Engaging Top-Quality Volunteers

Engaging Top Quality Volunteers

Volunteering has hit a record high in recent years, with more people donating their time and efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. High-quality, passionate volunteers are the face and heart of an organization or project. They are the ones who show up prepared for the task at hand and ready to work

Local Media Relations Tips for Volunteer Organizations

Local Media Relations Tips for Volunteer Organizations

How do you get your nonprofit noticed? When volunteer organizations think of spreading the word about their programs, many think of social media. Realistically though, only 18% of people who become engaged with local nonprofits do so because of social media. Traditional print, radio, and television media still play a significant role in burnishing your

Improving the Volunteer Experience

Improving the Volunteer Experience

Volunteers in the United States are a powerful, constructive force. In 2018, 77.4 million Americans volunteered their time and efforts, working for a cumulative 6.9 billion hours and producing an estimated $167 billion worth of labor. They generate tremendous value for the organizations they serve — both economically and intangibly with warmth, goodwill, passion, and determination. Given

How to Write a Job Description That Volunteers Will Love 

How to write a job description that volunteers will love

If your organization relies on volunteers, you know how essential it is to attract good people. Your volunteers may form the backbone of your programs, performing the day-in and day-out work that allows you to focus on the long-term impact and growth your mission can achieve. You need your volunteers to be compassionate, hardworking, trustworthy,

How to Recruit the Best Interns for Your Nonprofit

How to recruit the best interns for your nonprofit

Connecting with nonprofit interns is one story. Connecting with curious, motivated, hardworking, high-energy, and positive individuals seeking to make a real impact at your organization — even briefly — is entirely another.  Make the most out of nonprofit intern programs at your organization with this guide to managing nonprofit internships — here, we’ll cover: Where to scout,