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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 |2020-07-01T13:21:14+00:00June 30th, 2020|Featured, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Online Volunteering and Virtual Team-building  

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Online Volunteering and Virtual Team-building   Whether you like it or not, much of the world has been forced into remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That also means that you have likely pushed the pause button on in person volunteering and online volunteering has taken its place.   Unfortunately, [...]

By |2020-06-30T17:49:09+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Building Bridges to Better Volunteer Diversity & Inclusion

Building Bridges to Better Volunteer Diversity & Inclusion  As grassroots demonstrations continue throughout the world in support of black voices and lives, I hope you are inspired to look inward and seek to build greater volunteer diversity in your own organization.   While at first blush, this seems like a simple enough aim. It is anything but.  You might consider whether your volunteers fully represent [...]

By |2020-06-24T20:35:13+00:00June 9th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

The Volunteer Newsletter Template You Need to Start Using

The Volunteer Newsletter Template You Need to Start Using I often get asked for tips and templates for volunteer newsletters. And, while newsletters are often as unique as a thumbprint, there are some key best practices to keep in mind.  And, now is a great time to update (or start) a newsletter that‘s geared toward a volunteer audience. As you [...]

By |2020-06-24T20:35:47+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

How to Deepen Connections Through Purposeful Volunteer Recognition and Rewards

How to Deepen Connections Through Purposeful Volunteer Recognition and Rewards  Showing volunteer recognition on a regular basis is a high impact management strategy that can boost volunteer satisfaction and is a key driver of high volunteer retention rates.   But, how do you weave recognition into your daily practice, rather than reserving it for one week out [...]

By |2020-05-18T17:55:43+00:00May 12th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

How to Engage Online Volunteers During COVID-19 

How to Engage Online Volunteers During COVID-19  The current COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on traditional volunteering and many organizations are pivoting to embrace online volunteers.   While virtual volunteering isn’t new (the ubiquitous Wikipedia has been built entirely by e-volunteers since 2001), launching an online volunteering strategy in the midst of a global crisis is a novel experience for most.  [...]

By |2020-04-28T14:35:09+00:00April 14th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Move Your Volunteer Appreciation Week Event Online 

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Move Your Volunteer Appreciation Week Event Online  Every minute of every day it seems there is new information about the coronavirus pandemic and how it effects our daily lives.   It is to a point in our world where no matter where you are, people are second guessing hosting large [...]

By |2020-04-14T14:33:20+00:00March 31st, 2020|Volunteer Appreciation|0 Comments

Are You Ready for Today’s Volunteer Needs? 

Are You Ready for Today's Volunteer Needs?  Lately, I’ve heard plenty of volunteer managers complain that there simply aren’t enough people out there volunteering or that the extensive training and commitment required by their program “scares people away.”    Sometimes it seems they’ve given up all hope that volunteerism is still a viable way to deliver [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:33:33+00:00January 7th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|2 Comments