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What to consider in screening volunteers

By Date Tuesday, January 28, 2014

. Volunteer screenings are a critical component to your volunteer management program. Keep your focus on protecting the people you serve and fulfilling your mission. The screenings may scare away a handful of people, but everyday nonprofits find that those people who are willing to leap through the hoops can make a genuine difference in the world. Your clients and your mission are worth it.

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Be sure to recognize your volunteers’ efforts

By Date Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It goes without saying that volunteers are at the heart of our organizations; their time and efforts pump productivity and opportunity into our infrastructure, increasing our capacities to accomplish more for our community.  But how are we giving back to our volunteers? After all, mounting studies have shown that volunteers stay longer with an organization […]

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‘Community-Minded’ S&P 500 Companies in Orange County

By Date Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bank of America, Walmart and UnitedHealth Group are all local companies that were ranked nationally in the Civic 50, an annual study released by Bloomberg Business, National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, which identifies the nation’s most community-minded businesses. Orange County boasts a large number of community-engaged companies. In fact, 40% of the companies ranked in the Civic 50 have a presence here in Orange County, including Walmart, UnitedHealth Group, Bank of America, AT&T, State Street Corp., Gap, UPS and Abbott.

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3 Nonprofit Social Media Pointers You’ll “Like”

By Date Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Social media is a powerful tool for nonprofits to engage with their volunteers, donors and supporters. But as a nonprofit, often your resources are spread too thin, and taking on another responsibility, like daily management of your organization’s Facebook page, can feel daunting. It doesn’t have to be stressful and in fact, dedication to your social media efforts has the potential to yield hugely successful results.

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How to Increase Your Board’s Effectiveness

By Date Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It is important that your board review its own goals and accomplishments, to assess its strengths and challenges, and to determine what it needs for future viability.

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Why most nonprofits fail

By Date Friday, February 7, 2014

Strategic Planning is never over. To ensure the plan performs as designed, you must hold regularly scheduled reviews and refine your plan as necessary. Plan on meeting quarterly to review your plan, and more frequently if necessary.

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