Volunteers


Volunteers are quite often the lifeblood of a non profit organization. They are a resource for staffing events, making calls, working mailings and many other responsibilities. Volunteers are also a vital link between the organization and the community.

Activity Based Fundraisers Booming

Posted on 07 March 2012

We ran across an article the other day that was encouraging. It talked about activity based fundraisers like walks and runs and how they had set new fundraising records in 2011. For the past few years there’s been lots of talk of the decline in product fundraising. The main reason given time after time has [...]

Getting your Charity Auction Volunteers to Buy-in and Work, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 26 November 2011

Getting your charity auction volunteers to buy-in and work Got problems getting event volunteers energized to do what is needed to be done? Here’s one tip: Give volunteers something new and creative to learn which simultaneously solves a problem your charity auction is experiencing. Volunteers will remain engaged if they believe the solution you are [...]

Want Better Meetings? Know when NOT to meet, by Maureen Carruthers

Posted on 11 November 2011

Once again, I’d like to welcome back Maureen Carruthers (pictured at left).  Maureen is a non-profit consultant, and the force behind the excellent blog “Low Hanging Fruit Communication” which covers many topics including social media for non-profits. Maureen’s goal is to help nonprofit leaders reach their right people more quickly so their organizations have a greater [...]

How Often Should a Board Meet? by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 10 November 2011

Here is another great article from Gayle Gifford for Step By Step Fundraising- (pictured at left). Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, to her professional work as a consultant and former director of development and senior [...]

Seven Secrets to Great Nonprofit Leadership, by Pamela Grow

Posted on 11 October 2011

Author, coach, copy-writer, nonprofit marketing consultant and political junkie, Pamela is the author of “Five Days to Foundation Grants”  and  the creator of Simple Development Systems, the only online coaching program created for the overwhelmed fundraiser in the one-person marketing and development shop. Pam segued from six years working in programming and communications at a [...]

What does your Board Treasurer do? by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 07 October 2011

Here is another great article from Gayle Gifford for Step By Step Fundraising- (pictured at left). Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, to her professional work as a consultant and former director of development and senior [...]

Boards Behaving Badly

Posted on 25 September 2011

Recently, I was asked to serve on a non-profit board of directors. This has got me thinking a lot about what goes into making a good board member. It also got me to thinking about all the bad behaviors I’ve experienced from board members during the years. These are the traits I hope that I [...]