Jayne Cravens

Jayne an internationally-recognized consultant, researcher and trainer regarding communications, volunteer involvement / community engagement, and management for nonprofits, NGOs, and government initiatives. She is most well-known as a pioneer regarding the research, promotion and practice of virtual volunteering, including virtual team work, online mentoring,... (continued)

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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 Application Form

A volunteer application form assists the process of recruitment and screening of volunteers by gathering information about an individual’s suitability for a given volunteer role. An application form should be clearly laid out, avoid employment terminology and only seek relevant information about the applicant. The level of detail will... (continued)

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters

Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Volunteers can be a great asset to any nonprofit organization. They help get things done, promote your organization and help you fundraise. But how do you find the best volunteers? And once you find them, how do you keep them? Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and... (continued)

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Getting Your Volunteers Out of the Box!

Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Volunteers are the “holy grail” of any nonprofit. Not only can they provide valuable resources and expertise but they can expand your program’s outreach to the community and bring in revenue as well. However, most nonprofits only have one or two areas where they utilize volunteers. In this fun and fast-paced... (continued)

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Adrienne Rubin

Adrienne Rubin has over twenty-five years of experience in leadership development, strategic planning, management, marketing and analytics. She currently serves as the Treasurer and Director of Finance of the Give Something Back Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides mentors and scholarships to help Pell Grant-eligible students go to college and graduate... (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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Volunteer Toolbox & Resource Guide

In Collaboration with USD MA Nonprofit Students Krista Fiser & Rebecca Nussbaum, April 1, 2016

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7 Questions Your Board Asks That YOU May Never Hear

Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Communicating with your board is interesting - isn't it? You think you have a really great conversation. They are connecting on how they can best help you with fundraising. Really . . . but then a board member resigns simply saying... (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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Sample Board Member Application

Whether you are recruiting for an advisory board or a board of directors, it makes sense to have an application as part of a larger recruitment process. Board service is an important responsibility; protect and lead the mission by using best practices in board recruitment. This sample application can be... (continued)

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Virtal Volunteering Resources

Virtual volunteering means volunteer tasks completed, in whole or in part, via the Internet and a home or work computer. Virtual volunteering allows agencies to expand the benefits of their volunteer programs, by allowing for more volunteers to participate, and by utilizing volunteers in new areas.

http://www.serviceleader.org/virtual

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Volunteer Management in Religious Organizations

Since religious organizations play a key role in producing Americans' volunteer experiences, this brief explores the volunteer management capacity of congregations and charities with a religious mission.

http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/Congregations_Charities.pdf

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Steps for Setting up a Volunteer Programme

A key starting point to setting up a new volunteer programme is to remind yourself why your organisation involves volunteers in the first place and identify what exactly you want to achieve through involving volunteers. A clear vision and understanding as to how volunteers can contribute to your organisation will help... (continued)

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Motivating and Thanking Volunteers

People volunteer for a multitude of reasons: to give something back to their community; to gain or improve skills; to meet new people; because they are interested in an issue or cause; or because they have some free time on their hands. Acknowledging the work that volunteers do with your organisation and why ensures they will... (continued)

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Reference Checks

A reference check is a key step in the volunteer recruitment and screening process. Checking references verifies details gathered from the volunteer during the application and interview process and helps assess the applicant’s suitability for the role. References can be given over the phone or in writing. In some situations reference checks are an... (continued)

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Working with Technical Volunteers: A Manual for NPOs

This update of TechSoup's 2002 handbook will guide your organization through the process of recruiting, matching and managing technical volunteers. The handbook is available as both a Microsoft Word document, and as a PDF.

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Volunteer resource management: What is it and how is it done?

Best practices regarding implementing a volunteer program, professional development for volunteers, working with new volunteers, corporate volunteer in arts organizations.

http://www.serviceleader.org/leaders/

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6-hour volunteer training for adult English language learning (ELL) programs

See www.intercambioweb.org for more info about this volunteer training that has received positive feedback from 2,500 volunteers since 2003.

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Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering

This 2007 VolunteerMatch report, presented by MetLife Foundation, offers an improved understanding of some of the unique characteristics of the 55-plus volunteer demographic group. This item contains the full report, executive summary and PowerPoint presentation.

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VolunteerMatch Users Guide

The VolunteerMatchUser's Guide & Resource Manual has step-by-step account instructions and best practices.

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Staffing and Supervision of Employees and Volunteers

A self-study exercise to learn more about staffing and supervising employees and volunteers.

A self-study exercise to learn more about staffing and supervising employees and volunteers.

http://managementhelp.org/freenonprofittraining/staffing-and-supervising.htm

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Handling Problem Volunteers: Real Solutions

This book looks at some of the most common volunteer performance problems and offers solutions. It helps assess the extent and root causes of problems. Examples range from "Annoying Volunteers" with poor interpersonal skills to "Dangerously Dysfunctional" ones, posing risk concerns. Sample volunteer policies directly... (continued)

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Volunteer Job Descriptions

This sample job description provides an outline for developing an accurate job description for officers in nonprofit organizations.

This sample job description provides an outline for developing an accurate job description for officers in nonprofit organizations.

http://www.rims.org/membership/chapterofficertools/Resources/Documents/VOLUNTEERJOBDESCRIPTIONS.doc

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To Lead is to Serve

This audio CD focuses on "How to Attract Volunteers and Keep Them" and "Reaching our Goals." It also gives many examples of how powerful the philosophy of servant-leader is in volunteer management.

This audio CD focuses on "How to Attract Volunteers and Keep Them" and "Reaching our Goals." It also gives many examples of how powerful the... (continued)

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Keep Those Volunteers Around

Book providing a back-to-the-basics approach to volunteer retention. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on a way to excite, inspire, and motivate volunteers. It illustrates techniques for using humor in the workplace, giving fast feedback, being a "coach," hiring the best, empowering volunteers, and demanding excellence.

Book... (continued)

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Family Planning Presentation

This is a curriculum designed for an interactive, 1-hour class delivered by volunteer health educators. The instructor outlne has suggested activities and discussion points.

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The 4 R's of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Recognition, Retention = Revenue!

Volunteers are the most underutilized resource in nonprofits. In this fast paced, content rich webinar, we will review everything you need to know to have a robust and revenue generating volunteer program. Volunteer managers often attend however Executive Directors and other... (continued)

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