Exceeding Expectations During Volunteer Training
March 7, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Volunteer training is a key part of delivering value to supporters from the very first interaction. Is your training program exceeding the expectations of volunteers or pushing them away?...

Happy Volunteers Boost Major Gifts
January 21, 2019 at 11:45 am

You need to re-orient your thinking and your practice, as it relates to volunteers, so you create a happy place for them. And what makes for a happy volunteer? Some colleagues we have worked with are taking important steps in two areas to make that very thing happen...

Blackbaud, Points of Light Enters New Partnership to Enhance Volunteerism
October 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Without doubt, volunteerism can be a tremendous asset to any nonprofit organization. Volunteers hold the ability to empower and excite the community with passion and drive, getting them to donate more to your nonprofit’s cause. Blackbaud knows the power of volunteerism...

Bridge the Gap: The Thin Line Between Financial Donors and Volunteers
October 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

Did you know that 80 percent of volunteers donated to charitable organizations? This statistic is double the giving rate of non-volunteers. There is a good chance (probably 100 percent) that your nonprofit would not be able to reach its mission of achieving good without the support of donors...

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...