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Archived Webinars/Presentation Slides

SNAP Outreach in Schools

Promoting SNAP to benefit your students and schools.

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Summer Meals Blitz 101

A Blitz Day organizes volunteers and partners to raise awareness of free, federal Summer Meals Programs. During a Blitz Day, volunteers come together to canvass a community with outreach materials about the free Summer Meals available.

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VolunteerMatch Solutions Best Practice Webinars—VolunteerMatch

This free webinar brings together leaders in employee volunteering and corporate social responsibility to explore how you can elevate your program for social good.

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Advocacy Trainings (Webinars)—Alliance to End Hunger

The Alliance to End Hunger will conduct webinars to engage individual volunteers and anti-hunger organizations around advocacy to end childhood hunger.

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Introduction to Advocacy Playbook Webinar (Archived)—Alliance to End Hunger

Introduces strategic volunteerism initiative and the role of the Alliance to End Hunger. Explains the purpose of the Advocacy Playbook.

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Community Tables Webinar—Cities of Service

Provides an overview of the Community Tables impact volunteering initiative and highlights best practices generated from the city of Philadelphia’s “Fun Safe Philly Summer” program.

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Introduction to Advocacy Playbook Webinar (Archived)—Alliance to End Hunger

Introduces strategic volunteerism initiative and the role of the Alliance to End Hunger. Explains the purpose of the Advocacy Playbook.

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“Don’t Take Hunger Along on Your Summer Vacation”—Alliance to End Hunger

Describes the importance of summer meals and the need to reach additional children, and calls for Congress to pass a strong child nutrition reauthorization bill.

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Case Studies—Taproot

A collection of case studies from Common Impact that highlight successful pro bono projects.

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Fighting Child Hunger One Voice at a Time—VolunteerMatch

The St. Louis Area Foodbank feeds hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engages its community in the fight against hunger.

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Pro Bono Junkie’s Blog—Taproot

Collection of pro bono success stories, thought leadership, pro bono news, pieces to educate on pro bono, etc.

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VolunteerMatch Nonprofit Insights Webinars—VolunteerMatch

Our Nonprofit Insights Webinars, presented by VolunteerMatch, brings together thought leaders in volunteer engagement and nonprofit capacity building.

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Engaging Skills-Based Volunteers Webinar—Taproot

Informational webinar that talks through the Assessment Tool and gives a brief overview of pro bono touching on best practices to scope, secure and manage pro bono projects.

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Articles & Blog Posts

4 Reasons to Adopt the Transformative Volunteering Method

In the traditional model of volunteering, the purpose is to freely provide a service to respond to a crisis or solve a problem. In the transformative model of volunteering, the purpose is to develop and strengthen empathy through experience.

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Remember the Journey: The Importance of Understanding the Three Stages

Strategies for crafting the volunteer experience, and delivering the meaning that volunteers crave, all begin by better understanding today’s volunteer.

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Community Collective: An Online Newsletter for the Community Partner Program—Texas Hunger Initiative

Stories highlighted in this newsletter feature organizations that have become Community Partners and how the Community Partner Program benefits their clients and organization.

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The Power of a Meaningful Volunteer Experience—VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch’s blog for organizations that involve volunteers.

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The Power of a Meaningful Volunteer Experience—VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch’s blog for organizations that involve volunteers.

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VolunteerMatch Learning Center—VolunteerMatch

Ever wonder what it takes to be a great volunteer program? Check out the wealth of free resources to help nonprofits effectively engage volunteers, including live trainings, blog articles and videos.

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The Power of a Meaningful Volunteer Experience—VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch’s blog for organizations that involve volunteers.

