Do Politics Influence Volunteerism?

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Free witnessed some of its highest traffic days ever following the most recent presidential election and inauguration. We quickly learned we weren’t alone. Across the U.S., people mobilized for the causes they cared to protect.

That’s why spinktank founder and volunteer engagement thought leader Erin Spink set out to study the link between volunteer behavior and times of political change. On Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT join us as we reveal fascinating findings from this research, and explain what it means for volunteer managers in the years to come.

What You'll Learn: 

•How has volunteerism changed after the most recent U.S. presidential inauguration?

•Does the political landscape motivate people to develop new volunteer behaviors?

•Is the political landscape a factor in promoting volunteering?

Supplemental Materials: 

Access to the study's executive summary and a link to the full report.

Who Should Attend: 
  • Nonprofit volunteer managers who are new to the industry.
  • Seasoned leaders of volunteers who are looking to stay abreast on industry knowledge.
  • Professionals who have noticed changes in volunteerism following political events.
Thursday, July 26, 2018


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