We’ve talked about having a volunteer engagement strategy at length. That’s because at Giveffect, volunteers are what keep nonprofit orgs running, moving and growing. Volunteer-heavy organizations rely on a lot of part time and temporary manpower to get things
The holiday season is sure to bring on more people looking to volunteer their time at nonprofits of all kinds. The holidays are also a great lesson in nonprofit volunteer management. This is the time of year where generosity
Part 6: Working With Local Businesses The lifeblood of many communities around the country is small business. Nonprofit organizations have been engaging with small businesses in their communities for decades because this is one of the best ways to gain
Part 5: Variety in Opportunities for Volunteers Your volunteers need variety. They need a diverse set of options on how to best serve your organization. This is important in shoring up your current volunteer base, as well as in expanding
Part 4: Volunteer Preferences Last week, we focused on the volunteer application and everything that goes into it. We saw the components of what goes into a successful, effective volunteer application. Which leads nicely into this week's topic: volunteer preferences.
Part 3: The Volunteer Application Our last installment dealt with obtaining the right volunteer management software. Having the right software makes so much of a difference for your nonprofit. Not only is your software system supposed to make things easier for
Part 2: Volunteer Management Software Last week, we discussed the importance of developing and executing a strong volunteer management strategy. Anyone worth their salt in the nonprofit world knows that without a strategy to recruit, retain, supervise, and reward volunteers,