Corporate Volunteering: Converting Opportunities to Benefits

Connecting with the corporate world can provide nonprofit leaders to a world of opportunities. Not only can nonprofits offer — and teach — the business world so much, nonprofits can also learn from (and leverage) benefits from your for-profit counterparts. This article provides an overview of three opportunities and easy-to-implement tips to ensure your organization is making the most of … Read More

How to Design Effective Volunteer Training

Based on the extensive review of volunteer retention studies over the past decade, Lowenberg-Deboer & Akdere (2018) found three common factors that keep volunteers engaged and participating: 1) motivation, 2) satisfaction, and 3) organization familiarity. The authors acknowledged that of course, these three key elements are inherently interrelated: i.e. being satisfied keeps you motivated, and so on.  So what’s the … Read More

How To Recruit More Volunteers to Your Church

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of any ministry, but as your church continues to grow, it can be tough to get your volunteer team to grow along with it.” After pastoring for 12 years, I’ve learned the secret to attracting more volunteers (often more than you thought you needed).  Here it is: Happy Volunteers Reproduce. Yes, the single best way to attract … Read More