Now Open: Our Third Annual Global Survey!
2018 Volunteer Management Progress Report

Join us for the biggest volunteer management data crowdsourcing initiative on the planet!

Survey closes November 30, 2017

Do You Lead Volunteers?

  • Interested in how your salary compares to other leaders of volunteers?

  • Searching for average benchmarks for your volunteer retention and participation?

  • Curious how other volunteer resource managers rate the level of buy-in from co-workers?

Help Build Benchmarks to Advocate for Our Field!


Click here to take the survey.

Learn the Results Before the Public
Get an Invite to Our Free “Sneak Peek” Webinar

Everyone who completes the survey will be invited to an exclusive webinar where we will share the early results.   The webinar is scheduled for Thursday January 18, 2018 at 1pm EST/11am PST. At the end of the survey you will be directed to the registration page. We look forward to sharing the results with you!

2018 Volunteer Management Progress Report

WHO should take the survey?volunteer management

We invite anyone who leads volunteers, whether they are paid or volunteer, to add their voice. We welcome all kinds and sizes of organizations and causes, including nonprofits, government agencies, associations, congregations, and businesses that involve volunteers in communities.

WHAT will be included in the final report?

The final state-of-the-industry report will include charts and analysis of responses to 33 survey questions.  We will also include trend data from the last three years of surveys.

WHAT does the survey cover?

The goal of this “state of the industry” survey is to paint a better picture of today’s volunteer management professionals while taking into account their organizational characteristics, resources, location, etc.

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WHY conduct a survey of volunteer management?

Our field needs this. Although researchers have conducted similar surveys, none have attempted to understand trends over time through a survey that occurs (and evolves) every year.

We all need this information to be better advocates.

  • Volunteer resource managers can benefit from seeing how their colleagues rate their own priorities, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Volunteer-led organizations need clear benchmarks to help them make meaningful comparisons and informed decisions about their volunteer engagement.
  • Nonprofit consultants, trainers, and capacity builders need to know which are the greatest needs for our field.
  • And, we need this information updated every year.  We plan to conduct this survey each year so that we can begin to track emerging trends in our field.

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WHO is helping distribute the survey?

We are grateful for the help of the following distribution partners and others.  If you are interested in helping next year, please email Tobi at tobi@volpro.net, and we’ll get you on the list of distribution partners and alert you next fall.

Want to Help Spread the Word?

If you lead a network of volunteer management professionals and would like to help raise awareness of the survey, please contact Tobi at tobi@volpro.net.  We’ll send you a press kit that makes it easy to share.  You’ll also get listed as a partner and get an invite to our free early results webinar.

About The Survey

The survey is a project of Tobi Johnson & Associates | VolunteerPro.

in partnership with Trina Willard at Knowledge Advisory Group and Pam Kappelides at La Trobe University.

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