Volunteer Management Progress Report: What’s New this Year?

Volunteer Management Progress Report: What’s New this Year?

In case you missed it, the 2018 Volunteer Management Progress Report is now live!

Spearheaded, managed, and analyzed by Tobi Johnson, Trina Willard, and Pam Kappelides, the report highlights vital statistics that help leaders of volunteer understand where they stand and how they stack up against their peers. A total of 1,271 volunteer administrators from 12 countries weighed in this year in what has become known as our “state-of-the-industry” report.

Data observed include job titles, salaries, years of experience, and common program challenges, such as volunteer recruitment. What sets this year’s report apart from previous years is that, for the first time, we’re able to see how these trends are shaped over time: specifically, from 2016 to 2018.

The survey also gathered statistics specific to volunteer recruitment and retention: what percentage of people who contact you about volunteering actually volunteer? What percentage of your current active volunteers were active 12 months ago? And, on average, what percentage of volunteers who sign up complete a volunteer event or project successfully?

What I found most interesting is that those who’ve earned a professional certification earn more money annually. Yet most respondents (67%) do not hold any certifications related to volunteer resource management. And only 12% have obtained the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential, the only globally-recognized certification for the field.

We’ve compiled a few of our other favorite stats into this infographic. Check it out, share with other leaders of volunteers, and then download the full report here.

Volunteer Management Progress Report Infographic