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5 Simple Volunteer Email Campaigns to Engage Your Community  

5 Simple Volunteer Email Campaigns to Engage Your Community   Volunteer email communications are most often used to answer questions, send reminders, and share basic logistics, but they can be used for so much more.  Emails can entertain, inform, and inspire.  They can prompt action. They can deepen friendships and spread compassion. They can also [...]

By |2020-03-26T11:20:40+00:00March 26th, 2020|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

COVID-19 & Volunteer Organizations: Business Continuity & Recovery Planning 

COVID-19 & Volunteer Organizations: Business Continuity & Recovery Planning  In our VolunteerPro Membership Community, there’s been plenty of conversation about COVID-19 and volunteer organizations.  Should volunteers be included in the response effort in organizations that can’t shut down due to the nature of their essential services? How can volunteers be protected? How can volunteers continue to [...]

By |2020-03-26T00:55:14+00:00March 19th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Recruitment for Volunteers: Key Trends & What to Do About Them 

Recruitment for Volunteers: Key Trends & What to Do About Them  Has your nonprofit’s recruitment for volunteers been less than effective lately?   Are you disappointed with lackluster response rates to your calls to action? Are you worried that people simply aren’t volunteering anymore?   Have you given up on your dream of full volunteer capacity?  Before we [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:47:29+00:00March 12th, 2020|Volunteer Recruitment|0 Comments

Volunteer Supervision: It’s Time to Ditch Nagging in Favor of Inspiring

Volunteer Supervision: It's Time to Ditch Nagging in Favor of Inspiring  Several years ago, my Aunt Deanna expressed her frustration in an email to me about the lack of effective volunteer supervision at an agency where she volunteered.    She is an avid volunteer and was disappointed that many of her fellow volunteers didn’t show up for a [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:48:58+00:00March 5th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Are Nonprofit Volunteers Enchanted with Their Experience?

Are Nonprofit Volunteers Enchanted with Their Experience?  When you think about the experience of nonprofit volunteers how would you rate it?    I mean if you were being truly honest about it.    How would you rate how supporters connect with your organization, get prepared to serve, and are treated when they show up?    Are they greeted [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:48:05+00:00February 27th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

How to Convert Nonprofit Data to Wisdom: Is it All About the Numbers? 

How to Convert Nonprofit Data to Wisdom: Is it All About the Numbers?  Nonprofit data can be a powerful tool for generating a greater impact on communities.  But when it comes to converting trends into something that informs our actual, on-the-ground management decisions things can get confusing in a hot minute.  For example, back in [...]

By |2020-03-04T15:31:35+00:00February 20th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

3 Steps to Building a Sustainable Nonprofit Partnership

3 Steps to Building a Sustainable Nonprofit Partnership Building a sustainable nonprofit partnership isn't easy. I know first hand, as I have built several over my career.  Sometimes we spend hours and hours in negotiations, only to have the potential collaborator back out at the last minute.    Or, we make it through the set-up phase [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:47:03+00:00February 13th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

8 Volunteer Human Resources Tools Your Nonprofit Shouldn’t Live Without

8 Volunteer Human Resources Tools Your Nonprofit Shouldn’t Live Without Most people understand that you’ll get more done if everyone is rowing in the same direction, however, it’s amazing how many organizations neglect to provide the key volunteer human resources documents that can point the way.    In the end, to find success volunteer organizations should [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:05:57+00:00February 6th, 2020|Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

The Best Time Management Tips for Increased Focus

The Best Time Management Tips for Increased Focus We recently published our 2020 Volunteer Management Progress Report, and we found that volunteer managers are citing a lack of time as one of their top challenges. We can write about time management tips and productivity hacks week after week; however, the report clearly shows that you need easy wins [...]

By |2020-01-30T16:17:09+00:00January 30th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Volunteer Management Best Practices: What You Need to Know

Volunteer Management Best Practices: What You Need to Know We recently wrapped up a lengthy analysis of the data we collected from our 5th annual, state-of-the-industry survey, which gives us first hand knowledge on volunteer management best practices. We are so inspired by all of the information volunteer management professionals from around the world shared [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:04:10+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments