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The Ten Things You’ve Gotta do to Get and Keep Rockstar Volunteers

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Articles written by Jennifer Duffy


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Jennifer Duffy is a freelance writer, former newspaper reporter and English teacher.  She is married to Chris for 10 years and a stay-at-home mom to Eli, 9, and Ivy, 4.  In her spare time, she enjoys helping out at her church, spending time with family and coffee.  

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It’s a special time at your child’s school. They’re so excited. It’s Field Day. They’ve waited for this all year long and can’t wait to get outside and have some fun. But a few parent volunteers didn’t show up and it’s quickly becoming a disorganized mess. However, with the help of VolunteerMark these kinds of catastrophes can be avoided and a school-wide event and even a classroom can run smoother.

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It’s the annual church carnival and volunteers are needed to make it a successful event for the community. Who’s bringing what? Who’s serving where? What donations are needed? It’s a lot to keep track of. There’s the big task of finding volunteers, then phone calls, reminders, meetings, schedule changes and much more required to plan a church-wide event. But with the help of, a new online platform for volunteers, planning becomes a cinch.

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How Volunteers Can Organize a Giving Day

There’s a cause near and dear to your heart. You spend hours volunteering your time, try to raise awareness and give financially where you can. You wish you could do more to help, but you don’t know how or what you could do. WonderWe, a crowdfunding platform, offers a solution to this issue by providing the tools to help organize a successful giving day. A giving day is a special day designated to generate publicity, find supporters and raise money for your charity. A giving day is typically one day focused on a specific cause. For example, a giving day can be designated in honoring a loved one, cancer awareness or employers rallying employees to promote corporate social responsibility. Whatever the meaningful cause, if planned properly, a giving day can be a success. The Fundraising Authority says giving days work because it focuses everyone on one simple task – raising the most money possible in one day. They suggest planning ahead, focusing on a goal and utilizing a team of coordinators to have a successful giving day.

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