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  • We are in the middle of a museum paradigm shift, and a new type of museum volunteer is emerging from the community. Non-profit volunteers are looking for unique and satisfying ways to engage in their communities and museums are primed to offer just the experiences these volunteers are looking for. This hand book is a […]

  • Nolo.com has a great article with tips on creating a loyal volunteer base. By communicating your organization’s needs and listening to volunteers’ motives and expectations, you can build a corps of committed volunteers and keep them coming back!

  • About.com’s Nonprofit Charitable Organizations section has a new article that asks a very important question: what do volunteers want and how can we give it to them? Recognizing and fulfilling the needs and expectations of volunteers is key to retaining and recruiting a motivated base of contributors. Check out these ten points to learn more […]

  • VolunteerMatch has a guest post by Wendy Kirwan of Kars4Kids on how to keep volunteers active, engaged, and committed to your organization. These six tips will help you make the most of your volunteer base!  

  • Now that you’ve got your volunteers, how do you keep them engaged and committed to your organization? Digital strategist Daniel Melbye has some tips for motivating, recognizing, and retaining volunteers.

  • VolunteerHub has some great insights for engaging and interacting with volunteers through technology. Do you communicate with volunteers via text? What about with social media like Facebook posts? Check out these articles for tips on effective technology strategies! How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit from Texting Constituent Engagement: 3 Tips for Bonding with Volunteers Through Tech […]

  • Nonprofit Hub has some great articles on volunteer management and nonprofits. Check out their page for advice on recruiting, maintaining, and inspiring volunteers! Topics include: senior volunteers connecting board members with volunteers preventing volunteer burnout and enhancing volunteer relations

  • Volunteer Hub maintains a list of articles and resources dealing with volunteer recruitment and engagement, and updates regularly with new items to help you educate and inspire your volunteer workforce. Check out their page for the latest news on maintaining and growing your vital volunteer base! Some current articles: Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can […]

  • We know having volunteers in the wings who can give eight hours a day is no longer the case. Recruitment is a process that enables the selection of the right people for the right task. Recruitment is understanding the environment where people want to volunteer and the time they have to give. Learn more about […]

  • Volunteers are an essential part of numerous museums and historical organizations’ workforces. The Chester County Historical Society’s volunteer handbook outlines the history of the organization, policies and procedures of the organization, the committees and projects volunteers can serve or work on, and the floor plan of the history center. Organizations creating a new volunteer program […]