Survey & Raffle: Help Improve CiviVolunteer

Volunteers play an important role in nonprofit organizations not only in terms of the time they donate, but also because they serve as ambassadors for organizations and frequently become regular donors. It takes time, effort and good tech tools to grow and manage their volunteer programs effectively. Recruiting, assuring training and skills, sending reminders and giving ongoing feedback are all important to having happy volunteers and a successful project.

Innovations in Online Advocacy: Using Twitter & CRM for Petition Delivery

Recently we covered the success of Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown” on September 10th, which resulted in over two million people taking action, leaving comments for the FCC, making phone calls and emailing their members of Congress. Organizers wanted to follow up on that surge, and deliver the petition signatures that they collected in September.

Case Study: Getting Grassroots Using Volunteer Management

Creative South started four years ago as a grassroots event, and is now one of the premier art and design events in the Southeast. Seeking to engage the creative community at all levels, Creative South offers a discounted registration rate--even free registration--to those aspiring artists and bootstrap creatives who are willing to volunteer during the conference.

Simplify Volunteer Management with CiviVolunteer

For many nonprofits, volunteers are absolutely vital, and their contributions keep the mission moving forward. Take, for instance, your local animal shelter. The small budget which a typical shelter operates on barely covers basic veterinary services, much less people to handle simple caretaking duties like walking dogs. Thus, animal shelters typically keep their dogs healthy and happy with volunteer walkers, who get them out of their enclosures and into the open air.