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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

5 Unappreciated Reasons Why Volunteers Quit

If you're plagued by volunteer retention issues -- or want to encourage deeper volunteer engagement -- it helps to know what the research says about why volunteers quit. You may think you understand why a volunteer quit, but they usually don’t tell us directly. Giving critical feedback is difficult. Most people won’t come right out [...]

By |2020-02-11T23:24:41+00:00February 24th, 2019|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

How to Inspire Better Volunteer Performance Without More Training

No matter how much time or energy you devote to preparing new supporters for service, you can expect to encounter a few volunteer performance issues. It’s only natural for folks to struggle a little as they learn the ropes.   But, when volunteers seem to be stuck or unable to find success, it’s up to [...]

By |2019-02-26T22:04:29+00:00February 19th, 2019|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Training|0 Comments

45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers

45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers "Skilled volunteers” may be a bit of a misnomer. After all, all volunteers have skills. That said, targeted professional services and expertise can have a deep impact on your organization’s ability to meet its mission and strengthen its capacity for future sustainability. Most organizations don’t have [...]

By |2020-02-13T02:33:50+00:00April 16th, 2018|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments