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Tobi helps nonprofit organizations improve performance and increase impact through the power of people.

Providing Exceptional Experiences for One-Time, Short-term, and Event Volunteers + Email Scripts

Providing Exceptional Experiences for One-Time, Short-term, and Event Volunteers + Email Scripts  If fundraising is part of your job description, then short-term event volunteers are likely part of your life. But there are so many other ways event volunteers can help your cause, by giving their time in small amounts.  Local student service clubs, employee [...]

By |2020-09-15T17:52:39+00:00September 15th, 2020|Featured, Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

Volunteer Fundraising and Friendraising Online: Tips for Uncertain Times 

Volunteer Fundraising and Friendraising Online: Tips for Uncertain Times  In an uncertain economy, nonprofits need to do everything they can to ensure their sustainability, including volunteer fundraising initiatives.    Certainly, boards of directors and regular fundraising event volunteers are already engaged in raising needed revenue for your cause.    But, what about other volunteers?    Given recent shifts in volunteer [...]

By |2020-09-15T13:15:31+00:00September 8th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

Training Volunteers Online: How Your Nonprofit Can Keep Your Supporters Up to Speed

Training Volunteers Online: How Your Nonprofit Can Keep Your Supporters Up to Speed   In the past, training volunteers took place mostly in person, through in-person workshops and intensive bootcamps. But, with COVID-19 disease transmission rates still on the rise, nonprofits are seeking new ways to engage and upskill volunteers that can also keep them safe.  [...]

By |2020-09-15T13:06:23+00:00September 1st, 2020|Volunteer Training|0 Comments

3 Models to Engage Communities in Change 

3 Models to Engage Communities in Change  The urge to engage communities in social change efforts is not a new concept. In fact, one might argue that community connection has been active here in the US for decades, even back to the founding of our country.  Government agencies and political parties have understood the need to [...]

By |2020-08-25T11:31:09+00:00August 18th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

Building Better COVID-Related Volunteer Roles 

Building Better COVID-Related Volunteer Roles  In the VolunteerPro membership community, like others around the world, leaders of volunteers are getting creative about how they design COVID-related volunteer roles.  Whether volunteers are working on-site or remotely, there is still plenty to do to move missions forward.  And, with no end in sight for the pandemic, and even surges [...]

By |2020-08-19T13:07:33+00:00August 11th, 2020|Volunteer Recruitment|0 Comments

A Guide to Promoting Inclusive Volunteering: It’s About Power People

A Guide to Promoting Inclusive Volunteering: It’s About Power People  Last month, I began a conversation about promoting inclusive volunteering in this blog. I noted that, volunteerism can be a powerful vehicle for change.  I believe that now, more than ever.  As leaders in the nonprofit space, we have a unique opportunity to break down barriers and [...]

By |2020-09-10T12:11:44+00:00August 4th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Your Weekly Plan for Managing Virtual & Remote Volunteers 

Your Weekly Plan for Managing Virtual & Remote Volunteers  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, many creative volunteer organizations have transitioned to engaging remote volunteers.    While this is a wonderful way to support a resilient organization, it isn’t always easy. Volunteer strategies have had to be built over from the ground up, [...]

By |2020-07-14T11:36:08+00:00June 30th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Volunteers are Important Right Now. Why? Two Words: Nonprofit Sustainability

Volunteers are Important Right Now. Why? Two Words: Nonprofit Sustainability  Last weekend, I was reviewing some interesting research on nonprofit executives and the challenges that they face.  I realized that healthy volunteer involvement could help solve many of the key issues that plague leaders.  Why are Volunteers Important? Some Leaders Still Don’t Know  Although the value of volunteers [...]

By |2020-06-30T17:41:34+00:00June 16th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments