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.

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. It’s all about how you structure your volunteer program to attract and retain reliable volunteers.

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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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Grow member engagement?with your learning program

Nimble AMS

Your continuing education program is one of your association’s key value propositions. Now is the time to double down on your learning program and increase member engagement. Four ways to grow member engagement with your learning program.

Leveling up your major gifts program

Candid

One way to get more funding is to start or grow your major gifts program to channel resources toward an equitable recovery for all. Here are a few ideas to take your program to the next level. Starting a major gifts program can be intimidating. It has been quite a year.

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Paycheck Protection Program for Nonprofits: Requirements & Benefits

Volunteer Hub

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created by the federal CARES Act to help organizations pay employees and cover other qualifying business expenses. The program provides organizations with a loan that can be forgiven if they meet retention criteria.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

EveryAction

Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming. Once you’ve identified your mid-level donors, it is time to start developing a mid-level donor program. This program will borrow from the strengths of your development team as a whole. Brand your Mid-Level Giving Program.

3 Ways to Spotlight Your Monthly Giving Program on #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A monthly giving program is the most effective and effortless way to retain #GivingTuesday donor support beyond the 24-hour social media buzz. On average, nonprofits who launch a monthly giving program boost their donor retention rate by up to 90%, so it’s important to spotlight your monthly giving program on social media, emails, and your donation form itself for Giving Tuesday. . Don’t Have A Monthly Giving Program? .

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

EveryAction

For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. Here are three things you can do today to make your email program more personal, engaging, and persuasive, to increase long-term donor retention and fundraising. It’s certainly not talked about as much as the previously mentioned emails, but the way you talk to disengaged members of your email list is an often overlooked, but extremely important part of managing an email program.

10 Free Resources to Elevate Your Recurring Giving Program

Classy

A strong recurring giving program can help improve your organization’s long-term planning by providing a consistent stream of revenue and improving cash flow throughout the year. A strong recurring giving program is a must. 5 Types of Recurring Giving Programs to Consider.

How to Make Employees Excited for Training

Gyrus

Learn how you can make your employees excited for e-learning and training through engaging and interesting programs brought to you by Gyrus

10 Quick Tips to Create a Great Monthly Giving Program

Donorbox

Although big donations are valuable and should still be pursued, recurring giving programs provide a reliable source of income for your nonprofit. The post 10 Quick Tips to Create a Great Monthly Giving Program appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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: . 7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program. I especially love how the library messages the program as one about the volunteers, not the organization. Here’s a list of 13 programs you may find useful.

Engaging Both In-person and Virtual Programs

Top Nonprofits

We know in-person programming is slowly coming back and you need to bring back your audience members who have fallen quiet during the pandemic. But your virtual programming isn’t going away – not after all the amazing new connections you have made without the limits of physical location.

Matching Gifts Program Management for Medical Nonprofits

Qgiv

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? Their goal for these programs is to make a difference using corporate philanthropy.

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3 Tips to Start A Donor Acquisition Program

Bloomerang

So you want to start up (or restart) a donor acquisition program. The reality is, whether you are trying to grow a new file or stop attrition on your existing file, there’s no better way to obtain and keep new donors than with a well-executed donor acquisition program.

20 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 20 holiday gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues. If you prefer to give traditional gifts, you can also shop for good at 30 online stores that benefit nonprofits (coming 11/5).

Curated Content Bundles: The Easiest Way to Start an Online Learning Program

WBT Systems

Curated Content Bundles: The Easiest Way to Start an Online Learning Program. Read more about Curated Content Bundles: The Easiest Way to Start an Online Learning Program

How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend.

The Anatomy of a Great Sponsorship Program

The Sponsorship Collective

If you’ve lacked a strategy that’s part of a greater sponsorship program, that could be why you haven’t landed the sponsors you need for event funding and promotion. You want to work on your sponsorship program, but you’re admittedly not sure to […].

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.

