Volunteers as Board Members

Board members may be your organization’s most important group of volunteers. These volunteers set policy, review and develop programs, represent the community your nonprofit serves and supervise the executive director. You should take special care with the challenging... Read more...

Evaluating Your Volunteers

Volunteers are important to our nonprofit organizations. A really great volunteer program is going to have a process for evaluating volunteers. If you aren’t evaluating your volunteers, you are not alone—many others are not doing this important task. It may seem odd... Read more...

Using Volunteers at Your Events

Volunteers are a large part of successful nonprofit events—fundraising and other events. If you are seeking volunteers for events, first look to your current roster of volunteers. Look at past volunteers. A new event might spark renewed interest from past volunteers.... Read more...

Volunteers as Fundraisers

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, take a moment to think about America’s very first volunteers—our founding fathers and those who fought for our independence. These brave people gave their time (and many gave their life) to create a better world for them and... Read more...

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

This week, we continue providing information and resources on volunteers—focusing on recruitment and retention. There are several simple steps to finding good volunteers. First, you must ask. Be as specific as possible communicating your volunteer needs. Focus on the... Read more...