January 07, 2016

How to Manage Volunteers

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.

March 03, 2015

How to Create a Meaningful 1st Experience for Corporate Volunteers

Even if they’re just painting walls, it’s an opportunity to start lifelong relationships.


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

Volunteers are an integral part of the labor market, but many charities have a limited understanding of this important resource and fail to make the most of it.

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.

October 06, 2011

How to Seek Volunteers Using Social Networks

Social networks help charities recruit volunteers and give them a way to spread the word about the charities they help.

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.