Volunteers can be a big asset to nonprofits. Beyond the obvious benefit of free labor, they can connect their friends and families to a cause and often give larger gifts than other donors. But managing volunteers well and finding those with the skills you need can be challenging.
We have assembled several resources here to help you find qualified volunteers, keep them engaged, and measure their impact so you can advance your cause.
How to Build a Strong Volunteer Program
Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy and nonprofit experts to learn how your charity can build a strong volunteer program that reduces operating costs, expands your reach, and attracts supporters, including big business.
March 14, 2013
Time Is Money: How to Measure the Value of Volunteers
August 26, 2013
Volunteers Need to Benefit From Their Charitable Work
Volunteers tend to give more money than people who don't volunteer, making it all the more important to be sure they gain something from the time they donate.
February 09, 2014
LinkedIn Lists Opportunities for Skilled Volunteers
The social network has created a new Volunteer Marketplace, which features service opportunities offered by BoardSource, Taproot Foundation, VolunteerMatch, and other organizations that aggregate such positions.
March 24, 2013
How to Help Volunteers Who Are Too Close to a Cause
People who have survived gun violence, cancer, or other life-altering experiences require special attention when they try to help charities aiding clients in similar circumstances.
August 11, 2014
How Top Fundraisers Succeed: Managing Volunteers to Help Raise Money
Jan Donlan, president of the Indian River Medical Center Foundation, says to be connected and accessible to volunteers.