5 Tips for Creating Compelling Online Content that Attracts Volunteers

Posted Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

For many nonprofit groups, the world of online content, blogging, and social media is a bit of an enigma. Sometimes content that seems highly relevant and interesting falls flat, while the most unlikely content goes viral. It can be tough to know why certain content is so successful. This is a growing issue for nonprofit organizations, who aspire to create eye-catching and noteworthy online and social media campaigns to aid with fundraising and recruiting/engaging volunteers.

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The Number One Reason Volunteerism is on the Decline

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Here’s a troubling fact: volunteerism in America is on a steady decline. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2003 the estimated volunteer rate across the country was nearly 29%, meaning 29% of Americans volunteered at some point during the year in question. This number included those who volunteered their time to help serve food in shelters, provide tutoring to underprivileged kids, or assist an elderly neighbor in getting to an appointment on time. But last year, the volunteer rate dropped to 25.4% – the lowest it’s been in more than a decade.

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Verified Volunteers Partners with Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

In early September, we were able to share the details of our volunteer screening partnership with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization that works to promote a passion for science, math, technology and engineering in grades K through 12. Sharing our platform with FIRST allowed them to expand their volunteer screening process to make it easier on volunteers, and safer for all the youth participating in their programs. Today we are pleased to announce yet another exciting partnership with Center for Volunteer and Non-Profit Leadership (CVNL).

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