3 Reasons People Will Rave About Your Volunteer Recruitment Opportunities

Wondering why you can can't get more volunteers to share your volunteer recruitment appeals? To inspire your supporters to shout from the rooftops, you must first give them something wonderful to talk about. Second, you must speak to the needs and motivations of the messenger. Volunteer Recruitment Using Word of Mouth Marketing Here are three reasons why [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Double Your Volunteer ROI & Shake Loose More Funding

It's no secret that volunteer services departments suffer from an often stunning lack of adequate resources. In fact, our Volunteer Management Progress Report survey found that about one-third (31%) of nonprofits have annual budgets of $1-$5,000 set aside for the volunteer program (not including staff salaries and benefits) and six percent (6%) have no budget at all [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Tap into Volunteer Emotions

We all work hard to find, engage, motivate, and retain volunteers and there are hundreds of ways to do this. But, what ultimately makes a volunteer choose your organization? Their emotional brain and its effect on the volunteer emotions. The primitive and emotional brain is what triggers empathy and develops a person's willingness to [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Big Reasons for Volunteer Appreciation (not what you think)

National Volunteer Week is just around the corner (April 23-28 in the US and Canada), a wonderful time to focus on board member and volunteer appreciation. Unfortunately, executive leaders sometimes don't readily see the value of investing resources (time + money) into anything beyond trinkets that have little meaning. There are two main reasons to show gratitude to [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Sad Truth About Pro Bono Volunteers

In his book Cognitive Surplus, internet expert Clay Shirkey shares an inspired view of the digital age, where our online connections make it even easier to pool energy and talent for the greater good.  This could include pro bono volunteers. But, has this dream come to fruition? Have connections been made between professionals with specialized [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write an Awesomely Inspirational Volunteer Position Description

A volunteer position description probably isn't the highlight of your volunteer induction process. Let's face it. They tend to be a bit boring and dry, full of bureaucratic language and "thou shalt's." Nothing better to inspire your new recruit! That said, they are an important communications and accountability tool. They map out clear expectations and [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments