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The Corporation for National and Community Service report highlights a resounding 6% increase in volunteering over the previous year. The numbers are impressive: 30.3% of adult Americans volunteer at least once a year, 77.4 million Americans volunteered 6.9 billion hours, worth an estimated value of nearly $167 billion. Yes, this study looks at community volunteering. […]

Did it sneak up on you again? National Volunteer Week 2019? April 7 is the kick-off. Don’t despair. Here are some quick actions: Social Media Shout-outs Get your staff together for a picture and hold up a sign saying thank you. Post to Instagram, LinkedIn etc. with #NVW #VolunteerLove. Grab a bunch of volunteer pictures […]

National Volunteer Week kicks off in a month on April 7, 2019. Begun in 1974, #NVW is a time to celebrate the impact of volunteer service on our communities. Its an opportunity for associations to celebrate our volunteers who are a significant resource to move our mission and meet our members’ needs. ASAE Foundation study […]

“I’ve got a full plate. I don’t know if I’ll be available for those meetings. I just can’t commit right now.” I’ve said that in response to an invitation to volunteer. Now, I don’t. Instead I ask will the volunteer opportunity help me meet my personal and business goals. Volunteering isn’t simply a time commitment, […]

13 Days before the official #NVW18 begins. I know you probably thank your association volunteers all year long, right? I serve on a volunteer council for NIGP and this very topic was a key part of our conversation. We asked are those one-up thank you’s, while meaningful, giving us the biggest impact to stir volunteering. […]

What chapter doesn’t need more volunteer muscle? While associations in general are feeling the pressure in engaging volunteers, chapters’ pain is more acute. We could go into depth why chapters are struggling however simply put it’s a time/flexibility issue. One counterpunch is to make volunteering fun and appreciated.

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