Philadelphia ITWorks students visited Beneficial Bank for a Friday session.
As the Philadelphia ITWorks session draws to a close (graduation is this Friday, June 24th!), we wanted to take some time to thank all of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers. Without them, running our program would not be possible!
We all strive to build and maintain beautiful websites. Additionally, we know landing pages need to be crisp, clean, load fast, and look trustworthy to avoid a high bounce rate and that call-to-action messages must be placed prominently. Also, navigation bars have to be intuitive and make finding a specific webpage quick and easy. If you're looking to revamp your nonprofit's website, chances are you've poured over check lists just like this to make sure you're not missing a thing.
In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed how to make a beautiful website, what people are looking for in a website, and how to keep a web visitor’s interest.
But what about after you build that fancy new website? Unfortunately, web visitors do not automatically start streaming to the annals of your website because you’ve built something new with all the latest bells and whistles.
One of the biggest complaints employees of nonprofit (and for-profits, for that matter) organizations have is the lack of transparency between management and the employees. They often feel out of the loop, closed off from what’s happening “behind closed doors” in the conference room, or the corner office.
One of the best ways to combat this is by spending time with your employees. Whether it be during the work day, or at events outside of normal work hours. It is important that your nonprofit's leadership core is involved not only when their management skills are needed, but for when their people skills are needed, too.
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: