Amid craziness that characterizes a typical work day for most of us, sometimes we forget to focus on the most basic aspects of recruiting volunteers: creating positions, screening, and connecting on a personal level. This month the VolunteerMatch Learning Center offers free webinars that will refresh and energize you to recruit the best volunteers for your organization.
This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will receive a packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.
This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
You may not know it by name, but most nonprofit organizations have fallen victim to the Overhead Myth, a misconception that spending money on administrative and fundraising costs is a bad thing. It’s been confusing donors for too long about what matters when judging a nonprofit, and it is actively harming our ability to solve the world’s problems.
This month VolunteerMatch will host a special joint edition of the Nonprofit Insights and Best Practice Network webinar series as we welcome Jacob Harold of Guidestar and Ann Goggins Gregory of the Bridgespan Group, in conversation with Greg Baldwin of VolunteerMatch. They will discuss the cultural values and past behavior of nonprofits, businesses and funders that have led to the current problem, and answer the critical question of “What now?”
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.