At VolunteerMatch, we believe in harnessing the power of technology to make it easier for good people and good causes to connect. And we are not alone.
Like all successful nonprofits, we depend on the generosity and support of our community. Given our passion for technology, we are particularly grateful for opportunities to partner with the tech community to bring world-class solutions to the nonprofit sector.
SureID sets Gold Standard for Identity for Nonprofit Volunteers
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- In the days following the U.S. election and the inauguration on January 20, 2017, site traffic to VolunteerMatch.org skyrocketed to unprecedented highs. When interest in volunteering reaches record levels on both sides of the aisle, the need for safety and security becomes a heightened concern.
With volunteerism on the rise in the U.S., more VolunteerMatch opportunities in more places, and enhanced nonprofit functionality, there’s never been a better time to post your volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch!
January 21-27, 2017, marks the volunteer engagement website’s busiest week in its 19-year history.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today that its website’s traffic increased by as much as 76% in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, marking the busiest time in the website’s history.
At Porpoise, we often hear HR Managers tell us that they aren’t seeing high enough participation rates within their volunteer initiatives. Based on the trends we’ve seen, we know a few reasons why their programs might not be working – and how to fix them.
There are two federally recognized National Days of Service. One is on September 11th. The other is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (in 2017, it falls on Monday, January 16th).
Why do these holidays exist? According to the founders of 9/11 Day, “The goal of 9/11 Day is to keep alive the spirit of unity and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, providing a positive, helpful way for people to annually remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, and honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks.”
A year can seem like a long time, especially when you’re in the ever-evolving world of corporate social responsibility and volunteerism.
But before we start making our New Year’s resolutions and list of goals for 2017, let’s take a moment to look back. This top-ten list contains the most popular posts of 2016 published on our blog Volunteering is CSR, determined by number of views. My New Year’s prediction? That you’ll find some knowledge and tips in this list to carry you into 2017!
‘Tis the season for eggnog lattés, holiday parties, and philanthropic giving. It’s also the season for reflection and giving thanks.
As you spend the next few weeks around family and loved ones, please keep in mind — and in your heart —those who are less fortunate. Think of those who you already help, as well as those who still need your help. Remember them not just during the holidays, but year-round. Then take action to connect with them: by going to VolunteerMatch.org.
Some of the world’s largest companies offer wonderful incentives for their employees who volunteer. Deloitte is one example. According to Deloitte Consulting principal Jonathan Copulsky, more than 40,000 company employees have participated in some kind of volunteer activity. The biggest perk for these professionals? Unlimited hours of paid time off.