Announcing: Our New Nonprofit Podcast! Wave goodbye to our Tobi Johnson and Associates blog and say hello to our new nonprofit podcast, Volunteer Nation! After literally years of planning (and procrastination), the my newest is finally ready for primetime. You may have already been listening to my Time + Talent Podcast with Jennifer Bennett [...]
How to Forge Stronger Bonds with Remote & Hybrid Volunteers Hybrid volunteers – or volunteers contribute time to nonprofits both online and in person – can be invaluable assets to a nonprofit. They can bring special skills and talent to the table that a nonprofit might otherwise not have available or would need to pay a [...]
Why not integrate volunteer workplace wellness programs into our volunteer recognition and retention strategies?
I often write about how organizations can improve their volunteer programs from the perspective of an experienced nonprofit consultant. Today, I thought I’d write from a different angle and explore my current volunteer experience in order to better understand why it works. And, I’ll suggest some key takeaways for volunteer-led organizations.
Results of the Pathways to Participation study has just been released. In addition to analyzing what stimulates civic engagement, the study also points to organizational issues that can affect supporter retention. Fortunately, they are issues you can address directly.
Volunteer Handbooks (also called Manuals, Guides, etc.) are a key foundational risk management strategy. They are also an important part of the talent management of your volunteer corps.
This is How to Create a Successful Volunteer Engagement Strategy I often get asked what a complete nonprofit volunteer engagement strategy looks like. What are the pieces? What's really necessary to get results? How should staffing be structured? How can we pull everything together into a cohesive whole everyone can understand? So, this [...]
Volunteer Generation Fund Grants May Be Available in Your State Finding funding to directly support volunteer services is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but help is on the way – Volunteer Generation Fund grants are now being announced for the 2021 fiscal year. This funding is a [...]
Your Exclusive Checklist for Strategic Volunteer Engagement Planning Many volunteer managers in the VolunteerPro Premium Membership community are struggling with how they can build strategic volunteer engagement that is better than ever before. After more than a year of unrest in our communities due to COVID-19, social injustice, severe weather, etc., they come to realize [...]
5 Ideas for Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Events Who knew that last year when I wrote about how to move your volunteer appreciation event online, we’d still be discussing how to engage volunteers remotely a year later?! But, here we are, on the heels of another National Volunteer Week and even though with the arrival of vaccines there are hopes [...]