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
Your volunteers handle essential organization functions, from nonprofit campaigns to internal opportunities. Engaging your existing volunteers can help you improve retention. Reasons Volunteers Quit or Don’t Return Volunteers have many personal and external reasons why they might choose to stop volunteering. To increase volunteer retention at your organization, you must understand why volunteers leave to
Volunteers contribute to the health and safety of communities worldwide. By donating their time, millions of volunteers make a difference in others’ lives daily. From cleaning up litter to tutoring young students to answering crisis lines, these actions show compassion and care for those around us. It’s crucial to remind your volunteers of their importance.
With the holiday season right around the corner, you may be looking for ways to express gratitude for your volunteers. After all, giving volunteers a small token of your appreciation might seem like the least you could do, considering all they do to help you work toward your mission. As a nonprofit organization, you have
It’s no secret that volunteers are the backbone of any nonprofit organization or program. Volunteers offer their time, effort, knowledge, and skills to help reach goals and fulfill the organization’s mission. As a program or organization leader, you can learn how to retain volunteers who bring experience and dependable skills for even greater success. With
Animal rights organizations and animal shelters rely on volunteers to manage donations, run events, and tend to the animals in their care. However, animal organizations experience various challenges that can make recruiting and retaining volunteers a complicated task. Using volunteer management software for your animal rights organization can increase organizational efficiency. It can save administrators
Many volunteer programs wonder about how the COVID pandemic impacted their volunteer programs. This blog post will show you how to use the tools in Volgistics to get a percentage for the number of volunteers who are serving again compared with the number that were serving before the shutdown. To start, you’ll build a Set
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