Volunteer Management

Volunteer Management

How to Change the World in Five Hours or Less

I was reflecting on my long resume of community service and a lingering question haunted me: had my service actually transformed lives?

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How to Avoid Staff and Volunteer Burnout

Stretching yourself thin reaches a new level when you’re working for a nonprofit. That’s why staff and volunteer burnout can happen easily.

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[MCON 2015] Lessons from MCON via Twitter

A lot of successful, driven people sharing stories about how they are changing the world at MCON 2015. Here are some of the more poignant thoughts shared during the two-day conference.

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Corporate Volunteering: Turning Phil-entropy into Philanthropy

It can be a real headache trying to find something for an office’s worth of untrained volunteers to do in one day, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We can harness all of that well-meaning manpower and achieve great things.

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[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

Before you’re ready to find volunteers, the entire staff must make sure they’re ready to bring in them to the organization—because they’ll be working with everyone in your organization. Only once you’re ready to handle a volunteer program, then it’s time to get started recruiting helpers.

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[AFP 2015] How Your Organization Can Connect with Millennials

Just because some millennials can’t afford to make huge monetary contributions doesn’t mean they aren’t contributing to NPOs in other important ways.

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs Skills-Based Volunteers

Located at the intersection of passion and purpose, skills-based volunteering allows professionals to make a tangible, lasting difference by connecting with a cause they care about and donating their skills to further that cause. Here’s why your NPO can’t ignore skills-based volunteers.

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Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

Volunteer engagement isn’t just a trivial award or public recognition, but rather part of a nonprofit’s culture. Engagement starts with recruitment.

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KC Ronald McDonald House Goes Online to Manage Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to achieving the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. More than 10,000 people annually help serve the nightly meals, while another 200 people volunteer regularly working in the houses. To accomplish this, they use several programs to ensure their volunteers’ needs are being met and to make sure that volunteers are remaining engaged.

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3 Ways to Recruit College Students for Spring Break Volunteering

Spring break is rapidly approaching. While I’d like to lie to you all and tell you that it still looks like an Elvis movie, it looks a more like a scene from a movie starring Zach Galifianakis. (Cue the horrible mental images of kids making poor life choices at 9 a.m. on a beach somewhere—sorry, parents. Take a moment to text your children.)