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Maximizing your volunteer’s experience
Nonprofits

Maximizing your volunteer’s experience

This post is adapted from VolunteerMark’s blog. VolunteerMark is a platform that uses communication, tracking and management tools to help volunteers and nonprofits stay in contact with each other and makes both the traditional and skills-based volunteering experience easier even after the match has been made. What experiences do volunteers […]

Presenting B Corp’s Best for the World
Catchafire Updates

Presenting B Corp’s Best for the World

Today B Lab unveiled the 2014 Best Businesses for Communities list. We are excited to be recognized as one of the 85 companies with the highest community impact! Our dedication to providing transformational volunteer experiences and helping nonprofits solve their biggest challenges is only one part of this recognition. In […]

How to provide your team with life-changing volunteer experiences
Business Case for Service

How to provide your team with life-changing volunteer experiences

Empowering employees to reach their full potential requires a challenge they won’t find sitting behind their desk. In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) made a strategic decision to increase their commitment to solving some of the world’s toughest health challenges. Integrating philanthropic goals with employee learning and development priorities, GSK crafted an […]

Growing an organization with limited resources
Nonprofits

Growing an organization with limited resources

The most successful social entrepreneurs know that, “innovation is not just about creating something new; it also applies to making old things work better.” Learning to be a resourceful leader and make the most of what you have to work with is crucial to your organization’s success, especially if you’re […]

Leveraging curiosity as a leader
Nonprofits

Leveraging curiosity as a leader

As part of our Leadership Series, seasoned Catchafire Professional, Sylvana shares her advice about how to become a stronger leader. Sylvana is a cross cultural strategist with ten years of experience in launching brand new initiatives and troubleshooting existing ones.  One of the most valuable assets a leader can possess […]

Creating an irresistible employee volunteer program
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Creating an irresistible employee volunteer program

According to CECP, only 30% of employees in Fortune 500 companies volunteered just one hour of their time in 2012. This is strong evidence that just having a volunteer program is hardly enough. Fast Company recently featured The Advisory Board, a company that effectively combated low volunteer participation. The Advisory […]

There are leaders and there are those who lead
Nonprofits

There are leaders and there are those who lead

In honor of the July 4th holiday, we’re exploring some of the defining characteristics that embody some of America’s most famous leaders. In the third most watched TED talk of all time, Simon Sinek unearths how great leaders from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Steve Jobs inspire action by prioritizing […]

Leadership: Separating the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Nonprofits

Leadership: Separating the ordinary from the extraordinary.

Leading a social good organization can be one of the most rewarding jobs there is, but it can also be one of the most challenging.  What separates the ordinary nonprofit leader from the extraordinary?  In this series we’ll hear from leaders in the Catchafire Community and the sector at large […]

This just in…CSR is out
Business Case for Service

This just in…CSR is out

According to Jean Case, “the next big opportunity for companies that want to engage with their Millennial workforce is moving from a company that does good to being a company that creates opportunities for its employees to do good.” Citing the 2014 Millennial Impact Report (released this week), Case reaffirms that embedding innovative […]

Attract the best of the best
Nonprofits

Attract the best of the best

This guest post contributed by our friends at ReWork is the final piece in our five part Sparks series focusing on the lifeline of any organization – your team! Weekly topics include the importance of creating an empowering internal culture, engaging your team, recruiting top talent, effectively managing volunteers and […]