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Online Volunteer Driver Training Course for VIS Members

VIS, the nationwide leader in volunteer insurance, and the National Volunteer Transportation Center have developed an online, self-paced vehicle safety course specifically for volunteer drivers. The volunteer can complete the course in under an hour, and generate a personalized certificate of completion. Topics include: safety of the vehicle itself effective communication with passengers defensive driving speed […]

Volunteer Retention: How Psychological Contracts Play a Part in Your Success

By Tobi Johnson, MA, CVA, Tobi Johnson & Associates | VolunteerPro As leaders of volunteers, when we think about improving volunteer retention rates and reducing turnover we often think first about the processes and paperwork involved. Is there a barrier that keeps people from returning? Is this too complex or bureaucratic? Are we scaring people […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Technology: Issues & Risks

This blog post is based on an article written and published April 30, 2020 by Venable, LLP, a law firm with a large nonprofit practice. The coronavirus pandemic has driven many business operations – including those of nonprofit and volunteer-oriented organizations – to online environments. This sudden shift has created a range of issues for nonprofits, […]

Want vs. Need: Insurance for Nonprofits

Because operating budgets are always tight, managers at nonprofits must construct their insurance programs so that “need to have” coverage is always in place, and “nice to have” coverage added as circumstances permit. Here is a guide to nonprofit insurance requirements; what is needed and what is a luxury. Need-to-Have Volunteer Insurance Coverages Responsible nonprofit […]