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If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.

Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

How can you encourage the children in your life to be active and volunteer with their community? We have some ideas for how to get kids involved in giving back.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.

Books are a valuable source of information, creativity and empathy. If you're not a book lover now, you will be soon. Here's how reading makes you a better person.

If you’re considering volunteering with a cause you care about in the community, consider the benefits you can receive. Here are the top eight benefits of volunteering.

The Venable law firm's March 15, 2018 Webinar, "Sexual Harassment - What Should Your Nonprofit Be Doing To Keep Itself Out Of the Headlines and Out of Hot Water," is now available. Click the headline to access it.

Recruitment is the greatest challenge facing volunteer managers, and retention is a growing concern as well, according to the 2018 Volunteer Management Progress Report prepared by VolunteerPro (www.volpro.net.) The report, a free download at the VolunteerPro Website, is based on an annual survey of more than 1,000 volunteer managers, in the U. S. (74% of respondents) and 11 other countries.
Asked their most difficult challenges, 31% of respondents named recruitment, and 13 percent named retention. Both those responses have increased over the three years the annual survey has been conducted. Respondents often cited the growth of episodic volunteering, in which volunteers choose one-time or short-time assignments, as an obstacle to recruitment and retention.
Over the years, organizations insuring their volunteers in our program consistently have reported that making the insurance available has helped with recruitment and retention.
The 2018 Volunteer Management Progress Report also addresses volunteer prospect conversion rates, volunteer manager job satisfaction, salary and education level information, percentage of staff time devoted to volunteer management (31% of respondents devote 100% of their time), support within the organization for volunteer engagement, size range of paid workforce and volunteer workforce among respondents, kinds of volunteer activity, and more.

A federal court has ruled in favor of a professional fundraiser working for a nonprofit organization. The Spiegel v. Reynolds ruling upholds the nonprofit exemption to the "Do Not Call" list requirements of the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act.