Regularly checking in with volunteers isn’t a practice that should be taken lightly. It should be mandatory. Determine how often you’d like to meet with each and every volunteer and stick to it.
Intangible encouragement from advocates matters just as much as any monetary donation. Advocates aren’t just voices of support, though; they’re also a great resource when you’re looking to increase your nonprofit’s volunteer base.
Have you ever thought about asking your volunteers to help you fundraise? If not, you’re missing out on one of the best opportunities to deeply engage them. Let’s dig into four strategies you can use to help your volunteers get on track to raise funds and awareness for your organization.
It’s never too late to show your volunteers some love and start forming relationships with them. Here are three nearly-effortless things your nonprofit can implement right now to create a culture of appreciation for this essential group.
After disasters, collaboration and coordination between agencies is imperative, and the development of public-private partnerships is also critical. Lessons learned must be quickly applied to future disaster scenarios. In fact, coordination among NGOs is the single most effective way in which we can make every dollar fulfill its potential. Above all, working together can reduce redundancy in acquiring situational awareness, which means less time wasted and—most importantly—more lives saved.
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.
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.