Amplify Your Brand

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Building a strong brand is about making a promise, then delivering consistently on that promise, to every single stakeholder, every single time. Your staff and volunteers are at the core of that promise — it's crucial that they understand and buy into the brand in order to do their best work and serve as the face of your organization to the... (continued)

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Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

What’s the most common complaint among volunteer managers? It’s that others are slow to embrace the enormous potential of volunteers to advance a program's mission.

In an ideal world, your nonprofit's staff would know how to supervise volunteers and create new and purposeful... (continued)

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Volunteer Handbook

Regardless of the size or type of your nonprofit, a volunteer handbook can revolutionize your nonprofit. In the process of putting together a handbook you will identify gaps in your volunteer development program and you will crystalize the critical roles of volunteers in the organization. This guide provides step by... (continued)

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Basic Volunteer Engagement Training

Points of Light believes in building the capacity of the nonprofit and government sector to effectively engage volunteers and to help us achieve that goal we are developing six basic volunteer engagement courses. The first course: Understanding Volunteering Exploring the Heart of the #volunteer... (continued)

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Guide to Interviewing Volunteers

The interview is an essential step in the volunteer screening and selection process and provides an opportunity for both the organisation and volunteer to learn more about one another. The interview is invaluable in assessing if the applicant is a good “fit” for your organisation. It is important to remember that an interview is a... (continued)

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Sample Volunteer Role Description

This document is a sample role description not all elements of which will be relevant to all organisations. You may wish to add more information or subheadings as appropriate.

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Screening and Selection

Screening and selection is the process of ensuring your organisation chooses the appropriate applicant for the appropriate role. Ideally, screening and selection incorporates a variety of steps and does not rely on any one method or measure. Getting each step right will improve the quality of applications and ultimately improve your chances... (continued)

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Registering Your Organisation & Volunteer Opportunities Online

To advertise your organisation’s volunteer opportunities on www.volunteer.ie or your local Volunteer Centre website you will need to register your organisation with your local Centre first. Once registered, you can post new volunteer opportunities online as they arise. If you... (continued)

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Volunteer Training Tips

Tips for volunteer training and team building.

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Montana Campus Compact

The Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) is the largest higher education network in Montana. MTCC is a nonprofit organization committed to renewing the public purposes of higher education through community service, service-learning, volunteerism, and civic engagement programming available to students, faculty, and staff.

http://www.mtcompact.org/

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What We Learned (the Hard Way) about Supervising Volunteers: An Action Guide to Making Your Job Easier

This book offers advice from over 85 on-the-job supervisors of volunteers about how to define volunteer work expectations, build relationships based on trust and respect, expand communication, be a coach and facilitator, and resolve performance problems.

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The Effects of Volunteering on the Physical and Mental Health of Older People

Study examines the relationship between volunteering and the health of seniors. The findings support earlier claims that volunteering slows the decline in self-reported health and functioning levels, slows the increase in depression levels, and improves mortality rates for those who... (continued)

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To Lead Is To Serve: How to Attract Volunteers & Keep Them

This book provides advice and practical ideas including the leadership elements of listening, appreciation, and sacrifice; the need for inspiring and informative meetings; the role of fun, creativity, and team development; the necessity of "letting go"; the role of expert advice; and the unique problems... (continued)

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Educating Other Professions about Volunteers: Starting at the Source

Article attributing poor staff volunteer relationships to a lack of educating employees on how to effectively use volunteers. It also discusses a variety of solutions to improve staff and volunteer relations.

Article attributing poor staff volunteer relationships to a lack of educating... (continued)

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Major Causes of Low Volunteer Productivity

Article listing ten possible reasons for low volunteer productivity or morale. It also gives the reader a chance to suggest remedies for the low productivity.

Article listing ten possible reasons for low volunteer productivity or morale. It also gives the reader a chance to suggest remedies for the low productivity.

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Planning a Volunteer Position

This article provides a worksheet to help organizations decide what types of volunteers are needed; what specific work needs to be done, who are the direct recipients of the service, and what scheduling considerations are involved.

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Volunteers Wanted

A guide to finding and keeping good volunteers, including how to find them and how to reward them so they keep coming back.

A guide to finding and keeping good volunteers, including how to find them and how to reward them so they keep coming back.

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The Nonprofit Boon From Boomers

Article discussing the growing number of baby boomers who are nearing retirement and ways nonprofit organizations can improve their recruitment efforts to tap into this generation as a resource for volunteer services.

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VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. They offer a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Millions of visitors a year use this service and it has become the preferred... (continued)

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United We Serve Website

United We Serve, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, allows you to register your service project and recruit volunteers online.

http://www.serve.gov/

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Volunteer Today

The electronic gazette for volunteerism, including management and supervision, recruitment and retention, volunteer program evaluation and more.

http://www.volunteertoday.com/

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Service Leader Certificate Program

The Service Leader Program is a comprehensive e-learning program on service leadership that will give you the tools you need to be a successful change agent in your community. By receiving the Points of Light Service Leader Certificate, you will ensure that you are well equipped to be an innovative,... (continued)

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Serving with Youth

Including youth in service opportunities is an important step for organizations looking to expand their base of volunteers. Not only does this allow an organization to tap into the energy, skills, and enthusiasm of young people, but it also provides a unique opportunity for an organization to pass their mission on... (continued)

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Karin Powers

I am the Finance/HR Director for the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center, and have been in my position for seven years. I am a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a BS in Social Science, a Psychology minor, and a Social Services concentration. I am an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, and love learning about non-profit management,... (continued)

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Learning Case: Board Development

In this 1-page case study, a nonprofit organization needs to find the rising stars among its volunteer pool and identify who’s at risk for being over-burdened. You have the volunteer structure and the volunteers’ work patterns. Who do you think is at risk?

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Trudy Koepsell

Coordinator for the Prince of Peace Mission Outpost Dental Clinic

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