So You Think You Can Cook?


VolunteerMark is hosting a Chili Cook-Off for Charity and we want you to come!  When: Saturday, November 2nd from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.Where: Hope Faith Ministries (705 Virginia Ave, Kansas City, MO)What:  A Chili Cook-Off to bring together nonprofits and volunteers in the Kansas City area to the public.Why:  We are celebrating the launch of our […]

September 30, 2013

VolunteerMark is Going on Air with KC Cares


VolunteerMark is going to be on KC Cares! Photo via KC Cares KC Cares is a new, local radio program “by, for, and about the Kansas City nonprofit community.”  Their goal is to spread the word about all of the good the people in Kansas City are doing (which is a lot of good…go Kansas City!) Andrew […]

September 27, 2013

Nonprofit “Brown Bag” Forum


We have started a monthly forum for nonprofit organizations to come together and share ideas.  VolunteerMark’s forum is all about collaborating, creating new ideas together, and getting feedback in an informal atmosphere.  We’re really excited about it and we would love to see you all there! The details: What: Brown bag conversation about “Volunteer Management”When:  1st […]

September 26, 2013

How to Reduce Volunteer No-Shows


Sometimes volunteers don’t show up for their shifts.  It happens, right?  Well, yes, but it doesn’t have to.  We can help. Here are some stress-saving tips to reduce no-shows: Get in contact with them after a no-show.  Don’t yell at them or make them feel uncomfortable; simply ask them why they didn’t show up.  This […]

September 18, 2013

Top 5 Ways to Show Appreciation for Volunteers

Managing Volunteers

Volunteers donate their time to help nonprofits.  Nonprofits can help volunteers in return by showing their appreciation.  There are tons of ways to do this, but we’ve compiled a list of the top 5. 1.  Tell them “Happy Birthday.”  If they filled out an application to volunteer, you should have their birthday on file.  Give them a […]

September 16, 2013

VolunteerMark Drinks 1 Million Cups (Kidding…)


Okay, so VolunteerMark is not drinking 1 million cups of coffee, but we are speaking at 1 Million Cups on September 25th.  What is 1 Million cups?  It’s “a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world” and is created by the Kauffman Foundation.  It’s a chance for entrepreneurs to speak to an […]

September 12, 2013

Katie’s First Week at VolunteerMark


The first day I arrived at VolunteerMark, I had no idea what to expect.  I applied for the job (as a marketing specialist) because, as a volunteer, I personally know the need for a product that helps volunteers find new opportunities and creates an easy way to log and validate volunteer hours.  I knew I […]

September 5, 2013

Free Webinar: Discover how to recruit, retain, recognize your volunteers


Sign up for our free webinar here:  When: Tuesday, August 6th at 11:00am CST Duration: 60 minutes Hosted By: Andrew Stanley, VolunteerMark Cost: FREE Welcome to VolunteerMark! We are the online tool for organizing and growing your volunteer program. Discover the benefits of our exclusive beta program. Stop worrying about scheduling, emailing, and data entry: […]

July 30, 2013

Volunteer Resource Managers vs Volunteer Coordinators


I recently purchased 365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your Volunteers and The Volunteer Management Handbook.  These books are great resources for any charity or nonprofit organization and I highly recommend them.  Ask me to borrow them; I’m happy to share!  I thought it was interesting how the perspectives on “Volunteer Management” differed. […]

May 15, 2013