Welcome to the inaugural blog for the Volunteer Center of McHenry County!
VCMC is excited to introduce our new blog series. We are here to help strengthen nonprofits. We strive to find resources to help agencies become stronger and more successful. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals. There are a number of tools to do this, but let’s focus on blogging and what it might do for your agency.
For starters, what exactly is a blog?...
In simple terms it is a piece of software which allows you to communicate to the masses via a website. It is a dynamic communications tool that shares information but also allows for comments and feedback from those who read it.
You may ask yourself…why do we need a blog? A blog is a terrific place to discuss issues, share your stories and gather feedback on your content about your agency.
Start with your agency news. Folks need to hear your message! They need to know what your agency is about and why they should support it. It is also an excellent tool to let folks know what kind of activities and events are happening with your agency.
Blogging also lets you share personal stories about your clients’ victories and accomplishments. It is a great way to showcase how your agency is making a difference in the community you serve.
Use your blog as an opportunity to thank your staff, supporters and volunteers. Acknowledging their efforts gives them the opportunity to shine and encourages others to be part of your agency.
All you need to get started is a keyboard and a volunteer. To learn more about nonprofit blogs please read Taylor Corrado’s article “6 Essential Components of Top Notch Nonprofit Blogs.”
We would love to hear what you think or what types of support materials might be beneficial for your agency.
Program & Outreach Director for VCMC