Onboarding Guide for PayPal Gives Nonprofit Experience Program

We're excited to help you start the MovingWorlds Experteering program. The below guide is your resource for how the program works, and how to make the most out of it.

If you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, and if you can’t find the answer you need, please register to join an upcoming session of our Office Hours, which occurs every Tuesday at 10am PST / 1pm EST. You can also email us at match@movingworlds.org and we will respond within 2 business days.


I. Program Orientation & Confirmation

Complete these steps to start your involvement with the PayPal Gives Nonprofit Experience Program.

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Watch orientation video

NOTE: A short segment of this video contains outdated program requirements. Beginning at time stamp 4:48, you will hear Rebecca state that you, the participant, should look at projects outside of the PayPal Gives nonprofit partner network. Since the video recording date, the program requirements for the PayPal Gives Nonprofit Experience Program have been modified. Instead, we ask that you first look for projects with PayPal Gives Nonprofit Partners that are a skills-based match. If you do not see a skills-based match with any PayPal partner projects at this time, you can then look for projects across our entire network of partners.

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Confirm participation

If you are on this page, you have successfully registered with the MovingWorlds system. You may have been contacted by PayPal to complete additional paperwork; if not, you will be contacted soon. Please make sure this is completed within the time range PayPal requires.

II. Get Matched

Review the PayPal Gives program details page for guidance on matching next steps.

This visual timeline explains your first 2-4 weeks in the matching process: PayPal Gives Matching Process by week including escalation

III. Project Scoping Best Practices

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Watch project scoping training video

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Complete planning guide

Complete the planning guide generated for you in the MovingWorlds matching process. Once your are matched, our team will guide you on steps

IV. Being an Effective Volunteer

Review the below resources.

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Listen first

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Read our guide on best-practices

Read this article to ensure your skills make an impact

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Embrace social enterprise thinking

V. Grow Your Skills

Volunteering is a great way to build your skills. Use the tips below to set goals and learn in the process of giving.

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Read our guide on growing through experience

Read our article, published in The Ladders, “How to grow from the feedback you receive”.

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Reflect on your work

Use the MovingWorlds reflection framework to document your learning and growth. Make a copy for yourself, and then revisit it weekly.

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Build on your strengths

Explore your strengths with SIGNs following our guide here. And then set some SMART goals to achieve them.

VI. Connect With Your Purpose

Volunteering is a great way to better understand the things that drive you. Use the following resources to hel you tap into your purpose.

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Learn more about Purpose

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Explore how Purpose can influence your career

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Reflect on your Purpose

VII. Storytelling

Follow these tips to tell your story during and after the engagement to support your partner organization, and also to further build your personal brand.

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Watch our training

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Use the Storytelling Guide

Review this Storytelling Guide for ideas on how to capture and tell the story related to your experience, and the impact you create.

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Find an accountability partner

Talk to a friend, mentor, family member, or fellow participant - having someone be your accountability partner will increase the chance you reach your goals.

VIII. Professional Development

Register for our workshops to help you turn your volunteer experience into a professional growth opportunity.

Register and Participate in Our Workshops

See all workshops and register here.

Questions

If you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, and if you can’t find the answer you need, please register to join an upcoming session of our Office Hours, which occurs every Tuesday at 10am PST / 1pm EST. You can also email us at match@movingworlds.org and we will respond within 2 business days.