What is a social entrepreneur?

2021-06-24T11:01:55-05:00June 24th, 2021|

What is a social entrepreneur? Excerpts from Points of Light’s Civic Life research and magazine series. Volunteer Houston is a proud Global Network affiliate of Points of Light, a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. As part of the network, [...]

3 Myths About Volunteering for the First Time

2021-05-24T13:29:51-05:00May 24th, 2021|

3 Myths About Volunteering for the First Time Volunteering and giving back have always been important to me. It started for me back in high school by participating in United Methodist Army mission trips every summer. And that was only the beginning! I went on to work with my church to organize large [...]

Long-Term Value of Service Learning

2021-03-27T13:34:26-05:00March 27th, 2021|

Exploring The Long-Term Value of Service Learning The term “service learning” has long captured the attention of students, nonprofits, and professionals all around the world. The opportunity to volunteer for a worthy cause while enhancing their own skills and development has continued to appeal to learners everywhere. Here at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, [...]

Getting the Most Out of Groups of Highly Skilled Volunteers

2021-02-16T12:32:14-06:00February 16th, 2021|

Getting the Most Out of Groups of Highly Skilled Volunteers I began serving as the Executive Director of the Houston ToolBank when it opened its doors in 2014. We are a lean organization with three staff and an annual budget of $450,000. Volunteers are critical to us successfully operating but not without challenges. [...]

2 Surprising Ways COVID Has Impacted Volunteerism in Houston

2020-12-16T16:27:25-06:00December 30th, 2020|

2 Surprising Ways COVID Has Impacted Volunteerism in Houston People are motivated to volunteer for a multitude of reasons and find ways to connect with nonprofits in a variety of ways under normal circumstances. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volunteer Houston reached out to the general volunteer community in the greater Houston, [...]