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Take Action

HALO Award Stories highlight how each of us

can contribute in meaningful ways.

Share Lessons from 10 Years of Investing in Volunteerism

Share your feedback about HALO Award Stories

Ready to take action?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

For Individuals

1.

Want to start volunteering?

Think about your interests, talents, skills, and availability. Knowing your goals and motivations will help you choose a volunteer role that is right for you.

2.

Seek out an organization that engages volunteers.

Visit the website of one of your favorite nonprofit organizations, or browse opportunities posted to VolunteerMatch or Catchafire.

3.

Already volunteering?

Consider deepening your commitment. Talk to organization staff about how you might grow your involvement in a way that interests you and serves their mission.

4.

Know a nonprofit ready to take their volunteer program to the next level?

Explore the HALO Award website for information about the next Award cycle and other resources.

 

For Nonprofits

1.

See your organization through a volunteer’s eyes.

Take the time to consider the volunteer experience can reveal both strengths and areas for improvement in your volunteer program.

2.

Integrate your volunteer program throughout the organization.

Reflect on how the volunteer program helps your organization meet its mission, and include it in organizational and strategic planning.

3.

Develop a written multi-year volunteer management plan.

Capture, organize, and systematize elements of your volunteer program in a living document to bring clarity and focus to your program.

4.

Collect, evaluate, and use data to inform decisions about the volunteer program.

Remember, skilled volunteers can help analyze data to support your decision-making.

5.

Talk to funders.

Explore opportunities to fund volunteer management, such as incorporating its costs as budget line-items in grant applications.

6.

Is your organization ready to take your volunteer program to the next level?

Explore the HALO Award website for information about the next Award cycle and other resources.

 

For Funders

1.

Fund volunteer programs to expand nonprofit capacity.

Support organizational goals by funding volunteer program costs.  

2.

Think strategically to incorporate volunteer program costs.

Collaborate with grantees to integrate volunteer budget line items across organizational programs. 

3.

Learn about the Deutsch Foundation's investment in volunteer programs.

Explore HALO's capacity building approach and/or connect with Foundation staff.

4.

Know of a nonprofit in Los Angeles County who would benefit from building a stronger organization by building their volunteer program capacity?

Encourage them to explore the HALO Award website for information about the next Award cycle and other resources.

 
Share Your Feedback

We greatly appreciate your feedback on HALO Award Stories.
We invite you to complete this short survey.

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