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Volunteering Management Mistakes to Avoid

Volunteering Management Mistakes to Avoid

Managing volunteers is difficult because there are a lot of things to balance. You have to keep the volunteers happy but also keep your nonprofit's objectives in mind. Here are some tips to avoid volunteer management mistakes.   Poor Communication A novice...

Love Volunteering? Follow These Blogs

Love Volunteering? Follow These Blogs

Do you love volunteering? Are you curious about what opportunities you can find to help the world? Here are six volunteering blogs that you should follow. 1. VolunteerMatch VolunteerMatch is a blog that is managed by Engaging Volunteers in San Francisco, California....

Debunking Common Volunteer Myths

Debunking Common Volunteer Myths

Volunteering is an activity that is beneficial and enriching to both you and the people you are helping. You can volunteer in many different ways in your community, and some of them you do remotely if that is what you prefer during this time. However, before people...

Ways to Help Your Community in 2021

Ways to Help Your Community in 2021

2020 proved to be a challenging year globally.  Whether you faced unrest and turmoil at a local, state, or national level the chances are to some degree or another your community suffered over the last year.  While we all find ways to cope with our issues, it’s important to remember that we should also be thinking of ways to support those around us as well.  One of the surest ways to lift yourself out of a personal funk is to invest time and energy into supporting your community.  Community support in 2021 is looking like it will take on some very specific shapes and styles.  If you want to engage and help those around you in the new year, check out some of the big trends in community service and philanthropy in 2021.

4 Benefits to Volunteering

4 Benefits to Volunteering

Nowadays, everyone's either sprinting to their next work meeting or booking the next flight out for some R&R in a tropical destination. While this work-hard-play-hard system runs well enough that your days are kept busy, it makes for a very spiritually...

How to Handle Zoom Burnout

How to Handle Zoom Burnout

Zoom has practically become a way of life during this pandemic, with millions of people using the program to host work meetings, attend online classes, and even put on concerts and other performances. Sadly, this reliance on Zoom for seemingly everything has led to...

4 Tips on How to Negotiate Your Salary

4 Tips on How to Negotiate Your Salary

Whether you're in a job interview or a one-on-one interview with your supervisor to discuss your quarterly performance, negotiating salaries is a very sensitive topic that requires some finessing. Here are four tips on how to negotiate for higher salaries or better...

Surviving and Thriving in the Future

Surviving and Thriving in the Future

Our society was already going through significant changes, but the coronavirus pandemic has added a sense of urgency to those changes. Now that businesses are starting to open back up, it's not safe to assume that things will return to the way they were just a few...

The Essentials of Innovation

The Essentials of Innovation

Companies are overflowing in the world economy. Capitalism has made the process of starting a company very smooth; there is limited government interference. For a company to stand out, it has to provide solutions to current world issues and needs.   Innovation is...

The Secrets to Making Good Habits Stick

The Secrets to Making Good Habits Stick

Everyone wants to claim a few good life habits, not just for bragging rights, but simply because they make life less messy. However, without a secure plan, trading in poor habits for positive ones can be a drag. Here is how to effectively make the switch. Don't Rely...