The Association Blog: News and Resources for Association Executives

How Volunteers Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Aug 10, 2016 4:46:13 PM

Membership organizations want to provide the best possible value and services to their members, but they don’t always have unlimited resources. What do you do when you have a role that you can’t pay someone to fill? Ask for volunteers! Volunteers play a large role in membership organizations, from serving on boards and committees to taking tickets and cleaning up after events. Here, we talk about how to attract volunteers to your organization, the best ways to utilize your volunteers, and how volunteers can be your greatest asset.

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Topics: volunteer organizations, managing volunteers

Leverage Your Volunteers for Organization Success

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Dec 1, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Depending on the type and size of your membership based organization, volunteers could play any role from helping at events to serving on your board to running the entire thing. Volunteers are a precious resource for organizations, and it’s up to the organization to make sure that they’re put to the best use. In this week’s Association Debrief, we take a look at how to leverage your volunteers for organization success.

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Topics: volunteer organizations, managing volunteers

How to Realize Your Volunteer Potential

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Oct 29, 2015 1:57:00 PM

You may have leadership and a core of paid staff, but if you’re an association, nonprofit or other membership-based organization, you’ve used volunteers at some point during the life of your organization. Volunteers can man tables at events, serve on committees, or handle your annual tax statement and other essential functions. What they all have in common is that they see the value in your mission or purpose and are willing to dedicate time to see your organization succeed. Volunteers play an important role in any organization, but you may not be getting the most out of their service and time. Here, we investigate how to realize your volunteer potential.

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Topics: volunteer organizations, managing volunteers

7 Innovative Ways to Manage Volunteer-Only Organizations

Posted by Webbright Staff on Oct 2, 2013 11:30:00 AM

managing volunteer-only organizationsThe volunteer organization of the 21st century is a very different place. For one thing, it may not even have a physical place, and for another, it may be appear to lack any organization at all. Its volunteer culture is different due to seismic shifts in how volunteers are managed involving Generation-Y and retiring boomers, the empowered knowledge worker, the virtual and social-change volunteer.

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Topics: volunteer organizations