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5 Messages Your Volunteers WANT to Hear

MembersClicks

It’s hard (and scary) to imagine a world without volunteers. And for that reason, it’s important to handle your volunteers with care. Take a look: member engagement Small Staff Chatter volunteer management

What’s In It For Me? 5 Life-Changing Benefits of Volunteering

Higher Logic

“I would love to volunteer…but I just don’t have the time!” In a perfect world, we would all have the time and energy to volunteer our help to the causes in our community that we care most about (be it animal care, homelessness, continuing education, you name it). Volunteer Match.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day. Here are five things you can do that that go above and beyond what your volunteers are expecting. Publicly Thank Your Volunteers.

Association Chat: Thanking Volunteers

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

p/7vybea How do we show our volunteers that we appreciate them throughout the year? Some associations have created dynamic volunteer programs that do a good job of making the volunteer feel appreciated on a regular basis, but how do they do that?

Treat Your Volunteers Like Employees

Higher Logic

What if the way to motivate your volunteers to come back again and again is to forget for a moment they’re volunteers? What if, instead, the key is to recruit and treat your volunteers like employees? Recruit the Right People For Your Volunteer Programs.

Working with Volunteers: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

MembersClicks

If you’re like most associations and chambers of commerce, you likely rely on volunteers quite heavily. But the (never-ending) process of finding - and keeping - volunteers is certainly a challenge, which is why it’s crucial to put some serious thought into your volunteer management style.

Do Volunteer Association Leaders Lead Balanced Lives?

Association Leaders

Being a volunteer association leader can be very rewarding both professionally and personally. What makes them so different than other people that they are able to succeed in the job they get paid for, succeed in their family lives AND ALSO find time to help lead an organization of peers on a volunteer basis? Chances are, if you’re a successful volunteer association leader, your Executive functioning skills are strong.

Volunteer Recruitment: Crafting a Compelling Email

MembersClicks

Does your association or chamber currently have a volunteer recruitment strategy in place? Or is that strategy, we ask for volunteers as we need them ? See below for ideas and suggestions: Association Views volunteer management

Mission Driven Volunteer Q&A

Spark Consulting

During our February 27 Higher Logic Learning Series webinar on The Mission Driven Volunteer , there were several questions Peggy Hoffman and I didn’t have time to answer. What is the certification for volunteers at c3 organizations? Volunteer Match’s 2012 Millennial Impact Report.

What is Your Volunteer Culture?

Aaron Wolowiec

I think a lot of associations have a love/hate relationship with their volunteers. But there is also the shadow side of volunteers. Yes, there is a culture for volunteers. So here’s the big problem: We don’t set the culture for volunteers; we let them do that.

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What is Your Volunteer Culture?

Aaron Wolowiec

I think a lot of associations have a love/hate relationship with their volunteers. But there is also the shadow side of volunteers. Yes, there is a culture for volunteers. So here’s the big problem: We don’t set the culture for volunteers; we let them do that.

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10 Ways to Quickly Demotivate Volunteers

Smooth The Path

Motivating volunteers is the work of patience. Encouraging words, thoughtful goals, and kind reciprocation can make volunteering fun and meaningful. While motivating volunteers can take weeks, months and years, a few seconds is all we need to demotivate volunteers.

Why Do People Volunteer for Professional Associations and Trade Groups?

Higher Logic

Of the many ways to give back, volunteering is one of the most profound. Giving your time and knowledge is invaluable, which is one of the reasons organizations appreciate their volunteers so much. of the US population volunteered in 2014. Get to Know Your Volunteers.

How to Get Association Members Volunteering

Higher Logic

Volunteer work is critical to your association. But how do you get members to start volunteering? Although you know the benefits of volunteer work—both for the association and for the members—it can be hard to convince a person who’s never volunteered to start.

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

It''s National Volunteer Week - how is your organization celebrating? national volunteer week Volunteers

Celebrating Volunteers - National Volunteer Week 2017

Mariner

A week recognizing volunteers is nice but really showing #VolunteerLove means a commitment to your volunteers all 52 weeks a year Did #NVW17. sneak up on you? There’s still time to act. Below are a few last-minute ideas.

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Thinking Differently About Volunteering

Idea Architects

I think we need to reframe the way many organizations currently view volunteers. But as The Decision to Volunteer noted, many members say they are volunteering in ways beyond how the board often defines volunteer involvement (positions, formal service, etc.). volunteers

Building Association Awareness for Your Volunteer Leaders

Moery Company

I’ve recently seen an interesting trend developing, and it’s the growing interest of volunteer leaders in association business. This context will make them stronger and better-informed volunteer leaders for you. Istock/Credit:Rawpixel.

Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Like many of you, I’ve been known to juggle a handful of volunteer roles in addition to my nine-to-five job at any given point in time during my association management career. Above all, people who volunteer for associations expect to be involved effectively.

