Making the Most of Your Volunteer Management Program Session 1: Planning and Policy Development is FREE courtesy of Nonprofit Utopia
1 Lesson / 40 Minutes / FREE
37 views Streamed live on Aug 6, 2021 I have worked with a number of nonprofit leaders who live by the adage, “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” Often, when it comes to volunteer management, they don’t pay quite as close attention. After all, volunteers are not salaried employees, and they are often brought on for ad hoc projects. The tendency is to give higher priority to processes that have greater budget impact.
However, leaving volunteer management up to chance is doing your organization and volunteers a great disservice. The organization misses out on opportunities to leverage volunteers to grow capacity. At the same time, volunteers who are looking at volunteerism as a way to develop professionally are left feeling unfulfilled.
Careful planning is necessary to create win-win situations for your organization and volunteers. This session will show you how to assess your organization’s readiness for volunteers, develop a volunteer management plan and develop policies and procedures. Nonprofit Utopia members will be able to download sample documents from the online community.