November Food for Thought: What Are the Experts Saying?

At VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the fields of volunteer engagement and nonprofit management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Here’s some food for thought to get your November going.

Food for Thought12 Alternatives to Lecture-Based Volunteer Training
From Tobi Johnson:
You spend a lot of time on your volunteer training presentations. But how much of it are the volunteers actually retaining? Probably not a whole lot, according to Tobi. Find out what you can do about it.

7 Considerations for Managing Volunteer Risk
From The Nonprofit Times:
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for volunteer risk management. But there are some universal things to consider when forming your organization-specific plans and policies.

Want more on risk management? Check out the recorded webinar New Tools and Strategies for Managing Risk.

Using Volunteerism to Build Clients’ Skills
From Coyote Communications:
You may think you know all the ways volunteerism can help your organization. But you may be wrong. In this post, Jayne Cravens pushes us outside of our volunteer box with an unconventional way volunteerism can support your mission.

Attracting Skills-Based Arts Volunteers in the Age of Options
From Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts has made big shifts in their pro bono program. And they’ve also seen big results.

Interested in learning more about pro bono? Check out these 6 quotes to inspire your volunteer program.

And for more tips from experts, check out the VolunteerMatch book that brings together 35 experts.

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