6 Tips to Retain Volunteers

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Volunteers are superheroes! It’s imperative that you recruit a strong volunteer base and, more importantly, retain their commitment them by valuing their time, effort, and skills. . According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , volunteer rates have been declining over the past decade.

6 Tips to Know Your Nonprofit Is Ready for Skilled Volunteers

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As a nonprofit leader myself, I know how frequently social sector organizations are strapped for capacity. Engaging skilled volunteers (also known as pro bono service) can be way to solve the capacity challenge.

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5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

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It is not a secret that nonprofits need volunteers and donors to achieve their goals and carry out their mission. The question is, is your organization focusing on the volunteer base that you already have? Here are 5 best practices to help you convert more volunteers to donors.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program. Then design the jobs that you want volunteers to do.

3 Steps for a Successful Day of Skilled Volunteer Service

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Days of service are one of the most popular corporate volunteer programs. Skills-based volunteerism focuses on building infrastructure for nonprofits that often operate with reduced resources and budgets. First, consider using the day as a launchpad for ongoing volunteer engagement.

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7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

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Though nonprofits understand the power of imagery, many still struggle with : Getting their message out there. With a new year, many nonprofit organizations are gearing up their digital marketing campaigns to spread the word and hopefully increase their impact on the world.

The Perfect Volunteer Experience

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In deference to Craig and Arianna, the popular SNL cheerleader skit from a few years back, I offer the PERFECT CHEER for the perfect volunteer experience. The operation, the other volunteers, the environment, and most importantly, the leaders.

The 6 Hidden Benefits Of Volunteering

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As if contributing to a cause that’s bigger than yourself wasn’t reason enough to give your time, volunteering your time to a charitable cause has some hidden benefits, too. If it is so intuitively obvious that volunteering is beneficial to someone, why is volunteering at a 10 year low ?

How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

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For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers. And while many of your volunteers are beyond helpful, there are some that are, well, not so helpful. Featured Volunteer Management

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

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Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Volunteer Recruiting. Use volunteer recruitment forms to reach the right people for your project. Volunteer Delegation.

Know Your Volunteers To Drive Better Volunteers

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of of Americans over the age of 16 volunteered in some capacity between 2009, and 2013. And nonprofits everywhere are looking for ways to make this number go up. Learn how to better manage your volunteers. So how do you find better volunteers?

Understanding Volunteers and Donors With Analytics

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Truly understanding your organization’s prospects and customer behavior can be the difference between successful and unsuccessful volunteer recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Many nonprofits forget that their volunteers and donors are also customers.

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

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When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date. Rather than dinner at a fancy restaurant or a picnic in the park, that first date with your prospective volunteer is most likely a landing page on your website.

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

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In addition to attractive employee perks, building transformative employee volunteer and giving programs and embedding them within the organizational culture is key to promoting happy employees who stay with their companies. Volunteering benefits everyone.

3 Volunteer Engagement Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

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So often, we focus on what nonprofits can learn from corporations, whether it’s borrowing marketing best practices, taking an ROI-focused approach to measurement , or segmenting audiences with technology to fuel maximum engagement. kickoff to a volunteering event.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs Skills-Based Volunteers

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Kimberly Dulin is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Partnership Manager for Catchafire , a for-purpose social mission business that makes skills-based connections between volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Enter: Skills-based volunteering.

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7 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Implement to Engage Volunteers

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While volunteers keep your staffing needs minimal, and allow your nonprofit to focus on the next big project, are you really getting the most out of your volunteers? Here are our top 7 tips to engage your volunteers and turn them into nonprofit ambassadors: Provide incentives.

The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

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The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals. Taking this approach to nonprofit and corporate partnerships enables an environment of trust and learning as well.

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Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question

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Whatever you want to call them , there’s no doubting their importance in funding the nonprofit sector in future decades. What nonprofits can not lose sight of is the ever increasingly important role they’ll have to play in the volunteerism world, too. Donors or volunteers?

Turn Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers Into High Impact Volunteers

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Volunteers give expecting nothing in return. And it is quite literally what defines them as a volunteer. However, getting the most out of your volunteer force can be difficult, and finding ways to help them achieve more can be even more taxing. Get Your volunteers more engrained.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

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Case in point: one area of data management where many non-profits fall woefully short is in the organization of volunteer assets. And yet a huge majority—93 percent—report that “the most important functionality lets staff track volunteer activities and the number of hours worked.”

4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

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April is National Volunteer Month! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole month dedicated to honoring volunteers across the country. Volunteers come to you with the desire to help out (for free!) Show off your awesome volunteers! Featured Volunteer Management

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

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Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. Wherever it occurs, volunteering exists to help others. We did some digging to find out all the reasons why volunteering rocks. Volunteering helps build a strong safety net for when you’re experiencing trying times.

