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.

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.

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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.

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

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 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

The tool that every volunteer coordinator needs

VolunteerMark

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?

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?

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

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.

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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Tips to Motivate Your Volunteers and Keep Them Coming Back

NonProfit Hub

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!

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

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?

The health of volunteering in the UK

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I want to see the real aspect of volunteering across the pond, rather than the stereotypical soup kitchen support and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”style philanthropy of the US, compared to the Dickensian cliches of British Childrens Charities

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 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.

Making Your Volunteer Mark - Developing Meaningful Relationships and Memorable Connections through Volunteering

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As volunteers, we understand the importance of promoting the spirit of volunteerism, compassion, equality, and social/environmental justice through the service opportunities we take part in

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

TechImpact

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?

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.

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.

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.

Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists Over Donors and Volunteers

Connection Cafe

Millennials are dissatisfied with and uncertain about America’s future , says the most recent research released by Achieve in the Millennial Impact Report, The Power of Voice: A New Era of Cause Activation and Social Issue Adoption. Should nonprofits be concerned? You bet. Because the largest living generation in U.S. history is taking action to change the future in ways causes, nonprofits, government and even society has never seen before.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How the Grinch Inspires Change for Leaders of Volunteers

VolunteerMark

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. the future of your organization may have opportunities to grow, develop, extend its reach.

5 Clutch strategies for recruiting AmeriCorps alums as volunteers

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AmeriCorps alums are an incredible resource as you grow your volunteer program. They are experienced volunteers, dedicated change agents, and creative problem solvers. You can and should be recruiting them as volunteers - here''s how

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.

Accommodating Volunteers with Disabilities

Wild Apricot Blog

You want to make volunteering as welcoming to the widest number of people possible. disabilities volunteeringAccessibility and diversity are about accommodating everyone, not just people with disabilities or people who are from minority groups.

Why Volunteering Needs to Be a Family Affair

NonProfit Hub

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.

Successful Volunteer Teams Have These Four Types of People

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There are four types of people, or personas that make for successful volunteer teams. volunteering volunteer-teamsI'll guide you through each of their motivations, which tasks they're best suited for, their behaviors, strengths, and opportunities.

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Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question

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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.

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. 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.

It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact

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Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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.

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. There’s a volunteer for that!