It's a Pleasure Just to Be Nominated!

At the Volunteer Center, we are always happy to hear about awards and recognition events for those who give their time and efforts in the service of others. Today we learned of one that is accepting nominations from the general public and we want to share it with you. Perhaps, this could be another avenue for you to recognize some of your invaluable volunteers.National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is currently seeking nominations for the awards they plan to bestow at their  awards luncheon celebrating excellence in philanthropy on Friday, November 5 at the San Francisco Marriott.

They are eager to “cast a much wider net” this year and extend their reach into more Bay Area communities.  Another bit of good news is that they’ve apparently streamlined the nomination process so you can just register your nomination information online and upload or email a letter of endorsement.

AFP Membership is not required to participate. The application deadline is May 14th!

Click Here to Submit a Nomination

You can also contact  Marjorie Winkler, ACFRE, NPD Awards Chair at (510) 769-1764 or if you have questions.

Why We're Here

The Volunteer Center has been around since 1956 and for over 50 years we’ve managed to  support the nonprofit sector’s volunteer needs in Contra Costa and (since 2004) Alameda Counties without a blog, so why start one now? What is the value-add?

Managing people is a complex task and we know this is often an “add-on” responsibility to many other jobs in our sector. Your time is limited and resources are scarce but you still need and want volunteer help.

We hope this blog that will be a valuable resource for local volunteer managers.  We seek to provide you with an efficient method of keeping up with the world of volunteerism through clear and concise blog posts. We’ve received wonderful feedback about our volunteer management trainings and this is another avenue for us to share best practices and tools with our partner nonprofits.

And we are choosing to do this through a blog because it’s:

  1. free,
  2. easily accessible,
  3. and we already read *tons* of articles and research about volunteer management so why share the best of what we find with you?

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