Doesn’t it feel like investing is closer to what volunteers do? Maybe we should start to rethink this whole time donor idea.
She turned. “The volunteers are well meaning, but sometimes they think they know better than the actual people who work here.”
Working for a nonprofit, I quickly learned that unless stuff was written in a memo, information was pretty much filtered …
Most of us didn’t seek out volunteer management because we loved it, but stumbled into volunteer management and fell in love with the work.
My organization developed a solid volunteer strategy. One volunteer even referred to it as a rescue team of angels who …
I was des-per-ate for any able-bodied human to help me on the box truck I would borrow to pick up donated furniture…
If headlines really told the story.
Collaborative volunteering takes away the sizing up of a potential volunteer to see if they would fit into our little mold.
Because volunteer resilience is key to not only surviving major disruptions, but key to surviving and thriving during more minor disruptions, we are knee-deep in encouraging resilience. Nurturing volunteer resilience is necessary, regardless of a pandemic or a change in policy.
We invest in people. But we don’t often measure our investment’s growth. We’re too overwhelmed with daily work to stop and take stock of our positive influence on volunteers and our missions.