5 Surprising Myths About Volunteers and Donors

Volunteers and donors are often considered distinct groups, but the gap between the two may be nonexistent. It’s time to start thinking of volunteers as donors per this VolunteerPro article.

Time and Money: The Role of Volunteering in Philanthropy

Volunteering and financial support go hand-in-hand, as shown by this analysis of Fidelity Charitable donors and how they give. The report tells a story of donors who support charitable causes with both time and money, and who are deeply engaged in the causes they care about.

“Positive Deviants” in Volunteerism and Service

TCC Group’s Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) is a 146-question online survey that measures a nonprofit organization’s effectiveness in relation to four core capacities—leadership, adaptability, management, and technical capacities— as well as organizational culture.

Service Enterprise Program

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Supporting grantees in becoming a certified Service Enterprise Organization is a great way to strengthen capacity through the fundamental and strategic use of volunteers to address community needs.

Why Invest in Volunteer Engagement?

“We as funders must recognize that volunteer engagement is not a program but a critical strategy to assist all organizations and community groups in accomplishing their missions in this time of rising needs and decreasing resources.” – Jane Leighty Justis