4 Volunteer Management Best Practices of 2018
Effective volunteer management is evolving! Is your nonprofit ready?
Volunteer management best practices have changed as volunteer expectations and the reach of nonprofit organizations evolve. That said, the ultimate goal has always been, and will always be, to provide great experiences to volunteers and impact the community in an organized and efficient way. Organizations that have successful leverage trends, utilize technology and adjust to changes have the best chance of recruiting volunteers, retaining them, making a bigger impact and positively touching the bottom line. In today’s post, we will discuss five volunteer management best practices that are important in 2018. We will also discuss how to measure ROI of your volunteer management strategy
Let’s start with the most basic best practice first!
1. A Great Volunteer Management Strategy Starts by Setting Program Goals to Solve Problems
The first volunteer management best practice has been a key component of effective management from the start. Determining your organizational goals and the problem (or problems) that volunteer management will solve. Without carefully planning your volunteer management goals, how will your organization be able to determine success or shortfalls in the future?
Eric Burger is the director of marketing for BetterGood, an organization that creates exciting products, including VolunteerHub, that help organizations touch lives and make an impact within their communities. Eric has worked in the business-to-business software industry for eight years and has more than 12 years of experience in digital marketing.