Best Practices in Volunteer Program Benchmarking

Best Practices in Volunteer Program Benchmarking

Best Practices in Volunteer Program Benchmarking [Webinar Recording]

Should I measure one-time volunteers or only ongoing? Active volunteers or contributing? The number of volunteer hours or the number of volunteers? If you’ve ever asked these questions you’ll want to check out the recording of our webinar, “Making Metrics Matter: Best Practices in Volunteer Program Benchmarking.”

Hosted by Lindsey Rehder of Offero and Charlotte Norville of the City of Fort Collins, this engaging webinar tackles the most important volunteer program measurement questions including:

  • Which metrics should I use as benchmarks against other organizations?
  • Which volunteer engagement questions do I need to ask?
  • How should I keep track of volunteer program metrics?

Access the webinar recording and resources here.

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Volunteer Recognition: Beyond the Pins, Plaques, and Parties

Volunteer Recognition: Beyond the Pins, Plaques, and Parties

Volunteer Recognition: Beyond the Pins, Plaques, and Parties

Research shows that there is a disconnect between what volunteers are seeking in terms of recognition and what organizations are providing. That’s why it’s important to rethink volunteer recognition and consider how your organization can align recognition efforts more closely with what actually motivates volunteers.

We are excited to share a free resource with you, Beyond Pins, Plaques and Parties: A Volunteer Recognition eToolkit, created by our background screening partner, Verified Volunteers. With this eToolkit your organization will learn how to:

  • Set the stage for meaningful recognition
  • Tailor recognition to motivational styles
  • Develop and plan strategies to effectively recognize volunteers for their annual and ongoing efforts
  • Assess your organization’s culture of appreciation
  • Define what you want your culture of appreciation to look like

Get your free Volunteer Recognition eToolkit now.

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Top reasons people don't volunteer

Top reasons people don't volunteer

The top reasons why people don’t volunteer (and what you can do about it)

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, 24.9% of Americans volunteer (62.6 million), putting in a total of 7.8 billion hours annually. This percentage has been on the decline nationally over the past decade, but that doesn’t mean that your organization’s volunteer rate has to follow suit.

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