Innovations In Volunteering

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Micro-Volunteering… what is it all about? Using real-life examples, Shauna Carey, Manager of Nonprofit Outreach for The Extraordinaries, will discuss how nonprofits worldwide are leveraging the …

Micro-Volunteering… what is it all about? Using real-life examples, Shauna Carey, Manager of Nonprofit Outreach for The Extraordinaries, will discuss how nonprofits worldwide are leveraging the cognitive surplus of busy professionals for free, and crowd-sourcing their way to increased capacity.

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  • 1. Innovations in VolunteeringShauna Carey, The Extraordinaries | www.sparked.com Use Twitter Hashtag #npweb Special Thanks To Our Sponsors
  • 2. Helping ordinary people raise extraordinary amounts for nonprofits is all we do, and we love it. A Proud Sponsor of NonprofitWebinars.com
  • 3. Today’s Speakers Shauna Carey Sparked Hosting: Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership Assisting with chat questions: April Hunt, Nonprofit Webinars
  • 4. Shauna Carey (that’s me!)• Background in nonprofit communications• Manager of Nonprofit Outreach, Sparked.com• Microvolunteering evangelistSparked/The ExtraordinariesThe term microvolunteering was initially pioneered by Ben Rigby and JacobColker, co-founders of The Extraordinaries and Sparked.com, in 2008. Benand Jacob sought to remove some of the barriers of traditional volunteering,combining the best practices from the sector with cutting-edge technology. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 5. Why innovate? A few truths… The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 6. Traditional volunteer recruitment andmanagement are arduous for nonprofits. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 7. We live our lives on the Internet.The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 8. 74% of Americans do not volunteer. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 9. The free time we do have comes insmall increments. 2 billion videos 24 million hours 388 million hours The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 10. …but it can really add up. Empire State Building With the time we spend on Facebook alone, we7,000,000 hours/540 days could build 55 Empire State Buildings. Every day. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 11. Solution: Microvolunteerism The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 12. Microvolunteering is… convenient. bite-sized. crowd-sourced. network-managed. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 13. Micro vs. Virtual: What’s the difference? Telecommuting vs. crowd-sourcing: the manner of volunteer engagement, management requirements, and length of volunteer engagement are all vastly different. One common thread – convenience. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 14. Where does micro fit in? Traditional Volunteering: Nonprofits create an account, and post ads for individual on-site and virtual volunteer opportunities. Those opportunities are searchable to volunteers, and matched 1:1 with the interested skilled or non- skilled volunteers. Pro bono contractors: Nonprofits apply for and receive grants entitling them to the labor of skilled volunteers to work on or orchestrate a large-scale campaign or ongoing project. The volunteer and nonprofit are matched through single assignment. Microvolunteering: Nonprofits create an account, and post small projects at will. Those projects are then routed to the volunteers with the relevant professional skill set or expertise, and an interest in the cause. Tasks may be completed by multiple volunteers, collaboratively. The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 15. Posting ProjectsThe Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 16. ExamplesThe Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 17. Business card design.Surfrider Foundation – Portland Chapter The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 18. Arabic translation.Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 19. Step-by-step instruction for getting ridof a persistent hack.Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 20. Blog naming brainstorm.Goodwill Industries International The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 21. Website feedback.Cancer Council Australia The Extraordinaries, Inc. | 594 Howard Street, Suite 202 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415-816-4880 | info@sparked.com
  • 22. Find the listings for our current season of webinars and register at NonprofitWebinars.com Chris Dumas Chris@NonprofitWebinars.com 707-812-1234 Special Thanks To Our Sponsors