Micro-volunteering is a buzzy trend but will this work for your organization’s culture? Let’s find out.
Your volunteer team deserves to be invested back into, and it’s not just about giving them the tools they need to complete a task. The following is an excerpt from our new Volunteer U Textbook: VOL U 101 Introduction to Volunteering.
There is a reason some crews outperform their counterparts. They have specific qualities that lend themselves to success. The first trait of high-performing teams we’ll examine is the idea of a Group-First Mentality. What is a group-first mentality? There is a focus on the collective instead of the individual. And the team is more interested in getting the job done than looking good themself. Let’s investigate how teams move into group-first mentality mode.
Get ready for an unpopular opinion. You should make it challenging for people to join your volunteer team. Read on to see our argument on the issue.
Here at Volunteer University, we have learned that encouragement (thanking, motivating, and showing value to your team) is a vital element of a good retention strategy. But here’s the catch, it is not enough to encourage your team. You have to do it consistently. Don’t wait until once a year to show appreciation. For an encouragement