc. has designed a digital thank-you card for giving thanks to leaders of volunteers around the world. Please download, email, print, or save this digital card and present it to any of your friends and colleagues who help engage volunteers in making a difference in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and our communities.
An indescribable hurricane and a fierce presidential election in the same week! These two very different situations are both eliciting an outpouring of volunteer time and effort. Susan analyzes the implications for calmer times from the perspective of volunteer leadership.
In the U.S., Make a Difference Day is upon us. There is a flurry of excitement, Tweets, Facebook posts, ads, and articles getting us geared up for the big day. As volunteer managers, we may be charged with excitement or simply going through the motions of another single day of service exercise but how can we use this opportunity to recruit new long term volunteers?