How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

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Be it flexible work schedules and environments, unlimited paid time off, education subsidies, mechanisms to spotlight great work and provide praise and everything in between, organizations are focusing their efforts on the overall wellbeing and engagement of their employees.

6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

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Many digital advocacy organizations simply focus on campaigns that supporters can participate in by simply adding their names to petitions or letters to Congress. One key premise of distributed campaigns is that they function to fill a secondary priority in recruiting new volunteer leaders.

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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.

The 6 Hidden Benefits Of Volunteering

TechImpact

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 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!

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

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Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream. They believe in your organization and what it stands for, they give 100% and of course, they’re doing it for free. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1.

Tips to Motivate Your Volunteers and Keep Them Coming Back

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Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. Finding a good volunteer is like finding buried treasure. Volunteers are valuable in themselves, but keep in mind that a committed volunteer could mean a committed donor, too! Invite volunteers to join your nonprofit community!

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members. Do you want to be sharing what you know and learn with other volunteers?

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.

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.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Sustain Volunteer Engagement

Wild Apricot Blog

Many well-intentioned volunteer appreciation tactics actually end up demotivating people. This is one of the reasons why many organizations struggle with volunteer engagement. To help you, volunteer expert Barry Altland shows you the 4 key ways leaders can sustain volunteer engagement. Barry-Altland Volunteers volunteer-engagement

How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

He is an avid volunteer and change-maker. _. Have you ever thought about asking your volunteers to help you fundraise? Volunteers are natural sources of support because they have large networks that can be activated to help grow your nonprofit’s reach. Let’s unpack four strategies you can use to help your volunteers get on track to raise funds and awareness for your organization: Ask Your Volunteers to Engage Their Network in a Fun Competition.

How To Keep Your Volunteers Coming Back, And Why That Matters

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Volunteers are the life blood of many nonprofit organizations. You might be thinking: “Sure, of course I know my volunteers are important. Learn how to better manage your volunteers. How many of your volunteers have been with your organization for over a year?

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

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For some nonprofits, volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization. Volunteers can be even more valuable than donors. Every nonprofit can benefit from the help of volunteers, but recruiting and retaining new volunteers is easier said than done.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

For some nonprofits, volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization. Volunteers can be even more valuable than donors. Every nonprofit can benefit from the help of volunteers, but recruiting and retaining new volunteers is easier said than done.

Top Five Tips from National Volunteer Week

NonProfit Hub

National Volunteer Week 2017 has come to an end, but treating your volunteers well should be a priority each and every one of the other 51 weeks. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we compiled our top five tips to motivate your volunteers and keep them coming back.

3 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

In the midst of all the planning craze, it’s easy to forget the volunteers that provide vital services and bring passion to your organization. This could highlight the many projects and improvements thanks to your volunteers, and you could even award a Volunteer of the Year.

Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?

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All associations and membership organizations have two distinct workforces: staff and volunteers. And if we’re honest, we’ll admit that we have a love/hate relationship with the volunteer side. On the hate side, of course, volunteers can be quite annoying.

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.

How the Grinch Inspires Change for Leaders of Volunteers

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the future of your organization may have opportunities to grow, develop, extend its reach. How does the Grinch story help leaders of volunteers learn about what is important for any transformation initiative? The holiday season is a perfect time to solidify strategic plans for 2015.

Why Volunteering Needs to Be a Family Affair

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When organizations look at donor and volunteer demographic information, the popular thing to do is separate them into generational segments. It can serve as an opportunity to take a fresh look at donors and volunteers. Encourage volunteers to bring their children with them.

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.

5 Ways To Manage Volunteers And Get Work Done

TechImpact

A for-profit business with hundreds of paid employees will run differently than a nonprofit business being supported by hundreds of volunteers. Here are a few tips from The Fast Track to help you the next time you’re having trouble getting your volunteers motivated.

