If your nonprofit uses volunteers, which it almost certainly does in some capacity, you’ve undoubtedly at times found it difficult to find volunteers. Whether it’s because your regular volunteers had prior engagements, or enrollment is typically low, without volunteers our nonprofit organizations do not go.
That’s why it's importnat to make sure a volunteer has a favorable experience when giving their time to you so they're enticed to come back.
However, recruiting new talent is, of course, also imperative to the lifeblood of an organization. Finding new, fresh talent to come in and energize your nonprofit’s fundraising drives or events can get anyone excited.
You might be wondering: “But where can my nonprofit go to look for this great new talent, we’ve looked everywhere!”
Here are a few places you might not have thought to check:
efforts of social media networks like LinkedIn, many nonprofits still struggle engaging, gaining, and retaining volunteers. The good news is, a simple change in frame of mind when thinking about your volunteers could be all it takes to greatly improve retention and engagement.
Starting to think more like a marketing manager, instead of a
volunteer manager, might be just what your nonprofit needs. adopting this mindset, however, is often times more difficult than most imagine. Additionally, understanding what benefits will come as a result of this change in thought process is sometimes difficult to comprehend as well.
Most nonprofit organizations are small. In fact, with over 7.4% of the world's workforce employed in the nonprofit sector, a vast majority of those individuals are working as individuals, or in organizations less than 50 people.
Because of their relative size, and in ability to spend money on anything but the necessities, making a purchasing decision on software is a big one. Questions like ‘How is this really going to help my nonprofit’ and ‘what will this software really change?’ are often asked.
But for most nonprofits, these questions are surface level, and don’t address what your nonprofit should truly be concerned with when selecting your CRM.
Here’s what Tech Impact believes your small nonprofit should consider when selecting the CRM that fits your needs perfectly.
The more people volunteer, the better off your nonprofit is.
We all know the hours donated to your nonprofit by ardent volunteers contributes both directly and indirectly to helping your nonprofit complete its mission.
According to several studies, volunteers are more likely to donate more than those who do not volunteer their time. However, enticing people to volunteer their time can be difficult.
Understanding what makes your volunteer tick is key to keeping them coming back to volunteer for your nonprofit time and time again. Without understanding what your volunteers are getting out of volunteering for your nonprofit, you’re missing some valuable data that cna help increase the amount of donations you receive! Here are 3 ways your nonprofit can start collecting data and better understanding your volunteers.
A for-profit business with hundreds of paid employees will run differently than a nonprofit business being supported by hundreds of volunteers. As a result, managing the two very different populations of workers is going to present a manager attempting to get the most out of their workers a variety of different challenges.
As opposed to an employee receiving their incentive from a paycheck, motivating a volunteer who is not being monetarily reciprocated for their services can sometimes be a daunting task.
Here are a few tips to help you the next time you’re having trouble getting your volunteers motivated.