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.
UPDATE: 2018 Volunteer Management Report HERE! If you work with volunteers or lead an organization the engages them, check out our 2017 Volunteer Management Progress Report survey results. The report was just released this week. This “state of the industry” survey includes questions related to volunteer management practices, challenges, and needs. Through it, our research team [...]
Last week, I was the lucky beneficiary of several expressions of gratitude from clients and friends. Their heartfelt thank you notes really helped lift my spirits during an otherwise tough week. Their generosity also got me thinking about the power of gratitude. How might it be harnessed as a strategy to support the emotional health of volunteer teams? [...]
In Part I of this post, I discussed the changing nature of the workplace and how technological advances affect how we work with volunteers. In today’s world, most volunteers are both virtual and mobile -- even those that work on site -- because many already access information, communicate, and collaborate via a variety of personal [...]
Common volunteer management approaches reflect traditional views of human nature as egocentric, motivated by self-interest and the will to survive. New research, however, shows the opposite may be true.
Why not integrate volunteer workplace wellness programs into our volunteer recognition and retention strategies?
If mastery, autonomy and purpose are keys to motivation, there is no better way to motivate volunteers than through leadership programs that allow volunteers to experience all three. But, how can you inspire volunteers to lead and support them when you have no time and little money?
If you're thinking about offering volunteer stipends, or allowing employees to volunteer, be sure you understand how labor laws might affect you. Here is a brief run down.
MP900387727In today's wired world, volunteers can make significant contributions to an organization, even if they live tens, hundreds, or thousands of miles away. Working virtually volunteers can be just as effective (or as ineffective) as those working on site.
While it would be great if all volunteers were natural born leaders, had tons of time to give, and were willing to take on even the toughest tasks, it isn't always the case. So, what can we do?