What You Need to Know About Changes to TechSoup's AWS Credits Program

TechSoup

In order to empower more organizations to use Amazon Web Services (AWS), we've made changes to the AWS for Nonprofits Program. As of July 1, eligible nonprofits can access $1,000 in credits per fiscal year (July 1 to June 31) instead of the previous $2,000 offering.

Volunteering Abroad Program

VolunteerMark

Volunteering abroad program is the trips implemented by nonprofit organizations to share, help, and understand humanity’s importance. The post Volunteering Abroad Program appeared first on VolunteerMark Blog. Introduction Volunteering is a genuine act of love and happiness.

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. Connect With Your Supporters Through the Right Recurring Giving Program.

The Ultimate Guide to Monthly Giving Programs (+ Examples)

Wild Apricot

Last week, I was thinking back to one of my first jobs with a nonprofit. Like many nonprofits, we relied heavily on donations, and we were always trying to think up new fundraising events or seasonal campaigns. We were always exhausted, but our donations. wild-apricot-updates

Could a Recurring Giving Program Solve All Your Problems?

Qgiv

Laura Kruisenga, COO with Kennari Consulting , works with clients to build their annual fundraising programs with a particular focus on events, communications, and staffing. Why should you focus on growing your recurring giving program?

An Insider’s Guide to Growing Your Nonprofit’s Gifts and Wills Program

Bloomerang

How have you seen nonprofits getting their gifts and wills program wrong? What advice would you give to those starting their gifts and wills program? Use this gift acceptance policy template as a starting point to start or grow your gifts and wills program.

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How to Get Program Impact Information for Your Donor

NonProfit PRO

One of the most difficult aspects of fundraising is getting enough program impact information to give to the donor.

How to Run a Successful Nonprofit Membership Program | Donorbox

Donorbox

Membership programs are an opportunity for organizations to build a base of loyal supporters, draw on a large pool of individuals to help with planning, fundraising, public speaking, and other organizational tasks, and count on a chunk of annual income that comes with no strings attached.

What strategies can nonprofit leaders use to move program beneficiaries into program partners?

ASU Lodestar Center

Great evidence exists that nonprofit professionals face obstacles, mostly their own preconceived ideas, around proactively involving program beneficiaries in their program practices. Commit to involving their beneficiaries as program partners. Illustration by Yuxin Qin.

Improve the Online Learning Experience with a Train-the-Trainer Program

WBT Systems

Improve the Online Learning Experience with a Train-the-Trainer Program. Read more about Improve the Online Learning Experience with a Train-the-Trainer Program

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. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community.

[Pre-Register Now]: How to Build A Successful Major Donor Program For Your Nonprofit

CauseVox

Every non-profit wants to build a strong major donor program, but many organizations aren’t sure how to put a system in place for finding and engaging new major donors and asking them to give. You’ll walk away fully equipped to build a major donor program for your organization.

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.

What’s the Most Common Monthly Giving Program Mistake?

NonProfit PRO

I was looking back at some questions posed in a webinar I presented recently, and this was one of them: “What’s the most common mistake you see is made when it comes to monthly giving?” Of course, I’d love to say that most of you are not making any mistakes, but that’s not totally true.

Mastering Your Virtual or Hybrid Event: A Program that Keeps Guests Smiling – pt.1

Greater Giving

Creativity, ingenuity, and a deep understanding of your audience are critical components of a virtual event program that keeps everyone entertained until the end. The post Mastering Your Virtual or Hybrid Event: A Program that Keeps Guests Smiling – pt.1

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?

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.

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.

19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their spending directly empower nonprofits. Assured to make an impact, the gift programs listed below are meaningful gifts for family and friends of any age. As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits , below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season.

Five Nonprofits Maximizing YouTube’s Nonprofit Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launched in 2007, YouTube’s Nonprofit Program has gone through multiple changes over the last six years. Initially the program was only offered to qualified U.S. Today, however, the program has been expanded to Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom and it offers some very powerful free tools to nonprofits: Google Wallet donate button.