Service Sector Snapshot: News and Tips for Nonprofits (May 2015)

Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

How much attention does your organization pay to its brand? Branding strategy is easily ignored, but is actually key to your organization’s success. We’ve gathered news and tips to help your nonprofit brand itself effectively.

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5 Common Volunteer Recruitment Questions – Answered

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Last week, Gyasi Parker-Ross, Director of Programs at L.A. Works, hosted 5 Secrets to Volunteer Recruitment Success, a webinar that discussed strategies and tactics for volunteer recruitment and engagement.  During the Q&A portion, lots of terrific questions came in. Many of them were specific to the volunteer manager/organization making the inquiry. But others were questions that are asked all the time by volunteer managers and others responsible for volunteer recruiting and just general volunteer program management. So that a larger audience might benefit, we thought it would be helpful to post responses to some of those questions in a blog.  Here we go – 5 common volunteer recruitment questions answered.

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The Key to Getting Repeat Volunteers

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Every organization, whether for profit or nonprofit, relies on the quality of their human resources above all else. And for those of us in the nonprofit world, we often rely more on unpaid human resources (volunteers) than on paid staff. But if people are not being compensated monetarily for their work, what can we do to get them through the door – and then how can we incent them to keep them coming back? It’s a tough question, so it’s no surprise that the struggle associated with recruiting and engaging volunteers  is a recurring topic here.

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