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.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

15 Steps to Corporate Volunteering Success

Connection Cafe

Do you have a goal to make your company or organization more socially conscious, but are having difficulty motivating employees to participate in volunteer programs? At CSAA Insurance Group, all new hires participate in a volunteer project as part of their on-boarding experience.

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

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.

Know Your Volunteers To Drive Better Volunteers

TechImpact

of of Americans over the age of 16 volunteered in some capacity between 2009, and 2013. Whether it’s through public out reach, word of mouth, or online recruitment, finding the best and brightest volunteers is difficult. Learn how to better manage your volunteers.

3 Volunteer Engagement Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

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But corporations can learn a lot from nonprofits, too, particularly around volunteer engagement. Since nonprofits realize the critical importance of volunteers to help achieve their mission, it’s only natural that they’d have lessons to share about getting the most out of volunteers’ time.

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.

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.

How to recruit paid volunteers

VolunteerMark

Businesses are paying their employees to volunteer, and this trend is growing. Read on to see how you can take advantage of this to recruit dedicated volunteer into your cause by connecting with businesses offering this benefit

Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question

TechImpact

What you might not have known, is that donations and volunteering often go hand in hand. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015. Donors or volunteers? Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

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.

Volunteering as part of everyday life.

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What systems do you have in place for getting to know your volunteers? How do you tailor volunteer opportunities to match the professional background of your volunteers?

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

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From information on employees, volunteers, the number of people or families you’ve helped, the amount of money raised, to engagement on social media—these are all sources of information that can help grow your organization. Do you need more volunteers?

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. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

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How Volunteers Can Organize a Giving Day

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You spend hours volunteering your time, try to raise awareness and give financially where you can. There’s a cause near and dear to your heart. You wish you could do more to help, but you don’t know how or what you could do.

The tool that every volunteer coordinator needs

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How often has this happened to you - you interview a prospective volunteer, love their background, love what they offer, and love what they could bring to your movement, but you never hear from them beyond the initial interview?

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.

How to Treat Volunteers as an Extension of Your Staff

NonProfit Hub

Volunteers are a vital part of your nonprofit organization. Once you’ve recruited a solid group of volunteers and have boots on the ground to make things happen, you need to develop relationships with them in order to treat them as an extension of your staff. We’ve got a couple of tips on how to manage your volunteers in hopes of retaining them for the future. This is especially true if you’re expecting to continuously have large groups of volunteers.

How To Help Volunteers Create Crowdfunding Campaigns

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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. Nonprofits rely heavily on the generosity of donors.

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Why You Need To Understand Your Volunteers

TechImpact

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. However, enticing people to volunteer their time can be difficult.

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. The good news is, a simple change in frame of mind when thinking about your volunteers could be all it takes to greatly improve retention and engagement.

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

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Top Five Tips from National Volunteer Week

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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.

10 Tips for Managing Volunteers on a Low Budget

TechImpact

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.

How to Engage Volunteers in Your 2016 Giving Tuesday Strategy

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If your volunteers are not playing a key role in your Giving Tuesday strategy , they should! As you begin to prepare for Giving Tuesday 2016, here are 3 easy ways to engage your volunteers on the day! Ask your volunteers to donate. Engage your volunteers as advocates.

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. Volunteer management CRM.

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!

8 Reasons to Volunteer this Giving season

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Delectable feasts, 4-day weekends, gifts, football games, floats, family reunions… are we missing out anything else in our “Holiday Giving” celebration list

10 New Ideas For Managing Volunteers On A Low Budget

TechImpact

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.

4 Easy Ways to Become a Better Volunteer

NonProfit Hub

Part of being a good volunteer manager is understanding how to be a good volunteer. Below are four things you can start doing right now to become a better volunteer, ultimately creating a bigger impact for organizations that serve your community. First things first: you should have a firm grasp of your volunteer organization’s mission and goals before you start. It’s always crucial to arrive at the volunteer site with a smile on your face.

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.

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.

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. “Set it, and forget it!”

Five Tips for Turning Advocates into Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

Advocates aren’t just voices of support, though; they’re also a great resource when you’re looking to increase your nonprofit’s volunteer base. On average, those volunteers end up spending 10 times more than other donors. Go ahead and tell your advocates that you need volunteers!

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.

Successful IT Volunteer Management

Idealware

A few weeks ago, Common Impact mentioned to us that they thought not enough nonprofits were utilizing IT volunteers or were not getting what they needed out of the relationship. How valuable are volunteers to your organization’s technology infrastructure? Why Engage IT Volunteers?

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?

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.