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Addressing Summer Child Hunger in San Angelo, Texas: A Congregation-Based Case Study—Texas Hunger Initiative

Published in the “Journal of Family and Community Ministries” 28, 19-31; Written by Nolen, E., & Krey, K. (2015)

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Advancing Childhood Food Security Through Organizing Strategies—Texas Hunger Initiative

Published in the “Journal of Applied Research on Children” 3(10), 1-15; Written by Singletary, J., Everett, J., & Nolen, E. (2012)

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Community Collective: An Online Newsletter for the Community Partner Program—Texas Hunger Initiative

Stories highlighted in this newsletter feature organizations that have become Community Partners and how the Community Partner Program benefits their clients and organization.

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Setting the Table for Systemic Change: The Official Blog of the Texas Hunger Initiative—Texas Hunger Initiative

Stories highlighted on our blog seek to raise awareness about food insecurity and highlight efforts to make Texas and the United States more food secure.

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The 11-Year-Old Nonprofit President and His Fight Against Hunger—VolunteerMatch

This story captures the journey of Joshua Williams, a Florida youth that founded Joshua’s Heart Foundation at the age of 5.

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Awards

Daily Points of Light Award

The power of the individual to spark change and improve the world: that is what the Daily Point of Light Award celebrates each weekday. Daily Point of Light honorees take action to create change in their communities through volunteer service, and are formally recognized by Points of Light.

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Presidential Volunteer Service Award

This residential volunteer awards program encourages citizens to live a life of service and take action in their communities. Companies and nongovernmental organizations undergo a straightforward process to become certifying organizations, and receive authority to grant the award to qualifying volunteers.

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Hunger Volunteer Research & Data

Volunteer Program Improvement Tool—VolunteerMatch

An online tool that helps evaluate your organization’s volunteer engagement program, and provides action steps and resources to help the organization better engage volunteers.

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Skills-Based Volunteer Engagement Tool—Taproot

Assessment tool developed with Points of Lights as part of our work with ConAgra Foods Foundation to help organizations assess their readiness to engage in a skills-based volunteer engagement.

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Project Finder—Taproot

Interactive tool that provides an accessible catalog of over 100 of the most common pro bono projects, each matching different nonprofit needs and professional expertise.

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Interactive Tools

Texas Community Partner Program—Texas Hunger Initiative

Designed for those seeking help in applying for benefits, as well as nonprofits, faith-based initiatives and other organizations.

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PowerCheck: Community Organizing Capacity Tool

Community organizing can be a complex process. To be successful, it’s important to prepare for success by understanding an organization’s readiness to engage and empower constituents. PowerCheck can help organizers—from beginners to the most sophisticated—better prepare for catalyzing community organizing efforts.

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Advocacy Playbook—Alliance to End Hunger

Interactive document designed to give volunteers the information they need to participate in advocacy and almost 30 step-by-step advocacy activities.

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Provider Finder—Taproot

Interactive tool that helps you find the right person or organization to help with your project.

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LinkedIn—Linkedin® for Good

Through Taproot’s partnership with LinkedIn, it is now easier than ever to find skilled volunteers in your network that are ready and interested to donate their time and talent to your organization.

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Taproot+—Taproot

An online platform that connects you to a curated group of highly skilled professionals ready to tackle your organizational needs.

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Getting Started With Taproot—Taproot

Informational session to learn more about how Taproot+ works and how to get started on your next engagement.

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VolunteerMatch Nonprofit Tools—VolunteerMatch

A variety of free tools and services to help you recruit new volunteers, manage volunteers and prospects, and become a great place to volunteer.

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Volunteer Program Improvement Tool—VolunteerMatch

An online tool that helps evaluate your organization’s volunteer engagement program, and provides action steps and resources to help the organization better engage volunteers.

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Skills-Based Volunteer Engagement Tool—Taproot

Assessment tool developed with Points of Lights as part of our work with ConAgra Foods Foundation to help organizations assess their readiness to engage in a skills-based volunteer engagement.

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Project Finder—Taproot

Interactive tool that provides an accessible catalog of over 100 of the most common pro bono projects, each matching different nonprofit needs and professional expertise.

