December 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 you through your December.

Volunteer Engagement RoundupWarm Bodies, Cold, Hard Facts
From Volunteer Plain Talk:
What to say when you’re asked the inevitable… “Why don’t we have enough volunteers for (insert volunteer role here)?”

5 Lessons from Volunteering
From Third Sector:
Rob Jackson recently spent a day volunteering, and was impressed by his exceptional experience. What can volunteer managers learn from what went right for Rob?

Volunteerism Rate Inches Downward to New Low
From Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Volunteer rates are down again in the U.S. (although, not by much). What can we do as volunteer leaders to get more Americans involved in their communities? This article has some suggestions.

What’s Cooking? A Recipe for Building an Online Community for Volunteers
From VolunteerPro:
Would creating an online community for your volunteers be beneficial? According to this post, it’s a great way to strengthen relationships and increase commitment from volunteers.

8 Goals of “People Mobilizers”
From The Nonprofit Times
Check out this short and sweet list of the “must-haves” when managing volunteers.

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

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