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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 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

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

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Use Facebook Groups for Nonprofits

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Use Facebook Groups for Nonprofits If you want to create an online space where your organization’s volunteers, supporters, staff, and/or the general community can visit to engage with your work, it’s time to consider starting a Facebook group for your nonprofit. A Facebook group is separate from your [...]

By |2020-01-07T15:00:43+00:00December 24th, 2019|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

How To Use Volunteer Surveys to Support Winning Grant Proposals

How To Use Volunteer Surveys to Support Winning Grant Proposals Sure, the volunteer survey is great for gathering volunteer feedback. But, did you know, surveys can also help you show demonstrable proof of progress to current and potential donors and funders, making your nonprofit a trusted beneficiary of funding? Funders love impact and want [...]

By |2020-02-20T21:12:18+00:00August 7th, 2019|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

How to Manage Your Volunteer Turnover Tsunami

Managing the Volunteer Turnover Tsunami  The cover of this month’s Talent Development, the flagship magazine of the global Association for Talent Development (ATD), is emblazoned with the title “Manage the Resignation Tsunami.” This immediately brings to mind current issues around volunteer retention and what might be done to reduce turnover.   It may surprise some [...]

By |2020-02-20T21:29:11+00:00July 30th, 2019|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments