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- Here are strategies for nonprofit organizations to help improve volunteer engagement with nonprofit missions and values.
- How can donors help support nonprofit volunteering programs?
- Learn how to attract volunteers to a nonprofit.
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Volunteers play a critical role in nonprofit organizations. Their commitment to offering assistance and dedicating time to their communities helps these organizations make significant headway on set goals. Consequently, the energy involved in maintaining these efforts can take its toll and result in volunteers eventually becoming less engaged in supporting the mission of a nonprofit.
With the right approach, nonprofits can maintain the support of volunteers for the long term. To help, 18 Forbes Nonprofit Council members each share one strategy nonprofit leaders can leverage to ensure their volunteers remain enthusiastic and engaged in the work they do for nonprofits.
- Determine What Volunteers Want From The Experience
- Actively Listen
- Provide Regular Communications And Feedback
- Give Them Ownership
- Show The Impact Of Their Work
- Make Them ‘Insiders’
- Maintain A Volunteer Mentor Network
- Help Volunteers Feel Proud Of Being Involved
- Show Gratitude
- Center The Mission
- Invite Them To Share Their Stories Online
- Connect Them To The Beneficiaries
- Provide Context For The Work They Do
- Personalize The Experience
- Align The Work With Their Interests
- Ask For Their Input
- Ensure The Work Is Manageable
- Recognize Their Efforts Publicly
Read the full article about nonprofit volunteers at Forbes.