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.
There are many critical responsibilities that come with working for a non-profit organization. Promoting your cause, organizing your volunteers and raising money for your mission are just a few of the major responsibilities that can make or break your organization. With so much to handle, getting help from a constituent relationship management (CRM) system can be a huge boost.
VolunteerConnect is one such database, which allows non-profits to leverage their volunteers and save time in the process. Here are some ways VolunteerConnect can be an asset to your non-profit. Here are a few ways your nonprofit can directly benefit from a CRM like VolunteerConnect.
The commute to work. The work. The commute home from work.
All too often nonprofit employees fall victim to the daily rhythm, and allow it to dictate their mood and their effectiveness at work. It’s an easy trap to fall into. Seeing the same people, driving the same roads, or taking the same public transportation can grow tedious.