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How can you enjoy the new sunshine of the season? Here are some ideas for how to live your best altruistic life and celebrate sunshine on the first day of spring.

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.

National Plant a Flower Day is the perfect start to the new season, so if you want to get involved, there are a few ways to join. Here’s how you can give back today.

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 ( 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.

Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.

Luckily, maintaining a habit is doable when set up for success. If you want to be start (and keep) a healthy new habit this year, check out these useful tips.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

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.

Volunteering with elderly neighbors is an excellent way to get involved, support your community and find fulfillment. Check out these five benefits of volunteering with senior citizens.

When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to other priorities. Luckily, today we thought of a couple ways to bring it back to the forefront of your life.

Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we're going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.

Whether it's a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here's six ideas to get started.

Dealing with donors -- avoid these common risks

A nonprofit organization can jeopardize its tax-exempt status, and donors can get into trouble with the IRS and/or their states’ attorneys general, if donations do not meet certain legal requirements. Venable, LLP, a law firm with a large nonprofit practice, recently held a Webinar entitled “Dealing With Nonprofit Donors – Risks, Restrictions and When to Say ‘No Thanks.’” A link to the podcast of that Webinar is in the members-only section. Log in and go to “Discounts on Products and Services,” and scroll down to the Venable section to access the podcast.

If you’re looking for cool ways to donate your gently used items, check out this list of things you can and should donate, and some unique ideas of where to give them.

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