VolunteerMark, Soon to Launch

We have been hard at work. ┬áIt’s been almost a year since we’ve updated the blog because we’ve been so busy and focused on some very exciting improvements! Focus on volunteer retention rates. Did you know that the average turnover rate for volunteers is 34%? Compared to the national employee …

Welcome Venkat Dulipalli, Chief Technical Officer

2012 has been a busy year for co-founder of VolunteerMark, Andrew Stanley. The many exciting life changes include proposing to his girlfriend and making wedding plans for late 2012, running the April 16th Boston Marathon, and bringing on board a technical co-founder for the VolunteerMark company. Venkat is an app …

VolunteerMark = volunteer app

What is the status anyway? Thank you for bearing with us as we develop this application. Perhaps you are intrigued about us but really don’t understand just what exactly we are building That’s great that you are following our blog and facebook/twitter updates. We try to contribute to the those …

Competition Among Charities

Are NPOs fighting to stay relevant? The main reason why a nonprofit organization would join the United Way is because the UW allocates money to its member agencies. So if the United Way of Kansas City has decided to allocate $39,043,234 (2010 990 Form) to the 116 member agencies, each organization …

Technology for non-profits

My conversations with local non-profits My experience working for a local for-profit company exposed me to the reality that a lot of businesses are using outdated and inefficient technology. And it comes at no surprise that not-for-profit organizations operating with shrinking budgets are more likely than not to be using …

The Role of Charities

What would the world be like without charities? Who would look after the world’s vulnerable people with disabilities, youth and aging? Who would take care of the poor and sick? How would we promote peace, cooperation, love, sense of community, and environmental conservation? The list of noble causes is vast …

Nonprofit organizations

Charities are a growing trend Non-profits are cropping up all over the place. According to this article, http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/feb04/cameron.shtml, non-profit organizations have a remarkably high grow rate and revenue increases when compared to standard businesses. Today there are over 1.2 million non-profits in the U.S. (and more if you factor in …