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10 Year-End Volunteer Recognition Ideas

10 Year-End Volunteer Recognition Ideas Volunteer recognition is a crucial component to any thriving volunteer program, but fresh volunteer recognition ideas are sometimes hard to come by. Appreciating others for what they give freely is part of fulfilling the social contract, and certainly part of the spreading the holiday spirit. Acknowledging the contributions of [...]

By |2020-12-30T20:27:55+00:00December 17th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Your Team is Stressed. Gratitude Leadership Can Help!

Your Team is Stressed. Gratitude Leadership Can Help! Gratitude leadership is a way to help reduce the stress your team is experiencing. Here in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday is hitting a little differently this year. Compared the what we’ve experienced so far in 2020, the normal holiday stress seems non-existent. As we [...]

By |2020-12-30T21:08:12+00:00November 25th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

How to Make Volunteer Newsletters More Interesting

How to Make Volunteer Newsletters More Interesting During our weekly coaching call last Friday, I received a few questions about starting and maintaining volunteer email newsletters that are interesting to read. So, this week’s blog focuses on how to put together an engaging and sustainable email newsletter that volunteers can’t wait to open up [...]

By |2020-12-30T21:24:16+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Nonprofit Virtual Events: Your Guide to Inspired Gatherings  

Nonprofit Virtual Events: Your Guide to Inspired Gatherings   The sky really is the limit when it comes to coordinating nonprofit virtual events, and with all the options, it can be overwhelming. This blog post will help you quickly gain clarity on the options and best practices to hosting a phenomenal online event that keeps people [...]

By |2020-09-03T11:28:47+00:00August 27th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Online Service Learning: Projects for Students & Nonprofits

Online Service Learning: Projects for Students & Nonprofits   At first glance, it may appear that service learning is not naive but now outdated – nice to have, but not at all possible given the current chaos surrounding back-to-school plans and safety dilemmas during the global COVD-19 pandemic.  But, I’d argue that these opportunities are more [...]

By |2020-08-20T11:13:00+00:00August 13th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Your Guide to Creative Volunteer Appreciation

Your Guide to Creative Volunteer Appreciation  Volunteer Appreciation doesn’t have to be difficult; however, in our training community at VolunteerPro, we are constantly asked to share our insight on the best ways in which to show appreciation to volunteers.  How can you get a jump on showing volunteers appreciation, without spending lots of time and money? [...]

By |2020-07-16T14:03:23+00:00July 9th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Are Nonprofit Volunteers Enchanted with Their Experience?

Are Nonprofit Volunteers Enchanted with Their Experience?  When you think about the experience of nonprofit volunteers how would you rate it?    I mean if you were being truly honest about it.    How would you rate how supporters connect with your organization, get prepared to serve, and are treated when they show up?    Are they greeted [...]

By |2020-04-07T20:16:27+00:00February 27th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

8 Volunteer Human Resources Tools Your Nonprofit Shouldn’t Live Without

8 Volunteer Human Resources Tools Your Nonprofit Shouldn’t Live Without Most people understand that you’ll get more done if everyone is rowing in the same direction, however, it’s amazing how many organizations neglect to provide the key volunteer human resources documents that can point the way.    In the end, to find success volunteer organizations should [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:05:57+00:00February 6th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Why You Need to Embrace Organizational Support for Volunteers

If you’ve been involved in volunteer management for any length of time, you’ve inevitably come across people who just don’t get it. They either view volunteers as widgets who can be automatically plugged in to shore up the organizational need du jour, or they think volunteers are too much hassle to be worth it. If the decision makers in your organization feel this way, you’re not likely to get the support you need.

By |2019-11-27T16:26:41+00:00November 27th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|2 Comments

How to Boost the Power of Your Volunteer Orientation Process

How to Boost the Power of Your Volunteer Orientation Process Most nonprofits use presentation-style training to deliver their volunteer orientations. Research shows, however, that presentations, by themselves, don’t teach behavior skills or promote critical thinking. It’s no wonder volunteers don’t always learn what they need to during the orientation process. Luckily, the effectiveness of presentations [...]

By |2019-11-26T14:08:53+00:00November 26th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|1 Comment
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