How to Make Volunteering a Way of Life

  If you’re like me, you’ll find that many people struggle with how to volunteer.  There are many opportunities to serve lots of different organizations, so it can seem daunting for someone who wants to “get involved.”  Depending on the type of organization you volunteer with, I’ve found at least …

Keeping your employees engaged

This post is adapted from Catchafire’s blog. Catchafire is an online service that connects professionals to projects that benefit the social good sector. Catchafire matches individuals based on their time availability, skills, and passion to contribute pro bono services to microvolunteering opportunities. Nonprofits rely on two things: donors and volunteers. …

We need to change the quality of our conversations

So I’ve gotten this little morning routine going lately where I start my day by hopping into the blogosphere and checking out all the happenings around such themes as ’non-profits’ ’social entrepreneurship’ and ‘volunteerism’. It has been a great way to get myself plugged in with some pretty awesome convos, …

Do ice buckets really make a difference?

Unless you’ve been in a cave these past few weeks, chances are you’ve heard something about the ‘ice bucket challenge’. It goesa little something like this: your friends give you a 24 hour ultimatum = either you donate $100 to the ALS Association or you dump a bucket of cold …

Could your non-profit generate revenue?

It’s no secret that these past few years have been rough ones for non and for-profits alike.  The recession pushed businesses to the breaking point – which in turn caused them to reign in charitable giving, forcing many non-profits to close their doors. At the same time, national and local …