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Signature Events

VolunteerMatch Summit—VolunteerMatch

A place for professionals in employee engagement and corporate responsibility to get together, share best practices and learn from industry experts.

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Come to the Table Summits—Alliance to End Hunger

ProMedica and the Alliance to End Hunger host regional summits to challenge policy makers and the health care industry to address hunger as a health issue.

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Regional Office Hunger Summits—Texas Hunger Initiative

Dates and more information about these events are published on the regional office Web pages and on the Texas Hunger Initiative’s social media accounts.

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Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit at Baylor University—Texas Hunger Initiative

An opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.

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Come to the Table Summits—Alliance to End Hunger

ProMedica and the Alliance to End Hunger host regional summits to challenge policy makers and the health care industry to address hunger as a health issue.

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Texas School Breakfast Report Card 2012-2013—Texas Hunger Initiative

This Breakfast Report Card serves as a resource for learning about the School Breakfast Program, alternative breakfast models and breakfast program implementation.

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VolunteerMatch Summit—VolunteerMatch

A place for professionals in employee engagement and corporate responsibility to get together, share best practices and learn from industry experts.

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Regional Office Hunger Summits—Texas Hunger Initiative

Dates and more information about these events are published on the regional office Web pages and on the Texas Hunger Initiative’s social media accounts.

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Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit at Baylor University—Texas Hunger Initiative

Dates and more information about these events are published on the regional office Web pages and on the Texas Hunger Initiative’s social media accounts.

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VolunteerMatch Summit—VolunteerMatch

A place for professionals in employee engagement and corporate responsibility to get together, share best practices and learn from industry experts.

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Pro Bono Week (October 25-31)—Taproot

A global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference.

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Together at the Table—Alliance to End Hunger

This year, Alliance to End Hunger is co-sponsoring Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit with Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.

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Regional Office Hunger Summits—Texas Hunger Initiative

Dates and more information about these events are published on the regional office Web pages and on the Texas Hunger Initiative’s social media accounts.

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Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit at Baylor University—Texas Hunger Initiative

An opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.

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Conference on Volunteering and Service—Points of Light

The largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world come together to learn, share, and get inspired to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

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Static Resources/Toolkits

Engaging Volunteers (Blog)—VolunteerMatch

Visit Engaging Volunteers often for tips, news, best practices and stories about volunteering as a major focus in the nonprofit sector.

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Volunteer Engagement 2.0 (Book)—VolunteerMatch

Ideas and Insights Changing the World, curated and edited by VolunteerMatch, explores the innovative volunteer engagement approaches that are reshaping nonprofit, and shows how you can adopt these approaches.

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101 Volunteer Recruitment Secrets—VolunteerMatch

Explore over 100 ideas for how to effectively recruit, engage and recognize volunteers from members of the VolunteerMatch community.

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Community Tables—Cities of Service

An impact volunteering initiative that helps mayors and other city leaders engage citizen volunteers to increase access for youth to healthy food during the summer school break.

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Let’s Grow—Cities of Service

A high-impact service strategy in which the mayor’s office engages volunteers to improve access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods.

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Pro Bono and Boards—Taproot

Includes information to help your organization leverage your board in providing or securing pro bono support as well as tools to build and develop your board.

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THI Summer Meals Sponsor Survey 2013—Texas Hunger Initiative

This study documents the efficacy of the Summer Meals program by sponsor organizations in Texas that provided meals in 2012.

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Managing Pro Bono Engagements—Taproot

Resource to learn more about effective project planning that walks you through the 6 Stages of Managing Pro Bono.

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Cities of Service Playbook—Cities of Service

A guide for city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan—a comprehensive strategy that outlines goals and specific actions to successfully implement impact volunteering initiatives.

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Texas School Breakfast Progress Report 2013-2014—Texas Hunger Initiative

This School Breakfast Progress Report is a supplement to the 2012-2013 Texas School Breakfast Report Card, showing breakfast program participation for each county in Texas.

