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, [...]

Skilled Volunteers: Wes and Whitney

2021-02-16T13:11:42-06:00March 2nd, 2021|

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 and [...]

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. [...]

Service Learning Brings Life Together

2021-02-16T12:35:15-06:00February 1st, 2021|

Service Learning Brings Life Together! As schools and universities explore innovative ways to engage their students, several institutions have begun using service learning projects as a creative option. Extensive research has revealed the many benefits of participating in service learning for youth, which includes interacting with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles, reducing [...]

Two New Approaches to Corporate Volunteerism

2020-11-30T09:08:44-06:00November 30th, 2020|

Two New Approaches to Corporate Volunteerism We've heard the research. We've read the research. We know what the research says. Corporate volunteer programs improve employee morale, improve brand reputation and ultimately improve the bottom line. Yes, yes, yes! There is so much to unpack when it comes to corporate volunteerism and Corporate Social [...]

Yes, I Know What Service Learning Is. Wait, Do I?

2020-10-23T13:24:00-05:00August 12th, 2020|

Yes, I Know What Service Learning Is. Wait, Do I? One element of the volunteer experience transforms it into service learning. It's like sustainable eating. When you know everything about the food you're eating - where it came from and who farmed it - you are more likely to remember the meal. You're [...]