Rethinking Volunteer Recruitment: A Real-Time Example of How Not to Attract Volunteers

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Leaders of volunteers are just that, leaders of people who choose to serve. Still, developing a little savvy around what it takes to wear the marketing "hat" while attracting future volunteers can go a long way. Explore a real-time example to learn from the missteps of one organization''s approach. Then, learn more about what it takes to apply "otherliness" to your volunteer marketing messages They are typically not marketing wizards, and are not expected to be.

Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

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Does your organization need a disaster fundraising plan? The reality is that disasters can happen anywhere and organizations can be thrown into the relief efforts even when it isn’t part of their mission. Who will handle volunteer inquires?

5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

It can sometimes be a challenge to attract enough volunteers to your organization or event. When traditional recruiting tactics start to return lackluster results, consider implementing these five creative and free approaches to attracting volunteers: Mine Your Social Network. Maybe the volunteers you’re looking for have been right under your nose the whole time. Ask your friends and family if they or someone they know might want to volunteer.

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.

Volunteer Check-In: The Questions You Should Be Asking [DOWNLOAD]

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Then there are volunteers—the selfless individuals that help you because they truly care about the outcome of your mission. If you want volunteers to stick around, you should do everything in your power to make them happy. Ties with your organization become stronger, creating trust.

8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit Volunteers organizeWith over 62.5

The Mission Driven Volunteer

SocialFish

—————— Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an abundance of engaged, highly motivated volunteers who are brimming with ideas your association actually implements? Unfortunately, our world tends to look more like this: Difficulty recruiting volunteers.

How to Turn Volunteer Opportunities into a Job (For the Employer and Employee)

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Many nonprofit organizations may have a great alternative already built-in that allow you to turn volunteer opportunities into a job. . Volunteering is a great place to look for both jobs and potential employees. For Volunteers and Job Seekers.

Simple Ways to Encourage People to Volunteer Their Time

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profits and charitable organizations. Organizations that can’t hire as many employees as their for-profit counterparts turn to volunteers who give their own free time without expecting financial compensation

How Small Nonprofits Can Recruit Entrepreneur Volunteers to Their Cause

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He has over a decade of experience directing the financial and planning activities of small nonprofit organizations. _. Your small nonprofit creates new volunteer opportunities. Remember to package your volunteer ask with in-kind donation requests too.

Five ways to incentivize volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

One of the greatest challenges facing nonprofit organizations is garnering volunteers and, more importantly, the right kind of individuals. Offer titles within organization. We gave these volunteers the titles “brand ambassador” and “brand promoter”.

Why Complainers May (or May Not) Make Great Volunteers

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Yet, some Complainers may be bringing potential value to our organizations, and the causes we serve. Leaders just have to sift through the "Eeyores" to get to the "Tiggers" who can make a difference as a volunteer. Sure, we have heard them before.

How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

SocialFish

From elementary through high school, many students participate in community volunteer projects through their school or extracurricular activities. One of the main incentives for participation is having a volunteer record for putting on a college application.

The 3 W’s of Volunteer Recruitment

NonProfit Hub

So, you want to recruit volunteers, but you’re not sure how to go about it. You get plenty of calls and visits to your organization with inquiries about volunteer opportunities, but the conversation often doesn’t go far because the right questions aren’t being asked. However, recruiting volunteers requires much more than a phone call or having someone show up and get to work. Consider the who, what and why of volunteering as you recruit people to support your cause.

How to Avoid Staff and Volunteer Burnout

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With those conditions, executive directors and other high-profile leaders (not to mention staff and volunteers) can become burnt out quickly in the nonprofit sector. Click to check out Straz’s full list of ideas to prevent burnout, along with our tips specific to nonprofit organizations below.

Numbers, Stories and Pajamas: Inspirations for International Volunteer Day 2015

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It’s hard to think of a nonprofit that does not have volunteers as an important component in fulfilling its mission. So I thought in the spirit of International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2015), I should share three volunteerism topics that inspire me. Volunteering for Wellbeing.

Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness

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Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. To put this into perspective, in 2011 American’s volunteered almost 8 billion hours of their time, which accounted for over $170 billion worth of labor.