GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program. Before you attempt to create a program from scratch, evaluate what you have already in place.

Grow member engagement?with your learning program

Nimble AMS

Your continuing education program is one of your association’s key value propositions. According to Community Brands research , career advancement benefits – including?training Now is the time to double down on your learning program and increase member engagement.

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Create a Successful Volunteer Program that Inspires Volunteers to Follow Through

Get Fully Funded

The key to a successful volunteer program is follow through. In short, you need a successful volunteer program where volunteers follow through on what they say they are going to do. For young professionals, what types of networking groups are active in your community.

4 Ways to Measure Volunteer Program Return on Investment (ROI)

Volunteer Hub

Your organization’s volunteer program is an important driver toward mission. Here are 4 ways to measure volunteer program ROI and ensure you are getting the highest amount of value. As your nonprofit grows, so does the need to optimize your volunteer program and effectively measure ROI.

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Leveling up your major gifts program

Candid

We hear stories from donors who have more to give thanks to a booming stock market and see community members who need assistance to soften the ongoing health and economic impacts of the pandemic. Here are a few ideas to take your program to the next level. Faith and community leaders.

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Drummond Community Bank Selects 360factors’ Predict360 Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management Solutions

360 Factors

-->. Drummond Community Bank Selects 360factors’ Predict360 Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management Solutions. Home / Press Releases / Drummond Community Bank Selects 360factors’. 360factors is thrilled to work with the pioneering team at Drummond Community Bank.

Matching Gifts Program Management for Medical Nonprofits

Qgiv

Your medical nonprofit ensures the health and vitality of the community it serves. By instituting a matching gifts program at your medical nonprofit, your donors can provide additional funds so you can continue to do your crucial work. What is a matching gift program?

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Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. Principles of Community Organizing. There are many proven practices and strategies for engaging with communities and building up participation, whether around an event, a campaign, or a cause. First, identify what your community wants to do – what it is coming together around, whether it’s an event, an action, or a movement.

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While your organization accounts work to build an authentic community, share your story, and advance your brand strategy, playing the game as it was intended (person-to-person) can drive even more meaningful engagement with your cause. . But, wait – before you go recruiting your most outspoken supporters to shout about you in their Instagram stories, make sure you know these 7 keys to an effective social media ambassador program: . 6) Provide a fun and supportive community.

5 Types of Recurring Giving Programs to Consider

Classy

Your organization, then, needs to decide which type of recurring giving program or strategy is best tailored for your community and would incentivize these recurring donations. . Create a Membership Program.

Join me for an NTEN Webinar! More than just a community: Using communities to reach your program goals

Amy Sample Ward

Next Tuesday, I’m running a webinar with NTEN discussing “More than just a community: Using communities to reach your program goals.&# As always, I hope it’s a fun and informative session, but it’ll also have space for sharing and lots of questions. Description : Your nonprofit has a presence on Facebook or maybe your own private online community. Go to More Than Just A Community: Using Communities to Reach Your Program Goals.

The community approach to problem solving

Candid

This more just and equitable approach to philanthropy has been practiced for decades and the ethos it is based in—that those closest to the problem are the closest to the solutions—has deep roots in community organizing, deliberative democracy, and even in philanthropy itself. .

Community Impact: Using Patient Data to Measure Program Success

Connection Cafe

As I am sure we all have heard over the past few years (or maybe much longer), we need to demonstrate the results of our programs and tell our organization’s impact story in order to update our board, grow our donor base and develop new programs. Program Action / Activity.

[VIDEO] Creative Ways People Contribute to Community

Bloomerang

Lindsay Simonds will decode the top five most impactful ways people contribute to communities. If you’re watching the recording, hope you’re having a good day because we are here to talk about some creative ways that people are contributing to the community.

10 Best Practices for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Incorporating peer-to-peer into your strategy can not only enhance your fundraising program, but it can also help empower your supporters to go that extra mile for you where it means the most. Choose someone within your organization that can be responsible for heading up the program. Seems like such a small first step, but when someone is responsible for the program, it’s more likely it’ll stay strong.

