It can be exhausting, and costly, trying to get the attention of giant corporations and their foundations. But when you’re looking to recruit volunteers, maybe entrepreneurs is where you need to focus your attention.
Volunteer burnout is incredibly avoidable, if you recognize what drives them away in the first place. Take these steps to make sure you keep them around.
Empowering your volunteers to fundraise is an important step and one that must be intentional.
It’s been a busy year around Nonprofit Hub, and we don’t doubt that you’ve had a busy year too. As we wind down 2014 and dust off our party hats, we thought it would be helpful to bring back some of our favorite and more popular articles from the past year.
Let’s be honest here—all of us in the nonprofit space have moments when we seriously question the difference we’re really making. Here’s how to pick yourself up and keep moving forward.
You’ve heard about the perks of having a mentor before. But we’re here to tell you (as a nonprofit professional) why you should be out in the community mentoring others. Mentoring provides a helping hand to people who are trying to find their footing in the nonprofit world. That’s why we’re here to tell you why you should mentor, how to find a mentee and how to be the best mentor you can be.
Whether you’re a large or a small nonprofit, here are the four parts of an ideal first-time volunteer experience for your organization.
As nonprofits we’re often focused on the difficulties we face on our end—logistics, recruiting, finding jobs suited for each volunteer’s unique set of skills, etc. But we tend to overlook the difficulties volunteers face when trying to get involved with a NPO. In understanding what aspects of volunteerism frustrate them the most, perhaps you’ll have better luck at finding them.