BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Volunteers and Docents’

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Want to learn how to use social media to engage with your audience and recruit donors and volunteers? Alec Stern, VP of Strategic Market Development for Constant Contact, has some tips on engagement marketing for nonprofits. Your web presence and use of platforms like Twitter and Pinterest can have big results for your organization! → Engage […]

  • 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 […]