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How to Recruit More Engaged Volunteers

April 12, 2017 | 102 views

How to Recruit More Engaged Volunteers

How to Recruit More Engaged Volunteers

The initial start on a project is exciting. Your volunteers are jazzed about working with your organization and excited for what’s in store. Then, as time goes on and the dirty work begins, some volunteer’s enthusiasm fizzles out. Engagement suffers and soon, you’re left with about half the number of people you need to make your cause a success.

 

It doesn’t have to be this way. By recruiting and keeping more engaged volunteers, you can see your projects through and raise the money or awareness you need. Here’s how.

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How to Add More Meaning to Your Volunteer’s Lives

March 29, 2017 | 156 views

How to Add More Meaning to Your Volunteer's Lives

How to Add More Meaning to Your Volunteer’s Lives

Ever notice how hard it is to get quality volunteers on board helping your organization? You’re not alone.

 

The competitive landscape is heating up as more and more nonprofits reach out to communities in search of reliable volunteers. One way to help your nonprofit stand out above the rest is to deepen the meaning of their impact. Here’s how.

 

1. Hold an Award Ceremony

It’s one thing to say thank you to your volunteers. It’s another to go the extra mile to give them the recognition they deserve.

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How to Get More Out of Your Volunteers During the Holidays

December 14, 2016 | 406 views

How to Get More Out of Your Volunteers During the Holidays

How to Get More Out of Your Volunteers During the Holidays

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also the busiest and most chaotic time of the year. For non-profit organizations, this can mean fewer human resources on hand during a time when demand is at peak level.  

 

Sound familiar? Here are five things you can do to get more out of your volunteers during this festive, but busy time of year.

 

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How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

September 14, 2016 | 497 views

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

What is your organization’s culture like? Do you have a core set of strong volunteers who set an example for the newbies? Or is there constant turnover?

 

Having turnover is a problem – especially in non-profits where finding volunteers is a constant struggle. To turn this type of culture around, it’s important to create buy-in.

 

Buy-in makes your volunteers feel invested in your organization’s success. It gives them a reason to show up and a reason to continue – even when the work is less than exciting. Here are a few ways to create that buy-in so your nonprofit can retain your best volunteers.

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Working With Volunteers: How to Manage Their Schedule Fairly

March 9, 2016 | 594 views

Working With Volunteers: How to Manage Their Schedule Fairly

Working With Volunteers: How to Manage Their Schedule Fairly

It’s one of the biggest assets a person can give – their time. Volunteers are a special breed of people and as an organization, you want to respect their donation.

 

On the other hand, you need to make sure you have enough manpower to accomplish your goals. This can often pose a difficult dilemma as you try to balance your volunteer’s valuable time with your organization’s needs. This can be tricky.

 

Here are a few tips to help you manage your volunteer’s schedules fairly.

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