It’s tough to measure all the ways volunteers help us do our work. Whether it’s making sure our events run smoothly, activating their online networks for our fundraising campaigns, giving their time, expertise and resources as board members, or any of the other myriad contributions volunteers make to help nonprofits fulfill their missions, needless to say they make a big difference.
A discussion in the VolunteerMatch LinkedIn group recently set out to list the best ways to recognize and appreciate volunteers – and so far we’re up to 96! Clearly this is a hot topic, and one for which we can all use some peer support.
Shari led Online Marketing and Communications at VolunteerMatch from 2010-2015. After working with nonprofits for 9 years, she moved over to the corporate sector and is now leading Inbound Marketing for a tech company in San Francisco.