Tag Archives: volunteers

Spring Training Series: Be There or Be Square

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW       Training Coordinator/Co founder It is that time again. We are hosting our Spring Training Series, which is a great time to participate in a strategy packed training that allows you to take your nonprofit to the … Continue reading

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Volunteers as Organizational Supporters: Understanding and Celebrating Value

Written by: Melissa Noyes Most nonprofits can’t do what they do without volunteers.  Volunteers have the potential to help with almost every aspect of a nonprofit, from simple administrative tasks to large-scale projects and events.  We take a pretty progressive … Continue reading

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Creating a Continuum of Engagement: The Move from Separate Silos to Organizational Supporters

Written by: Melissa Noyes Kristin and I facilitated many trainings in 2011 that focused on engaging people in nonprofits as volunteers, staff, donors, and board members.  After processing through many of these trainings, we realized that what’s missing from many … Continue reading

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One Time Volunteering = First Date

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW Training Coordinator/Cofounder One of the most frequent questions we get from nonprofits is how to turn a one time volunteer into a long-term volunteer.  Many people are introduced to the concept of volunteering and to the … Continue reading

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Engaging Younger Volunteers & Donors: New Trends

Written by: Melissa Noyes Yesterday Kristin and I attended a lunch sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) here in Indy.  The speaker was Derrick Feldmann (from Achieve); he spoke about targeting fundraising to Millennials and younger generations.  Achieve … Continue reading

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Nonprofits and Social Media: Utilizing Volunteers & Interns

By: Melissa Noyes, MSW My blog last week focused on social media as a learning process.  As we move through the maze of social media outlets and learn new skills, some of us may find ourselves less than thrilled by … Continue reading

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What Does Business Have To Do With Volunteering?

Written By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW Cofounder/Training Coordinator There have been a number of research reports, books, etc written about the decline of volunteering and civic participation in our communities.  Are people giving up on volunteering or are other factors impacting … Continue reading

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