Why The Best Volunteers Just Moved

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Despite 10% of the American workforce working in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations still rely heavily on volunteers to complete its mission. That being said, nonprofits everywhere are constantly looking for enough volunteers, to bolster up its roster.

3 New Places To Recruit Volunteers

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If your nonprofit uses volunteers, which it almost certainly does in some capacity, you’ve undoubtedly at times found it difficult to find volunteers. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

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4 Ways Thinking Like A Marketer Will Help Volunteer Retention

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Despite the efforts of social media networks like LinkedIn , many nonprofits still struggle engaging, gaining, and retaining volunteers. Starting to think more like a marketing manager, instead of a volunteer manager , might be just what your nonprofit needs.

Being a Visionary in Your Volunteer Work

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When tackling social justice issues (which much volunteer work and nonprofit organizations are devoted to), it is important for us to have a productive, caring, and positive outlook.

4 Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Techniques

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And leading volunteers is often times the most difficult task of all. Volunteers are working for no reward, no payment. Participating and being hands on is often times the best and most direct way to motivate volunteers. By showing how much you care about the project or event by rolling your sleeves up and getting involved, the easier it will be for your volunteers to get on board too. Remember, your volunteers are there because they want to be.

How to Engage Volunteers in Your 2016 Giving Tuesday Strategy

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At its core, Giving Tuesday is a movement —a movement through which nonprofit organizations around the world ask their supporters to rally around their missions during the holiday season. If your volunteers are not playing a key role in your Giving Tuesday strategy , they should!

10 Tips for Managing Volunteers on a Low Budget

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No matter what kind of budget your nonprofit has, everyone can agree that volunteers are one of the best investments–primarily because they are free! Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team.

Why You Need To Understand Your Volunteers

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The more people volunteer, the better off your nonprofit is. We all know the hours donated to your nonprofit by ardent volunteers contributes both directly and indirectly to helping your nonprofit complete its mission. Volunteer surveys.

6 Ways Content Marketing Platforms Can Net Your Nonprofit Volunteers

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Chances are good that without volunteers, your nonprofit does not function. The days of the newspaper advertisement, or flyer around town looking for volunteers is over. Attract volunteers steadily. Organize volunteers. Reward volunteers.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

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As a HubSpot Certified inbound marketer, he is a contributor to Nonprofit Hub, National Council of Nonprofits, Ragan, Social Media Today, Search Engine Journal, The Build Network, HubSpot, Content Marketing Institute and Business2Community.

How To Help Volunteers Create Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Nonprofits rely heavily on the generosity of donors. A common, but detrimental, practice of charities is to return to the same small pool of supporters over and over again to ask for funds or volunteer hours.

Volunteers Do Their Best Work While Engaged

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Truth be told, unskilled and highly skilled volunteers are having a difficult time finding volunteer opportunities that are both challenging, engaging, and keeps them coming back for more. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015. Engage volunteers.

4 Easy Steps To Finding Your Next Volunteer

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Or did you know that the highly trafficked social media outlet has recently launched a new platform, called the Volunteer Marketplace that helps match nonprofits with talented volunteers? Here are the 4 steps you need to follow to start finding volunteers today on LinkedIn.

10 New Ideas For Managing Volunteers On A Low Budget

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No matter what kind of budget your nonprofit has, everyone can agree that volunteers are one of the best investments–primarily because they are free! Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team.

5 Ways To Incorporate Mobile Tech Into Your Volunteer Program

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Today’s volunteers are tech-savvy, and very busy. So why not engage volunteers where they spend most of their time–on their mobile phone. Check out these 5 tips from VolunteerMatch.com , on engaging volunteers and supporters via a mobile device: Text Reminders.

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How to keep volunteers from quitting – a two-act play

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No, it’s a scene in a nonprofit organization office where there is poor communication about goals, roles and responsibilities of volunteers and staff. Have you ever heard comments like these, from volunteers “I’m sorry; I can’t take this anymore.” Don’t go. We can work it out.”

Your Volunteers Are Not ‘Set It And Forget It’

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What the tagline should not be describing is the way your nonprofit handles its volunteers. billion hours of service, worth an estimated $175 billion, volunteers are what makes the nonprofit sector go. Learn how to better manage your volunteers.

Volunteers Give 10x the Dollars

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“As it happens, a lot of our volunteers are donors,” says Dora Chan. Well, for one thing, could your team answer this: “To what extent does our own volunteer list overlap with our donor list?” Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace for Nonprofits

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To help nonprofits recruit qualified volunteers and to assist individuals eager to volunteer with nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched a Volunteer Marketplace where nonprofits can post volunteer opportunities and LinkedIn members can search for volunteer opportunities in their local communities.