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Volunteer Management

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.

How to Find Digital Ambassadors for Your Nonprofit’s Cause

Spreading the word about your nonprofit is an important part of achieving your mission. Having an excited, engaged audience can boost donations, bolster support, and deepen your impact. But it isn’t always easy to get people excited about social causes. If the message isn’t coming from the right individual, it can seem boring or forgettable.

Top 5 CRM Platforms for Nonprofits

As many organizations have learned, nothing is more crucial than keeping important data organized. Customer Relationship Management systems, or ‘CRM’ for short, have revolutionized modern standards of efficiency and productivity. From centralized mobile data access, faster data retrieval, and real-time communications between team members, using a CRM is the ideal hub for non-profits organizations. Here are 5 great CRM platforms to consider.

Your Nonprofit Needs a Wiki: How to Revitalize Your Knowledge Management

Does your nonprofit have turnover in volunteers or staff that sometimes results in lost organizational knowledge? Do you have remote staff or volunteers emailing each other for basic instructions or process guidelines? Does onboarding new staff or volunteers take time because instructions can be hard to remember or documentation becomes easily outdated?