Next month we're partnering with Wild Apricot to offer a Free Expert Webinar: Converting Volunteers From Joiners to Stayers on the topic of volunteer onboarding. It’s open to anyone and is free. Also, after the formal webinar presentation, we’re trying something new – we’re going to stay online for a more informal discussion. So, stick around after! [...]
The New Volunteer Coordinator: The First 90 Days – 22 Big Picture Tips to Rock Your Volunteer Program
How do you, as a volunteer coordinator, connect with volunteers who share the same passion for your cause? And, how do you work in partnership with them to bring about change for the common good? These questions may be simple, but designing a smart volunteer program takes a little savvy. That’s why I wrote this [...]
When I'm writing or designing content, my motto is "No fluff, just helpful stuff," and I work hard to delver on that promise. We're expanding our website, and I'm asking our blog readers and fans to share their most pressing volunteer program needs, so we can create easy-to-use resources, products, training, and services that truly [...]
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?
volunteers seem like a great match and they show a lot of enthusiasm about joining. But, even though you’ve got them to “yes!”, getting them to show up for training or their volunteer shift, it’s like pulling teeth. Can anything be done, or are folks just not able to commit any more?
Volunteers need a GPS (global positioning system) to help guide them through the orientation process and get familiar with your new environment. You can create a Volunteer Handbook that can act as your program’s personal GPS.