Happy Thanksgiving from Verified Volunteers

Posted Friday, November 16th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to celebrate what we are thankful for in our lives. At Verified Volunteers, we asked the team to reflect and share some of their thoughts of gratitude. Enjoy! As we enter into the holiday season, I think about the kindness we see every day. I’m so impressed by...

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Turning a Volunteer into Donors

Turning Volunteers into Donors

Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Fundraising from a variety of sources is a daily task for nonprofit organizations. Did you know that over 90% of people who volunteer for a charitable organization also donate money to causes they care about? And where else would people rather give than to the organizations with which they feel the most connected? In our...

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Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Case Study: Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Posted Thursday, September 27th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Alliance of Therapy Dogs, founded in 1990, is one of the largest nonprofit therapy dog organizations in the United States with over 15,000 volunteers nationwide. The organization is dedicated to ensuring all dogs have the right temperament and well being for therapy visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools and nursing homes regardless of breed...

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The Top Reasons Why People Don’t Volunteer (And What You Can Do About It)

The Top Reasons Why People Don’t Volunteer (And What You Can Do About It)

Posted Thursday, September 20th, 2018 by Lisa Bott, Offero Volunteer Management System

Verified Volunteers is pleased to have a strong partner community that consists of non-profits, technology companies and services organizations of all sizes. We are committed to creating collaborative partnerships that help streamline efficiencies, provide resources, connect people, strengthen the volunteer community and safeguard non-profit organizations. Offero and Verified Volunteers Partnership One of our partners, Offero,...

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Safeguarding Your Reputation and Protecting You From Liability Through Background Screening

Safeguarding Your Reputation and Protecting You From Liability Through Background Screening

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Most organizations running volunteer programs know they need to screen their volunteers – at the very least those volunteers who are working with vulnerable populations or who have access to sensitive information. Every organization has their own approach, preferences and requirements for conducting background checks. Ultimately, they are looking for the most comprehensive picture of...

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Accentuate the Positive: Tips for Preventing Volunteer Management Burnout

Accentuate the Positive: Tips for Preventing Volunteer Management Burnout

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers and VolunteerPro Staff

Do you have work/life balance? The term has become a buzzword for human resources in the non-profit world, but the reasoning behind the word holds true for volunteer organizations as well. Work-life balance has been defined as the balance that a person needs between time allocated for work and other aspects of life including personal interests,...

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Ten Low-Cost, High-Impact Ways To Recognize Volunteers

Ten Low-cost, High-impact Ways to Recognize Volunteers

Posted Thursday, October 25th, 2018 by Lisa Bott, Offero Volunteer Management System

Verified Volunteers is pleased to have a strong partner community that consists of non-profits, technology companies and services organizations of all sizes. We are committed to creating collaborative partnerships that help streamline efficiencies, provide resources, connect people, strengthen the volunteer community and safeguard non-profit organizations. Offero and Verified Volunteers Partnership One of our partners, Offero,...

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Eight Easy Ways to Recruit Younger Generations of Volunteers

Eight Easy Ways to Recruit Younger Generations of Volunteers

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by Lisa Bott, Offero Volunteer Management System

Verified Volunteers is pleased to have a strong partner community that consists of non-profits, technology companies and services organizations of all sizes. We are committed to creating collaborative partnerships that help streamline efficiencies, provide resources, connect people, strengthen the volunteer community and safeguard non-profit organizations. Offero and Verified Volunteers Partnership One of our partners, Offero,...

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What Information Do Volunteers Need for a Criminal Record Check?

Volunteers, Here’s What You Need to Know About Criminal Background Checks

Posted Thursday, August 9th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Background screening is becoming more prevalent for Non-profit organizations. As a volunteer, you may have already undergone a background check prior to volunteering or you might have to get one for a new group that you will be working within the future. No matter the timing of your background check, you are bound to have...

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Why Interviewing Volunteers is Crucial to the Success of Your Mission

Why Interviewing Volunteers is Crucial to the Success of Your Mission

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Verified Volunteers Staff

This content originally appeared on VolunteerMatch’s blog, “Engaging Volunteers”, and has been repurposed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 62.6 million people volunteered at least once from 2014 to 2015. With so many people volunteering and even more wanting to help nonprofits, it’s important to make sure that you have the right candidate to...

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