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How to Set the Stage for Greater Volunteer Leadership

As our organizations and work become increasingly complex, we are called upon to find new ways to inspire volunteer leadership. Volunteer leaders can no doubt take organizations to new levels, but only if they are given the space to do so. Social science research offers some insights into both the individual characteristics that promote successful [...]

By |2019-03-20T20:49:25+00:00February 28th, 2018|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Training|0 Comments

5 Ways to Energize & Promote Volunteer Team Productivity

Leading Volunteer Teams for Increased Productivity Whether you’re working with a volunteer-led advisory group, a task force, an event planning committee, or a governing board, when leading volunteer teams of any kind, you want to be set for success. Investing in team capacity building now can help you not only offer opportunities to new [...]

By |2020-02-17T15:18:18+00:00February 20th, 2018|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Training|1 Comment

How to Inspire Leadership with Volunteer Program Assessments: Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, we noted that volunteer program assessments are a great way to get candid volunteer feedback and boost leadership at the same time. We also noted some of the benefits of involving volunteers in an audit of your operations and identified three preliminary steps to setting up your volunteer team [...]

By |2019-03-20T20:51:21+00:00January 9th, 2018|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Training|0 Comments

How to Inspire Leadership with Volunteer Program Assessments: Part 1

Volunteer program assessments are a great way to get candid volunteer feedback and boost leadership at the same time. Unfortunately, most organizations don’t take time out to reflect on their current practices in a purposeful, comprehensive way. But, if volunteers are truly essential to your mission, doesn’t it make sense to maximize their environment so [...]

By |2019-03-20T20:51:32+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Training|1 Comment

How to Match Volunteers With Rockin’ Roles

Learning to match volunteers isn't rocket science, but it does take a little forethought. You need to know what you are specifically looking for and find out what each volunteer has to offer.  What can help you make a perfect match is by first developing a solid list of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) for each role. KSAs are a solid foundation from which [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:22:57+00:00October 17th, 2017|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

4 Ways to Wow! New Volunteers Wth Superior Service

New volunteers arrive at nonprofits with expectations and feelings.  They negotiate conflicting emotions – surprise, anticipation, joy, fear, ambiguity, etc. – as they acclimate to their new surroundings. During this critical time in the volunteer’s lifecycle, these emotions are important to address but are often ignored, as organizations focus on communicating organizational requirements, policies and procedures versus prioritizing [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:23:07+00:00October 7th, 2017|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

How to Integrate Volunteer Onboarding for Better Engagement

How to Integrate Volunteer Onboarding for Better Engagement Successful volunteer onboarding and deep volunteer engagement don't happen by chance. It takes a thoughtful, multi-layered strategy to convert joiners to stayers and to set the stage for future leadership. We often think of onboarding as simply training volunteers on policies and procedures, then placing them, job done. But, [...]

By |2020-02-11T23:24:28+00:00September 27th, 2017|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments