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Non-Profit Spark Plugs

Getting to know the unique strengths and talents of their volunteers has been the key to sucess for Braille Institute San Diego. Find out what else they do to keep volunteers feeling the SPARK!

Support the impact volunteers want to make at your organization by ensuring staff understand how they make a difference. This article shares some great tips to help get staff excited about volunteer involvement.

The research is in! Doctors should prescribe volunteering for an improvement in overall health. Read the article here.

Wanting to encourage family volunteering within your organization? Check out Volunteer Canada's resource area for Family Volunteering.

Getting families involved as volunteers has been this organization’s creative solution to get hot meals to seniors.  Read about it here.  

Talk about multitasking! Check out this infographic that describes the 15 Roles that Volunteer Managers Play.

Animal Rescue League makes volunteering amazing for kids - they get to read to the animals in the shelter. How cute is that? Check it out here.

Pillar Nonprofit Network just launched a program that  helps nonprofit and charitable organizations diversify their organizations at the leadership level to better serve their communities. DiverseCity onBoard connects individuals from visible minorities or under-represented communities with volunteer board positions. Check out DiverseCity onBoard in London here. 

Enjoy this great storytelling example using humour from the Rainforest Alliance.

Check out how DoSomething.org uses Twitter to share great articles, contests and causes that relate to the work they do.