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Daily Buzz: Volunteer to Fight Loneliness

Associations Now

Sharing goodwill with people of different ages and backgrounds by volunteering can reap big health benefits. There’s no doubt that volunteering can make you feel good—and help out a good cause at the same time.

Supercharge Volunteer Engagement

Mariner

Supercharging your volunteer engagement takes, well, a commitment. commitment to embracing a vibrant volunteer program that recognizes. today's volunteer's challenges

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The Mission Driven Volunteer Rides Again!

Spark Consulting

Earlier this month, Mission Driven Volunteer co-author Peggy Hoffman and I had the opportunity to present about our research on this topic for Wild Apricot. That is look for places where you haven’t used volunteers to try new ways. An all-volunteer association?

5 Ways to Find Volunteers on Facebook

Wild Apricot

Are you finding it harder to get volunteers these days? That’s what one Wild Apricot customer, Patty Foley, the Membership Chairperson of Newington Community Television, did to find her latest volunteer. Facebook VolunteersWhy not use Facebook?

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How to Write a Volunteer Program Report That Proves Your Volunteers’ Impact

Wild Apricot

Want to help your organization see just how valuable your volunteers are? Elisa Kosarin, CVA, explains how to prepare a volunteer report that will prove their value

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300 volunteers without asking

Mariner

“It’s an embarrassment of riches” is how National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Director of Education Esther Washington described their volunteer pool.

Volunteers Please Come Back

Wild Apricot

Here''s a look at survey findings (and SlideShare presentation) that offer insight into what motivates repeat volunteers. Volunteers

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3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools

Higher Logic

But there’s still one piece of software you may not be using at full capacity: your volunteer management platform. Volunteer tools are standard for associations and nonprofits, and they can be used for much more than just standard volunteer tasks.

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National Volunteer Week: How Associations Are Celebrating

Associations Now

National Volunteer Week has a decades-long history, which includes some direct presidential influence—after all, it was launched in 1974 with an executive order signed by President Richard Nixon. Thanks to all the tireless CSAE volunteers!”.

Planning for National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

This year, National Volunteer Week will be celebrated April 21-27th. Here are some resources to help you plan your volunteer recognition activities. national volunteer week Volunteers

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 186: Building Association Awareness for Volunteer Leaders

Moery Company

Host JP Moery has seen an interesting trend developing, and it’s the growing interest of volunteer leaders in the association business. The post JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 186: Building Association Awareness for Volunteer Leaders appeared first on The Moery Company.

Volunteer Tricks & Treats

Mariner

Halloween can happen any day of the year for some volunteers and for a few it maybe be like living through Ground Hog Day. Oh the tricks we play on volunteers. let''s shift to treating

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Truths about volunteering #30

Mariner

This past year two of our best volunteers quit, because of a third. Blog Build Chapters Develop Leaders Engage Volunteers Leadership Truths VolunteeringJanuary 31, 2013. Tell me when I’ve screwed up (privately) or when I find out the hard way I’ll hit the road.

National Volunter Week Pre-Reading

Mariner

In yesterday''s post on three ways to observe National Volunteer Week, one focused on reflecting on the value of your volunteer program. Blog Association Executives Association Volunteers Develop Leaders Engage Volunteers Association Management iVolunteer Volunteering

Supporting Your Event Volunteers

Wild Apricot

Is it time to set the bar a little higher for how you support your event volunteers? volunteer management events

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The Reluctant Volunteer

Mariner

Looking back through my emails, I found this piece posted in the Baltimore Business Journal - 5 questions to ask before taking on a volunteer commitment. encourage his leadership team to volunteer for their professional.

When Times Get Tough, The Tough VOLUNTEER!

Mariner

Volunteer! Blog Association Executives Association Volunteers Engage Volunteers Grow Member Communities iVolunteer Training Volunteering April 25, 2013.

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Truths About Volunteering

Mariner

Let's tell the truth about volunteers. We know through research and practice that volunteering is changing but even the trends toward micro and virtual volunteering don't change many truths

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What one volunteer learned from her volunteer experience

Mariner

The last thing we want is for our volunteers to get too overwhelmed trying to juggle between volunteer duties and their day jobs. Last week, I was chatting with a client’s communications chair about the chapter’s monthly e-letter.

Accommodating Volunteers with Disabilities

Wild Apricot

You want to make volunteering as welcoming to the widest number of people possible. disabilities volunteeringAccessibility and diversity are about accommodating everyone, not just people with disabilities or people who are from minority groups.

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Volunteers Have Changed – Have You?

Spark Consulting

You have TWO upcoming opportunities to join me and Peggy Hoffman to explore a new model that allows associations and our volunteers to focus our limited resources, measuring everything we do by how well it supports and contributes to the mission of our organizations. The Mission Driven Volunteer will be highly interactive (no sitting back and just letting the knowledge wash over you). presentations volunteering webinars whitepaper ASAE Events By Design Peggy Hoffman

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