4 Ways to Create an Efficient Volunteer Program
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.
Creating a successful volunteer program should be at the top of your nonprofits priority list. Volunteerism had a value of over $184 billion dollars in 2017, and an individual volunteer is estimated to be worth $24.14, according to a study by Independent Sector. Many charitable nonprofits have no paid staff and are entirely run with the assistance of volunteers.
There is no arguing that the need for volunteers is high in the nonprofit space. Attracting volunteers, engaging them and sustaining a process to reach organizational goals and mission attainment are keys to the success of any volunteer program today.
Creating and sustaining an efficient program starts at the volunteer management level. How your organization manages volunteers, keeps track of data and utilizes data to optimize practices can be the difference between reaching volunteer program goals or not.
Believe it or not, but a recent report by Concord Leadership Group showed that 49 percent of nonprofits operate without a strategic plan.
An efficient volunteer program is all about strategy. Here are four ways to create a program with efficiency at the foundation.
Eric Burger is the marketing communications manager for VolunteerHub, an organization that provides volunteer management solutions for nonprofits across the globe. Eric has worked in the B2B software industry for the past two years and has over five years of experience in digital marketing.