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No, Let’s DO Talk About That

A few years ago, Wharton School professor John R. Kimberly decided to explore the question, “Why do people with integrity behave differently within an organization than they would on their own?” His interviews led to the following conclusions, all of which underscore the need for unfettered communication within an organization: People who know about a […]

Assisted Rides Expands Services in Response to Pandemic

Assisted Rides, one of VIS’s partner providers, is a great example of how organizations can adapt in order to continue providing valuable services even as the pandemic has forced social distancing. Assisted Rides offers Web-based services for nonprofit organizations that provide volunteer-based transportation and other services to their clients. Jeremy Pease of Assisted Rides explains how […]

VIS Preparing To Insure Volunteers of New Community Care Corps Programs

VIS is preparing to insure the volunteers of an innovative program aimed at helping family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities, nationwide.  The Community Care Corps has awarded $2.44 million in grants to 23 programs that were selected from the 183 applicants. Volunteers of the grant recipients will provide a variety of non-medical services, […]

Common Questions on Volunteer Liability and Insurance, Answered – Part 3

In this post, we answer one of the most common Google questions regarding volunteer engagement. What is volunteer insurance? There are three types of insurance designed specifically for volunteers: Accident medical – This coverage pays the medical expenses incurred when a volunteer is injured, up to the policy limit; e.g., $50,000. Coverage is available either […]

Great Resources For Volunteer Managers In the New Ellis Archive

Throughout her career, Susan J. Ellis was a passionate supporter of volunteerism, and a very influential pioneer in the field. Today, the Foundation named in her honor continues her work by fostering professionalism in the volunteer management field. To carry on this valuable support for volunteer managers, The Susan J. Ellis Foundation recently announced the […]