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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

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