3 New Places To Recruit Volunteers

    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 ...
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4 Ways Thinking Like A Marketer Will Help Volunteer Retention

Image Courtesy of Blues By Starlight Despite the 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 ...
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How To Select The Right CRM For Your Small Nonprofit

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 ...
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How VolunteerConnect Can Help Your Nonprofit

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 ...
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8 Ways To Avoid Nonprofit Work Burnout

  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 ...
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10 Fresh Ideas For Managing Volunteers On A Low Budget

Image courtesy of Axiall. No matter what kind of budget your nonprofit has, everyone can agree that volunteers are one of the best investments--primarily because they are free! However, mismanagement of volunteers due to other budgeting restraints could turn a fun, giving-back experience into a ...
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Implement Your Nonprofit’s CRM The Right Way

Image courtesy of Cabbage Tree Solutions So you’ve invested in a constituent relationship management system (CRM). Now what? Like any tech implementation, there are problems that will undoubtedly arise. Difficulties getting staff to buy-in and initial growing pains are to be expected. Here are 3 ...
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Why You Need To Understand Your Volunteers

Image courtesy of Christian Leadership Alliance 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, ...
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3 Ways To Manage Volunteers And Get Work Done

Image courtesy of Chameleon Marketing. 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 ...
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