Introducing our Book Group Facilitation Guide!

When we first conceived of the book, Transforming Disruption to Impact, our goal was to spark conversation about the innovations and adaptations that have been vital to sustaining the power of volunteers despite the many disruptions we have all experienced in recent years. So what better … read more

4 Reasons to Embrace Gen-Mix Volunteerism

From lockdowns to mask-wearing to vaccination, COVID-19 has been one of the most polarizing issues of our time.

Among these stark divisions—arising from perceived vulnerability to the virus, both in health and economic terms—is the one between the generations. This manifestation of the “generation gap” presents a new challenge for … read more

Casting Your Nonprofit Board’s Net WIDER

In some ways, it seems the conversation about nonprofit board diversity has been happening for decades, yet the 2021 Leading with Intent study from BoardSource revealed that, in the US, 78% of board members and 83% of nonprofit board chairs are white.

But, as we know, diversity is … read more

Purpose-Driven Volunteer Impact, Purpose-Driven Language

The number of volunteers mobilized.

Number of hours served.

Number of agency partners engaged.

These metrics will be familiar to anyone working in the voluntary sector who have had to report their activities. As you might discern from the use of italics, the nonprofit world communicates with a certain tone, which … read more

Mattering: The Growing Volunteer Motivator

The sticky note on the side of my desk reads, “Making a difference is a way to know you matter.”

Uncharacteristically (and regrettably!), I didn’t write down which colleague or friend said that while on a conference call, but I know that, as soon as I heard it, I grabbed … read more

New Collection of Essays Brings Together Voices from Across the Nonprofit Spectrum to Chronicle Progress, Celebrate Novel Ideas, and Shape the Future of Volunteer Engagement

This post was originally shared via the PR Newswire.

A vital new collection of essays, Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World combines stories from nonprofit CEOs, funders, corporate engagement leaders, volunteers, and volunteer engagement professionals to unlock the potential of the field. It … read more

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