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

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

November is an important month for nonprofit organizations. Besides being the lead up month to the busiest time of the year for charities, it’s also home to Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving – both of which inspire citizens to spend more time volunteering. As volunteer hours increase and we continue our march towards the new year, it’s a good time for nonprofit groups to formalize efforts to attract new volunteers, to deliver a terrific volunteer experience, and to focus on remaining engaged  with volunteers in order to increase retention rates.

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Instant Volunteer Background Checks: The Bad and the Ugly

Posted Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

We live in an impatient world.  We want everything quickly. Think about it – we’ve made it so that we don’t even have to get out of our cars to eat a meal or to handle our banking. On top of these services, a wealth of information is constantly at our fingertips. I’d bet at this very moment your smartphone, tablet or laptop is within an arm’s reach! While this continuous influx of instant data can be wonderful, it can also be dangerous.

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Verified Volunteers Brings Fast-Pass to the CASA Network

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Last month, we announced our partnership with CVNL (Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership). We are happy to announce that Verified Volunteers has entered into another partnership, this time with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children. Each and every day, more than 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them lose their lives. CASA helps support citizen-volunteers in their quest to become significant advocates for neglected children through court proceedings and foster care programs.

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