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Volunteering During COVID-19: 14 Ways Volunteers Can Help with Relief and Recovery

Volunteering During COVID-19: 14 Ways Volunteers Can Help with Relief and Recovery   The global pandemic has been persistently pulling at the social structures and everyday lives of citizens around the world. Volunteering during COVID-19 is just one of those social structures that has witnessed a downturn.   However, with the rollout of vaccines, there is hope [...]

By |2021-05-26T16:46:50+00:00May 27th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Recruitment|0 Comments

What Nine Days on a Boat Taught Me About Volunteer Team Development and Being a Leader

What Nine Days on a Boat Taught Me About Volunteer Team Development and Being a Leader  Volunteer team development can be tricky – we want our volunteers and employees to work in harmony.  But how do we pull it off?  Sometimes, it’s by reflecting on our own experiences.  I was both privileged and pushed [...]

By |2021-05-21T14:02:21+00:00May 20th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Prep for Post-COVID With This Step-by-Step Volunteer Program Evaluation

Prep for Post-COVID With This Step-by-Step Volunteer Program Evaluation  It seems that the past year has been full of pivots, with nonprofits and nonprofit staff continually reacting to the threat of COVID-19.   And, if you are like many of the other organizations out there, you’ve likely had to significantly reduce [...]

By |2021-04-30T15:38:20+00:00April 8th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Addressing Issues of Equity in Volunteerism: Where to Look & What to Do

Addressing Issues of Equity in Volunteerism: Where to Look & What to Do  Every year, the results of our Volunteer Management Progress Report survey reveal a troubling trend: lack of diversity among those who work in our sector which, we fear, may also result in issues of equity in volunteerism as a whole.  Year over year, respondents [...]

By |2021-03-25T15:59:03+00:00March 25th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

How to Align Your Social Media Strategy with 6 Key Volunteer Motivations

  How to Align Your Social Media Strategy with 6 Key Volunteer Motivations  Using social media to recruit and retain the right people for your volunteer needs means understanding their individual volunteer motivation more effectively.   We’ve discussed the importance of nonprofits stepping up their outreach and marketing before. Here, we present some tactics you can put to work in [...]

By |2021-03-11T15:22:36+00:00March 11th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Recruitment|0 Comments

On Modeling Powerful Resilience for Yourself and in Leading Volunteers

On Modeling Powerful Resilience for Yourself and in Leading Volunteers  When leading volunteers, among the many skills you'll find helpful, a good measure of resilience is important. We know, as leaders in this world, that we need to be there for other people. One thing we should recognize is that we also need to be [...]

By |2021-02-25T21:44:37+00:00February 25th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

How to Use Nonprofit Marketing to Craft a Reliable Supporter Pipeline

How to Use Nonprofit Marketing to Craft a Reliable Supporter Pipeline  (You may want to suggest this post to your Marketing Director!)  Your organization can leverage best practices in nonprofit marketing to consistently cultivate supporters and willing volunteers. We hope this information helps you create the kind of momentum needed to recruit and engage [...]

By |2021-02-11T17:00:10+00:00February 11th, 2021|featured, Volunteer Recruitment|0 Comments

Civic Participation & the Right to Vote: Brought to You by Volunteers. Worth Defending. 

Civic Participation & the Right to Vote: Brought to You by Volunteers. Worth Defending.  When most volunteer organizations that are not involved in politics or policy think of civic participation, they often view it as something entirely separate from volunteerism.  They often see it as something that is a result, rather than an action, of community organizing [...]

By |2020-10-08T15:23:03+00:00October 8th, 2020|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

How to Craft Your Volunteer Training in 5 Easy Steps

How to Craft Your Volunteer Training in 5 Easy Steps If you haven’t received training as an instructional designer, you may wonder how to best estimate the cost and decide on the content you should include in your volunteer training (or training for staff who supervise volunteers). Developing new training – or renovating old workshops [...]

By |2020-02-27T18:25:26+00:00November 21st, 2019|featured, Volunteer Training|0 Comments
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