Creating a Kinder World Through Volunteering and Civic Engagement What can I do to help create a kinder world? Sometimes the answer can seem lofty and even out of reach, beyond our mere mortal abilities. Fear not my friends! We all possess the power to transform our world, one community at a time
Five Critical Questions Every Nonprofit Must Address for Disaster Preparedness Reposted with permission from OneStar, August 29, 2023. There are tons of resources on nonprofit management from strategic planning to funder engagement. Within these resources, we often leave out an essential topic: is our nonprofit ready for a prompt response during a disaster?
Volunteer Houston says, "Thank You!" To our 154,000 registered volunteers, we send our heartfelt gratitude for the fantastic work you have done through Volunteer Houston for the last 49 years. In observance of National Volunteer Week and Global Volunteer Month, we recognize your dedication and commitment to our great city of Houston and
4 Ways You Can Make a Difference in Houston Social issues are increasing in Texas, and your local community needs your help more than ever. A study by Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation revealed that the majority of locals want the state to prioritize pressing issues such as food insecurity, transportation, unemployment, and
When was the last time you logged in to the Volunteer Houston portal? FOR VOLUNTEERS: There’s a good chance you’re here because you care about being a volunteer – kudos to you! Now that more organizations are opening to the public, the need for volunteers is great. Read along for some tips
Just Ask a Volunteer You got it, boss! To facilitate a meaningful and productive experience for our volunteers and our organization we'll need to follow these steps. Meet with the staff whose department will benefit from the volunteer’s service to: understand the work that will need to be performed and which skills
Volunteer Using Your Car Written by Lena Borrelli and re-posted with permission from Bankrate. There’s no denying that America is hurting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sickness and record unemployment have left a devastating impact on Americans everywhere. School and business closures have disrupted everyday routine and left the future largely uncertain.
5 Tools Every Volunteer Coordinator Needs A successful volunteer experience is a two-way street. If we do our part to set the stage for a volunteer to be successful, they will be, and we all win! NOTE: This blog post includes downloadable templates. Keep reading for more! Between all of us volunteer
Skilled Volunteers: Wes and Whitney When we think of nonprofits, one of the first things that comes to mind is volunteers. Volunteers are the reason many nonprofits are able to do what they do. They support us in ways our budgets will not allow. They pass along our mission to their communities
Preparing for Volunteer Engagement in 2021 2020 is in our rear view and the end of the pandemic is in sight. Nevertheless, nonprofits will face many of the same volunteer engagement challenges in the new year. Here is a new take on the same obstacles we face each year. Consider New Policies