Should Nonprofit Staff Volunteer Alongside Volunteers?

NonProfit PRO

I had spent much of my time on Saturday as a staff member, volunteering to collaborate with volunteers on a special project. VolunteersNeedless to say, I was tired as I authored this article on Sunday. .

How to Recruit Volunteers for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

For most nonprofits and charities, volunteers are a vital part of their operations, allowing many organizations to make a big impact even with lean budgets. But the pandemic has created an epidemic of volunteer shortages.

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Volunteers Are a Precious Nonprofit Resource

NonProfit PRO

Volunteers are a tremendous resource for charitable nonprofits. Without volunteers, nonprofits would struggle to provide programs, community services and more. Volunteers nonprofit volunteers Volunteerism

4 Best Practices for Developing Engaging Volunteer Orientations

NonProfit PRO

Volunteer orientations present the opportunity to make a good first impression. They also allow your organization to get to know supporters, build relationships between volunteers, communicate your mission and confirm that volunteers understand their commitment to the cause.

5 Ways to Manage Volunteer Expectations

The Volunteer Hub

Exceeding volunteer expectations is the best way to retain them. What are your volunteers hoping to gain? Here are 5 ways to manage volunteer expectations. Establishing your expectations for volunteers and understanding their expectations for your program early is key.

Volunteer Matching: Recruiting the Best Volunteer for Each Role

The Volunteer Hub

Strategically matching volunteers with assignments that allow them to excel can increase retention, improve engagement, and help your organization achieve its mission. The most successful volunteers posses the traits below: They are passionate about the greater good.

Supervising Volunteers: 5 Tips to Manage, Lead, and Engage

The Volunteer Hub

Effective supervision can empower your volunteers to reach goals and do their best work. Here are 5 tips that can help supervisors manage, lead, and engage volunteer constituents. Supervising volunteers can be a challenging task. Don’t Micromanage Volunteers.

Virtuous Acquires Volunteer Management Platform VOMO

NonProfit PRO

Virtuous, a nonprofit CRM and responsive fundraising platform announced that it has acquired VOMO, the award-winning volunteer mobilization platform designed to recruit new volunteers, manage the volunteer experience, and activate volunteers to grow giving.

Nonprofit Volunteer Management: Three Tips to Increase and Maintain Engagement

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Volunteers are a lifeline for many nonprofits. million volunteers are currently needed to support nonprofits (VolunteerMatch). And the current estimated national value of each volunteer hour is $29.95 (Independent Sector). Once a volunteer disengages, they rarely come back.

Volunteer Training: Exceeding Expectations

Volunteer Hub

Having a good training process is an important first interaction with volunteers. Is your volunteer training program exceeding expectations? Is your nonprofit providing volunteers with opportunities to grow and become a greater asset to your nonprofit, long-term?

How to Engage More Volunteers With Text Messaging Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

Volunteers are one of the many important lifelines for nonprofit organizations. To achieve goals with volunteers, requires planning, organization and effective communication since engaging with volunteers is just as important to fundraising as it is to engage with donors. .

Volunteer Retention Tips: How to Retain Volunteers in 2022

Volunteer Hub

The national average for volunteer retention is only 65%. How does your organization plan to retain volunteers in 2022? Here are 4 volunteer retention tips that can help. Making it easy for your volunteers to participate is key to their retention.

Micro-Volunteering: What is It? How Can Volunteer Programs Benefit from It?

The Volunteer Hub

Offering micro-volunteer opportunities can help an organization reach more volunteers and leverage new skills. Here is what micro-volunteering is, what it is not, and how nonprofits can best utilize it. One option is providing micro-volunteer opportunities.

How To Involve Volunteers in Your Virtual Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Virtual volunteering is on the rise this year. Since your volunteers are integral to your nonprofit’s success, they can also be part of your virtual fundraising efforts. Here are three fundraising areas where you can include volunteers. Volunteers

AmeriCorps Announces 2023 Volunteer Generation Fund Grants Competition

NonProfit PRO

The Volunteer Generation Fund focuses on investments in volunteer management practices that increase both volunteer recruitment and retention. News/Stats/Studies Volunteers Americorps Volunteer Generation FundThe 2023 grant competition will fund programs that address the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on students.

Volunteer Retention: What Makes them Stay?

The Volunteer Hub

With the value of a volunteer hour approaching $29 in 2022, now is the time to focus on retention and better utilize your existing volunteer contacts. It’s no secret that a dedicated group of volunteers is an important cornerstone of many nonprofit organization.

5 Ways to Engage Generation Z Volunteers

The Volunteer Hub

Generation Z volunteers are a vital contributor to the nonprofit world. With a passion for positive impact, this segment of volunteers can help your nonprofit reach its mission. In fact, 10% want to start their own nonprofit making them an ideal volunteer prospect for your organization.

5 Benefits of Deploying a Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Policy

The Volunteer Hub

Creating and implementing a volunteer time off policy can provide much-needed support to the community, help develop skills for employees, and boost morale. Volunteer Policy Template. The post 5 Benefits of Deploying a Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Policy appeared first on VolunteerHub.

Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors

The Fundraising Authority

Your volunteers are already some of your most committed supporters. In fact, recent studies show that each volunteer’s time is worth over $23 per hour. Here are three reasons why you should make the ask : #1 – Volunteers Already Understand the Good You Do.

How to Manage Volunteers Effectively in 2021

Volunteer Hub

Effectively managing volunteers starts with a vision, the creation of a plan, and the execution of a strategic process to reach targeted goals. Remember that, on average, 80% of volunteers also provide financial support to the organizations that they volunteer with.

How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook is an essential piece of a successful volunteer program at a nonprofit.

