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Supervising Volunteers: Using Transformational Talent Management to Take Your Organization Further

Supervising Volunteers: Using Transformational Talent Management to Take Your Organization Further The challenge of supervising volunteers effectively is often noted as a key concern for volunteer organizations.  We see it pop up in our annual Volunteer Management Progress Report state-of-the-industry survey and mentioned by our training participants.  The fact is folks are not having fun.  The ability to lead an unpaid [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:47:32+00:00September 10th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Online Volunteer Management Training: What We’ve Done to Pivot During COVID-19 

Online Volunteer Management Training: What We’ve Done to Pivot During COVID-19  Since the formation of the digital side of our business, VolunteerPro, we’ve been presenting online volunteer management training in the form of individual live webinars, on-demand courses, a membership community portal, and a series of online events.  And, we’ve learned a lot over the years -- what [...]

By |2020-09-16T15:14:51+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Coordinating Volunteers: Two Free Trainings to Inspire Transformation 

Coordinating Volunteers: Two Free Trainings to Inspire Transformation  Last spring, in response to COVID-19, we started offering regular Facebook Lives to help those who were coordinating volunteers in this time of uncertainty.  We focused on both mindset work as well as tactical skills to help leaders of volunteers coordinate volunteers more effectively and with less stress.  Mindset is a [...]

By |2020-09-03T11:28:20+00:00August 20th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Inclusive Volunteerism: What You Can Do Right Now to Be A Better Champion

Inclusive Volunteerism: What You Can Do Right Now to Be A Better Champion  As a leader, the work of promoting more inclusive volunteerism may feel like the right thing to do. It also might feel overwhelming and scary.    You might wonder if you are the right person to lead such an effort. You may distrust your organization’s [...]

By |2020-08-25T14:28:21+00:00August 6th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Hidden Volunteerism Benefits That Help More than Just the Organization They Serve 

Hidden Volunteerism Benefits That Help More than Just the Organization They Serve   Most people who volunteer go into it because they want to help the communities they live in, not for the volunteerism benefits.   However, leaders of volunteers know that volunteering is a 2-way street, and the benefits are two-fold.   Volunteerism benefits don’t just [...]

By |2020-08-12T13:37:32+00:00July 30th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Build your Confidence as a Volunteer Leader with a Leadership Traits Self-Assessment 

Build your Confidence as a Volunteer Leader with a Leadership Traits Self-Assessment  Working as a leader of volunteers requires a unique balance of knowledge, skills, and abilities; however, new volunteer leaders typically lack the confidence they need to oversee a successful volunteer program.   According to the CCVA’s core competencies, volunteer leaders are expected to act as leaders in [...]

By |2020-07-23T11:24:48+00:00July 16th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Volunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions: What to Include to Attract the Right Talent 

Volunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions: What to Include to Attract the Right Talent  Is your nonprofit hiring for your volunteer services department? With the myriad of tasks associated with a leader of volunteers’ role, crafting the perfect volunteer coordinator job description can be quite the challenge.   The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration outlines seven core volunteer management competencies that their organization utilizes [...]

By |2020-07-09T11:20:04+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Charitable Giving & Volunteerism: An Eco-System for Greater Resilience

Charitable Giving & Volunteerism: An Eco-System for Greater Resilience  Last week, the 2020 Giving USA  report was released which offers up key statistics on charitable giving trends in the US.   Although, the data is from 2019 – which feels like a long time ago after the pandemic hit – it offers some hope as nonprofits look toward re-opening their [...]

By |2020-07-09T11:13:32+00:00June 25th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Re-opening Your Volunteer Opportunities: A List of Questions to Ask

Re-opening Your Volunteer Opportunities: A List of Questions to Ask  In today’s uncertain times, a strong supporter eco-system -- made up of both volunteers and donors -- and a healthy slate of volunteer opportunities will be essential to the future sustainability of nonprofits.   Now, more than ever, supporters will be crossing the thresholds between giving and [...]

By |2020-06-24T20:38:35+00:00June 18th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments