Giving Compass' Take:

Elysia Gabe, writing for VolunteerMatch, discusses the volunteering reads that provide guidance on how to strengthen advocacy for volunteer programs.

Why is volunteer engagement important for nonprofit organizations to thrive?

Here are six ways to find high quality volunteers.

We’re one month into 2019, and the main theme of conversations in the volunteer engagement space  continues to be, “How can leaders of volunteers best advocate for their role and for their volunteer programs?”

While volunteer managers know that volunteers are vital to their organization’s mission, this isn’t always clear to the public. Recent studies can help lay the groundwork for some of the strategies aimed at addressing this issue, along with other common challenges volunteer engagement professionals encounter.

In February’s edition of our new monthly digest, check out what your peers are proposing to propel the common interests of the field forward. How do these findings fit in with your plan for the year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • 2019 VolunteerPro Volunteer Management Progress Report — Tech Edition
    Tobi Johnson & Associates for VolunteerPro
  • How Volunteer Action in 2018 Can Focus Us for 2019
    Susan J. Ellis for Energize Inc.
  • Empowerment Not Management
    Ruth Leonard for Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM)
  • Gaining Buy-In for Your Volunteering Programme by Working With Your CEO — The Myton Hospice Story
    Rob Jackson for Rob Jackson Consulting
  • As Shutdown Drags On, Some Step Up to Help Unpaid Federal Workers
    Glenn Thrush, Julie Bosman and Kirk Johnson for the New York Times
    and ‘It Belongs to All of Us’: Volunteers Help Clean Up National Parks in Shutdown
    Sandra E. Garcia for the New York Times

Read the full article about volunteering by Elysia Gabe at VolunteerMatch