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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

How to Design a Volunteer Training Program that Boosts Learning

How to Design a Volunteer Training Program that Boosts Learning When designing a volunteer training program, the biggest challenge is how to create a training process that doesn’t scare volunteers away. Often, the programs I work with have daunting amounts of information volunteers must learn in order to perform with confidence. Programs must be assured [...]

By |2019-11-26T17:30:16+00:00November 26th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Nonprofit Technology Trends You Need to Know to Reach Volunteers

Nonprofit Technology Trends You Need to Know to Reach Volunteers In my book chapter for Volunteer Engagement 2.0, I talk about nonprofit technology trends that are impacting how volunteers’ needs and expectations are changing. Technology is one of the most important and rapidly evolving domains in our lives and those of the volunteers with whom [...]

By |2019-11-26T14:37:45+00:00November 24th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|2 Comments

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid for Better Online Volunteer Training

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid for Better Online Volunteer Training If you lead volunteers, it's likely you’ll be called upon to design and deliver online presentations as part of your volunteer training or orientations. I’ve been participating in and presenting webinars for about seven years now, and I’m sad to say I don't see much [...]

By |2019-11-25T18:11:00+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments