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.
Sure, any type of volunteer is a good volunteer. But the ones your nonprofit should truly be pursuing are repeat volunteers. These folks are dedicated to your cause, looking to make an impact through your organization time and time again. According to a study by volunteer management software evaluation company Software Advice, convenient scheduling and proof of…
Most brands—nonprofits included—make the mistake of trying too hard to engage millennials. Simple as that. So here’s the real scoop, from my millennial brain to your marketing team.
Nonprofits often don’t know how to get more engaged volunteers, but knowing is critical if you want your volunteers to come back to you.
Volunteers are as important to nonprofits as technology is to a millennial. And we all know how important that is. So how do you go about attracting and retaining volunteers?
Much like the dating world, the interest is there, but often there is disconnect between finding the right match between what a nonprofit needs and the causes Millennials want to help with. During her session at MCON14, Jean Case, the CEO of The Case Foundation, explained what sets the Millennial generation apart from others, how to engage Millennials and the main challenges facing Millennials.