In the era of “hacking” and information being easily accessible on the internet, it’s no surprise that people are ever more concerned about privacy and information security, especially at nonprofits. Not to mention the significant number of news and signals about large institutions’ electronic files being susceptible and eventually hacked.
Organizations often depend on volunteers to achieve success and accomplish a mission. As interconnectivity develops in these challenging and uncertain times, the use of webinars proves a sustainable and effective method to find, reach out, and train volunteers for your specific cause, especially after COVID changed the world.
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 […]
If you’re like me, you’ll find that many people struggle with how to volunteer. There are many opportunities to serve lots of different organizations, so it can seem daunting for someone who wants to “get involved.” Depending on the type of organization you volunteer with, I’ve found at least one way to work through […]
How often has this happened to you – you interview a prospective volunteer, love their background, love what they offer, and love what they could bring to your movement, but you never hear from them beyond the initial interview? If this has happened to you (and I’m sure it has 🙂 I have a tool that you […]
So you’re leading an organization whose lifeblood is volunteers – but how do you go about recruiting and retaining individuals who are just as sold out on your mission as you? The truth is – those of us in cause based work have a tremendous advantage: our work has purpose, and most people don’t feel […]
Recap from June’s Nonprofit Neighbors discussion on inspiring others. By: Anna Spady, anna.spadydesign.com — June 6, 2014 “Creating a home away from home for families with children living with life-threatening illnesses.” That is the heart cry of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, where this month’s Nonprofit Neighbors forum was held on Wednesday. It’s a […]
Advice from nonprofit advisor Susie Haake on being a quality volunteer manager. Written by: Anna Spady, anna.spadydesign.com I should have brought a bowl of rice, incense or some sort of gift as I stared at Susie Haake. The days when pilgrims would bring offerings to the sage in exchange for wisdom wouldn’t shake out of my head. […]
Five secrets from productive people to increase efficiency. I have never been a volunteer manager, but I love to talk shop with them because we understand one another’s worlds. Their job, like mine as a project manager, is to be the ultimate mom. Part liaison, part strategy, more than a little administration and lots of […]