Ask Questions Now… Save Time Later!

Ask Questions Now… Save Time Later!

Interviewing volunteer candidates takes time… but that time is well spent. Investing time in interviewing candidates up front saves time in the long run. Ensuring that the position is the right fit for both the organization and the individual benefits everyone....
Demographic Trends Shaping America… and Service?

Demographic Trends Shaping America… and Service?

This afternoon,  Pew Research Center released an article highlighting 7 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2018 and, naturally, we couldn’t resist reading them with the following questions at the forefront of our minds: If these trends are shaping...
Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer

This post is adapted and updated from a post originally shared on 3-24-2015 So much has been written and discussed in nonprofit circles about what motivates today’s volunteers. The chance to use or gain skills, to make a tangible difference in a community, to support...
Scholarship Opportunity for Points of Light Conference!

Scholarship Opportunity for Points of Light Conference!

Professional networking is just one of the many benefits of attending the Conference on Volunteering and Service hosted by Points of Light — Learning from expert presenters, connecting with corporate engagement professionals, and taking time away from your...
Volunteer Orientations: Is the Jury Still Out?

Volunteer Orientations: Is the Jury Still Out?

As I am being called back next week for my civic “volunteer” duty, I am reposting this from October 6, 2015 and I can’t wait to see if the orientation process has changed at all in the few years since my last experience! I volunteered yesterday...