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Thanks to leadership buy-in, creating GLG’s inaugural social impact program just came down to execution
Business Case for Service / Volunteers

Thanks to leadership buy-in, creating GLG’s inaugural social impact program just came down to execution

“For this type of work to be sustainable, you really have to have a business case for doing it,” says Jen Field, GLG’s Director of Social Impact. After 15 years of working with social good organizations pro bono, GLG formalized its  efforts and launched the inaugural Social Impact Fellowship and […]

In his first year at Capco, this Project Manager created the company’s first skills-based volunteer program
Volunteers

In his first year at Capco, this Project Manager created the company’s first skills-based volunteer program

“Most people want to do good but they don’t know how,” says Francis Minien, one of Catchafire’s superstar professionals and program manager at Capco. Fran recently brought this generous spirit to his company where he helped spearhead a more impactful corporate social responsibility program. With years of experience volunteering his […]

7 ways you can make the case for a skills-based volunteer program at your company
Companies / Volunteers

7 ways you can make the case for a skills-based volunteer program at your company

After years of researching exemplary corporate citizenship programs, the expectations of people entering the workforce, and the intersection of CSR and HR, we’ve learned plenty about how to make the case for a service program that fits employee desires and business leaders’ standards. Here’s how you can make the case […]

Only 37 days until #GivingTuesday–is your campaign good to go?
Nonprofits

Only 37 days until #GivingTuesday–is your campaign good to go?

If you haven’t thought about #GivingTuesday yet, it is time to start. Blackbaud reported a 90% increase in online donations from GivingTuesday from 2012-2013. Point is that there is a big opportunity for your organization to boost its end of year fundraising and increasing awareness about your cause. Want to […]

Corporate Sponsorship: Getting help from our for-profit counterparts
Nonprofits

Corporate Sponsorship: Getting help from our for-profit counterparts

This post was contributed by Catchafire Professional Banu Raghuraman! Banu is an IT analyst in a leading Canadian bank with a creative and volunteering side. She manages projects on the Bank’s customer facing websites for their online and mobile platform. Additionally, she is the Director of Marketing & Communication for […]

Is your website giving season ready?
Nonprofits

Is your website giving season ready?

A visually compelling website that inspires users to take action is the most reliable tool nonprofits can have to spur giving. When 60% of people check a nonprofit’s website before they donate, it is crucial that it makes a good first impression. With the giving season approaching quickly, it’s time […]

How to Recruit Paid Volunteers
Nonprofits

How to Recruit Paid Volunteers

This piece was contributed by Josh Schukman. Josh is a thought leader at VolunteerMark – VolunteerMark is dedicated to maximizing the volunteer experience for non & for profits alike. Josh writes on all things volunteer, corporate social responsibility, and other purposeful musings. In his spare time, he loves travelling, reading, hanging […]

Tech tools that will make your life easier without breaking the bank
Nonprofits / Tips & Tools

Tech tools that will make your life easier without breaking the bank

This post was contributed by Catchafire Professional Banu Raghuraman! Banu is an IT analyst in a leading Canadian bank with a creative and volunteering side. She manages projects on the Bank’s customer facing websites for their online and mobile platform. Additionally, she is the Director of Marketing & Communication for […]

6 Leadership Lessons Every For-Purpose Leader Should Know
Nonprofits

6 Leadership Lessons Every For-Purpose Leader Should Know

Looking back at our For-Purpose Leadership series, we’ve gained amazing insights into the day-to-day challenges that many social good organizations face. These six articles include lessons that will benefit any leader who is eager to improve. If you missed part of the series or would like to share the articles […]

Photo: Thomas Leuthard
Professional Development / Volunteers

Virtual Volunteering: A Catchafire Volunteer Experience

This post was originally published on Stickers on our Suitcases, the blog of Catchafire Volunteer, Adrielle Stapleton.  Everyone who gives their time or money does so in exchange for something they value. So it’s great that Catchafire, plus a little research, are likely to put you in a volunteer gig […]