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The Importance of Volunteer Pulse Surveys

The Importance of Volunteer Pulse Surveys In the corporate world, pulse surveys are common when it comes to employee engagement. But they have not really been used very much in the volunteer space. But pulse surveys, because I think they're valuable, especially during the current pandemic. With many teams working remotely, pulse surveys can help [...]

By |2020-11-13T13:02:57+00:00November 13th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

How to Convert Nonprofit Data to Wisdom: Is it All About the Numbers? 

How to Convert Nonprofit Data to Wisdom: Is it All About the Numbers?  Nonprofit data can be a powerful tool for generating a greater impact on communities.  But when it comes to converting trends into something that informs our actual, on-the-ground management decisions things can get confusing in a hot minute.  For example, back in [...]

By |2020-03-04T15:31:35+00:00February 20th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

3 Steps to Building a Sustainable Nonprofit Partnership

3 Steps to Building a Sustainable Nonprofit Partnership Building a sustainable nonprofit partnership isn't easy. I know first hand, as I have built several over my career.  Sometimes we spend hours and hours in negotiations, only to have the potential collaborator back out at the last minute.    Or, we make it through the set-up phase [...]

By |2020-04-07T20:18:44+00:00February 13th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Your Simple Guide to Improving Nonprofit Impact

Your Simple Guide to Improving Nonprofit Impact  In addition to the obvious, there are many reasons to track and improve nonprofit impact and efficiency in meeting missions.  These secondary issues might be because a major funder requires accountability to a set of outcome measures, or the Board of Directors is asking why goals aren’t being [...]

By |2020-01-09T20:53:17+00:00December 26th, 2019|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Volunteer Sustainability Strategies You Need To Increase Capacity

Volunteer Sustainability Strategies You Need To Increase Capacity In the face of ever-growing community needs and persistent economic strains on nonprofits, volunteer sustainability isn’t just a nice thing. It’s a necessary thing. Volunteerism is a strategic choice to use human resources to build capacity, and recent data shows it works. The Points of Light Service [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:29:38+00:00November 24th, 2019|Volunteer Impact|2 Comments

How to Calculate the Lifetime Value of Volunteers

How to Calculate the Lifetime Value of Volunteers It’s not uncommon for nonprofits to calculate the lifetime value of their donors. It helps them make decisions about how much is reasonable to spend on cultivating new contributors. This metric also helps the organization assess whether they are doing a good job at retaining supporters. But, [...]

By |2019-11-25T17:22:25+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Volunteer Impact|2 Comments