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A Nonprofit Research Report You Need to Download Now

A Nonprofit Research Report You Need to Download Now If you work with volunteers or lead an organization the engages them, check out our 2017 Volunteer Management Progress Report survey results.  The report with groundbreaking nonprofit research was just released this week. This “state of the industry” survey includes questions related to volunteer management practices, [...]

By |2019-11-25T16:02:32+00:00November 14th, 2019|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Volunteer Onboarding: 4 Simple Ways to Encourage Commitment

Much of the job of initiating volunteers is helping newcomers negotiate conflicting emotions – surprise, fear, ambiguity, etc. – as they work to settle into their volunteer jobs comfortably. Unfortunately, too few organizations take a strategic and thoughtful approach to onboarding. As a result, they become a revolving door for dissappointed volunteers seeking a better fit elsewhere and are left wondering why.

By |2019-11-25T12:27:35+00:00November 3rd, 2019|Volunteer Experience|2 Comments

Engage in Optimism Leadership with 6 Easy Steps

Engage in Optimism Leadership with 6 Easy Steps I’ve been getting lots of wonderful feedback about the animated video I created a few weeks ago (about the fictional volunteer interview gone awry).  Several people commented on the bittersweet nature of the content -- “‘Tis sad, but true.  The volunteer-organization communication divide is alive and well.” [...]

By |2019-11-30T14:26:06+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Volunteer Engagement Tips That Will Foster Deep Commitment

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.

By |2019-11-27T21:29:33+00:00October 24th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|2 Comments

How to Recruit Skilled Volunteers in 10 Simple Steps

Skilled volunteering certainly is a hot topic lately, and there are new resources to prove it. Volunteer Match just announced a new feature on their volunteer website, the Listing Wizard, and the professional networking website LinkedIn just added a “Volunteer Experience & Causes” section. Is your program ready to take advantage of the wealth of skills available in your community?

By |2019-11-27T21:08:38+00:00October 17th, 2019|Volunteer Recruitment|2 Comments