As nonprofits, we’re constantly thinking about how we can engage our volunteers. We spend a lot of time learning how to recruit, retain and recognize our volunteers. But this interaction can go both ways.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of volunteer coordination and management, but how often do we think about all the things our volunteers are teaching us?
“My volunteers have taught me…”
At the revived and upcoming Nonprofit Boot Camp, Silicon Valley nonprofits will have the chance to learn from experts and each other. What we want to know is: What do we all learn from our volunteers?
VolunteerMatch has decided to have some fun with this, so we’ve created a contest! Now’s your chance to honor your volunteers and share tips, inspiration and other lessons you’ve learned from your volunteers. Answer our question and you could win one of five scholarships to the upcoming Nonprofit Boot Camp, Silicon Valley!
Enter now for your chance to win!
To enter, click this link and add your volunteer lessons in the comment section. Creative and inspirational entries encouraged!
Winners will be chosen by popularity vote, based on the number of “likes” each comment gets. So make sure to “like” your favorites and get your friends to help you out too.
Each of the top five entries will receive a pass to the Nonprofit Boot Camp, Silicon Valley. This includes the full-day conference, networking sessions and workshops, as well as breakfast and lunch.
Please note: We can only award scholarships to those able to attend the Nonprofit Boot Camp, in Mountain View, CA on June 12. Each scholarship is good for one event pass, which covers the full-day conference, workshops and networking, as well as breakfast and lunch; transportation and hotel are not provided.
As an added bonus, all entries have the chance to be included in a special Volunteer Inspiration booklet, which we’ll have available to download at the Boot Camp.
The contest ends May 30, so don’t waste time – share what you’ve learned from your volunteers now!