5 Tips to Build Volunteer Loyalty

5 Tips to Build Volunteer Loyalty

Just because you successfully attract volunteers to your organization doesn’t mean you’ll keep them. Here are five effective tips to maintain great relationships with your volunteers by building loyalty. Read the whole article on VolunteerMatch HERE.

The 3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition

March 21: The 3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition

laval.brewerImagine having not only the financial resources to carry out your mission, but a dedicated team with the desire and skill to help you succeed. An engaged volunteer base is essential to your success, but knowing how to create the right jobs for them, and connect with qualified people to fill those jobs, can be a challenge. Growing your organization takes more than money. You must find and engage individuals who are passionate about your mission.

Presenter by LaVal Brewer, President of LaVal Brewer Consulting, is a proven nonprofit executive, experienced in operations, board development and revenue generation. Before starting his own consulting practice LaVal had a 21-year career within YMCA operations and development. LaVal’s experiences in day-to-day operations gives him a unique prospective on the challenges small and medium nonprofits face everyday. www.lavalbrewer.com

Register at http://dovia-la-3rs-of-volunteer-management.eventbrite.com.

Volun-Whats?

Volun-Whats?

Girls on the RunDo you know that volunteers can help your nonprofit but aren’t sure where to find them? Or do you have people calling to see if they can help your organization, but you don’t know what to do with them? DOVIA-LA’s upcoming “3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition” workshop is for you! This will be a great overview of volunteer management basics, whether you’re a newbie to working with volunteers or a seasoned pro who’d like a refresher. The workshop will also be great for other staff members who work with nonprofits but have never been trained in best practices. Presented by nonprofit consultant LaVal Brewer (www.lavalbrewer.com). The workshop is free for DOVIA-LA members; $20 for non-members. Registration is at http://dovia-la-3rs-of-volunteer-management.eventbrite.com

Jumping Bravely with DOVIA

Rachel FrenchDOVIA-LA had a great meeting last Friday, with a goal-setting presentation by Rachel French of Protea Coaching (www.proteacoaching.com). Rachel led us through an exercise in identifying our values, and helping us think about re-energizing our lives by feeding those values regularly. What is it that you love about managing volunteers? Is it the connection to generous people? Or giving people the chance to give back and grow? Or is it mobilizing as many resources as possible to help your agency’s clients? Why do your volunteers continue working with your organization? Connection, learning, or affirmation? The workshop was a great reminder about keeping ourselves and our volunteers connected to passion and values to ensure a rewarding experience for all.