"Service Days" are perfect volunteer opportunities

By Julie HoldawayWhile volunteers are out and about our neighborhoods year-round, on five particular days they are out en masse.If I were contemplating how to step up my volunteer recruiting, I'd def ...

Nov 25, 2013

Volunteering is Good for Your Health

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on November 8, 2013From feeding the hungry, to walking for cures to thousands of beach cleanings in between, we unequivocally believe voluntee ...

Nov 12, 2013

Corporate relationships start with volunteer opportunities

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on September 30, 2013Companies do not know how to get involved with our nonprofits. It's not their business; as nonprofits, it is ours. We nee ...

Oct 1, 2013

Direct contact creates buy-in

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on August 26, 2013Nothing makes need so obvious as seeing it firsthand.Kristi has been a friend for years. We grew up together and, over the y ...

Aug 26, 2013

Keeping volunteers takes effort

Volunteers work at Share Our Selves. Solid management skills are vital for nonprofits.By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on June 10, 2013The way to get people to come back is to ...

Jun 10, 2013

There must be 40 ways to thank your volunteers

 In the month to praise those who give their time, here's a list featuring gestures — obvious and unexpected.Rarely, do we say it better than William Shakespeare, “I can no other answer make, but, th ...

Apr 22, 2013

Tell your volunteers why they matter

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on April 1, 2013Nonprofits can drum up more support by giving a precise, personal picture of the good work they do.I do not work for a nonprof ...

Apr 4, 2013

Kids as volunteers? Why not

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on March 25, 2013Special care is needed if you want to incorporate children into your nonprofit. The results are well worth the effort.In Marc ...

Mar 25, 2013

What in the world would happen if nobody lent a hand?

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on March 18, 2013One in four of us volunteers some time for a nonprofit. Here's a look at life if we didn't.Volunteerism is at an all-time hig ...

Mar 18, 2013
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