Recognizing Volunteers: 5 Creative Tips

Volunteer Hub

Recognizing volunteers effectively can positively impact your retention rates. Check out these five ways to recognize volunteers today. Actively recognizing volunteers is one of the most important components of volunteer engagement and retention.

Is Your Volunteer Program Missing Opportunities?

Volunteer Hub

Your volunteer program should create value for your organization and volunteers at the same time. Creating the most impactful volunteer program is all about fitting to the needs of your organization. Identify Volunteer Needs. Updated: 3/7/2022.

Recruit Volunteers Online: 5 Engaging Techniques for 2022

Volunteer Hub

Is your organization struggling with online volunteer recruitment? If so, here are 5 engaging techniques for recruiting volunteers in the new year. Currently, it is estimated that a volunteer hour is worth $28.54. Corporate volunteers and sponsorships. 2022 is here!

Online Volunteer Training: 5 Benefits of E-Learning

The Volunteer Hub

There are many benefits of implementing an online volunteer training program. The importance of effective volunteer training cannot be overstated. Over the last few years, online volunteer training (e-learning) has grown in popularity, and for good reason.

Why Volunteers Quit: How to Retain Them

The Volunteer Hub

There are many reasons why a volunteer may stop giving their time. According to AmeriCorps, the national average volunteer retention rate is 65%. In other words, 1 out of 3 volunteers stop providing their time sooner than expected. Get to know your volunteers!

5 Tips for Drafting the Perfect Volunteer Opportunity Description

Volunteer Hub

The perfect volunteer opportunity description will set expectations, provide a detailed overview, communicate mission, and entice qualified constituents to register. According to a recent report, 71% of volunteers work with only one organization each year.

Why Volunteers Are More Important Than Ever Before

NonProfit PRO

In normal years, volunteers are a precious resource. Think about 2021, when more than 90% of volunteering in the U.S. The question is: Can you bring these volunteers back into the fold? Volunteers

Volunteer Fundraisers Could Be Twice as Persuasive as They Think

NonProfit PRO

One of the hurdles that organizations that depend on volunteer fundraisers must overcome is people’s aversion to asking others for money on the organization’s behalf. Peer to Peer Volunteers

Survey Finds Americans Want Broader Background Checks and Training for Volunteers

NonProfit PRO

In its new Risk Radar Report, "State of Volunteerism in America," Church Mutual Insurance Company found that Americans have high expectations when it comes to volunteer background checks and training.

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Why Volunteer Management is Important in 2021

Volunteer Hub

an hour), the need for strategic volunteer management is becoming increasingly crucial. Here is why volunteer management is important in 2021. Volunteers provide nonprofits with their time in exchange for the opportunity to make a difference within their community.

Online Volunteer Management: Making the Transition

Volunteer Hub

Choosing the right online volunteer management system is an important decision. Is your nonprofit considering the leap to an online volunteer management system ? Make sure the volunteer management solution you choose does what you need. Preparing Your Volunteers.

5 Ways to Better Support Your Volunteers in 2022

Volunteer Hub

If you want volunteers to keep volunteering, your organization must support them. Here are 5 ways to better support your volunteers and drive the most value from them in 2022. Communicate Volunteer Impact Continuously. Support your volunteers by motivating them.

New eToolkit: Engaging Virtual Volunteers

VQ Strategies

Volunteers have served virtually for decades , but now, the need for engaging volunteers to serve remotely is greater than ever, and the technology to support such engagement is more accessible and accepted than ever.

Reaching Senior Volunteers with Management Software

Volunteer Hub

Reaching Senior Volunteers: Volunteer management software can help your nonprofit recruit and register tech-savvy and non-tech-savvy senior volunteers. Active volunteering has been shown to provide socialization, mental-health, and physical health benefits.

4 Common Volunteer Management Problems & How to Fix Them

Volunteer Hub

Optimizing your volunteer management process and investing in the right supporting software can help your organization avoid common pitfalls and reach its mission. What barriers is your volunteer management process causing?

7 Ideas to Future-Proof Your Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Hub

The best way to future-proof your volunteer program is by adapting to the needs and expectations of volunteers that provide their time. Creating a strategy and setting goals is one of the best ways that your organization can future-proof your volunteer program.

Combat Volunteer Coordinator Turnover with VolunteerHub

Volunteer Hub

Investing in volunteer management software, like VolunteerHub, can reduce stress and inefficiency that often leads to turnover in the volunteer coordinator role. VolunteerHub helps volunteer coordinators make better use of time.

4 Life-Enriching Reasons to Volunteer

Volunteer Hub

Volunteering has the power to positively impact the community and provide you with life-changing benefits at the same time. For most people who volunteer, the motivation is to make a difference and give something back to society. Are you a nonprofit reviewing your volunteer program?

How to Recruit Remote Volunteers During COVID-19 Using RemoteHub

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Boyun , Marketing Manager at RemoteHub – a job and volunteer marketplace and community that connects and matches companies and nonprofit organizations with remote professionals. The crucial role of volunteers in nonprofit organizations can’t possibly be understated.

The Book on Volunteer Management – Free eBook Download

The Volunteer Hub

At VolunteerHub, we wrote The Book on Volunteer Management…literally. The Book on Volunteer Management compiles 20 years of expertise into a valuable resource. The book is filled with best practices and strategies for organizing, managing, and retaining volunteers.

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Mattering: The Growing Volunteer Motivator

VQ Strategies

When training nonprofit leaders, I often share that volunteers want to make a difference. As these young adults enter the workforce, they are less willing than previous generations to do jobs that they didn’t care about, and this applies equally to volunteering.

Open vs. Welcoming Volunteer Engagement

VQ Strategies

When I read these words recently, written by my colleague Barbara Palmer (founder of Broad Perspective Consulting ), they captured the nuance of an issue that had come up in coaching calls with volunteer engagement professionals that same week.