VolunteerMatch Stories of Engagement and Social Change

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VolunteerMatch Stories of Engagement and Social Change

What does social change look like? it's about communities, and lives, transformed for the better. Here are a few stories about individuals, organizations, and companies within the VolunteerMatch network who are making a difference today. 

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VolunteerMatch Celebrates 20 Years of Connecting Good People With Good Causes
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, reached an exciting milestone today: 20 years of connecting good people with good causes. April 25, 2018 marks 20 years since the release of VolunteerMatch 1.0. Inspired by the growing potential of the internet to connect people, VolunteerMatch launched in 1998...
Apr 25, 2018 1:10 PM ET
Independent Bank: Making Employee Volunteer Incentives Work!
Independent Bank didn’t formalize their volunteer program until mid-2013. Less than five years later, they’re enjoying high employee participation in the program. In this feature, we take a look at how they got here. Hint: one of their secrets to success is incentivizing volunteerism. Independent Bank had always collected data on volunteerism. As a financial institution, they have...
Mar 23, 2018 8:15 AM ET
Timberland Encourages Its Customers to Use VolunteerMatch to Give Back
This article originally appeared on SGB Media.  Timberland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Path of Service program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and...
Sep 8, 2017 1:55 PM ET
Eighth-Grader Donates 27,000+ Books to Disadvantaged Children and Families
This article originally appeared on Columbus Parent. By Debbie Briner ...Books for Bedtime encourages organizations and schools to hold their own book drives to benefit the nonprofit. It also joined VolunteerMatch, which links people willing to donate their time with a cause. The...
Mar 17, 2017 6:10 AM ET
VolunteerMatch’s Site Traffic Hits All-Time High Post-Inauguration
SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today that its website’s traffic increased by as much as 76% in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, marking the busiest time in the website’s history. Launched in 1998, VolunteerMatch facilitates...
Feb 2, 2017 8:00 AM ET