The Yin and Yang of Screening and Onboarding Volunteers

Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Screening and onboarding interactions are typically the volunteer candidate’s first contact with your nonprofit organization and its goal of bettering communities with the best staff available. It’s essential for both your organization and the volunteer candidate that the onboarding process is organized, efficient, and relatively fast moving. A well oiled onboarding and screening machine means the volunteer candidate starts working to fulfill your organization’s mission more quickly, and you don’t have to worry about a slow and troublesome process scaring off skilled candidates.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2017: Webinar Recap

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Verified Volunteers Staff

We recently hosted 5 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2017, a webinar where we discussed the leading trends developing in background screening for nonprofits. I hosted the session, along with Christina Brown, Vice President of Client Experience, and special guest Doss Church, CEO of Galaxy Digital.

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Why Some Nonprofits Resist Background Screening

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Verified Volunteers Staff

If you asked a Volunteer Manager, “Do you want to keep yourself, your volunteers and your organization more secure?” you would probably guess the universal answer would be a resounding “Yes!” Who doesn’t want peace of mind that the volunteer they are investing time, money, trust and responsibility into is a safe bet?

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Volunteer Experts Share Emerging Trends in Volunteer Management

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Verified Volunteers Staff

The nonprofit landscape is evolving at a rapid pace with dynamic developments in the areas of recruiting, retention, budget, and much more. Volunteer managers face the same challenges to keep up with the emerging trends effecting nonprofit organizations.

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January is National Mentoring Month. Get inspired with Marcel Anderson, CEO of Accelerating Men

Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Verified Volunteers Staff

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign held every year to promote youth mentoring throughout America and to express appreciation for the invaluable mentors who provide guidance to youth across the United States. Verified Volunteers proudly partners with numerous organizations providing impactful guidance to the children in their community. Initiated in 2009 by several groups including the Harvard School of Public Health as a way to promote youth mentoring, National Mentoring Month has been endorsed by both sitting U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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Case study: Destination Imagination Colorado

Posted Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Destination Imagination Colorado (also known as DI Colorado) is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Up until 2012, the organization did not require background checks for its volunteers. Ms. Donelan first reached out to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, but found their process too cumbersome. Later that same year, she approached Verified Volunteers and the results from the partnership have been overwhelmingly positive.

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