This GivingTuesday your fundraising efforts and involvement were more important than ever. You downloaded all the resources, told your story on social media, and assembled a team of your organization’s superfans to rally behind you. You worked exceptionally hard to reach your goals and are already thinking of how to put these new donations to continue providing essential services to your community.
As a volunteer management leader, this past year has probably thrown you for a loop. With a global pandemic keeping people indoors and most in-person group gatherings on pause, engaging and retaining your current volunteer base is more difficult than ever. No longer can you train your volunteers face-to-face or host exciting events that bring your volunteers together.
Volunteering can sometimes be viewed as an entirely selfless act, with the assumption that you’re sacrificing your time and resources to help others without any benefit to yourself…
April is National Volunteer Month, and for many nonprofits, this serves as a reminder to reach out and encourage people to volunteer, while also showing appreciation and working to inspire local communities.
Quality volunteers are often considered the bricks that hold nonprofit organizations together. In other words, there are times where you simply couldn’t survive without them!
So, how do you successfully recruit volunteers if you’re not sure where to begin or haven’t had success in the past?
Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 10-16 by giving back to your community!
Founded by Points of Light in 1974, National Volunteer Week is all about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to make their communities stronger.
How are you currently managing and promoting volunteer opportunities and supporters for your nonprofit? Are you doing everything offline or do you have an online process in place?