Volunteer Management and Capacity Building: Helpful Strategies and Tools

Developing your organization’s volunteer management capabilities is a crucial part of capacity building. The National Council of Nonprofits defines capacity building as “…activities that improve and enhance a nonprofit’s ability to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time.” Capacity building strategies that involve volunteer management may include: * Improving human resources departments and procedures. * [...]

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How the Benefits of Volunteering Can Attract Recruits

Talking about the many benefits of volunteering can be part of a powerful volunteer recruitment strategy. Compelling research suggests that volunteerism improves health, enhances quality of life and builds valuable career skills. Get this information out to potential volunteer recruits, as well as your current volunteers. Knowing the facts on the benefits of volunteering may [...]

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The Importance of Communicating Impact to Volunteers

Communicating impact to volunteers is an essential part of any volunteer retention strategy. Volunteers need to be reassured that they are contributing to a worthy organization, and that their individual efforts are making a difference. Retaining volunteers is more than worth the effort it takes to convince them to renew their commitment. Long-term volunteers offer [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on The Importance of Communicating Impact to Volunteers