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  • Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut runs a video blog with great informational videos on their programs, projects, and interpretation philosophy. Learn how they work with volunteers, reach out to young audiences through experiential learning, and bring historic trades to life for modern visitors. Check out the other videos […]

  • 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 […]

  • Volunteers are fundamental for nonprofit and history organizations, and Terri Blanchette’s article on trends in volunteering is essential reading for those who want to understand why people volunteer, which people volunteer, and how to get them to volunteer for your project. Drawing from a wide range of studies and statistical analyses, Terri points out that while […]

  • Higher Logic’s Andy Steggles and the ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) Executive Management Section Council have spent the past two years researching how organizations can provide relevance through embracing different types of volunteerism. Download their findings in this white paper and discover: What types of volunteerism bring a greater sense of community Practical case studies on volunteerism and improved retention […]

  • GuideStar has a two-part series on volunteers that discusses retention strategies and potential obstacles to maintaining a consistent and engaged volunteer base. Check out these insightful articles! “Volunteers Pt 1: What Makes Them Stay?” “Volunteers Pt 2: Why Do They Leave?”

  • VolunteerHub has some tips for connecting with your volunteers by personalizing their experiences with your organization. By connecting with volunteers on an individual level, you can make them feel like the valued part of your team that they really are!

  • 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.