Topic: Volunteer Management

5 Ideas for Developing More Inclusive Volunteer Management

April 6, 2021
Inclusivity leads to a better volunteer experience and can positively impact your work. Create an inclusive volunteer environment with these five strategies.

Time & expense best practices for nonprofits looking to thrive in 2021

January 26, 2021
COVID-19 put nonprofits under greater pressure to be efficient while delivering critical programs. Learn how better time and expense management can help.

Transform your volunteer processes with these five tips

February 1, 2019
To streamline your volunteer management systems, consider a five-phase approach to improvement.

How to develop a volunteer management plan

August 3, 2018
It can be daunting to think about recruiting volunteers, but people do want to help. How can we tap into this desire and effectively engage volunteers?

How to use tell-a-friend campaigns for volunteer recruitment

March 19, 2018
Volunteer recruitment “tell-a-friend” campaigns are easy ways to expand your volunteer recruitment campaigns by tapping into the networks of your existing volunteers. Your biggest fans will be more than happy to help you spread the word, but they need encouragement and the tools to do it.

12 tips for engaging pro bono volunteers

April 24, 2017
In many nonprofit organizations, especially smaller ones, the staff are generalists: good at wearing many hats, and responding to the myriad needs of programs, clients and constituents. But imagine: What you could accomplish if you weren’t limited to the time and talent of paid staff?

How to create wicked simple volunteer email campaigns that inspire supporters

March 2, 2017
For nonprofits and membership-based organizations, volunteer management can feel overwhelming. There are often too many people and not enough time to maintain a personal touch with every person. Automated “drip campaigns” can be a simple way to stay in touch, nurture relationships, and even weave together requests for time and cash contributions.

Beyond counting heads: Measuring the real impact of volunteers

March 15, 2016
Nonprofits operate on more than financial donations and grants. They also have “time donors” who contribute their expertise generously as volunteers on their boards of directors, in service delivery roles, and in fundraising activities. Despite the reliance on such “skillanthropists,” successful engagement of volunteers is often low on the list of priorities of organization executives.

Beyond the Thank You Card: Meaningful volunteer appreciation

May 15, 2015
Effective recognition is a big deal when it comes to ensuring volunteers feel like they're a part of your nonprofit or organization. When I say “recognition,” I’m not just talking about thanking volunteers, although that’s essential, too. What I mean by recognition is the act of being acknowledged or appreciated or even seen.

Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

February 20, 2015

Virtual volunteering describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other Internet-connected device. Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, digital volunteering, and e-volunteering, and includes microvolunteering, crowd-sourcing, telementoring, teletutoring, and various other online activities undertaken by remote volunteers. It’s a widespread practice that’s more than 35 years old.