Service Sector Snapshot: News and Tips for Nonprofits (September 2014)

Posted Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

When you think about nonprofit organizations, the phrase “Return on Investment” or ROI is likely not the first thing that comes to mind. But this phrase simply means that an organization is investing in something intelligently, with the expectation that it will lead to positive growth.

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Criminal Record Check Shelf Life: The Importance of Renewals for Volunteers

Posted Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

A criminal background check is like a photograph – it’s a snapshot of an individual’s history at a specific point in time. If it comes back clean, it shows that your prospective volunteer has never engaged in any criminal behavior – up until that point – that could damage your organization’s reputation. But what happens once an individual joins your organization? How often should you be taking a new snapshot?

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What You Need to Know about Setting up a Volunteer Screening Program

Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

No organization wants to put its reputation or the people it serves at risk. But if your organization is screening volunteers for the first time or re-evaluating your current screening procedure, it can be difficult to know where to begin. How do you ensure you are getting the most accurate results? Are your procedures in compliance with applicable laws and regulations?

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Verified Volunteers Partners with Youth Organization FIRST

Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

I am thrilled to be able to announce exciting new partnerships on such a regular basis. In recent months we’ve formed strategic alliances with Catholic Charities USA and Meals On Wheels, and also become the volunteer screening partner for youth sports organization USA Taekwondo. Today, we’re happy to welcome another new partner into the Verified Volunteers family: FIRST.

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