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How to Write Content That Engages Mobile Readers | Content Marketing Institute

You’ve got a responsive site with a kick-ass mobile design. You’re ready for Google’s “mobilegeddon,” right? Wrong.

Keeping volunteers - wisdom from the Pan Am Games | Hilborn Charity eNEWS

There will be 23,000 volunteers at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, each putting in an average of 12 shifts. The Games spends a lot of time and money recruiting, selecting, training, outfitting and motivating the volunteers. A strong showing elevates the spirit of the games and keeps everything running. A poor showing can spell logistical disaster. Over the years, the volunteer efforts at international sporting events have been recorded and analyzed, with the results being passed on to future games organizers. ...You might think that the chance of being close to the athletes and celebrities is the reason people volunteer for major sporting events, but the reality is that most volunteer work takes place away from the field of play. No, the reasons for volunteering are deeper and more complex, resembling Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:

Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Pre-Order Your Copy Now! | Beth’s Blog

In mid-May 2015, the book “Volunteer Engagement 2.0” will launch and I’m proud to be among 35 chapter contributors! Can you guess the topic of my chapter? The book is about: Striking a balance between actionable strategy and broad discussion of the issues surrounding volunteerism, Volunteer Engagement 2.0 helps readers craft a volunteer program that reflects the organization’s mission and approaches daily management needs with an eye toward the future.

Volunteer Onboarding [Free Webinar] | Tobi Johnson & AssociatesTobi Johnson & Associates

...we’re partnering with Wild Apricot to offer a Free Expert Webinar: Converting Volunteers From Joiners to Stayers on the topic of volunteer onboarding. ...Here’s sneak peak of some of what we’ll be covering. Join us to learn more! Five Things to Remember When Welcoming New Volunteers 1) Commitment is a Process, More than a Destination – Even after volunteers have been recruited, they are still checking out your organization and the people who work and volunteer there. We often think onboarding is all about paperwork, orientation, and training. In reality, volunteers are still making a decision about whether or not they will stay.

Expert Snapshots for April | Engaging Volunteers

At VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and management, and we want to help you stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends. Here’s a snapshot to get your April going:

National Volunteer Week Ahead – What’s in your plan? | Mariner Management & Marketing LLC

#NWV snuck up on you again, huh? Well no fear – there’s still time to pull something out a hat for #NVW2015 and here are a few ideas!

Boost Non-Dues Revenue Through Instagram | Association Adviser

Most of you have heard of Instagram by now. Many of you are using it for fun or for business. How many of you are earning revenue from it? Learn how one association is boosting their non-dues revenue through Instagram.

What the New Change to Google Search Means for Your Nonprofit Website | nonprofit.about.com

Is your nonprofit website mobile-friendly? If you don’t know, or don’t think so, you had better find out by April 21st! Google, the #1 search engine in the world, is rolling out a new algorithm – a new way they will scan the web and display search results to its users, based on how the site can be navigated on a mobile device. This is in response to their own research that has found over 50% of all Google searches occur on smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices.

Community: An Untapped Opportunity for Associations | Smooth The Path

For thousands of years our community was our tribe, mostly our family, those in immediate vicinity to us. Community was necessary to survival, both physical and social. ...Many associations are struggling but at the same time we couldn’t need communities more. Why aren’t associations flourishing and filling our need for community? Maybe because we place all the value of membership on more tangible things like training, resources or advocacy. Maybe because we place all the value of membership on more tangible things like training, resources or advocacy. Maybe because while we know that networking is a key benefit we assume that it is a byproduct of our events, this is something the association staff is not in charge of. I am not sure of the answer.

3 Ways Visuals Make an Annual Report Shine | Network for Good Learning Center

Your annual report is an excellent opportunity to show supporters the great work you’re doing and make them feel good about their decision to donate to your nonprofit. However, many organizations get caught up in the finances and program metrics that are included in annual reports and forget to feature the content that really connects donors to your cause: meaningful visuals. Visuals trigger powerful emotions, grab readers’ attention, and help donors better understand their impact. Here are three reasons visuals make your annual report shine.

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