Volunteer Fair Success

volunteer fair

It takes planning & preparation for a table at a volunteer fair to lead to reliable, committed volunteers. Here are some things for you to think about ahead of time.

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Corporate Volunteers

corporate volunteers

Involving corporate volunteers can be a key strategy for bolstering your volunteer program. This strategy provides benefits to everyone concerned, from your organization’s cause to the partner company to the volunteers themselves.

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AIDA and Recruiting Volunteers

AIDA and Recruiting Volunteers

Using the common marketing process, “AIDA”, can help leaders with recruiting volunteers for their organizations. It’s a simple four step way to bring people from being random strangers to becoming volunteers.

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The Ideal Volunteer

ideal volunteer

We all want to find amazing helpers, but what specifically do we look for? Here are the three elements that I believe are necessary in an “ideal” volunteer.

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Volunteers as Ambassadors

volunteers as ambassadors

Are you using your agency volunteers’ skills to the fullest? Strategically involving volunteers as ambassadors will improve your recruitment, raise more donations, and increase your exposure in the community.

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How to Demonstrate Empathy and Retain Volunteers

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Demonstrating empathy with your volunteers can greatly increase your retention rates. But saying “I know how you feel” may not be as empathetic as you think. Here’s how you can demonstrate empathy in a way to truly make your volunteers feel heard.

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Volunteer Burnout

volunteer burnout

Volunteer burnout is endemic in the not-for-profit world. But it’s completely preventable, if you’re willing to do what it takes. And, honestly, that’s not very much! Here are the steps you need to take.

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