Promoting Volunteers to Greater Responsibility

Promoting Volunteers to Greater Responsibility

Your organization values all of your volunteers, but some stand out as ready to step up and assume new levels of responsibility. Promoting those who are ready and willing not only fills vital leadership roles, but it keeps volunteer satisfaction levels high. Additionally, when these experienced volunteers are challenged, they’re more likely to remain with

How Word-of-Mouth Marketing Can Help Your Organization

How Word-of-Mouth Marketing Can Help Your Organization

Finding volunteers can be challenging for new and well-established organizations alike. While there may be an abundance of charitable and willing people in your area, there’s a chance they’ve missed the ways you’ve tried to spread your message so far. While other advertising methods may fall short, word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) can help you bring in

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey Questions You Should Be AskingĀ 

Americans are increasingly donating their time and efforts to causes they believe in. Volunteering has hit a record high in recent years. However, if volunteers aren’t satisfied with their experience with your organization, they might not continue to work with you.  Volunteer surveys are a great way to make sure your volunteers have a good

5 Best Practices for Organizing Volunteers in 2021

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To recruit and retain good volunteers, you must create assignments that advance your organization’s cause and benefit the volunteers who participate. In this article, we’ll provide you with five tips for organizing volunteers, including how to increase volunteer involvement and how to use a volunteer management system. Keep reading to learn more about the importance

Engaging Highly Skilled Volunteers

Engaging Highly Skilled Volunteers

As your organization works to advance its cause, you’ll need a workforce to get the job done. People volunteer for plenty of reasons, from logging community service hours to enhancing their resumes. Whatever their reason for volunteering, these selfless acts benefit your organization’s mission. Sometimes, you need more than a few new volunteers putting in

Launching a Skills-Based Volunteer Program

Launching a Skills-Based Volunteer Program

When a skills-based volunteer works on a project, they give it their best effort. Volunteer programs exist to better the community instead of generating a profit. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to your organization’s mission because they believe in it. And skills-based volunteers have their work cut out for them because they are fulfilling

Tips to Convert Volunteers Into Donors

Tips to Convert Volunteers Into Donors

People who volunteer and donate money to an organization are known as “super supporters” for a good reason. These philanthropists are some of your most valuable supporters, as donors who volunteer are more likely to continue giving annually because they’re more engaged. Almost 90% of volunteers say there’s a correlation between their work and the causes they

The Importance of Team Building for Volunteer Organizations

The Importance Of Team Building For Volunteer Organizations

Imagine your next phone-a-thon, beach cleanup, or another volunteer event. Your volunteers are working harder than ever, but everyone is smiling, laughing, and enjoying themselves. Teams that mesh so well doesn’t happen overnight. The best nonprofits know how essential teamwork is and cultivate better collaboration through team building. Whether you work with hundreds of volunteers or

6 Policies Your Volunteer Program Should Have

6 Policies Your Volunteer Program Should Have

Volunteering has become an increasingly popular activity in the U.S. Today, more than 77 million Americans volunteer annually, collectively giving nearly 7 billion hours of their time to charitable causes. Volunteers are an invaluable asset to nonprofit organizations across the country and to the people they serve.  Though volunteers are distinct from paid employees, that doesn’t

How to Preserve Volunteer Knowledge

How to Preserve Volunteer Knowledge

Volunteers are the backbone of any nonprofit organization. When new volunteers join your team, they have a great deal to learn. You might dedicate a lot of time and resources to training new volunteers, but there’s an easier way. You can pass down volunteer knowledge to new recruits by storing information all in one place.