If you followed the meteoric response to the Women’s March on Washington, you can’t help but admire this tremendous feat of community organizing, resulting in the largest march in US history. Nonprofits, activists, […]
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In the face of ever-growing community needs and persistent economic strains on nonprofits, volunteerism isn’t just a nice thing. It’s a necessary thing. Volunteerism is a strategic choice to use human resources to […]
We’ve been interviewing volunteer program managers across the country for a new service we are launching in April. It has been so much fun to hear stories about how people get started in the […]
How do you, as a volunteer coordinator, connect with volunteers who share the same passion for your cause? And, how do you work in partnership with them to bring about change for the […]
In recent years there has been a fair amount of discussion about virtual volunteers and how to engage them in the work of nonprofits. However, little has been written about the changing nature […]
It occurred to me that one way to communicate the transformations nonprofit supporters make possible is by pulling the information together into a “Portfolio of Change.”
If you are struggling to find ways to motivate volunteers, or don’t seem to have enough “leader” volunteers available, consider rennovating how you make decisions. Try leading from within, rather than from the top, by using a shared leadership model.
What is the #1 thing that creates loyal customers? It’s the social construct of reciprocity. Reciprocity is one of those social norms we live by. No matter where we come from, we feel obligated to return a favor. But, how can this concept work for volunteer programs?