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Developing and Engaging a Volunteer Community Online

Throughout the course of this pandemic, we have been getting a lot of questions in the VolunteerPro Membership Community on the topic of making a plan for developing and engaging your volunteer community online.   Before 2020, engaging with anyone in-person was compulsory. You pass people in the hallways. You interact with folks in [...]

By |2020-10-13T23:31:19+00:00October 13th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Images of Volunteerism  

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Images of Volunteerism   Are you on the hunt for perfect images of volunteerism for your organization’s marketing materials, social media campaigns, or website, but not sure where to start?   I’ve been there before!   When I inherited the volunteer program in my last position, one of my first tasks was to work with our marketing team [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:07:24+00:00September 29th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

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 |2020-09-29T12:23:48+00:00September 15th, 2020|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

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

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

How to Set Up a Volunteer Handbook That Fosters Engagement

How to Set Up a Volunteer Handbook That Fosters Engagement  As nonprofits rely on volunteers more and more every day to perform in leadership roles, a volunteer handbook is needed to help guide them through the orientation process and to learn about the organization’s history and goals.  If you don’t offer this critical component in [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:44:48+00:00July 21st, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

3 Strategies to Follow for a Better Volunteer Onboarding Journey

3 Strategies to Follow for a Better Volunteer Onboarding Journey Commitment is a process, not a destination, so you can’t afford to leave your volunteer onboarding journey to chance!   To build an effective onboarding process, you should map and analyze your current volunteer onboarding and orientation practices and pinpoint areas that need attention.   In [...]

By |2020-07-21T11:45:41+00:00July 14th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments