Working for a nonprofit, I quickly learned that unless stuff was written in a memo, information was pretty much filtered …
Are organizations V2O friendly or are we more like a V-mart where we offer a “take it or leave it” engagement experience?
Nonprofits no longer have the monopoly on solving issues. What can business teach us about our current volunteering model?
Here’s the thing. I think we must stop telling volunteers that “helping people” will make them feel good.
Instead of the notion that a volunteer manager should “work harder” to “get volunteers,” we need to place the reasons volunteers leave or never get started squarely on the outdated systems that no longer work.
Our aim is to create a consistent flow of highly engaged and productive volunteers who positively impact our organization’s goals, objectives and mission. This is the time to introduce the factors that freeze or free up a volunteer flow.
Uncertainty sucks big time, but guess what? We, volunteer managers deal in uncertainty all the time. Think about it. Everyday …
for every minute we spend on something with little ROI, we miss spending that minute on something with a large ROI that has impact and moves us in the direction we want to go.