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Utilizing Fundraising Volunteers During Coronavirus 

Utilizing Fundraising Volunteers During Coronavirus  If your nonprofit is like the many I follow on social media, you may have had to rethink your fundraising campaigns for the foreseeable future. That means relying on your network of followers, and perhaps even volunteer fundraisers, to help you spread the word about your organization. It may also mean you [...]

By |2020-05-21T11:56:13+00:00May 21st, 2020|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

How to Become the Productive, Mindful Nonprofit Leader the World Needs Right Now

How to Become the Productive, Mindful Nonprofit Leader the World Needs Right Now  The world is a hectic place right now, and now more than ever, our communities need you be a nonprofit leader who knows how to maintain a sense of calm, even during times of uncertainty, all while maintaining personal productivity.   It’s no [...]

By |2020-05-14T12:53:43+00:00May 14th, 2020|featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Volunteer Ethics & Risk Management: Should You Bring Volunteers In?

Volunteer Ethics & Risk Management: Should You Bring Volunteers In?  Considering the current pandemic, volunteer ethics are top of mind for nonprofits currently working on the front lines or who are planning to phase in operations over the next months.  Those that rely heavily on a volunteer workforce are understandably nervous about the chance that volunteers would be [...]

By |2020-05-20T20:57:41+00:00May 7th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

My Nonprofit Leadership Lessons in Failure & Uncertainty

My Nonprofit Leadership Lessons in Failure & Uncertainty  Yesterday, I had an inspired conversation with one of our VolunteerPro community members about nonprofit change management.  Although we are at different stages in our careers, our perspectives were very much in alignment.  Since taking on her job as a leader of volunteers, she has become a student of [...]

By |2020-05-07T15:44:23+00:00April 30th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Working as a Nonprofit Network in Times of Crisis: What We Can Learn from the Lowly Jellyfish

Working as a Nonprofit Network in Times of Crisis: What We Can Learn from the Lowly Jellyfish The problem with nonprofit networks is they rarely exist … until people really need them. Once a crisis hits, everyone starts scrambling for support, and turning to partners for aid.  And, sometimes it's too late.  As I used to remind my [...]

By |2020-05-07T15:43:09+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

A Riff on Best Practices in Volunteer Management with Nancy Macduff

A Riff on Best Practices in Volunteer Management with Nancy Macduff  Note: A version of this interview on best practices in volunteer management was originally published on December 10, 2010 on our now defunct Tobi’s Nonprofit Management Blog on December 10, 2010.  I was looking through my content archives and came across a fantastic interview with [...]

By |2020-04-23T15:40:31+00:00April 16th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Working Remotely: Boost the Impact of Your Nonprofit Communications with Stakeholders

Working Remotely: Boost the Impact of Your Nonprofit Communications with Stakeholders As a small business owner with clients and students who live hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away, I spend a LOT of time on nonprofit communications via webinars and conference calls. These tools help me feel connected, get me information quickly and easily, [...]

By |2020-05-18T17:06:09+00:00April 9th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Your Nonprofit Marketing Plan: How Fundraising, Marcoms & Volunteer Services Can Work Together

Your Nonprofit Marketing Plan: How Fundraising, Marcoms & Volunteer Services Can Work Together   When it comes to strategizing a nonprofit marketing plan, it’s the exception rather than the rule that the development department, the communications department, and volunteer services all work together in harmony.  Or, even put a joint plan in place for that matter.  It’s [...]

By |2020-04-09T12:20:36+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

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 |2020-04-07T20:13:14+00:00March 26th, 2020|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 |2020-04-07T20:13:44+00:00March 19th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments