Providing Micro-volunteering options is more than nice, its a critical if you want to build your organization's volunteer muscle, scout new talent and engage the busy boomer, the elusive Xer and the expressive millennial. Here's one approach to finding the right jobs.
Volunteers for all types of organizations are asking for change - change in how they volunteer, when they can volunteer and where they volunteer. They are asking for flexibility in their volunteering. Organizations that are responding are doing so by re-imaging their volunteer program.
Exploring how to re-imagine your volunteer program to embrace the micro-volunteering. From a session at ASAE 2016 MM&C.
What's on your 2016 list of resolutions (you have 16 days to ponder)? Will it be to do something innovative with your volunteer workforce?
Supercharging your volunteer engagement takes, well, a commitment. A commitment to embracing a vibrant volunteer program that recognizes today's volunteer's challenges.
We in associations need our definitions don’t we? All humor aside, one important indicator that the association world is beginning to accept a new concept or way of doing things is when the conversation bubbles up around two elements: definition and policy.
Looking for a list of jobs that can offer members micro and ad hoc volunteering? We're curating a list right here! If you have a job to add, add a comment or send it to info[at]marinermanagement.com.
What makes us different than any other organization is our members!
What makes us successful is engaging those members!
Here’s a list of Top 10 elements for a volunteer management program that engages and inspires volunteers. One recommended resource on association volunteering that includes data on volunteering and guiding questions to help you use the data is The Decision To Volunteer: Why people give their time and how you can engage them by Beth Gazley and Monica Dignam (2008, ASAE-The Center for Leadership).
Activate an adhocracy to meet your member-volunteer needs. The why is clear as ASAE’s Decision To Volunteer and many other surveys tell us volunteers are looking for smaller, less time-intensive options and virtual jobs.This worksheet helps you translate traditional roles into micro roles.
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