February 9, 2023 Episode #044: 6 Creative Ways to Recruit Volunteers When we think about recruiting volunteers, too often we focus on pushing out a big appeal as many times as possible on as many platforms as possible. But...what if you could apply some strategy and creativity [...]
February 2, 2023 Episode #043: How to Tap AmeriCorps Grants & Resources with Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom In this year’s Volunteer Management Progress Report, both time and volunteer recruitment were top challenges for leaders of volunteers. Just imagine if you could bring more program development and recruitment assistance [...]
January 26, 2023 Episode #042: Why Your Volunteer Recruitment Isn't Working (And What To Do Instead) We often think that, just because our marketing isn’t delivering the results we want, people in the community aren't interested in our cause or volunteering in general. It’s an easy [...]
April 19, 2022 Episode #002: How to Recruit Volunteers by Building a Following First #002: Do you know how to effectively recruit volunteers to your organization? In this week's episode of Volunteer Nation, we’re talking about how to recruit volunteers to your cause by building a [...]
Results of the Pathways to Participation study has just been released. In addition to analyzing what stimulates civic engagement, the study also points to organizational issues that can affect supporter retention. Fortunately, they are issues you can address directly.
Attracting and retaining the right talent requires that you develop a strategic, versus tactical, approach. Which are you using as your primary volunteer recrtuiment approach?
What is the #1 thing that creates loyal customers? It’s the social construct of reciprocity. Reciprocity is one of those social norms we live by. No matter where we come from, we feel obligated to return a favor. But, how can this concept work for volunteer programs?
Many people think of volunteer screening interview as an exercise in risk management. That’s only partially true. Interviews can also be an opportunity to more deeply understand the motivations of your applicant, which can help you with volunteer retention down the road.
I have a new friend who is an engineering professor at a local university. He’s been struggling with implementing a new student service program in one of their dorms. He asked for suggestions, so I thought I’d share them with my readers, too.
Whether you are trying to recruit volunteers, raise money, or advocate for an increased budget there’s nothing quite like a captivating testimonial to build support. The only problem is that it’s hard to come up with factual stories “on demand” when you need them. That’s where storybanking comes in