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

National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, 2013


In honor of National Volunteer Week we have put together some interesting facts and information about volunteerism in the United States and worldwide.  As of 2012, the estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $22.14 per hour.  Discover more stats about volunteer time .  How much money has your volunteers contributed to your organization? The National […]

April 10, 2013

Technology Best Practices for Nonprofits (continued)


This blog post is a continuation post from the original 1-5 best practices for nonprofits 6. Blog A well planned and executed blog is one of the most effective things any organization can do to expand its reach. The technology behind a blog is simple and the cost is free. Although it is important that […]

April 1, 2013

VolunteerMark, Soon to Launch


We have been hard at work.  It’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 turnover rate of 3.1%, it […]

February 6, 2013