Planning for Success: What is a Monthly Giving Program?

Qgiv

That’s where a monthly giving program can help! Your nonprofit can also use a monthly giving program to fundraise toward a specific project or goal. In this post, you’ll learn what a monthly giving program is and how it differs from other recurring donation structures.

It’s Time for Nonprofits to Think About Tech as Program Work, Not Overhead

Saleforce Nonprofit

That’s probably true in most cases, but it’s especially true for nonprofits that don’t trade in physical products, and instead rely on building community, creating deeply-rooted connections, and mobilizing others to join your cause. By: Joan Garry, Founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab.

June 2021 Equity Update to the Community

NTEN

This guidance allows us to remain open to change and improving as we grow alongside our local, regional, and global communities. We updated our equity statement and values to reflect our belief that an organizational goal is to strive towards liberation for our communities.

How to Start a Corporate Giving Program

Givinga Blog

As companies consider effective, modernized methods to connect with their employees, proactive giving plans and programs are becoming more popular – and more critical. It’s become readily apparent that enhancing and executing philanthropic programs, designed to not only give back but also attract and retain employees, benefits the community and the company as well. What do you want your giving program to look like?

Boys and Men of Color program equips organizations to thrive in pandemic and beyond

Candid

Candid’s Boys and Men of Color Executive Director Collaborative Program (BMOC) aims to address these challenges by helping nonprofit leaders leverage their strengths and align existing resources to sustain their programming while increasing collective impact for boys and men of color.

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits.

We Use Technology to Deliver Programs to Our Community!

NTEN

This week, we're talking about technology that supports program delivery with Anna and Mimi. Since we know many of you use technology to deliver your programs and services too, here's how you can participate: Just create a short video (or photo) that answers the prompt: “ I’ve been an NTEN Member for _ years because _ and I use technology to _ ”.

The Elements of a Successful Monthly Giving Program

Network for Good

Never fear, this lesson will walk you through setting up (or retooling) your own monthly giving program. How to outline a framework for your monthly giving program. What would that mean for our programs and mission? How to outline your monthly giving program framework.

The Elements of a Successful Monthly Giving Program

Network for Good

Never fear, this lesson will walk you through setting up (or retooling) your own monthly giving program. How to outline a framework for your monthly giving program. What would that mean for our programs and mission? How to outline your monthly giving program framework.

Interview with NTEN's Community Program Coordinator

NTEN

NTEN''s newest team member, Bethany, is focused on our community programs, including the Communities of Practice and Tech Clubs. This month''s theme is building community, on and offline - a perfect time to interview Bethany about her inspiration for working in nonprofit technology and more! How did you first become involved with the NTEN community? I discovered NTEN and the nptech community about four years ago. Community interview nptech nten staff

Inside the Encompass Ratings System Culture & Community Beacon Launch

Charity Navigator

Stephen leads the team of charity analysts, program specialists, and development engineers that launched the new Encompass rating methodology and criteria. charities constituent feedback Culture & Community Encompass encompass rating system nonprofit ratings nonprofits

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DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! We covered how to do Community Mapping (identifying the segments and goals of the community), Content Mapping (creating a plan for which content goes where, and why), and Data Tracking (pulling all the numbers together). DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Community Mapping. >> New grants or new programs.

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent with a Strong CSR Program

Givinga

Specifically, the millennial cohort is looking to work for companies that have demonstrated their commitment to giving back, the presence and promotion of a charitable giving program. The post Attracting and Retaining Top Talent with a Strong CSR Program appeared first on Givinga.

Introducing the TechSoup Ambassador Program

Tech Soup Blog

" We present you the TechSoup Ambassador Program , TechSoup's very own volunteer program and community. This program provides the tools for TechSoup supporters to help nonprofits take full advantage of all that TechSoup has to offer. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are a great fit for our ambassador program. Sign up for the TechSoup Ambassador Program Course to join our program.

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity. While they have received increasing attention in the recent years, on-campus voter registration programs aren’t a new phenomenon.

Designing Programs to Build Community: Case Study with Charity Technology Trust

Amy Sample Ward

This afternoon I had the pleasure and honor of spending a few hours with members of the Charity Technology Trust/Charity Technology Exchange team, part of the TechSoup Global network , exploring their options for creating programs or services to build and foster community throughout their network. Who is the community? The sweet spot is the middle or cross section between what you (the organization) want to do and what the community (or member organizations) want to do.

[WEBINAR] Empower Your Community With Fundraising Toolkits

CauseVox

Starting her career, Kelly oversaw an individual giving program that went from raising $300k annually to $1 million annually in just four years. Peer-to-peer fundraising activates your supporters to fundraise for you.

In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

There are definitely times when community building and even campaigning or organizing feels just like that! But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. In Defense of Community Managers. Community Managers provide key facilitation that empowers participation and engenders trust.

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

We’ll be facilitating a conversation, more than doing a formal presentation, and will focus on the power of crowdsourcing (using our own case study from conducting the Social Media for Social Good case study competition) and the application of social media in nonprofit program delivery. The competition we conducted as part of this panel surfaced a collection of case studies of organizations using social media in their program delivery. Social Media in Program Delivery.

Gateway Pet Guardians Create a Unique Points-Based Reward Program Using VolunteerHub’s Gamification Module

Volunteer Hub

Louis, IL, is working hard to create a thriving pet welfare community in the east side pet district. The organization has been providing support to the community for over 10 years and opened its first pet resource center in 2020. Louis, IL community. Need for community support.

How Changes to the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Affect Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Changes in Store for the Paycheck Protection Program: H.R. 7010, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, Signed into Law. Senate, makes changes to the Paycheck Protection Program , a signature initiative of the CARES Act.

Good Finds for Nonprofits: Engagement Communities

NonProfit Hub

This week, we’re looking at Engagement Communities, a platform designed to elevate your interaction with your team or board. MissionBox Engagement Communities. Here are a few things we love about this program: It removes most excuses.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launched to inspire charitable giving and conscious consumerism throughout the giving season, the 11 nonprofit gift programs listed below are ideal holiday gifts for family members, friends and work colleagues who are committed to social good and would rather you donate and invest in a nonprofit than spend money on another candle, sweater, or bath gift set. Gifts of Hope are actual items needed by the communities where they work. November 27, 2012 is the first ever #GivingTuesday.

New Nonprofit Tech Community Groups!

NTEN

We just had a flurry of exciting new Communities of Practice (CoPs) emerge since the 14NTC. CoPs create networking and educational experiences for members of the nonprofit tech community via regular discussion threads, conference calls, webinars, and tweet chats. Groups are developed and supported by volunteer community organizers. CommBuild : For those who build and sustain online and offline communities for nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations.

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A Community-Driven Approach to Program Design

Museum 2.0

How do you develop programs that are responsive to your community in a meaningful way? How do you find out what's important to different communities, and how do you change your plans based on their needs? At the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH), we've started experimenting with a "community first" approach to program development. So we've started a new committee called C3--the Creative Community Committee. Six goals for MAH community programs.

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

NTEN

Online community management, for one thing. Learning from my fellowship at EPIP and other organizations’ experiences, I have learned three important lessons about engaging an online community. Community community engagement Program Sophia Guevara. Social Media Fellow. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common?

Betsy Beaumon on Benetech's Literacy Program

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Year That Was and the New Year Ahead Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, Benetech's VP and General Manager of the Literacy Program 2012 was a year of titanic shifts in the fields of consumer technology, education, and publishing, along with the requisite challenges brought about by such rapid change. One of the biggest changes to Bookshare in the last ten years has been in the area of education, through funding from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Empowering Communities in Land Use Development Projects

NTEN

The power of community engagement is in your hands. Through utilizing mobile engagement tools , consulting firms are now making it easier for community members to get involved. community engagement tools Data Mobile mobile campaigns Program Jeb Ory. Phone2Action. Behold, your phone.