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Pro Bono Valuation—Taproot

Taproot and CECP resource used to identify the dollar value of skills-based service and best practices for reporting and sharing this data.

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Recruit Your Mayor—Cities of Service

This step-by-step guide will give you the information you need to make a compelling case to your mayor to make your city a city of service.

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Recruit Your Mayor—Cities of Service

This step-by-step guide will give you the information you need to make a compelling case to your mayor to make your city a city of service.

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Volunteer Engagement 2.0 (Book)—VolunteerMatch

Ideas and Insights Changing the World, curated and edited by VolunteerMatch, explores the innovative volunteer engagement approaches that are reshaping nonprofit, and shows how you can adopt these approaches.

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Cities of Service Playbook—Cities of Service

A guide for city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan—a comprehensive strategy that outlines goals and specific actions to successfully implement impact volunteering initiatives.

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Hunger Free Communities Network Map—Alliance to End Hunger

Searchable map of Hunger Free Community Networks across the country.

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Hunger Free Communities Online Resource—Alliance to End Hunger

Database featuring toolkits, case studies, research, online tools, community plans and other resources generated by HFC members.

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Current Legislative Priorities—Alliance to End Hunger

Describes Alliance to End Hunger’s current domestic and international legislative priorities and links to briefing papers.

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Briefing Papers—Alliance to End Hunger

A series of papers discussing hunger from the perspective of various frameworks, including a hunger overview, hunger and health, hunger and agriculture, and more.

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Texas School Breakfast Report Card 2012-2013—Texas Hunger Initiative

This Breakfast Report Card serves as a resource for learning about the School Breakfast Program, alternative breakfast models and breakfast program implementation.

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National Summer Meals Sponsor Survey 2014—Texas Hunger Initiative (THI)

The purpose of the project is to better understand how a Summer Meals program operates and what might incentivize sponsors to return to and grow the program year after year.

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Common Impact’s Project-Specific Readiness Checklist—Taproot

Outlines requirements to set your skills-based project up for success.

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Understanding Your Pro Bono Need—Taproot

A worksheet to help you translate some of your organizational needs into specific project types.

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Getting Started With Pro Bono—Taproot

Learn more about where nonprofits generally use and need pro bono services, and what principles can help make sure your pro bono engagement is designed for success.

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SNAP Ambassadors Blueprint—Cities of Service

A guide for mayor’s and other city leaders to engage citizen volunteers to help increase the number of eligible people participating in SNAP and improve their ability to access nutritious foods through the program.

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SNAP Ambassadors Blueprint—Cities of Service

A guide for mayor’s and other city leaders to engage citizen volunteers to help increase the number of eligible people participating in SNAP and improve their ability to access nutritious foods through the program.

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Community Tables Blueprint—Cities of Service

A guide to help mayors and other city leaders provide more children with access to healthy food during the summer school break.

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Videos/Podcasts

VolunteerMatch Tools Training Videos—VolunteerMatch

New to VolunteerMatch? In need of a refresher? We’ve created these short videos to help you become more familiar with our basic tools and services.

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2014 Global Pro Bono Summit—Taproot

Highlight reel from the 2014 Global Pro Bono Summit where leaders of the pro bono movement convened to share challenges and best practices among peers.

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Cities of Service—Our Model (Video)—Cities of Service

Cities of Service gets citizens, communities and government to work with each other and create solutions—together.

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Strategic Anti-Hunger Volunteerism—Hunger Free America

Strategic volunteerism allows people to use their skills in a way that will maximize their impact in the fight against hunger while providing career building opportunities.

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Workbooks

The Demonstrating Value Workbook

Demonstrating Value can help you take control of the data you collect and how it is used, and help you communicate the performance and value of your organization, social enterprise or program. In this activity guide, you will work out what your data needs are, how they can be met, and design a ‘Performance Snapshot’...

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