Volunteering

Incorporating volunteering into your job search strategy is a win-win for you and the organization you volunteer for. Remember to treat your volunteer work as seriously as you do your paying job. This according to HR guru Barbara Mitchell in Associations Now. Here advice supports the blog I wrote a number of months ago. In […]

We have traveled around the country doing chapter leader workshops and can report that there are chapters succeeding in building volunteer engagement where other chapters struggle. What’s in their playbook? (1) Have a person or team who’s focused on building the volunteer pool. Call it your Director of Volunteering and Outreach, Director of Volunteer Services, […]

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 […]

A 2017 study from Upwork and Freelancers Union predicted more than half of the workforce will do freelance work in the next decade. Nearly 50% of millennials are freelancing already. A study of 1000 hiring managers also reported they expect up to 38% of full-time staff to be working remotely in the next decade. In […]

On January 7, Mariner president & executive director Peggy Hoffman sat down with Ernesto Gluecksmann and Caroline Broder of Through the Noise podcast to talk about member/volunteer engagement. She also covers to empower your members, as volunteers and through their member communities, to move the mission and meet members’ need. Click here to listen in […]

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