The Key to Motivating Volunteers—A Gold Star
September 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Many of our conversations with clients revolve around motivating volunteers. Getting them to donate, fundraise and perform the multitude of tasks that allow the nonprofit to fulfill its mission. The psychology of motivation is well-documented, but some of the findings can seem counterintuitive...

How Volunteerism Grew One Nonprofit’s Bottom Line
August 15, 2018 at 11:54 am

In a recent blog, we wrote about the crucial role that volunteerism plays in the success of peer-to-peer campaigns. Get it right, and good things happen. Get it wrong, and you can expect revenue to flatline, if not decline. We’ve seen it happen over and over...

3 Ways Charitable Organizations Can Better Recruit Youth Volunteers
July 24, 2018 at 11:57 am

Only a handful of nonprofit organizations have programs geared toward kids, and this makes it difficult for interested youth to find appropriate volunteer opportunities. As a kid myself, I can guarantee that we want to get involved. We want to become youth volunteers. We find value in our communities.

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Volunteer Program
June 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Here are four strategic ways to create an efficient volunteer program that can save your staff time, retain resources and create higher levels of engagement with supporters...

The Power of Nonprofit Volunteerism at Hidden Falls Camp
May 25, 2018 at 11:27 am

Nonprofit volunteerism can be such a power thing. The other day, I woke up early, ready to spend the day as a volunteer to build a new playground for children at Hidden Falls Camp. I would spend five hours this day driving to and from this remote location in the southern rolling hills of Indiana...

5 Strategies to Turning Corporate Donors Into Volunteers
April 10, 2018 at 10:27 am

The truth is finding passionate volunteers can be just as difficult as acquiring new donors. But luckily for you, your organization already has a base of supporters who can turn into volunteers: your corporate donors!...

Volunteerism: The Canary in the Coal Mine
March 21, 2018 at 11:58 am

As any good businessperson knows it is easier to get a current customer to buy more than it is to acquire a new customer. The analogy in the nonprofit sector is to increase affinity. Affinity can start as volunteerism then culminate as donations, or in peer-to-peer, as fundraising activity...