what people are saying.
I wanted to thank you so much for your assistance and that of your volunteers in helping us get out our fundraising mailing that is so critical to our success. Your people worked so hard and were so pleasant and accommodating; we couldn't have completed the job without them.
- Barbara Dresslar, Hospice by the Bay
For decades the nonprofit sector has struggled to set universal benchmarking standards for volunteer programs, but recently the conversation has been heating up! Here you will find the latest discussion and reports on best practices in volunteer management.
Reimagining Service Report
Reimagining Service seeks to lead an open dialogue and exchange that elevates the practice of volunteerism in America. To jump start this effort, a Task Force of national leaders published this report about the call to service in America and the need for nonprofits to work hard to revolutionize their strategies. In their research Reimagining Service has created standards for Social Service Enterprises, a nonprofit or for-profit organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on the social mission of the organization. Also, be sure to check out these quick fact sheets on Reimagining Service
and Nonprofit Social Service Enterprises
Find more resources at www.ReimaginingService.org
The New Volunteer Workforce
Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers, but many organizations are still mismanaging volunteers. As a result more than one-third of those who volunteer one year do not donate their time the next year to any nonprofit. To remedy this situation, nonprofit leaders are developing strategic approaches to managing a new wave of volunteer talent.
For more resources, email Jill Blackburn