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How to Design a Volunteer Training Program that Boosts Learning

How to Design a Volunteer Training Program that Boosts Learning When designing a volunteer training program, the biggest challenge is how to create a training process that doesn’t scare volunteers away. Often, the programs I work with have daunting amounts of information volunteers must learn in order to perform with confidence. Programs must be assured [...]

By |2019-11-26T17:30:16+00:00November 26th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Volunteer Sustainability Strategies You Need To Increase Capacity

Volunteer Sustainability Strategies You Need To Increase Capacity In the face of ever-growing community needs and persistent economic strains on nonprofits, volunteer sustainability isn’t just a nice thing. It’s a necessary thing. Volunteerism is a strategic choice to use human resources to build capacity, and recent data shows it works. The Points of Light Service [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:29:38+00:00November 24th, 2019|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

New and Exciting Ideas for Volunteer Rewards and Recognition

Naturally, leaders of volunteers want to express their gratitude for the contributions of their volunteers and want to encourage them to continue their efforts. As I work on a volunteer recognition and retention plan for one of my consulting clients, I’ve taken a step back to reconsider -- What really motivates us? How can that be integrated into how we reward and recognize volunteers?

By |2019-11-26T22:13:20+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Volunteer Management|1 Comment

How to Generate Investment In Your Volunteer Program

In his recent Ted Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong,” author and fundraiser Dan Pallotta raises some serious questions about our current mindset in the social sector. He argues that a discriminatory belief system about nonprofits stunts our growth and capacity. This also impact how we think about and resource our volunteer programs.

By |2019-11-26T21:40:19+00:00November 20th, 2019|Volunteer Management|1 Comment

Volunteer Retention Tips That Will Keep Them Coming Back for More

Volunteer Retention Tips That Will Keep Them Coming Back for More All volunteers need some sort of training.  In fact, training has a big impact on your organization's volunteer retention rate.  According to “Volunteer Management Practices and Retention of Volunteers,” a study by the Urban Institute, “Charities that say they have adopted to a large [...]

By |2019-11-27T18:00:56+00:00November 9th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|1 Comment