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Volunteer Management

How Nonprofits Can Work With Online Volunteers

In response to COVID-19, Together Project's staff and volunteers had to quickly adapt and pivot their programs in order to continue providing social support to newcomers in Canada. While their new model is only a few months in the making, Together Project has learned a great deal about how to set up an online volunteering program.

Making a Big Difference with Microvolunteering

Microvolunteering is an especially creative and ingenious way to turn even idle moments like commuting or waiting in line into an opportunity to help others and make a difference.

How to Post and Find Online Volunteering Opportunities


This week, we continue our Connecting for Change series with a post about how to find and post online volunteering opportunities.

How to Harness Online Volunteering To Provide Social Support for Vulnerable Newcomers


Together Project shares the story of how they continue to provide support to newcomers and refugees during the pandemic through online volunteering.

How To Get Started Working With Online Volunteers


Today we explore tips and recommendations to get started attracting, collaborating, and managing teams of online volunteers.

Connecting for Change: Are You Ready to Be an Online Volunteer?


Today, we continue to explore the fascinating world of online volunteering with a series of guiding questions designed to help you learn more about what makes a good online volunteer.

Connecting for Change: An Online Volunteering Series


Now that social distancing and lockdown measures have fundamentally changed the way we meet, work, and travel, many volunteers are finding creative ways to continue providing support by relying on technology to keep connections (and commitments) alive.

Why Software is the Future of Volunteer Management

 Nonprofits need to get rid of cumbersome spreadsheets and adapt to volunteer management tools that are there to help Technology has grown significantly in the nonprofit sector — yet many organizations are slow to adapt to these opportunities. Nonprofits should look at technology as a positive change that makes work easier and more efficient. This is especially true when it comes to the world of volunteer management.

TechSoup Canada Case study: Comox Valley Head Injury Society

 CVHIS is a non-profit organization providing programs and support services to acquired brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. When Beverly arrived in 2015, she quickly noticed the nonprofit’s need for new software, appropriate licenses, and improved processes for using it all. Having accessed TechSoup Canada programs in the past, she immediately signed up for an account and updated software like Microsoft Office, Adobe programs and accounting software. 

How smaller nonprofits can use a CRM

One of the most common objections to adopting a CRM is the size of the organization. There’s a common misconception that a CRM is only suitable for a bigger organization. I would argue, however, that it is only unsuitable if the organization is looking to remain small. Last time, we looked at the basics of a CRM. Today, let’s take a look at how different people within your organization would benefit from a CRM.