History

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994

2010

For the first time, our mission-related revenue covers 100% of our annual costs, December 31, 2010.

Release of new and improved VolunteerMatch APIs expands access to volunteer network.

VolunteerMatch begins transition to Agile development process, September 30, 2010.

Ben & Jerry's releases two new ice cream flavors – Berry Voluntary and Brownie Chew Gooder – to support our mission, June 8, 2010.

Hagerty Insurance, Exelon Corp., and UnitedHealth Group receive VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards, April 29, 2010.

As part of National Volunteer Week, UnitedHealth and VolunteerMatch release new research on volunteering and health, April 16, 2010.

VolunteerMatch for iPhone launches to help mobile users connect with volunteer opportunities on the go, March 15, 2010.

2009

VolunteerMatch celebrates first ever profitable quarters, December 31, 2009.

VolunteerMatch helps thousands of Americans participate in first ever September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11, 2009.

VolunteerMatch Live Map launched to show volunteering action, September 7, 2009.

VolunteerMatch adds rewards tools and expanded reporting to its enterprise solution, June 24, 2009.

VolunteerMatch recognizes Exelon and Morgan Stanley for excellence in corporate volunteer engagement, May 6, 2009.

California State Library and VolunteerMatch team up to boost civic engagement in public libraries in most populous U.S. state, May 6, 2009.

New awareness campaign from VolunteerMatch celebrates the contributions of America's leading volunteers, April 15, 2009.

VolunteerMatch network generates its 4,000,000th referral, March 13, 2009.

Amid excitement for impending inauguration of new President Barack Obama, VolunteerMatch supports its largest audience ever for the MLK Day of Service, January 19, 2009.

2008

VolunteerMatch co-publishes Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow with JFFixler Group to promote older adult engagement, June 27, 2008.

VolunteerMatch honors Exelon as "Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year" during its annual Client Summit, October 20, 2008.

VolunteerMatch debuts new look, reviews system, RSS feeds, and other features for public Web site, June 1, 2008.

VolunteerMatch recognized as "Best .Org Web Site" at 2008 Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans, March 19, 2008.

2007

The Atlantic Philanthropies funds a strategic initiative to enhance VolunteerMatch to increase meaningful volunteer opportunities for older adults.

VolunteerMatch celebrates its 3,000,000th referral, June 5, 2007.

VolunteerMatch publishes its research study, "Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering," July 16, 2007.

VolunteerMatch is endorsed by President Bill Clinton in his new book, "GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World," September 4, 2007.

VolunteerMatch is featured in the Time article, "The Case for National Service," September 10, 2007.

VolunteerMatch launches its new Emergency Response Map, October 17, 2007.

VolunteerMatch is honored as a "Top 10" Web site for 2007 by Time magazine, December 10, 2007.

2006

VolunteerMatch and the American Red Cross enter into a national two-year Preferred Partnership, May 31, 2006.

VolunteerMatch conducts major research on volunteering among older adults with the support of The Atlantic Philanthropies.

VolunteerMatch partners with its first educational institutions – Cal Corps at the University of California at Berkeley and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Ad Council launches its Generous Nation campaign, "Don't Almost Give," linking to the VolunteerMatch network of volunteer opportunities, September 25, 2006.

REI and VolunteerMatch team up to mobilize environmental volunteers, October 31, 2006.

Greg Baldwin succeeds Deborah Dinkelacker as President, November 1, 2006.

VolunteerMatch signs strategic partnership with Senior Corps to provide volunteer-matching services for its programs, September 28, 2006.

2005

Weekly referrals surge to 20,000 in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami crisis.

VolunteerMatch celebrates its 2,000,000th referral, March 16, 2005.

Version 2.0 of the VolunteerMatch site is launched, March 20, 2005.

Hands on Network joins VolunteerMatch's Preferred Partnership program, March 31, 2005.

VolunteerMatch launches 'Inner Beauty' campaign and updates its tagline 'VolunteerMatch: Where Volunteering Begins.'

Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast,and America responds. VolunteerMatch hosts millions of visitors and refers nearly 80,000 volunteers in the four weeks following the disaster.

The Kellogg Foundation approves grant to expand VolunteerMatch's disaster preparedness capacity, October 27, 2007.

2004

VolunteerMatch launches Community Leaders program to expand nonprofit services and strengthen long-term financial model.

C.A.S.A. joins the VolunteerMatch network, April 1, 2004.

VolunteerMatch's Business Services team receives Grand Prize award from Goldman Sachs Foundation for nonprofit business plan, May 20, 2004.

Deborah Dinkelacker succeeds Jay Backstrand as President, August 1, 2004.

2003

VolunteerMatch celebrates its 1,000,000th referral, January 9, 2003.

VolunteerMatch teams up with Yahoo! to promote volunteer service for National Volunteer Week, April 28, 2003.

America's Second Harvest joins the VolunteerMatch network, July 1, 2003.

2002

"Get Out. Do Good." becomes the VolunteerMatch tagline and focus of national PSA effort.

VolunteerMatch launches its new website feature, Volunteer Accounts, May 28, 2002.

The new USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network links to VolunteerMatch, July 30, 2002.

2001

VolunteerMatch publishes its first annual report for the year 2000.

The Atlantic Philanthropies awards VolunteerMatch a $1 million challenge grant, and generous funders respond.

VolunteerMatch receives two Webby Awards for Activism and Service, July 18, 2001.

9/11/01 triggers a national surge in volunteer interest and VolunteerMatch usage.

2000

Impact Online introduces VolunteerMatch Corporate, a customized version of its Web-based VolunteerMatch service to revolutionize Corporate America's volunteering efforts, April 28, 2000.

1999

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Surdna Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The Atlantic Philanthropies invest in early VolunteerMatch vision.

The Gap, Inc. becomes the first corporate client to actively promote use of VolunteerMatch to its employees, February 9, 1999.

Helping.org and initiative of the AOL Foundation selects VolunteerMatch as a strategic partner.

Oprah Winfrey promotes VolunteerMatch on her December 8, 1999 show, igniting the busiest day in VolunteerMatch history, December 9, 1999.

1998

Craig Jacoby agrees to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Impact Online, Inc.

VolunteerMatch.org launches as a stand-alone Web service to replace Volunteer America, April 20, 1998.

VolunteerMatch celebrates its 1,000th online referral, April 26, 1998.

USA Today features VolunteerMatch in an article, "Volunteers only need to click to sign up," April 29, 1998.

Impact Online's Virtual Volunteering Project finds new home at the University of Texas.

1997

Volunteer America service launches at The Presidents' Summit For America's Future: Philadelphia, Technology Showcase, April 27, 1997.

Jay Backstrand succeeds Cindy Shove as Impact Online's President, October 1, 1997.

1996

NetDay96 attracts 100,000 volunteers to wire California's schools and inspires development of early ZIP code-based volunteer-matching application called Volunteer America.

Volunteer America co-founders Craig Jacoby and Jay Backstrand merge with Impact Online, Inc., October 1, 1996.

National Information Infrastructure Award: 1996 Semifinalist, Impact Online, Inc.

1995

Impact Online, Inc. is registered as a nonprofit public benefit corporation in the state of California, January 30, 1995.

Impact Online is added to Netscape's "What's Cool" list, June 26, 1995.

1994

Four MBA's – Mark Benning, Joanne Ernst, Steve Glikbarg, and Cindy Shove – draft plans to launch an online nonprofit to promote community involvement.

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