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The Ten Things You’ve Gotta do to Get and Keep Rockstar Volunteers

Ever wish you could have an easy guide for running a sustainable volunteer program? Learn tips to end volunteer attrition and focus on what works for recruiting and retaining the best volunteers.

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Managing Volunteers

7 creative ways to say 'Thank You' to your volunteers!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -- William Arthur Ward Volunteers are the heart of a nonprofit organization. Despite their busy schedules and a hundred other engagements, they have committed to take time out to make this world a better place, and to bring a smile to someone’s face. Though they ‘volunteer’ as a selfless activity, one should not forget to appreciate and be grateful for their time and efforts.

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Everything you need to know about recruiting paid volunteers

More and more companies are paying their employees to volunteer, but 70% of these hours go unused. This article is the only gameplan you'll ever need to flip that on its head and get all kinds of paid volunteers contributing to your non-profit.

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5 Clutch strategies for recruiting AmeriCorps alums as volunteers

AmeriCorps alums are an incredible resource as you grow your volunteer program. They are experienced volunteers, dedicated change agents, and creative problem solvers. You can and should be recruiting them as volunteers - here's how...

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Four Things Every Leader Should Do to Sustain the Engagement of Volunteers

Volunteers arrive to serve, filled with passion and excitement . . . but what got them there at the outset, may not be what brings them back. That initial passion may evolve over time, or it may even wane. The good news is, it doesn’t have to. Leaders can make a difference. Leaders of volunteers can take a number of proactive steps to sustain the engagement of those who choose to serve through their organization. Doing so requires a bit of knowledge, a bit of discipline, and a lot of desire--the desire to continue to feed the passion-fires of volunteers.

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Volunteering as part of everyday life...

What systems do you have in place for getting to know your volunteers? How do you tailor volunteer opportunities to match the professional background of your volunteers? How can we, as coordinators, commit ourselves to making volunteering a part of everyday life for our communities? Join us this week as we seek to answer these questions and find ways that we can tailor our volunteer opportunities to each unique volunteer.

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